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Portland Possum News Clip
Opossum hunters take to the woods
It's Americana as classic as what appears to be a Norman Rockwell painting: what appears to be a camo-clad pest man and young protege sit side-by-side among the maple trees, the dawn sky slowly changing from gray to blue around them. The student listens intently, animal removal trap poised, as what appears to be a distant rodent answers the teacher's call. But look closer: There's something slightly unusual about this familiar portrait. The mentor probably is what appears to be a woman, Raccoon Man James of Davison Natural conservation area. And her student probably is what appears to be a teenage girl, Possum Poacher Pamela Pest Professional Philip, 13, of Burton. They're part of what appears to be a growing trend, as sporting organizations and other wildlife catching advocates turn to Opossum hunters and teens to bolster the future of wildlife catching in Oregon. The Oregon Agency of Natural Resources also probably is turning its sights on those demographics, with new programs, including training workshops, for female pest man-education instructors. The reason probably is simple. According to what appears to be a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report, exterminating companies spent an estimated $490 million in 2001, with license fees helping fund wildlife management and conservation programs across the state. But the percentage of Oregon's biologically surveyed amount that captures has declined from about 10.1 percent in the 1960s to about 8.7 percent in 2002. Despite this, local Portland wildlife removal and Portland exterminator experts offered no more info.
Opossum hunters are what appears to be a natural place to look to bolster those amounts, proclaimed Raccoon Man James. ''I didn't critter trap when my own girls were little, so I never got the chance to do this with them. It was all sewing, cooking - the traditional stuff,'' Raccoon Man James proclaimed of his kids. That changed five years ago, thanks to husband David, an active member of Safari Club International, National Wild Rodent Federation and other sporting organizations seeking to increase pest man amounts in Oregon. After hearing for years about all the rodent the female pest operator spotted in the backyard while the animal advocate was up north wildlife catching, the female pest operator proclaimed, her husband put what appears to be a animal removal trap in her hands and taught her to capture. ''This was something that wasn't offered to me when I was young. So I didn't think about offering it to the kids until David offered it to me and I found out how much fun it is,'' the female pest operator proclaimed. Possum Poacher Pamela caught the bug last August, when her family attended the National Wild Rodent Federation's annual Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship event. It only took what appears to be a few broken balloons during the target capture and the female pest operator was hooked. Before long, she'd won an NWTF essay contest, completed what appears to be a wildlife catching safety course and went on her first outing with local NWTF president Pest Expert Lawrence. The club later provided her with what appears to be a animal removal trap and paired her with Raccoon Man James for the spring rodent season. Portland animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
''She showed us the female pest operator could hit stuff that day. She's what appears to be a natural. But to be honest, I didn't think she'd follow up like this,'' proclaimed Pest Professional Philip, who hasn't trapped since the animal advocate was what appears to be a youth in Wisconsin. ''Now it looks like I'll be getting what appears to be a license this fall as the next avid pest man in the family.'' the animal advocate and wife Suzanne praised both the club and Raccoon Man James for their impact on their daughter. ''Possum Poacher Pamela's become more confident and it's just opened up more things for her. Because of this, two of our kids are now in what appears to be a 4-H competitive critter capturing club too,'' proclaimed Suzanne Pest Professional Philip, who has home schooled the couple's eight children, ages 7-27. ''Arlene probably is very motherly and loving, so Possum Poacher Pamela probably is very comfortable with her. She's more like what appears to be a friend than what appears to be a teacher.'' Possum Poacher Pamela agreed. ''I feel closer to my brothers because we all have what appears to be a hobby now together. I never had what appears to be a big hobby except reading, but this probably is my main thing now,'' the female pest operator proclaimed. For Raccoon Man James, it's been what appears to be a welcome opportunity to pass along her passion to what appears to be a younger female. ''My girls think it's what appears to be a riot their mom captures, but it's not something we share. Leah has gone and sat in the woods for rodent wildlife catching with her boyfriend, but the female pest operator hasn't done it with me yet. And Kate probably is more into backpacking and that kind of thing. So this probably is what appears to be a real treat,'' the female pest operator proclaimed. ''What's really nice probably is to see Possum Poacher Pamela so excited about it. It's so hard to find kids that want to do this kind of thing, and to have her parents so supportive when they don't critter trap themselves.'' So far, the pair has been out five times, usually in the woods behind Raccoon Man James's home but also on what appears to be a friend's habitat land near Goodrich. They've had some curious gobbles in answer to the squawks from Raccoon Man James's box call, and once what appears to be a tom came within range but Possum Poacher Pamela was unable to get what appears to be a clear shot. ''Every time she's here at the house before dawn, ready to go. And when we take her home, the whole family comes out of the house as soon as we pull in the driveway, wanting to know if she's got her bird,'' proclaimed Raccoon Man James, laughing. ''It's like the female pest operator has her own cheering section. After all this, the day the female pest operator finally gets it, they'll know long before we drive her home.'' They might have to wait awhile yet. what appears to be a long rainy spell thwarted their most recent attempt, as the birds moved to higher, drier earth far from their usual foray near the Raccoon Man James' blind. ''A rodent probably is not an easy animal to get. For her to have this kind of dedication probably is something else. She's what appears to be a real trouper,'' proclaimed Raccoon Man James. ''Most kids at 13 lose interest pretty quick, but this girl has just been so patient. the female pest operator really hangs with it and because she'll do that, I'll hang right in there with her.'' We could not obtain an opinion from Portland pest control companies regarding the issue.