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#3077624 - 12/13/12 02:54 PM Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN?
Wes Parrish
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Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN?

I've seen several beavers now in and around Knoxville and in Central TN.

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#3077691 - 12/13/12 03:47 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Wes Parrish]
Dienamic
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We are eat up with them on Watts Bar. Got a den right around the corner from my dock. I kill em when I see them. Destructive little buggers. I hear they are tasty. Next one I see I am gonna find out!
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#3077904 - 12/13/12 06:18 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Dienamic]
dh1984
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There is one up in a pond own buy a company that has been trying to kill them out for the past 2 years.

Only thing they do is just move on down the creek then they reproduce again then their off spring goes right back to that pond again.

What kind of season we got one beaver ?
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#3078229 - 12/13/12 09:25 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: dh1984]
GREATWHITEHUNTER82
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Yup
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#3078275 - 12/13/12 09:54 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Wes Parrish]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN?

I've seen several beavers now in and around Knoxville and in Central TN.

Is this a serious question? Extremely common in Bradley and Polk counties...?
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#3078454 - 12/14/12 06:04 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: dh1984]
Dienamic
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 Originally Posted By: dh1984
What kind of season we got one beaver ?


Open year round no limit.
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#3078502 - 12/14/12 06:51 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Dienamic]
trealtree
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This might get as many post's as the bear thread. ;\)
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#3078843 - 12/14/12 10:19 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: trealtree]
pressfit
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I actually caught a 65 pounder back in 1990 in giles county.. I think it was the second one ever caught here.. caught it in a 330 conibear.. put my picture in the paper and I was the "hero of the county"..lol.. we have plenty of them now..
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#3079050 - 12/14/12 12:13 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: trealtree]
Buzzard Breath
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
This might get as many post's as the bear thread. ;\)

I'm thinking the thread will be locked before then. It won't take long before this one goes into the gutter.

But, to answer the OP's question, Yes, I see then occasionally around Blount County.

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#3079070 - 12/14/12 12:21 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
BowGirl
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Loads of them here by the house. They try every year to dam up the river to no avail. The dam on the creek is 3ft tall or so and growing. See lots of muskrats and a few mink too.
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#3079238 - 12/14/12 01:55 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
SES
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 Originally Posted By: buzz mcmanus
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
This might get as many post's as the bear thread. ;\)

I'm thinking the thread will be locked before then. It won't take long before this one goes into the gutter.

But, to answer the OP's question, Yes, I see then occasionally around Blount County.
I've seen several. It's been years though. Haven't seen one since right after I got married. Been about 9 years ago. Maybe my eyes are fading on me or something.

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#3079790 - 12/14/12 07:24 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: SES]
trealtree
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Beaver. It's what's for Dinner.

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#3083243 - 12/17/12 09:59 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: BowGirl]
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ive seen them in van buren county
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#3083386 - 12/17/12 11:43 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: LA man]
GRAMPS
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I have seen a few in Hawkins and Sullivan Counties.
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#3083503 - 12/17/12 01:06 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: GRAMPS]
Urban_Hunter
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Is this serious? I see them (or at least their damage) in Sumner, Davidson, Cheatham and Rutherford Counties all along the Cumberland tributaries. I also see them in Hickman and Perry counties where we hunt.
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#3084293 - 12/17/12 08:26 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Seen one in Gatlinburg and one in Pitman Center. Both had been run over.
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#3087409 - 12/19/12 06:23 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Deerhunter]
deerslayeror2
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knox /graniger
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#3087466 - 12/19/12 06:58 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: BowGirl]
JSPAL270
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See a lot when i duck hunt Tellico lake
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#3092560 - 12/23/12 02:58 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: JSPAL270]
ChippewaPartners
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I wish Cumberland County had a tremendous population of beaver so a guy could do some serious trapping and catch a few.........

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#3092884 - 12/23/12 07:30 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: ChippewaPartners]
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there is a large dam(NOT melton hill \:D ) just off hwy95 in oak ridge. i have also seen them on tellico lake. i have seen damage below norris dam on the clinch river.
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#3094301 - 12/24/12 08:04 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: stik]
jakeway
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I've seen several in Old Hickory lake and one this October in the Caney Fork right at the campground at Center Hill dam.
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#3106870 - 01/02/13 09:42 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: jakeway]
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Beaver started showing up in the mid to late 1970s. They were scarce at first then really took off. I've been told they were stocked around some of the old coal strip mining areas to control erosion but I have no proof of that. Now they're everywhere you look.
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#3134867 - 01/22/13 05:42 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: quickfire]
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Couldnt stop myself.

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#3135237 - 01/22/13 08:38 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: FOX FIRE]
mathews338
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I've seen hundreds of them.

Love to fish around the huts they make all over Cordell hull. Me and a buddy were flipping jigs around a hut a couple years ago. My buddies line jumped and he set the hook, into the side of a 40 lb beaver! When we figured out what he had he didn't want to cut the line, he wanted to land it. He said when I get it up to the boat (which took 30 minutes) you hit it over the head with the paddle.
He gets it up and I hit it with all I had, broke the paddle and the beaver appears dead. We lift it into the boat and he says get the camera, it's under the seat. He was holding it by the back legs while I was taking pics. All the sudden it starts moving and he lets go, it falls in bottom of boat. I'm climbing on top of the front seat and my buddy is sitting on top of the motor. The beaver finally got his bearings straight and went over the side of the boat and into the water.
We've had some funny things happen while fishing, can't wait for that awesome spring bite!

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#3138872 - 01/25/13 12:13 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: mathews338]
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There is a beaver dam just across the interstate from UPS on 75 north just outside of knoxville. It is a small creek so I don't figure there is very many there.
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#3138924 - 01/25/13 12:51 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: fourwheeler431]
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I see them all the time, in lots of places around here
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#3143425 - 01/29/13 07:25 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: mathews338]
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 Originally Posted By: mathews338
I've seen hundreds of them.

Love to fish around the huts they make all over Cordell hull. Me and a buddy were flipping jigs around a hut a couple years ago. My buddies line jumped and he set the hook, into the side of a 40 lb beaver! When we figured out what he had he didn't want to cut the line, he wanted to land it. He said when I get it up to the boat (which took 30 minutes) you hit it over the head with the paddle.
He gets it up and I hit it with all I had, broke the paddle and the beaver appears dead. We lift it into the boat and he says get the camera, it's under the seat. He was holding it by the back legs while I was taking pics. All the sudden it starts moving and he lets go, it falls in bottom of boat. I'm climbing on top of the front seat and my buddy is sitting on top of the motor. The beaver finally got his bearings straight and went over the side of the boat and into the water.
We've had some funny things happen while fishing, can't wait for that awesome spring bite!


That is pretty funny! They have been on Cordell Hull for years. There are now quite a few on Center Hill as well. We saw a few quite a few years ago, but in the last few years, the population has really increased.
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#3144274 - 01/29/13 05:16 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: TN Larry]
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Pelham [Grundy co] is eat up with them.
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#3152198 - 02/04/13 10:09 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: timberjack86]
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I hear complaints on little Emory branch of Watts Bar they are eating om the docks. I thought the treated lumber would kill them.
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#3152277 - 02/04/13 11:13 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: Craddock1]
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Yeah lots of beaver on Little Emory. Otter also. I was crappie fishing down there once and a dern otter grabbed my minner and hooked himself and swam off and busted my 4 lb test.
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#3156851 - 02/08/13 09:21 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Beaver in Central or East TN? [Re: BowGirl]
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They are ruining Little River thru Walland and Townsend. Killing all the mature trees along both sides.

Edited by Timber Ghost (02/08/13 09:23 PM)
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