Deer in Spring Landscape

Wildlife Problems

[Wildlife rehabilitator assisting Bald Eagle]

Most of the time, when people encounter wild animals, they are filled with excitement and wonder. However, there are times when being face-to-face with nature poses a new set of problems, and most people simply don't know what to do. DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to provide you with a Toll-free 877 phone number to report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife situations.

To report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife,
Call Toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-463-6497.

In Maryland, Wildlife Rehabilitators are volunteers, licensed by the Wildlife and Heritage Service to care for orphaned, sick or injured wildlife until they can be released safely into the wild. For a list of licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators near your home or business, please call Wildlife Services toll-free at 1-877-463-6497, or refer to the Quick List on the DNR Internet:

Maryland Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators
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News for Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sometimes it is necessary to learn how to prevent frequent visits by wildlife to your home or neighborhood. It may even become necessary to remove Nuisance Wildlife from your property. To find out about safe and legal ways to deal with these problem animals, or to locate individuals or companies who are licensed by the Wildlife & Heritage Service to handle wildlife complaints, please call 1-877-463-6497, or refer to the Quick List on the DNR Internet.

Nuisance Wildlife

Wildlife Damage Control Operators
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News for Wildlife Damage Control Operators

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