"This legislation would allow licenses for commercial exterminators and permits for homeowners, corporations, agricultural enterprises, state agencies and other entities who are beleaguered by nuisance wildlife."
- Sen. Green
"An Act relating to control of nuisance wild animals; and providing for an effective date."
This legislation will provide authority to the Alaska Board of Game to adopt regulations to allow issuance of permits and licenses to sanctioned designees to control nuisance wild birds and nuisance wild small mammals. Currently, there is no statutory authority for nuisance wildlife control and the means by which ADF&G can sell a license or issue a permit.
This legislation would allow licenses for commercial exterminators and permits for homeowners, corporations, agricultural enterprises, state agencies and other entities that are beleaguered by nuisance wildlife.
Some examples of species which may fall under the category of nuisance wild animals are: beaver, porcupine, marmot, weasel, mink, muskrat, coyote, fox, marten, squirrel, woodchuck, otter, lynx, pigeon, woodpeckers, gray jay, ravens, crows, bats, magpie, sea gulls, Canadian geese and snow geese. However, an effective date of July 2004 has been placed on this legislation to allow ample time for regulations to be written by the Department of Fish and Game.