Prime fur season is waning, yet varmints are gearing up for major damage on a host of game bird species. Raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, and coyotes will be scouring their territories for every bit of protein they can kill. With few natural enemies, their numbers will soar. Given the number of predators, it’s a wonder a single turkey survives. However, you can balance the scale and remove some of these nuisance predators. Mark Kayser tells you how in this important post from Predator Xtreme.

Spring has sprung across the nation or is about to in your neighborhood. You may be winding down your fur take for winter, but that doesn’t mean you are finished with varmint chores. Spring signifies another period when varmints and nuisance furbearers can create headaches for urban and rural homeowners alike.

_MG_0172-Live-trap-copyright-Mark-Kayser[1]Spring may suggest that green grass and warmer temperatures will be the norm, but in reality spring is a transition month. Snow is melting, temperatures are ticking up and you’ll likely see a hint of green across the landscape. Nevertheless, snow, rain, freezing temperatures and other weather extremes have the ability to roar in like a locomotive. Add in that food sources, both vegetative and protein based, are at their lowest levels of the year. This means animals like raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes and others, could be invading your territory to scrape together a meal before the big green up. If you live in bear country the damage can be greater. Both black and grizzly bears emerge from winter hibernation with a rumbly tummy. They immediately go on the hunt for food in one of the leanest periods of the year. If your garbage is unsecured or you have a livestock landfill for unlucky bovine, you might run into a bear with an empty-stomach attitude.

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