Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO)

Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO) are licensed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources suggests that if you have a nuisance wildlife problem with your home, business or property; contact the NWCO nearest you. NWCO's are a private business, and are not an agent or employee of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Any person interested in becoming a Licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO) can review the NWCO Manual/Guidebook to determine if he or she qualifies, based upon practical wildlife trapping experience or related education, training or coursework.

To begin the application process:

  • Print a copy of the application form
     
  • provide the completed form to the state conservation officer in the county you reside
     
  • Do not submit the $25.00 fee at this time.

Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO) - Species ID & Information Manual
     
Currently licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators

NWCO New Applicants, Form # 542-8060
NWCO New Applicants, Form # 542-8060

NWCO Renewal Applicants, Form # 542-8061
NWCO Renewal Applicants, Form # 542-8061

Nuisance Animal Log, Form # 542-8075
Nuisance Animal Log, Form # 542-8075

Canada Goose Control Guidelines

For more information, please check these animal control website links:
http://icwdm.org/Publications/General.asp
http://www.wildlife.ksu.edu/
http://npic.orst.edu/pest/wildyard.html