New Wildlife Damage Website from NH Fish and Game

New Wildlife Damage Website Available

CONTACT:
Rob Calvert: (603) 223-6832
Becky Johnson: (603) 271-3211
July 14, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. – Got a skunk under the porch or deer nibbling your garden peas?  Help for these and other common wildlife issues is now just a mouse click away. A new user-friendly website designed to assist people with wildlife damage issues is now available at http://www.wildlifehelp.org.

This new online resource is supported by the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Cooperative.  Wildlife species in thirteen eastern states and the District of Columbia are represented, along with damage control information specific to managing wildlife in those jurisdictions.

The site presents a number of common wildlife problems and widely accepted solutions to resolve those conflicts.  To get started, you first need to select your state. Then the site walks you through several ways to select information about a wildlife damage conflict, depending on whether or not you can identify the animal and what type of situation you are encountering. If you need the professional services of a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, a partial listing of local professionals is included on the website.

“We’re hopeful that this website will provide viewers with helpful ideas and the knowledge to solve a multitude of common wildlife damage issues, without necessarily requiring that they call us first,” said Rob Calvert, Animal Damage Specialist for N.H. Fish and Game and USDA Wildlife Services.  “It’s a 24/7 resource for people with general wildlife problems, and it’s also a valuable educational resource.”

Additional help for wildlife damage issues can be obtained by calling USDA/Wildlife Service Office at (603) 223-6832.  Wildlife Services provides New Hampshire citizens a science-based integrated wildlife damage management program through both technical assistance and direct control operations for a wide range of wildlife conflicts statewide.