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Call 440-236-8114 To Talk With An Ohio Animal And Wildlife Expert

The friendly CWR wildlife experts enjoy answering questions from Ohio residents and always try to be helpful.

If You Have Questions About Coyotes In Ohio Call 440-236-8114

JULY 30, 2021 - In 2020, a coyote attacked and bit a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. The coyote is not native to Ohio, but it is present throughout the state today. Mike Cottom Sr. has been trapping coyotes in Ohio since 1986.

JULY 30, 2021 – In 2020, a coyote attacked and bit a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. Watch the video on YouTube. The coyote is not native to Ohio, but it is present throughout the state today. Mike Cottom Sr. and his company, Cottom’s Wildlife Removal, have been trapping coyotes in Lorain, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, North Royalton and other cities in Ohio since 1986.

Coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties in both rural and urban settings. If a coyote is in your backyard, find out what to do by reading this PDF from the Ohio Division Of Natural Resources.  If a coyote is visiting your yard and seems to lack a fear of humans, contact a nuisance trapper. You can call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company at 440-236-8114 or locate a trapper near you by calling the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods.

Ohio’s Most Famous Wildlife Protector – Jack Bushnell Hanna

Jack Bushnell Hanna was born on January 2, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is one of Ohio’s most famous wildlife protectors. His media appearances, have made him one of the most notable animal experts in Ohio. In 1978, he was named director of the Columbus Zoo. He is a retired American zookeeper, producer, actor and a former director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He got his first job when he was eleven working for his family’s veterinarian, Dr. Roberts, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He hopes that together Ohioans can appreciate, value and protect wildlife for generations to come.

Mike Cottom Sr. – Humane Wildlife Trapping And Control Expert From Ohio

Mike Cottom Sr. founded the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company. He has been humanely trapping coyotes and removing nuisance animals from homes, yards, parks, attics, walls, churches and commercial properties throughout the state of Ohio for over 35 years. Mike Cottom has been trapping animals full-time since 1986. Mike left a job with the Cleveland Metroparks and stepped right into a full-time business removing intrusive snakes, chipmunks, bats, birds, moles, squirrels, raccoons and woodchucks.

He has taught his son, Mike Cottom Jr., and the CRW wildlife control crew, the importance of caring for the welfare of wild animals while addressing human-wildlife conflicts in a considerate fashion. CRW is an animal control company in Ohio that treats wild animals with compassion and respect.

Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. In Action Trapping Nuisance Wildlife In Upper Arlington, Ohio

Pictured here is Mike Cottom Sr., who founded the Cottom's Wildlife Removal company in Ohio in 1986. He is posing in front of one of the CWR pest control trucks in Upper Arlington, Ohio. He is holding a professional animal trap used to catch groundhogs. The steel mechanical live cage trap is non-lethal (humane) and features double doors.

Pictured here is Mike Cottom Sr., who founded the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company in Ohio in 1986. He is posing in front of one of the CWR pest control trucks parked in Upper Arlington near Columbus, Ohio. He is holding an animal control pole (catch pole) in one hand and as professional animal trap used to catch groundhogs in the other hand. The steel mechanical live cage trap is non-lethal (humane) and features double doors.

Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Humanely Getting Rid Of Nuisance Wildlife In Ohio

If you have questions about skunks, groundhogs, raccoons, squirrels, birds, bats, coyotes, snakes, mice or rodents, call the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company at 440-236-8114 between 8am and 8pm, any day of the week.

If you want to know how to get rid of groundhogs or skunks, get some good advice. If you were wondering how to get raccoons, squirrels or birds out of your attic, get a few good ideas from a wildlife expert. If you want to have an Ohio animal control service inspect your home, attic and yard, call 440-236-8114 to schedule an inspection time. If you are curious about animal control costs, bird and bat exclusion fees or wildlife removal prices, feel free to ask CRW for an estimate.

If you want to know more about birds, bats, snakes, coyotes, geese, rodents, opossums, mice, moles, pigeons, rats or beavers, give us a call. CWR provides a wide range of animal control services, wildlife trapping services and bird removal services, as well as animal and bird feces removal, attic cleanup and restoration services, attic sanitizing and decontamination, wild animal exclusion and barrier installation, insulation removal and replacement services and wildlife damage repair services.

Pictured Here Are Mike Cottom Sr., Mike Cottom Jr. And 5 Other Humane Wildlife Trapping And Removal Experts From Ohio

JULY 30, 2021 - JULY 30, 2021 - Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. And 6 Other Wildlife Experts From Ohio - Back Row, From Left To Right Are Mike Cottom Jr, Mike Cottom Sr, Alex Svensen, Jason Neitenbach and Nathan Lang. Front Row, From Left To Right Are CRW's mascot dog Hendrix, Tyler Phillips and Kyle Fortune. Folks in Ohio can count on the 7 gentleman pictured here to get rid of wildlife and annoying animals quickly, affordably, safely and humanely.

JULY 30, 2021 – JULY 30, 2021 – Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. And 6 Other Humane Wildlife Trapping And Removal Experts From Ohio – Back Row, From Left To Right Are Mike Cottom Jr, Mike Cottom Sr, Alex Svensen, Jason Neitenbach and Nathan Lang. Front Row, From Left To Right Are CRW’s mascot dog Hendrix, Tyler Phillips and Kyle Fortune. Folks in Ohio can count on the 7 gentleman pictured here to get rid of wildlife and annoying animals quickly, affordably, safely and humanely.

About The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company And The Humane Wildlife Trapping, Animal Control And Nuisance Animal Removal Services We Provide To Ohio Residents

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company was founded in Ohio by Mike Cottom Sr. CRW is a licensed commercial nuisance wild animal control operator in Ohio. The business focuses on providing humane wildlife removal services to families, park systems and business owners throughout Ohio.

The firm is a wildlife control, wild animal trapping and animal removal company that captures wild animals and provides services for Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati, Ohio homeowners and businesses. All 7 of the nuisance trappers pictured here have a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of wildlife and are highly skilled in managing animal-human conflicts by using non-lethal tactics, humane techniques and methods.

The animal control specialists at CRW have been mastering wildlife trapping and bat exclusion since 1986. CRW is a professional nuisance wildlife control operator in Ohio that treats animals, wildlife, birds and bats with respect. Folks in Ohio can count on the 7 gentleman pictured here to get rid of nuisance animals and troublesome birds, affordably, safely and humanely. These guys deal with wildlife on a daily basis in a very “animal friendly” manor.

Ohio Wildlife Management Professionals – Mike Cottom Jr. And Mike Cottom Sr.

Mike Cottom Sr., owner of the company, holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Wildlife Management from Kent State University. He began trapping animals at an early age by removing unwanted wildlife for neighbors and friends. He went on to work for the Cleveland Metroparks Wildlife Management Unit, the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Government Soil Conservation Service before starting his own full-time wildlife control business in 1986.

He invented his own trap, named the “Cottom’s Gottem Multi-Catch Raccoon Trap” which is the only repeating positive-lock trap to assist in humanely removing raccoons and other animals. Mike’s son, Mike Cottom Jr., started work as an animal control technician at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company after graduating from Baldwin Wallace University. Now he manages the day-to-day operations at the firm and still gets advice from his dad from time to time. Mike Cottom Sr. and Mike Cottom Jr. are certified as Odor Control technicians through the IICRC program.

Pictured Here Is Mike Cottom Sr. On His Way To Trap And Remove A Few Groundhogs

JULY 30, 2021 - Pictured here is the company founder, Mike Cottom Sr. on a groundhog removal service call in Akron, Ohio. He is carrying a heavy duty humane groundhog trap (live cage trap). He is standing in front of one of the CWR pest control trucks. His son, Mike Cottom Jr. now manages the company staff and day-to day-operations.

JULY 30, 2021 – Pictured here is the company founder, Mike Cottom Sr. on a groundhog removal service call in Akron, Ohio. He is carrying a heavy duty humane groundhog trap (live cage trap). He is standing in front of one of the CWR pest control trucks. His son, Mike Cottom Jr. now manages the company staff and day-to day-operations.

Promoting Smarter, More Humane And Non-Lethal Wildlife Management Solutions In Ohio

CRW is a professional nuisance wildlife control operator in Ohio that treats wild animals with respect. Folks in Ohio can count on CRW pest control technicians to get rid of wild animals, bats and birds quickly, affordably, safely and humanely. To find an answer to your wildlife problem, call or email CRW to ask for an inspection and an estimate or written quote.

PICTURED HERE IS CRW WILDLIFE CONTROL PROFESSIONAL, ALEX SVENSEN ON JUNE 4, 2021 - He is a humane wildlife removal professional working on-site at a raccoon exclusion and damage prevention project in the city of Hamilton, Ohio. Alex is an expert at using a full range of safe, ethical, effective and humane exclusion techniques to evict raccoons, birds, squirrels, mice, bats and rats from attics in Ohio homes.

PICTURED HERE IS WILDLIFE EXPERT, ALEX SVENSEN ON JUNE 4, 2021 – He is a humane wildlife removal professional working on-site at a raccoon exclusion and damage prevention project in the city of Hamilton, Ohio. Alex is an expert at using a full range of safe, ethical, effective and humane exclusion techniques to evict raccoons, birds, squirrels, mice, bats and rats from attics in homes in Ohio. He never works on raccoon removal jobs without his bite proof Kevlar reinforced leather animal handling gloves.

Find Out How To Get Rid Of Nuisance Animals

Call 440-236-8114 to get information to help you deal with different species of nuisance wildlife on your property. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, when conflicts arise, gets some help resolving your wild animal problem by calling the Ohio wildlife removal specialists at 440-236-8114.

Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Getting Rid Of Groundhogs

Groundhogs in Ohio are a nuisance around gardens, sheds, farms, houses, buildings, patios, decks, foundations and yards. CWR gets groundhogs out of yards, holes, gardens, garages, trees, crawl spaces and even car engines – and also from under decks, patios, sheds and houses.

JULY 29, 2021 - Groundhog Removal Services In Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, North Royalton And Cincinnati, Ohio - Pictured here is a nuisance groundhog (woodchuck) that was caught in a live trap by Cottom's Wildlife Removal company for a customer in Cleveland. 

JULY 29, 2021 – Groundhog Removal Services In Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, North Royalton And Cincinnati, Ohio – Pictured here is a nuisance groundhog (woodchuck) that was caught in a live trap by the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company for a customer in Cleveland.

THEWILDSIDE@OSU | Blog On News, Education, and Conversations on Ohio Wildlife

Marne Titchenell is the Extension Wildlife Program Specialist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. She started The Wild Side blog as another way to engage with Ohio citizens on news, stories, and conversations about wildlife.

Call The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company At 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About The Animals And Wildlife In Ohio

If You Have Questions About Trapping Skunks Or How To Get Skunks Out Of Your Yard, Call 440-236-8114

JULY 29, 2021 - The Cottom's Wildlife Removal company uses live traps to catch and trap skunks in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati and Canton, Ohio. CWR skunk removal experts know how to get skunks out of your yard and garage. CWR pest control technicians can get skunks out from under houses and sheds. If you want to get skunks off your property, to go away and leave, call 440-236-8114 to schedule an inspection.

JULY 29, 2021 – The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company uses live traps to catch and trap skunks in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati and Canton, Ohio. CWR skunk removal experts know how to get skunks out of your yard and garage. CWR pest control technicians can get skunks out from under houses and sheds. If you want to get skunks off your property, to go away and leave, call 440-236-8114 to schedule an inspection.

Contact The Wildlife Experts At The Ohio Division Of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is the Ohio state government agency charged with ensuring “a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.”

If you have wildlife questions use the following options to contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife:

Download The Ohio Nuisance Wild Animal Control Certification Manual PDF Here - The Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator License is considered a specialty license. Information regarding this license, including the test, study materials and application can be found at wildohio.gov.

Download The Ohio Nuisance Wild Animal Control Certification Manual PDF Here – The Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator License is considered a specialty license. Information regarding this license, including the test, study materials and application can be found at wildohio.gov.

Contact An Ohio Division Of Natural Resources Wildlife District Offices

If You Have Questions About Animal Trapping And Wildlife Removal Services In Ohio Call 440-236-8114

JULY 25, 2021 - PICTURED HERE IS ALEX, A WILDLIFE TRAPPER FROM OHIO - Alex believes that trapping nuisance wild animals can be an effective method of reducing the spread of harmful diseases while also managing and controlling damage caused by the wildlife in Ohio.

JULY 25, 2021 – PICTURED HERE IS ALEX, A WILDLIFE TRAPPER FROM OHIO – Alex believes that trapping nuisance wild animals can be an effective method of reducing the spread of harmful diseases while also managing and controlling damage caused by the wildlife in Ohio.

If You Have Questions About Raccoon Trapping And Raccoon Removal Call 440-236-8114

JULY 30, 2021 - CWR provides raccoon trapping and raccoon removal services to residents of Ohio. CWR gets raccoons out of attics, walls, chimneys and from under decks for folks that live in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Canton and Akron, Ohio.

JULY 30, 2021 – CWR provides raccoon trapping and raccoon removal services to residents of Ohio. CWR gets raccoons out of attics, walls, chimneys and from under decks for folks that live in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Canton and Akron, Ohio.

Dog And Cat Rescue, Rehabilitation And Rescue In Ohio

New Albany Pet Rescue: Dog and Cat Rescue in Central Ohio
Looking for adoptable dogs and cats in Columbus? Contact the New Albany Pet Rescue, a foster-based rescue which rehomes animals in Ohio.

Stop the Suffering
Stop the Suffering (STS) is a Columbus, Ohio based nonprofit that rescues dogs and cats from high kill shelters, primarily in Ohio.

PAWS Ohio | Public Animal Welfare Society, Inc
Founded in 1976, they are a 501(3)(c) non-profit, no-kill organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.

Rescues and Shelters – PAWS Ohio
Contact information and emergency numbers for Ohio pet and wildlife rescues and shelters.

If You Have Questions About Trapping And Removing Squirrels From Your Home Or Attic Call 440-236-8114

JULY 25, 2021 - The Cottom's Wildlife Removal company traps and removes squirrels for Northeastern, Ohio residents. CWR gets squirrels out of homes, attics, roofs, garages, chimneys, roofs, sheds, soffits and eaves for Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio homeowners and businesses.

JULY 25, 2021 – The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company traps and removes squirrels for Ohio residents. CWR gets squirrels out of homes, attics, roofs, garages, chimneys, roofs, sheds, soffits and eaves for Ohio homeowners and businesses.

Talk With An Animal Control Expert Or An Animal Care Specialist In Ohio

If You Have Questions About Canada Geese In Ohio Call 440-236-8114 

Coping with Canada Geese In Ohio In 2021 - Conflict Management and Damage Prevention Services From The Cottom's Wildlife Removal Company

JULY 30, 2021 – Coping with Canada Geese In Ohio In 2021 – Get Information On Conflict Management and Damage Prevention Strategies Here

Populations of Canada geese in Ohio are currently estimated at around 100,000 individuals. If you have questions about getting rid of geese in your yard, pond, or a golf course or on your beach, call 440-236-8114 to talk with a geese control expert.

The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company performs geese control, geese removal, geese conflict management and geese damage prevention services in Ohio. To some people in Ohio, Canada geese are considered to be one of nature’s more enjoyable visual sights. However, cemetery managers, golf club owners, pond owners, homeowners, farmers, park employees often view geese as a serious problem.

CRW performs geese removal services in Ohio and manages problems caused by urban Canada Geese. CRW works with commercial and residential customers in Ohio to keep geese away. CRW’s professional geese management services use hazing techniques to humanely and safely drive migratory Canada geese and nuisance geese off golf courses, park lawns, residential lawns and cemetery property. Download the “Nuisance Geese Brochure” from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, here.

Birds In Central Ohio Dying From Unknown Disease
August 3, 2021

An unknown illness plaguing Ohio birds since June is still a mystery to researchers. That’s according to Laura Kearns, a wildlife biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, who tells FOX 8 that while the rates of birds with the illness are reportedly declining, precautions are still necessary as scientists work to discover what’s behind the fatal disease.

Some wild songbirds — including blue jays, common grackles, European starlings, American robins, and house sparrows — have reportedly been exhibiting the following troubling symptoms: white crusts in the eyes or swollen eyes, and nervous system damage. This is leading to inability to fly and death.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is still asking people to stop feeding birds and to take down their bird feeders and clean them, potentially helping with the spread of the illness.

“This is still a precaution, we still don’t know if it’s an infections disease,” Kearns said. “People have been taking their feeders down and maybe that is helping stop the spread, if it is infectious.”

Those who find a dead or diseased bird can submit a report online to help biologists track the spread.

ODNR will reportedly update the public when its bird feeding guidance has changed. In the meantime, Kearns said experts from the 10 regional states the illness has been seen continue to work together to try and determine what is behind the disease.

Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Getting Bats And Bat Guano Out Of Your House, Attic, Chimney, Roof, Walls Or Garage

Call 440-236-8114 If You Have Questions About Getting Bats And Bat Guano Out Of Your House, Attic, Chimney, Roof, Walls Or Garage - JULY 30, 2021 - PICTURED HERE IS A PROFESSIONAL BATGUANO REMOVAL TECHNICIAN, MIKE COTTOM, JR. ON A SERVICE CALL TO A CUSTOMER'S HOUSE IN OHIO - The Cottom's Wildlife Removal Company Provides Bat Removal, Bat Exclusion, Bat Guano Cleanup And Decontamination Services To Families That Live In And Near Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati And Other Ohio Cities. Mike Jr. is a very knowledgeable and professional bird control technician.

JULY 30, 2021 – PICTURED HERE IS A PROFESSIONAL BATGUANO REMOVAL TECHNICIAN, MIKE COTTOM, JR. ON A SERVICE CALL TO A CUSTOMER’S HOUSE IN OHIO – The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal Company Provides Bat Removal, Bat Exclusion, Bat Guano Cleanup And Decontamination Services To Families That Live In And Near Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati And Other Ohio Cities. Mike Jr. is a very knowledgeable and professional bird control technician.

In Ohio, call CWR at 440-236-8114 in Cleveland, 614-300-2763 in Columbus or 513-808-9530 in Cincinnati to schedule an inspection and to get a written quote for bat guano removal and cleanup services.

Protecting Yourself From Rabies While Helping Protect A Threatened Species
July 26, 2021
Local wildlife experts say you should not be afraid when you see a bat, but you should be educated about the virus.

If You Have Questions About Birds In Ohio Call 440-236-8114

JULY 30, 2021 - The Cottom's Wildlife Removal company gets birds and bird nests out of attics, chimneys, dryer vents, roofs, garages, soffits, gutters and houses for Ohio residents and businesses.

JULY 30, 2021 – The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company gets birds and bird nests out of attics, chimneys, dryer vents, roofs, garages, soffits, gutters and houses for Ohio residents and businesses.

Learn about the methods that CRW bird control technicians, such as Mike Cottom Jr. and Mike Cottom Sr., use to eliminate or deter pest birds from landing, nesting and roosting. These methods are used for birds considered pests, such as geese, nuisance black birdswoodpeckers, feral pigeons, gracklesgulls, house sparrows and crows, here. CWR uses a wide variety of non-lethal techniques and humane exclusion devices to fix pigeon problems, minimize bird dropping health risks and correct bat infestation hazards.

Wildlife Rehabilitators
Posted On YouTube On January 12, 2018 By OhioDNR [OhioDNR.gov]

Who Do You Call When You See An Injured Animal In Ohio?

Learn what you can do if you believe a wild animal in Ohio is orphaned or injured, here. The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to provide professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals so ultimately they can be returned to their natural habitat. Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of injured, orphaned, or sick wild animals so that they can be released back to the wild. Find out if wildlife trapping and wildlife relocation is the best option, here.

Some concerned citizens in Ohio want to know who to call for injured wildlife. If the animal has bleeding, broken bones or another obvious injury – you can bring the animal to Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital during open hours. See rescue and transport instructions.

Ohio wildlife officials rescue injured bald eagles. Wildlife lovers in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Canton, Athens, Marietta, Ashtabula and Cincinnati search online for a local wildlife rehabilitator near them to take care of an ill, injured or orphaned animal. Get phone numbers for a wildlife rescue service or wildlife rehabilitation center near you in Ohio, here. Wildlife rescue services are available near Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Dublin, Toledo, Akron, Canton, Troy, Lima, Mansfield, Zanesville and Lake County.

Talk With A Local Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert Or An Animal Rescue Professional In Ohio

Wildlife Information From The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources

Chat with a Biologist From The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Division of Wildlife can help you with your virtual lessons by chatting with you and your students on a variety of topics.

The Division of Wildlife can help you with your lessons by chatting with you and your students on a variety of topics. Whether it’s birds, pollinators, wildlife management, fish management, wetlands, endangered species, fish and wildlife law enforcement, or just about anything related to wildlife, we can drop in on your student chats and answer questions. Our biologists, as well as our wildlife officers, land managers, and education specialists are glad to help you with your online education efforts.

To request a presenter, please send an email to outdoor.education@dnr.ohio.gov with the following information:

  • Topic. Please try to be as specific as possible in your requests. This helps us find the right person for your chat.
  • Date and Time Requested. Please give us no less than 14 business days notice. We cannot accommodate requests with less notice at this time.
  • Length of Discussion Time Requested, i.e. half hour, one hour, etc.
  • Platform to be used, i.e. Zoom, Google Meets, WebEx, Skype, etc.
  • Age/grade level of the class.
  • Contact information of the adult that is organizing the chat, including email and phone number.

The Division of Wildlife reserves the right to decline requests based on availability of speakers and requested topics. But we will do our best to accommodate all requests. Requests that do not include all of the above information may be declined. For further information, please contact the Education Coordinator at outdoor.education@dnr.ohio.gov or (800) 945-3543.

The Wilds [Safari Park And Conservation Center In Ohio]

Please visit TheWilds.ColumbusZoo.org, email information@thewilds.org or call 740-638-5030. The park is located at 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732. More than 30 rare and endangered species from around the world as well as hundreds of indigenous species roam in open pastures throughout the park.

The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in rural southeastern Ohio. It was created as the conservation center of the future by a group of civic leaders, political leaders and zoo professionals who believed that a serious scientific approach was required to find solutions to environmental concerns.

From its inception, The Wilds has been envisioned as a facility that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with unique visitor opportunities.

The Wilds is a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and adventures that include ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and more. Located in southeastern Muskingum County, Ohio, just west of the village of Cumberland, the Wilds is home to rare and endangered species from the globe living in natural, open-range habitats.

The property encompasses 9,154 acres of reclaimed coal mine land and includes 2,000 acres of pastures and a 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center. The Wilds is designated an Audubon Important Bird Area so the property includes a birding station with covered lookout as well as a butterfly habitat with hiking trails, more than 15 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails and approximately 150 lakes. The Wilds is the largest wildlife conservation center in North America and is open between the months of May and October. The Park was made on reclaimed land dug by the dragline Big Muskie.

Visit The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources – Department Of Wildlife Website

Visit The Website For The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources - Department Of Wildlife. The government agency in Ohio, ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. The Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) owns and manages more than 590,000 acres of land including 74 state parks, 21 state forests, 136 state nature preserves, and 117 wildlife areas. The department also has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters; 7,000 miles of streams; 481 miles of Ohio River; and 2-1/4 million acres of Lake Erie.

Visit the website for the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources – Department Of Wildlife. The government agency in Ohio, ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. The Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) owns and manages more than 590,000 acres of land including 74 state parks, 21 state forests, 136 state nature preserves, and 117 wildlife areas. The department also has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters; 7,000 miles of streams; 481 miles of Ohio River; and 2-1/4 million acres of Lake Erie.

Information From The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources

Download The “Mammals Of Ohio Field Guide”

Download the "Mammals Of Ohio Field Guide" from the Ohio Department Of Wildlife, here. This booklet is produced by the ODNR Division of Wildlife as a free publication.

Download the “Mammals Of Ohio Field Guide” from the Ohio Department Of Wildlife, here. This booklet is produced by the ODNR Division of Wildlife as a free publication.

Wildlife Information From The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources

Download The Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation In Ohio [PDF]

Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation In Ohio - Download the PDF from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources.

Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation In Ohio – Download the PDF from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, here.

Wildlife Services State Offices – USDA APHIS
U.S. Department Of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Wildlife Services State Director: Andrew J. Montoney, Ohio
4469 Professional Parkway
Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-993-3444
FAX: 614-836-5597
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-4USDAWS
(1-866-487-3297)
Andrew.j.montoney@aphis.usda.gov
www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife-damage/

USDA Resolves Wildlife Conflicts in Ohio

Every day, the Wildlife Services (WS) program in Ohio helps citizens, organizations, industries, and Government agencies resolve conflicts with wildlife to protect agriculture, other property, and natural resources, and to safeguard human health and safety. WS’ professional wildlife biologists and specialists implement effective, selective, and responsible strategies that value wildlife, the environment, and the resources being protected. WS manages wildlife damage according to its public trust stewardship responsibilities as a Federal natural resource management program. The program supports the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, based on the principle that wildlife resources are owned collectively and held in trust by Government for the benefit of present and future generations.

WS oversees a multitude of programs and projects within Ohio to resolve human/wildlife conflicts. WS works on airports to prevent aircraft-wildlife collisions. WS conducts disease surveillance to monitor wildlife diseases that threaten the health of people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. WS provides leadership and is a member of the Ohio Rabies Taskforce, and works year-round to stop raccoon variant rabies (RVR) from spreading westward and to eliminate the disease from the State.

Ohio’s livestock producers and crop farmers rely on WS’ expertise in resolving conflicts with wildlife such as coyotes, black vultures, feral swine, and blackbirds. As a member of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Task Force, WS-Ohio works to reduce predation on threatened species of turtles, manage mute swans to support trumpeter swan introduction and eliminate feral swine populations to protect natural resources and agriculture in the Lake Erie Region of Ohio. WS works with local communities to reduce wildlife conflicts in urban areas.

Download the full report in PDF format,  here.

The Ohio Wildlife Center, is located in Powell, Ohio (614-734-9453) and was founded in 1984. It offers humane pest control and animal rehabilitation services while fostering awareness and appreciation for Ohio's native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies. They are a 501c3 nonprofit that operates the state's largest, donation-supported Wildlife Hospital with on-site veterinary care. They serve the local community and state in wildlife rescues and rehabilitation. The Center receives no operational funds from any local, state, or federal government tax funding. The Ohio Wildlife Center is a premier nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, nationally recognized as an authority on native Ohio wildlife issues. The Ohio Wildlife Center was founded in 1984 by Animal Care Unlimited veterinarian, Dr. Donald L. Burton. The Ohio Wildlife Center's Hospital (614-793-9453) is located at 2661 Billingsley Rd, Columbus, OH 43235. Ohio Wildlife Center partners with hundreds of volunteers across all areas of the organization to make their mission possible. Volunteers can normally choose to work in wildlife care, education, InfoLine services, transport, produce pickup, special events, community outreach, and office support.

The Ohio Wildlife Center, is located at 6131 Cook Road in Powell, Ohio (614-734-9453) and was founded in 1984. It offers humane pest control and animal rehabilitation services while fostering awareness and appreciation for Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies. They are a 501c3 nonprofit that operates the state’s largest, donation-supported Wildlife Hospital with on-site veterinary care. They serve the local community and state in wildlife rescues and rehabilitation. The Center receives no operational funds from any local, state, or federal government tax funding. The Ohio Wildlife Center is a premier nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, nationally recognized as an authority on native Ohio wildlife issues. The Ohio Wildlife Center was founded in 1984 by Animal Care Unlimited veterinarian, Dr. Donald L. Burton. The Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital (614-793-9453) is located at 2661 Billingsley Rd, Columbus, OH 43235. Ohio Wildlife Center partners with hundreds of volunteers across all areas of the organization to make their mission possible. Volunteers can normally choose to work in wildlife care, education, InfoLine services, transport, produce pickup, special events, community outreach, and office support.

Ohio Wildlife Center

The Ohio Wildlife Center offers humane pest control and animal rehabilitation services while fostering awareness and appreciation for Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies.

Ohio Wildlife Center
Education & Administration
Business calls only. Scheduled programs.
6131 Cook Rd
Powell, Ohio 43065
614-734- 9453

Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital
Animal Admissions
2661 Billingsley Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43235
614-793-9453
Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun 9am – 3pm

The state’s largest, donation-supported Wildlife Hospital with on-site veterinary care, treating more than 6,000 patients each year representing more than 150 species from more than 60 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

A 20-acre outdoor Education Center with more than 50 Animal Ambassadors that greet visitors during our public events, camps and group programming.

SCRAM! Wildlife Control, a fee-for-service solution for human-wildlife conflicts to assist central Ohio home and business owners with access to humane wildlife eviction and exclusion services. SCRAM! has operated since 2001.

Wildlife assistance for the public via social media and phone for step-by-step guidance with wildlife issues and questions.

Volunteer and internship opportunities – more than 250 volunteers annually participate in volunteer services in animal care, education programming, events and administrative support.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Ohio Field Office
Midwest Region – Ohio Ecological Services Office

4625 Morse Road, Suite 104
Columbus, OH 43230
phone: 614-416-8993
e-mail: ohio@fws.gov
www.fws.gov/midwest/ohio/

The service works with public and private entities to conserve and restore Ohio’s endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.

The Ohio Field Office is the home of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, for the state of Ohio. They cover projects on or affecting all the land and water within Ohio as well as the western basin of Lake Erie.

The mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service is “working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” The Ohio Field Office uses that mission statement to guide all their our activities.

Foxes In Ohio

Red Foxes are becoming more common in neighborhoods in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company (440-236-8114) knows how to trap and relocate foxes in Ohio. Red Fox sightings are common in Ohio from May through July when the young “pups”, “cubs” and “kits” play and learn to hunt.

Momma Fox and Her 7 Babies Have Left the Building [Video]
Posted On YouTube On June 25, 2014 By The Humane Society of the United States [HumaneSociety.org]

The gray fox’s distribution in Ohio declined in the early- to mid- 1800s but began to rebound in the early 1900s. The gray fox is the only fox species native to Ohio. However, their population of gray foxes has declined in the past 30 years to the point that it was recently declared a “species of concern” on Ohio’s list of endangered and threatened species. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the gray fox and the red fox are the two fox species found in Ohio, and two of four found in North America. Download a list of wildlife that are considered to be endangered, threatened, species of concern, special interest, extirpated, or extinct in Ohio from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, here.

Foxes are allowed to be trapped and hunted in Ohio from November 10 to January 31. If you see a fox during the day there is no cause for alarm. However, if you want to get rid of foxes or are worried about rabies, find out what you need to know from The Humane Society Of The United States, here.

Although most people (except some farmers) in Ohio think foxes are adorable, they will attack if cornered and carry diseases. Do not feed a fox because it will lose its fear of humans. Although it is extremely rare, foxes have been know to attack pets, dogs, chickens, lambs, cats and small children.

What To Do About Coyotes In Ohio

How to Survive When You See a Coyote [Video]
Posted On YouTube On October 13, 2019 By Bright Side [BrighSide.me]

Many Ohioans want to know what to do if they see a coyote in their backyard. Although it may seem like a more humane alternative, trapping, relocating and killing troublesome coyotes in Ohio is not a great idea because it does not really work. Coyotes typically avoid people. If you encounter coyotes, hazing techniques can teach them to stay away from your yard or property. You can exclude coyotes by building a fence.

The majority of coyotes are gray, though some show rusty, brown or off-white coloration. Over the last 100 years, coyotes have spread throughout the State of Ohio and are now common in every county. It has a bushy tail which is usually tipped with black. Coyotes, which are not native to Ohio, have been here since 1919 and are now found in all 88 counties of Ohio.

Coyotes are not normally dangerous to people in Ohio. Coyotes hunt on their own and do not hunt humans. However, can become aggressive around people if they have been fed.  If a coyote comes near you, throw things at it and make a make loud noises.

It is legal to kill coyotes in the State Of Ohio, although some cities and towns have their own hunting laws which may preclude killing coyotes. Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods. For more information, refer to the yearly Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, here.

Learn how to solve problems with coyotes from The Humane Society of the United States, here. Although it may seem like a more humane alternative, in most cases relocating a coyote is a death sentence for that animal. Coyotes are very territorial and occupy large home ranges, in some cases up to 40 square miles.

After being relocated, they will do just about anything to get back home and will undoubtedly face many challenges along the way. Unfamiliar with their new terrain, they are often killed while crossing roads and highways. They may also be injured or killed during territorial disputes with coyotes who are already established in the area where they’re released. In addition, state wildlife laws usually prohibit the relocation of coyotes, since they are a rabies-vector species (although rabies is rare in coyotes).

Coyotes are considered a nuisance animal by the state of Ohio. If you need one removed call a trooper or the wildlife officer of your county. In Lake County, Ohio call 330-245-3034 or visit wildlife.ohiodnr.gov.

Find out what to do if a coyote is in your backyard, from the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, here.

  • Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties in both rural and urban settings. There are no wild wolves living in Ohio.
  • Identify that the canine is truly a coyote and not a stray dog. If you determine the animal is a stray dog, contact your county dog warden.
  • If you do have a coyote on your property, remove all “attractants” to possibly deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals, such as rabbits and mice. Small pets may also be taken. Keep small dogs and cats inside. Coyotes are curious, but generally fearful of humans. Clap your hands and shout in a stern voice to scare off coyotes that are investigating your yard.
  • If the coyote visiting your yard seems to lack a fear of humans or is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods. See the Hunting & Trapping Regulations for more information.

Wildlife Relocation Options In Ohio

Trapping And Relocating Wildlife And Bird Nests In Ohio Is NOT A Good Long-Term Solution And Is Illegal In Certain Situations - Find Out How To Live Peacefully With Raccoons, Squirrels And Groundhogs In Ohio

Trapping And Relocating Wildlife And Bird Nests In Ohio Is NOT A Good Long-Term Solution And Is Illegal In Certain Situations – Find Out How To Live Peacefully With Raccoons, Squirrels, Skunks, Birds And Groundhogs In Ohio

Wild animal babies in Ohio are unintentionally orphaned and too often die of starvation, because their mother is trapped and removed. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, there may be times when conflicts arise. Get a phone number for a local wildlife rescue, permitted wildlife rehabilitation services or a wildlife rehabilitation center near you in Ohio, here. Hire a wildlife removal professional in Ohio that uses humane and effective practices to remove raccoons, bats, groundhogs, birds and skunks. Download the “Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution Guide” from The Humane Society of the United States, here.

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