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Davidson Wildlife Services LLC

Purveyors of Professional Wildlife Management Services

in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area of Colorado and beyond

Established in 1994 - 26 years and counting


We know it well and are well known in it

        Nuisance Wildlife Removal

        Live Trapping & Relocation

        Damage Repair & Exclusion

        Odor Management & Disinfectants

        Repellent & Deterrent Applications

        Fence Building & Repair

        Advice & Consultation

        Tanned Fur Sales

        Other Product Sales

Coronavirus – how we're serving our Customers during this time:

    Please move your cursor to hover over the Monthly Service Contracts page heading above.

    Then click on the heading under that called Our Services During Coronavirus.

    You'll also find something to make you laugh near the bottom of that page – true story.


Keep scrolling down for info about our DWS Characters.










Photo by Fae Davidson

Crested Butte Mountain in Summer – taken from the deck of our home

For a full view of this photo – see the Sale of DWS Assets page.

Hello from

The Characters

of

Davidson Wildlife Services LLC


Trapper (Al) & Fae Davidson

The Owners

Trapper (Al) came to Crested Butte in 1991 as a horseback Outfitter Guide for Summer trips and Fall elk and deer hunting trips.  He and Fae met in Crested Bute on October 31, 1992 – Fae's first night in town. 


We married in Crested Butte on June 18, 1994 on Trapper's birthday. 


Soon after our marriage we started Davidson Services to offer Wildlife Management services locally.  But within a few months we also put together a nationwide catalog for our Trapper's Trap Line & Mountain Man Possibles business which included trapping and other supplies for use in contemporary Wildlife Management as well as Mountain Man Rendezvous reenactment supplies.  After doing 11,000 miles of travel in 1996 and then more of that in 1997 to go to various conventions and rendezvous, we decided we'd done enough of that work and travel.  We also decided that keeping such a large inventory of products for it all was more than we wanted to handle so we scaled back to wildlife management locally as our primary business.


In 2013 we converted our Wildlife Management business of Davidson Services to an LLC, expanded the name to Davidson Wildlife Services LLC  and merged the sale of a limited offering of trapping supplies, tanned fur and various Mountain Man Rendezvous products into it.   Please see our Trading Post  page for more about how to purchase any of our products.

Clementine & Bridger

The Canine Resources Department

Why are there Basset Hounds on our signs?

These Basset Hound characters have been with us for many years and have been outstanding as our Canine Resources Department – excellent PR in an extremely dog friendly area.  They have happily traveled in our business vehicles and provided countless chuckles to Customers and friends who have met them along the way.  They have done well as our Public Relations team – Paw Pals for Life.


The Bassets draw attention to the signs and then folks read what we do on there.  Many have been the times that we have returned to our truck in a parking place somewhere and have found someone perusing these signs and laughing at the Bassets.  We were often able to say, "Would you like to meet the real thing?" and then open the back door to introduce them to Clementine and Bridger in person (rather, in canine).  These signs have also done much to express the notion that trappers care about animals too and have helped to counter many mistaken impressions out there in the public concern.  It has been an outstanding marketing approach for us.


Bridger and Clementine were designated as our Canine Resources Department one night in 2012 when Fae was working on the computer to design the signs and Trapper was watching the news on TV.  While Fae was contemplating "we need to call them something" to put with their names in the upper right-hand corner, she heard a reference on the TV news to some company's "Human Resources Department".  "That's it!", she thought and typed it onto the sign design.  Trapper enthusiastically agreed to the moniker.



Even though they had to depart on June 8 and August 9, 2019 (very sad days in our lives) they are still our Canine Resources Department in absentia.  Clementine was 13 and Bridger was 16 years old so their lives with us were long and rich and filled with joy.  They came to be well known around the area along with us and were even featured in a story in the Crested Butte News on October 11, 2019.  Although these dogs are gone we're doggone happy about all the years we thoroughly enjoyed them being a big part of our lives.  And they'll never be gone from our hearts.  


We plan to keep these signs on our business truck in their honor and memory and because they are so well recognized.  Over the years many folks have told us, "We see your truck with those Basset Hounds on it everywhere!"  That's because our jobs are all over the valley and we are constantly on the move to get to them. 

Employment Opportunities

From time to time we hire employees to help us meet the demand for our services.  Available positions depend primarily upon the season but we do offer Year Round services meaning that we sometimes have winter positions available as well as during other times of the year.   If you are interested in working with us please contact us for a Job Description and Job Application form.  


This is the ad we run from time to time in the Gunnison Country Shopper

    DAVIDSON WILDLIFE SERVICES.  Employment opportunity unlike any other in the area.  Work mostly outdoors, multi-faceted, valley wide.  Part-time winter work with     possibility of more hours this summer as part of our fence building team.  Contact us if you have the dependability, physical stamina & teamwork spirit to do the work     we offer.  Non-tobacco & non-cannabis users only.  (970) 349-1899.


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