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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]
quickfire
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhyCL-ELRxg
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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]
fourwheeler431
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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]
TN Larry
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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]
timberjack86
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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]
Craddock1
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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]
quickfire
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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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