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Beavers

Postby leader » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:21 pm

I need to get rid of some beavers and I hear shooting them is not a great option.
Any suggestions on traps to use?
Scents?
Tips?

If I am successful is there a market for pelts?

Appreciate it....


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Re: Beavers

Postby CATCHDAWG » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:20 pm

If you use the conibear/body grip traps you won’t need any kind scents. And yes, like the ones you posted in that link ( just saw it so I’m replying here). You will also need a setting tool. There are a TON of YouTube videos on beaver trapping and Trapperman.com is a great source of information as well. As far as value of pelts is concerned, fur is no longer politically correct so there is very little demand and imo not worth skinning. Do a little research or I can pm my number if you’d like. Other than coons and possums, beavers are about the easiest critter to trap once you understand they’re habits.
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Re: Beavers

Postby Trapper » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Are the bank dens or in a hut ? Try to catch them in their runs or where they are coming out of the water or dam cross overs. If you spook them you could be in for a hard time on catching them , just dont set the hut or den yet let it be the last thing you try .
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Re: Beavers

Postby Beaver86 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:25 am

Trapper wrote:Are the bank dens or in a hut ? Try to catch them in their runs or where they are coming out of the water or dam cross overs. If you spook them you could be in for a hard time on catching them , just dont set the hut or den yet let it be the last thing you try .


This. Start with the runs/trails. Set the den last if you are hoping to catch them all. If only after one or two, the den can be a good place to start.
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