Ned Bruha's Background
Ned Bruha, the V.P. of The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc., has a unique 30 years of scouting,
tracking, and nuisance wildlife control experience. Although Bruha does not concentrate on hunting
and trapping wildlife for clients, his experience can't be replaced by any college degree,
and without it, a wildlife management professional is not as effective.
Ned Bruha, a properly trained and
certified wildlife control professional
safely removing a copperhead snake.
This experience is equivalent to a P.H.D. in Wildlife Management via The University of Hard Knocks.
It's this experience that has made Ned Bruha the ethical naturalist and conservationist he is today -
a "different, conservationist breed of sportsman". Friends consistently say "Bruha, you have always been a "bunny hugger",
you just did not know it because you were offended by the label.
You were just raised with different ethics surrounding nuisance wildlife".
It is precisely these ethics combined with Ned's hands on wildlife management
experience that makes The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc. one of the very best humane
wildlife control services in the United States.
Credentials & Certifications
Hands on wildlife control experience should be a must have credential for
any wildlife professional you hire. However, it is also important that they
have the other proper professional wildlife credentials and organizational
membership affiliations as well. Ned Bruha's own wildlife professional credentials include:
IWRC Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator
Fall, 2008 Texas Animal Control Association Convention; invited
speaker for humane solutions and options for animal control officers.
Graduate of The National Wildlife Damage Management Academy
and Oklahoma's only Academy Certified Professional, (ACP).
All applicable Oklahoma state licenses.
Certified Bird Control Specialist, (BCS), and a Bird Barrier Approved installer.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, (ODWC), licensed as a professional trapper.
One million dollars of business insurance to protect you, your property, and your family.
Founding President of Oklahoma's current state chapter of the National Wildlife Control Operator Association (N.W.C.O.A.).
Other awards and credentials include The
Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit
Award and extensive media coverage
including television shows, newspaper articles and appearances and interviews as a premier
expert humane wildlife management professional. Ned Bruha is also a lifetime member of the
and a contributing photographer to the
University of Nebraska Internet Center for Wildlife Damage
In addition, Bruha served over four years in the U.S. military including serving overseas in
Afghanistan and as a member of the team responsible for training President Hamid Karsai's
Palace Guards and the new Ministry of Defense Soldiers.
The Skunk Whisperer® Ned Bruha has the credentials and background you
need to solve your wildlife problems the humane way.
If you are in Oklahoma and you want to compare apples to apples,
you cannot. We are unique. If you are not in one of our service areas please browse our
techniques page to learn ®
how to choose a wildlife professional
in your area including
a list of questions to ask a prospective service.
The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc. is unique in Oklahoma. The Skunk Whisperer® currently
has people on staff trained to be wildlife rehabilitators at a state and/or national
level of recognition via training classes and hours of hands-on experience.
Ironically, in Oklahoma, the ODWC says that it is a conflict of interest for a NWCO
to be a wildlife rehabilitator. (NWCO is term for Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator
and the professional trapping permit required to do wildlife control work in Oklahoma
that each hands-on employee must have) In addition, a past ODWC official told Ned Bruha,
"I think it is wrong that you do not kill everything at your customers homes".
Therefore, although The Skunk Whisperer staff may have more of the correct training,
experience and equipment to assist in many wild animal rescues, they are not allowed to do
so per ODWC unless that person forfeits their NWCO permit and
therefore forfeits their ability to make a living, too.