MU Black Vulture Project

The MU Black Vulture Project is designed to improve our understanding of vulture ecology, the dynamics of vulture conflicts, and to provide educational assistance for livestock producers and clientele with information on how to prevent and control problems and deal with potential conflicts should they occur. The Project is conducted in partnership and collaboration with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and USDA APHIS-Wildlife Services here in Missouri.

The primary objective of the Project is to provide educational resources and assistance on preventing and mitigating damage caused by nuisance black vultures.

Refer to the side-bar links for detailed information describing techniques to prevent and control damage caused by black vultures and for resources provided by USDA APHIS-Wildlife Services, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Black vultures are increasing in population and their aggressive nature can cause problems for livestock producers in Missouri. Learn more about controlling black vultures from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Learn more about black vultures and where they are most commonly found in Missouri with the Missouri Department of Conservation field guide.

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Discover resources from the Wildlife Services Missouri state office for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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Depredation process (Missouri Farm Bureau)

Missouri Farm Bureau has received a statewide depredation permit that allows for a limited number of black vulture “takes” where black vultures are depredating on livestock. Learn more about the depredation sub-permit program application and approval process.

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