Includes harvest information
- Wildlife Conservation Depends on Regulated Trapping (Op-Ed 4/24/2023) | PDF
- VT Residents’ Attitudes Toward Furbearer Management (2022)
- Furbearer Conservation and Management in Vermont (2022)
- Regulated Trapping and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (AFWA Conservation Brief)
- How to Avoid Incidental Take of Lynx
- Trapping and Furbearer Management in Vermont Factsheet
- Trapping and Furbearer Management in North American Wildlife Conservation
- Eastern Coyote Issues - A Closer Look
- Vermont Coyote Population Report - 2018
- The Massachusetts Beaver Experience
- Vermont Marten Reintroduction Overview
- Vermont Bobcat Study Overview
- Vermont River Otters - Scientific Brief
Best Management Practices for Trapping Furbearers in the United States,
White 2021, Wildlife Monographs , Wiley Online Library
This is a new article on the AFWA program to develop Best Management Practices for Trapping in the U.S. that was recently published in Wildlife Monographs. This is a culmination of more than twenty years of scientific research—by far the largest trap testing study ever conducted.
The BMP program was initiated to improve animal welfare in U.S. trapping programs by identifying restraining traps that achieve internationally acceptable injury thresholds while remaining efficient and safe, and promoting their use among trappers.
This is an ongoing project with additional restraining traps tested annually. This publication does not include completed research on cable restraint devices or lethal traps, but future publications will focus on these methods. Stay tuned for those publications in the future.
While the Wildlife Monograph is the technical scientific publication, the BMPs themselves (created for trap users) can be found at this link along with various other reports and publications created by the AFWA Furbearer Resources Technical Work Group.