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Baby Opossums Get New Lease on New England Life

Thanks to my experience as a licensed trapper, I know that this time of year the odds are particularly good for Virginia Opossums (Didelphis virginiana) to be carrying around a litter of newborn young in their pouches.

Fur Institute updates "Certified Trap List" for 2019

The Fur Institute of Canada announced updates to their list of certified traps this week. The list of approved traps was updated by the Trap Research and Development Committee (TRDC). To meet the needed requirements for AIHTS trap certification, trap manufacturers must test any trapping device they intend to market for use in Canada. This includes mechanically powered, trigger activated lethal devices, as well as live capture foot-hold and cage traps.

Love, musk is in the air for New England furbearers!

While Valentine’s Day has come and gone for folks in the Northeast, its safe to say romance, and in this case, gland secretions, still linger in the March air for many of the region’s wildlife populations.

Raccoon raids DC bald eagle's nest live on Eagle Cam.

Video: An “Eagle Cam” overlooking a bald eagle nest in Southwest Washington DC records as a raccoon raids the nest and consumes eggs.

Northeast Coyote Management: NH H.B. 442 Revisited

While most folks are discussing the rise in problems with coyotes, lawmakers in one Northeast state are calling for more protections. House Bill 442 is currently floating around in New Hampshire’s state house. The bill mandates a closing to coyote hunting from April 1st through August 31st.