Code of Ethics
AOKNWCO Code of Ethics:
All Members, regardless of class, must adhere to the following Code of Ethics:
I will strive to follow all laws and regulations pertaining to wildlife damage management to the best of my knowledge and ability. I agree to follow a professional code of conduct that embodies honesty, sincerity and dedication. I will show concern and respect for people, property and wildlife. I will promote the understanding and appreciation of the many values of wildlife and wildlife damage management, while considering and respecting the economic and health concerns of people adversely affected by wildlife. I acknowledge that AOKNWCO supports safe wildlife damage management practices by its members, including but not limited to: hunting, trapping, euthanasia, and any other legal method of population control measures in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations. I will be sensitive to the various viewpoints of others while conducting wildlife damage management services. I will provide expertise on wildlife damage management to my clientele upon request, within the limits of my experience, ability and legal authority. I will promote competence and present an image of professionalism by supporting high standards of education, training, employment and performance. I will strive to broaden my knowledge, skills and abilities to advance the practice of commercial wildlife damage management. I will, in good faith, select new or time proven methods for resolving wildlife damage conflicts and give due consideration to the humaneness, selectivity, effectiveness and practicality of animal damage management practices. I will treat my competition, colleagues, and clientele in a courteous manner and in accordance with honorable business practices. I will encourage, through word and through deed, all Wildlife Control Operators to adhere to this code and to participate in our states association comprised of Oklahoma Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators.