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Except as otherwise provided, a person shall not use chemicals, explosives, smoking devices, mechanical ferrets, wire, tool, instrument, or water to remove fur-bearing animals from their dens. Humane traps, or traps designed to kill instantly, with a jaw spread, as originally manufactured, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals  exceeding eight inches are unlawful to use except when placed entirely underwater. 

Conibear type traps and snares shall not be set on the right-of-way of a public road within two hundred yards of the entry to a private drive serving a residence without the permission of the occupant. A snare when set shall not have a loop larger than eight inches in horizontal measurement except for a snare set with at least one-half of the loop Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals underwater. 

A snare set on private land other than roadsides within thirty yards of a pond, lake, creek, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals drainage ditch, stream, or river shall not have a loop larger than eleven inches in horizontal measurement. All snares shall have a functional deer lock which will not allow the snare loop to close smaller than two and one-half inches in diameter. 

No Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals person shall set or maintain any snare, body-gripping, or conibear type trap within any public road right-of way within 200 yards of buildings inhabited by human beings unless a resident of the dwelling adjacent to the public road right-of-way has given permission or unless the body-gripping or conibear type trap is completely underwater or at least one-half of the loop of a snare is underwater. Nothing in this rule shall be construed as limiting the use of foothold traps or box-type live traps in public road rights-of-way. 

No person shall place or leave any trap, stake, or non-indigenous set making material upon any public road right-of way except during a period of time that begins two weeks before the trapping season opens and Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals ends on the last day of the season. [ARC 7922B, IAB 7/1/09, effective 8/5/09] 571—110.2(481A) Snares. 110.2(1) Placement. 

No person shall set or maintain any snare in any public road right-of-way so that the snare when fully Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals extended can touch any fence. Snares may not be attached to a drag. 110.2(2) Loop size. 

No snare when set will have a loop larger than 8 inches in horizontal measurement except for snares set with at least one-half of the loop underwater or snares set on private land other than roadsides within 30 yards of a pond, lake, drainage ditch, creek, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals stream or river shall not have a loop larger than 11 inches in horizontal measurement. 

Deer locks. All snares must Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals have a functional deer lock that will not allow the snare loop to close smaller than 2½ inches in diameter. 110.2(4) Mechanical snares. It shall be illegal to set any mechanically powered snare designed to capture an animal by the neck or body unless such snares are placed completely underwater. 

571—110.3(481A) Body-gripping and conibear type traps. No Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals person shall set or maintain any bodygripping or conibear type trap on any public road right-of-way within 5 feet of any fence. 571—110.4(481A) Foothold and leghold traps. 

No person shall set or maintain on land any foothold or leghold trap with metal-serrated jaws, metal-toothed jaws or a spread inside the set jaws of greater than 7 inches. 571—110.5(481A)Removal of animals from traps and Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals snares. 

All animals or animal carcasses Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals caught in any type of trap or snare, except those which are placed entirely underwater and designed to drown the animal immediately, must be removed from the trap or snare by the trap or snare user immediately upon discovery and within 24 hours of the time the animal is caught. 571—110.6(481A) Trap tag requirements. 

All traps and snares, whether set or not, possessed by a Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals person who can reasonably be presumed to be trapping shall have a metal tag attached plainly labeled with the user’s name and address. 571—110.7(481A) Colony traps. 

All colony traps must be set entirely underwater. Standard permits do not permit the handling of certain species. Problems may arise with species that are Federally protected and/or are on the Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals threatened or endangered species list. 

These will include, but are not Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals limited to; spotted skunks, hawks, owls, eagles, migratory birds, waterfowl, and all songbirds. Should you encounter a problem with one of these species, contact your respective state conservation officer to consult with them to determine how this particular situation should be handled. 

ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES The Iowa Code, Chapter 481B and the Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 571-77, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals addresses endangered and threatened species. The specific definitions are important to understand. 

It is unlikely you would encounter these species, but in case you should- be aware that special regulations exist and you must contact your local state conservation officer before Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals proceeding. 

Consequently, if dealt with Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals during a nuisance wildlife control complaint, these species must be released alive. The following is a partial list of those species: Iowa Adminstrative Code- Chapter 77 ENDANGERED AND THREATENED PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES 

Natural Resource Commission [571] IAC 3/2/94, 12/29/99 [Prior to 12/31/86, Conservation Commission[290], Ch 19] IAC 3/2/94, 12/29/99 571—77.1(481B) Definitions. As used in this Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals rule: "Endangered species" means any species of fish, plant life, or wildlife which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range. 

"Special concern species" means any species about which problems of status or distribution are suspected, but not documented, and for which no special Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals protection is afforded under this rule. 

"Threatened species" means any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. 571—77.2(481B) Endangered, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals threatened, and special concern animals. 

The natural resource commission, in consultation with scientists with Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals specialized knowledge and experience, has determined the following animal species to be endangered, threatened or of special concern in Iowa: Migratory birds are protected by both state and federal regulations. 

Thus, the control of migratory bird species requires a federal permit in addition to a state permit. Federal regulations do not protect feral pigeons, Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals European starlings, or English sparrows, thus a Federal permit is not required to control these species. 

European starlings and house sparrows are not protected in Iowa (IAC 571-76). However, special regulations exist regarding pigeons. (See IAC chapter 571-100) Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals Also see further information below. All other species of birds are protected in Iowa. 

For more information regarding the Federal regulations or the issuance of Federal permits, consult with the Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. There is a Special Agent stationed in Des Moines - phone 515-284-4125. 

BIRD CONTROL - PESTICIDE USAGE Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals Extreme caution must be exercised when using pesticides for the control of pigeons, European starlings or house sparrows because of the possibility of: 1. Direct poisoning of non-target bird species, or 2. Secondary poisoning of other bird species. 

Because of these risks the state regulations are very restrictive in non-industrial areas where non-target species are likely to be present. Certain species of nongame shall not be protected. 76.1(1) Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals Birds. The European starling and the house sparrow shall not be protected. 

76.1(2) Reptiles. a. Garter snake. b. Timber rattlesnake Wood Damage From Gnawing Insects Or Animals except in Allamakee, Appanoose, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Jackson, Jones, Lee, Madison, Van Buren, and Winneshiek Counties but not including an area of 50 yards around houses actively occupied by human beings in those counties.

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