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Trial program for trapping beavers initiated

Tuesday, October 31, 2000

The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors has initiated a new program intended to provide an incentive for trapping beaver in the non-drainage areas of BV County.

For this trial program, the board has appropriated $1,000 for fiscal year 2001. The bounty will be paid out at the rate of $25 per beaver trapped in the natural streams of the county.

To qualify for reimbursement under this program, trappers are first required to register in the office of the County Auditor, to provide proof of a valid fur bearer's license and to submit their claims on forms available from the County Auditor. Total payout for this trial program is limited to $1,000, so trappers should submit their claims to the promptly. Trappers will follow all of the applicable Iowa laws and regulations with respect to bounty- trapping in the county.

For additional information and forms, call or write the Buena Vista County Auditor at 712-749-2542 or P.O. Box 220, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588-0220.

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