Nuisance Animals – Beavers

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Nuisance Animals – Beavers

Members,

As we had communicated earlier, we are experiencing damage with beavers in the Cove 9 area that have become a nuisance.

We asked for help from our members and one experienced trapper/hunter has stepped forward.  We are thankful for his willingness to help our community.  He has submitted a comprehensive plan to help us rid Cove 9/island of future damage.  Also, thanks to the others who reached out with information, names of trappers, etc.  Just as a note, pelts do not bring in much money anymore, so it is difficult to find help, especially from folks that do not live in the community as traps are expensive and need to be checked daily.

I have contacted a few neighbors in strategic areas and have been granted permission to use their property to set traps, and other neighbors that have particularly good/safe spots that will allow us to hunt on their property.  We will also be using the Association’s property at the islands for this purpose. 

As discussed in our Quarterly meeting, we have been experiencing quite a bit of dogs running at large.  Our rule states:  “No Member owning or harboring a dog or cat within Indian Hills Subdivision will allow such animal to run at large.  For the purpose of this rule, the term “at large” is defined as off the premises of the owner, when not under the control by leash of the owner or a person over the age of twelve (12) years.”  This is all the more important with traps being set.  We will have signs warning of the locations of traps.  It is CRITICAL THAT YOU KEEP YOUR ANIMALS ON A LEASH PER our rules, especially during this trapping operation.

We may find in the future that a controlled hunt similar to our goose hunt is a better way to go.  We will communicate that process if and when it comes to it. 

If you have any information that may help us, please reach out to me at bod.mbhuffman@ilpoa.org.

Mary Beth Huffman

President – ILPOA