procedures are to be followed in order to comply with the provisions
77.15.194 and WAC
232-12-142 for a special permit to abate an animal problem.
A person must submit a written application to WDFW to request the
use of a Conibear trap in water, a padded foothold trap, or a non-strangling
type foot snare to alleviate an animal problem. The applicant must
establish that there exists on a property an animal problem that
has not been and cannot be reasonable abated by the use of non-lethal
control tools, including but not limited to guard animals, electric
fencing, or box and cage traps, or such non-lethal means cannot
be reasonable be applied. WDFW must make a finding in writing that
the animal problem has not been and cannot be reasonably abated
by non-lethal control tools or the tools cannot be reasonably applied
before the Director may authorize the use, setting, placing, or
maintenance of the traps for a period not to exceed thirty days.
Applicant Information: The land or property owner, manager, tenant, or occupant; or the person who will be requested to do the trapping.
Location of Animal Problem: Where does the animal problem exist? May be an address; or Township, Range, & Section Number.
Description of Animal Problem: Include the type of problem an animal is creating, damage being done, extent of damage, how long it has been occurring, why it is necessary to trap the animal(s), etc.
Species: Common name of animal you wish to trap.
Number: The number of animals causing the problem, if known.
Number of Animals to be Removed: Estimate if exact number is not known.
Nonlethal Methods Used: Check the box(s) that apply. Other would be checked if you attempted anything other than one of the listed methods. Provide an explanation of this method.
Results/Justification: Check the appropriate box – Ineffective (Non-lethal methods used did not alleviate the animal problem; Not applicable (Non-lethal means could not be reasonably applied). Explain why the means could not be reasonably applied.
Method Requested: These are the only types of traps allowed under RCW 77.15.194, which may be authorized under a permit. (Select one or more)
Who Will do the Trapping: This is the person whose name and address shall be on the identification attached to the traps being used.
APPLICANT CERTIFICATION: To be completed and signed by applicant.
APPROVAL: To be signed by WDFW staff.
EMAIL TO: email@example.com
FAX: Wildlife Program FAX (360) 902-2162
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Conflict Program
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA. 98501-1091