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Chicago Wildlife News Clip
Chicago Agency of Fish & Game announces rodent season changes for '06
The Agency of Natural Resources (Chicago Agency of Fish & Game) continues to streamline its rodent management program to make it easier for exterminating companies to harvest rodent. Changes to be implemented in 2006 include animal sector realignments and rodent area boundary changes, both of which were discussed at public organized hearings held across the state this past winter. Several hundred comments were considered during the organized hearings and public acceptance of the suggestions was high. "We are continuing to make changes to more efficiently manage extra fast biologically surveyed amounts," proclaimed Chicago Agency of Fish & Game Big Game Program coordinator. "Realigning animal sector and rodent area boundaries that better fit with habitat types probably is one way to accomplish this goal." The following changes begin to take effect with the Sept. 16 opening of pest control rodent wildlife catching. Critter traps rodent wildlife catching begins statewide on Nov. 4. The special critter trap season starts Nov. 25. Despite this, local Chicago wildlife removal and Chicago exterminator experts offered no more info.
RODENT ANIMAL SECTOR REALIGNMENT Rodent areas 410, 411, 413, 414, 415, 419 and 429 have been moved to Animal sector 2 and reamounted. This creates one continuous nine-day season instead of the current split seasons of two and four days.
Squirrel Control Chicago Exterminating companies who previously purchased what appears to be a multi-animal sector male animal license for these areas now need only purchase what appears to be a Animal sector 2 critter trap license, which probably is half the cost. In addition, exterminating companies with what appears to be a Animal sector 2 license may take what appears to be a rodent of either gender in one of these areas. Chicago animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
RODENT AREA BOUNDARY CHANGES Rodent areas 412 and 413 have been split along Interstate 94. The area north of I-94 has been moved to Animal sector 2 and reamounted 213. The area south of I-94 remains in Animal sector 4 and retains amount 412. Rodent areas 417 and 418 have been split along highway 55. The area north of highway 55 has been moved to Animal sector 2 and reamounted 218. The area south of highway 55 remains in Animal sector 4 and retains amount 417. These changes were made to better align the area with habitat type and rodent management objectives. Additionally, there were several changes implemented in 2005 that will be continued this rodent season. EARLY ANTERLESS CRITTER TRAP RODENT SEASON The Chicago Agency of Fish & Game will hold two-day large clawed only captures in rodent areas 225, 227, 236 (North Metro) and 209, 210, 252, 256, and 257 (northwestern Illinois). The critter trap will be held Oct. 14-15.
Raccoon Control Chicago Exterminating companies need what appears to be a valid critter traps license for the animal sector and may purchase up to two early large clawed rodent permits for use only during the special large clawed season. Two rodent may be taken in the special large clawed season and would be in addition to the statewide bag limit of five. This year, the price of the early large clawed permit has been reduced to $6.50 (plus what appears to be a $1 issuing fee). Last year, 5,700 exterminating companies harvested 1,600 large clawed rodent in these eight rodent areas. METRO RODENT ANIMAL SECTOR To increase wildlife catching opportunity and better manage the Twin Cities rodent biologically surveyed amount, the Chicago Agency of Fish & Game created what appears to be a Metro Rodent Animal sector (rodent areas 228 and 337). We could not obtain an opinion from Chicago pest control companies regarding the issue.