As Michigan prospers and grows, we have encroached on natural habit that provides for a variety of wildlife. Over time, wild animals have learned to live, not only in wooded areas or on the fringes of suburbia, but also in cities and subdivisions. While all wild animals possess positive and beneficial aspects, some animals need to be managed at one time or another.

Nuisance wildlife control operators manage wild animals to reduce or eliminate serious damage to human health, property, or agriculture and natural resources.



The Michigan Animal Damage Control Association (MADCA) is an organization of state permitted wildlife control operators (WCOs.)

MADCA was formed in 1995 by a group of private WCOs concerned about the willful misrepresentation, professional acceptance, and lack of public understanding of wildlife control industry in the State of Michigan.


MADCA is a professional trade organization that depends on a strong membership base. A Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Editor/Public Relations are elected for two year terms. They serve the membership through efforts to reform regulations and offer various educational and business opportunities. Any MADCA member who operates a legitimate wildlife control business in the State of Michigan is eligible to vote, run for office or serve on a committee.


MADCA News, the official MADCA newsletter, is issued quarterly and provides members with current information about activities and developments in the wildlife damage management field, MADCA holds quarterly board meetings and an annual general membership meeting both of which all members are welcome to attend.

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