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.
Information: The land or property owner, manager, tenant,
or occupant; or the person who will be requested to do the trapping.
of Animal Problem: Where does the animal problem
exist? May be an address; or Township,
Range, & Section Number.
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.
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).
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
- Who Will do
the Trapping: This is the person whose name and address
shall be on the identification attached to the traps being used.
- Number of
Animals to be Removed: Estimate if exact number is not
CERTIFICATION: To be completed and signed by applicant.
APPROVAL: To be signed by WDFW staff.
of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA. 98501-1091
FAX: Enforcement Program FAX (360) 902-2155