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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Don't have any trapping gear, but I could put you on to a few nuisance beavers that are plugging my road culverts. :christo:


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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:26 am 
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No conibears, but I've got some #3 leghold traps somewhere.
When I was a gamewarden, I had to enforce the trapping laws, which included the one requiring traps to have a registered trapper ID number. If I found one without a ID number, I would pull it, and leave my card with a message "If you want your trap back, call me".
Didn't get called too often :biglol: .
By the time I retired, I must of had 130 #3s and 60 or so #2s. Our department's trappers glomed onto most of them.
Actually, I found more muskrat traps on water sets than beaver. Most of what I found on my district were for coyotes, foxes and bobcat.
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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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TC, a lot of people in my area do the beaver trapping along with muskrats ,

good luck finding ,

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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maz wrote:
Don't have any trapping gear, but I could put you on to a few nuisance beavers that are plugging my road culverts. :christo:



Maz love your photo of the grouse feathers :bigtup: :bigtup:

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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Maz love your photo of the grouse feathers :bigtup: :bigtup:


Thanks, TT.
They're from a display case I made of cedar. Took three different color phases and arranged them in a circle. Added some feather ends and shotgun shell brass to cover the center.


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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:19 am 
I've seen some on craigslist lately you might want to check there. It's hit and miss just like anything else but might be worth a shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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you going to make tongue and tail soup out of them? :biglol: Congrats! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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:bigtup: :bigtup: great trapping

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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Congratulations. Boy that friend of yours getting a 48 pounder too. I didn't realize they could get that big?

Thanks for sharing. I just viewed your youtube videos. What do you do with them? Do you skin them yourself and sell the pelt? Same with the muskrats? How long does it take you? Where do you do the work? Is it hard to do? Is there a use for the carcasses, teeth, skulls, tails? Do the traps kill or do they drown?

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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Hey TK, Good to see your back. :cool:

Do you have a skinning board? Might help, plus if you can find a local furrier to sell directly to without the auction.

I found one for my coyote pelts, he wants em shot but not skinned. He does all that himself, lets me keep the gut piles for the next hunt plus the cash for the furs.

Something to think about.

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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Thanks for the detailed answers TC. I am happy to hear about the instant kill traps. I personally am not a fan of the traps that hold an animal alive until the trapper returns. I felt bad one year for a coon that was trapped on a small stream. It was soaking wet and it was cold and shivering as if it was having a seizer. I could see the coon trapped from the narrow dirt road where my primitive camp was set up and I had to drive by the coon several times throughout the weekend and it would just stare at me shivering. Not a real good experience for me. Don't get me wrong, I am definately not opposed to trapping but I wish the trapper would check his traps daily if they are live hold traps. Personally it drives me crazy when I knock down a grouse and then it gets away from me because I know it is doomed without it's ability to fly. I will search for such a bird for an hour or more and then sometimes return later in the day or the next day. Twice I've bagged wounded birds after returning to search a second time. One of those birds I found dead the next morning and the other still running and hopping with a broken wing. Keep your stories and pictures coming. 100 pound beaver?? Whew....

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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TC nice catch :bigtup:

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver Trapping
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nice ty for sharing TC

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