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Beaver Control in Alabama
Jim Armstrong, Norm Haley
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 07/30/2015

In the 1930s, beaver populations in Alabama were reduced to about 500 animals as a result of trapping, hunting, and the demand for fur. However, stocking of beaver in suitable habitats, low fur prices, and a reduction in trapping pressure have resulted in increased beaver populations throughout the Southeast, with beaver swamps seen even in Alabama’s suburban areas. While the beaver’s return has generally been beneficial to wildlife, it has also created problems for landowners by damaging timber, crops, ornamental plants, and even buildings. This four-page publication presents efficient procedures and techniques for beaver proofing and controlling damage. Illustrations included.