The Smoky Lake County Agricultural Services Board has reviewed and revised the Flood and Beaver control program as per Policy Statement # 62-07 and # 62-21.
Owners or renters of agricultural land which is being flooded by beavers can be compensated $15.00/ tail providing the problem area has been verified by the Agricultural Field man and the application form is completed.
The ASB will still be offering the service of beaver dam removal in areas where agricultural land is being flooded. The fee for this service is $100.00 per parcel of land, which entitles you to three visits from ASB staff plus $15.00 per stick of dynamite. Please give ASB staff one week notice to coordinate blasting operations.
Trapping of Beavers Information for Smoky Lake County Landowners
The Smoky Lake County Agricultural Services Board (ASB) is taking the names of landowners within Smoky Lake County who require the trapping of beavers. The ASB will be referring the landowners to interested trappers who will then contact the landowner directly for specific arrangements. The ASB is acting only as a program coordinator and will not subsidize trapping on private land. Mileage and/or day rate may be required, as per trappers’ request. For details, please contact Agricultural Field person T Dey at the Smoky Lake County Office at 780-656-3730 or by e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Producing livestock in the Boreal Region has many challenges and coyote predation is one of them. There are several management practices that agricultural producers can use to limit or eliminate the losses caused by predation. There are a few cost effective management practices that can help to eliminate predation before it starts and thereby keeping more money in your pocket. Dead livestock, still born young and afterbirth attract coyotes and other predators. It is important to have a management plan for the proper disposal of your waste materials. If an on farm bury pit is your choice of carcass disposal, it should be two meters deep, cover the dead animals with lime and then cover with soil. This should help deter the presence of some predators. Policy Statement # 62-03
There are management practices that can help control predation while calving your cows. Some of these are;
Shooting and trapping are other options to use in your overall management plan. Landholders can shoot coyotes on their land or authorize a resident to do so throughout the year. Keep in mind that Federal Gun Legislation must be followed at all times.
During the fur season, a landholder may obtain a resident trapper’s license from Alberta Fish and Wildlife or provide written authority to another resident who holds a trappers license to trap or snare coyotes on his property. However first time trappers may have to successfully complete a trapping course. For information on hunting and trapping regulations please contact your local fish and wildlife office.
For more information on livestock predation issues please contact the Smoky Lake County Agricultural Services Board @ (780) 656-3730
Ground Squirrels / Gopher
2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate is fully registered for 2013. It will be available to agricultural producers who have a “severe infestation” of Richardson Ground Squirrels. (A severe infestation is defined as: population of RGS is 1 hole per 4 strides walking or 20% crop damage in a 100m strip of crop).
The cost of Liquid Strychnine will be $7.00 per bottle and will be available through the County’s ASB staff. Policy Statement # 62-02
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