Authors as Published

Authored by Jackson M. C. Helling, Former Undergraduate Student, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech; and Jim Parkhurst, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech

This publication is available in a PDF file format only.

Many citizens lack sufficient knowledge on how to properly deal with a negative interaction with a woodchuck. To correct this situation, this brochure provides an overview of woodchuck biology, behavior, and life history, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of our interactions with woodchucks, and provides suggested guidance on how to properly achieve resolution to conflicts with woodchucks.

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Publication Date

November 8, 2022