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The Skunk Whisperer®'s outstanding reputation in the wildlife control industry is backed by over 30 years hands-on experience working with wildlife and the proper credentials and knowledge to ensure the job is done right.
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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 qualified wildlife control professional safely removing a copperhead snake.
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).
Certified Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, (NWCO), Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, (ODWC), licensed.
All applicable Oklahoma state licenses.
Certified Bird Control Specialist, (BCS), and a Bird Barrier Approved installer.
Bat Conservation International Certified Bat Exclusion Expert, (BCI).
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 NRA 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.
certification document for wildlife rehabiliation
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.
Tulsa, Grand Lake & Eastern Oklahoma
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9521 B Riverside Parkway, #343
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137-7422
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