Trapping Wildlife in Virginia, VA
Wildlife trapping in Virginia is a common task that most nuisance pest animal control operators are called to do on a regular bases. Trapping wildlife in Virginia requires a permit from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The permit guidelines to have a nuisance wildlife trappers licenses are as follows:
- Resident or non-resident landowners, their spouses, their children and grandchildren and the spouses of such children and grandchildren, or the landowner’s parents, resident or nonresident, do not need a license to hunt, trap or fish (on inland waters)within the boundaries of their own lands.
- Tenants, on the land they rent andoccupy, are not required to have a license, but must have the written permission of the landowner. Persons that lease property and do not permanently reside there are not exempt from license requirements.
- Residents, 65 years of age and over, do not need a license to hunt or trap on private property in their county or city
- Resident hunters under the age of 12are not required to have a hunting license or hunter education. Non-resident hunters under the age of 12 need a hunting license but do not need hunter education to purchase one. All hunters under the age of 12 may not hunt unless accompanied and directly supervised by a licensed adult.
- Residents under the age of 16 are not required to have a license to trap when accompanied by any person 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid Virginia trapping license.
- Any person who is not hunting, but is aiding a disabled person to hunt when such disabled person possesses a valid Virginia Disabled Resident Lifetime hunting license or a Virginia Resident Disabled Veteran Lifetime license is not required to have a license.
- Any American Indian who resides on a Virginia Indian reservation or a member of the Virginia recognized tribes who resides in the Commonwealth is not required to have a license; how ever, such Indian must have on his person an identification card or a paper signed by the chief of his tribe, a valid tribal identification card, written confirmation through a central tribal registry, or certification from a tribal office.
- Stockholders owning 50 percent or more of the stock of any domestic corporation owning land in Virginia, his or her spouse and children and minor grandchildren, resident or non-resident, to hunt, trap and fish within the boundaries of lands and inland waters owned by the domestic corporation.
Trapping Nuisance Animals In Virginia
The trapping Regulation that are listed above are the general trapping regulations for Virginia. There are other regulations that a nuisance trapper must follow. You have to take several tests to become a Virginia State certified Nuisance wildlife Trapper. Please check to make sure the person you hire to help solve your wildlife problem has all the correct documentation from the state of Virginia and has the right insurance policy in place to cover your home should something unforeseen happen. You can find a qualified person by selecting the city closest to you from this website. we list several companies in Virginia that we know do good work and are familiar with all the rules and regulations Virginia has. Beware, There are less than reputable companies out there trapping animals. Check all documentation.