(This applies to anyone who’s trapping in those areas.) You are allowed to take, temporarily possess, and transport any wildlife, except for those species detailed below, when that animal damages public or private property, or under conditions detailed in a permit issued by the DEC.
When appropriate, healthy wild animals may be released on site, or they may be relocated, if you have permission from the owner of the property on which you’d like to release that animal.This is true whether the preferred release site is public or private land.You may not release an animal into another county without prior approval from that county’s DEC Regional Wildlife Manager.Handbook Contents | Legal Learning Objectives | Federal Laws and Regulations | New York State Laws | Local Regulations | NYS Endangered Species | Environmental Conservation Law | Resources | ICWDM | Wildlife Species Information Regulatory agency: DEC Applicable to: all New Yorkers.The sections that are most relevant to NWCOs are 11-0524, 11-0521, 11-0523, 11-0511, 11-0513, 11-0525, 11-0505, 11-0507, 11-0917, 11-1105 and 11-1101 License required: The NWCO license is required for certain activities (such as transporting wildlife) and to handle protected species. Read the appropriate sections of Article 11, Titles 5, 9, 11 print—ECL Ch.
43-B of Consolidated Laws, Article 11 Titles 5, 9, 11 To check the legal status of a wildlife species in New York: Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) is the primary state law that regulates the activities of NWCOs.(For your reference, the full text of the appropriate sections of the ECL are included at the end of this chapter.) On July 30, 2002 Governor Pataki signed a new law about nuisance wildlife control, ECL 11-0524, which gave the DEC the authority to set new regulations and license conditions.To get a NWCO license, you must complete the application, pass the exam, and pay the license fee.The New York State nuisance wildlife control license authorizes you to act as an agent for a property owner or lessee.You must have a signed contract or written permission from that person stating that you have been hired to act as their agent to take nuisance wildlife on their property (this is a license condition).When setting traps within 100 feet of a dwelling, school building, playground, or church, you must have the written consent of the owner or lessee of the property on which the trap is set.