Uncover the secrets to “Mastering Mole Trapping” in today’s episode of the Living The Wildlife Podcast. Explore the stunning beauty of Utah, the unique conditions of Montana, and more in six key chapters for wildlife control success. Gain valuable insights, expert advice, and discover the essential strategies to become a master in the art of mole trapping and wildlife control. Join us on this enlightening journey and unlock the key to effective wildlife management.
Chapter 1: Introduction and Conference Recap
On today’s episode of The Living The Wildlife Podcast, we delve into Stephen Vantassel’s introduction and his recent trip to Utah for the Wildlife Damage Management Conference. He shares his experience in Logan, Utah, and expresses his appreciation for the beauty of the area. He also mentions the upcoming spring season and the preparations many professionals are making.
Chapter 2: Conditions in Montana and Wildlife Control
Stephen discusses the specific conditions in Montana, where he is located. He discusses the elevation and the impact it has on their spring season compared to other parts of the United States. Stephen highlights the presence of snow on the ground but also mentions the emerging signs of spring with grass peeking through. He emphasizes the importance of moisture for fire prevention and invites readers to subscribe to his channel and leave reviews.
Chapter 3: Engaging with the Wildlife Control Community
Stephen encourages readers to reach out to him and provides his contact information. He expresses his eagerness to hear thoughts, comments, suggestions, and even criticisms from the audience. He also mentions his fascination with the phenomenon of people being hesitant to appear on his podcast and asks for insights from listeners. Stephen acknowledges the primarily professional audience but extends a welcome to non-professionals as well.
Chapter 4: Reviewing “Modern Mole Trapping” Book
Stephen also focuses on a book review of “Modern Mole Trapping” by Richard Huberty. He provides details about the book, including its publication date, length, and cost. He discusses the content and structure of the book, mentioning its chapters, images, and the author’s background. Stephen emphasizes the value of books as a source of in-depth information that videos may not always provide. He acknowledges the book’s potential usefulness for mole trappers, but also points out its limitations for wildlife control professionals looking for more comprehensive business strategies.
Chapter 5: Pros and Cons of “Modern Mole Trapping”
Stephen presents the pros and cons of the book “Modern Mole Trapping.” He praises the author’s attempt to be comprehensive in covering various aspects of mole trapping, such as prevention, biology, and control methods. Stephen appreciates the inclusion of lesser-known mole traps, but expresses disappointment with the use of wiggle words and the lack of scientific authority in some sections. He highlights the author’s discussion of repellents and toxicants, as well as his exploration of debunked methods. However, Stephen notes the absence of evidence or personal experiences to support certain claims made in the book.
Chapter 6: Conclusion and Reflections on Education
Finally, Stephen wraps up the blog post by emphasizing the value of education and different perspectives in the wildlife control field. He encourages readers to approach training and information with an open mind, even if they may only gain a single new insight or tip. Stephen reiterates the importance of challenging oneself, thinking outside the box, and continually learning to gain a competitive edge in the industry. He concludes by acknowledging the limitations of current research and the significance of anecdotal knowledge shared by experienced professionals.
Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE
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