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#3195370 - 03/17/13 05:04 PM Spring Break beaver Hunt
BamaProud
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Not what you are thinking ;\) but Now that I have your attention.

We have had a Beaver problem on the farm. Best guess there were 7 of them. Over the past 6 months we've shot 4 and broken their dam 3 times. Each time they repaired it within a day or two. We launched an all out assault over the weekend.

Their dam backed about 2-3 feet of water up across about 8 acres including one of our food plots. It was 2 feet above water level in places and ran about 300 yards long.


5 of us with shovels axes and picks broke it in about a dozen places with gaps as wide as 3o feet. The water dropped a foot in 3 hours and it was nearly dry the next morning.

Next we burned them out with 2 people waiting with shotguns.

Gregg got pretty hot in the stand and the ladder caught fire. \:\)

The fire probably wasn't necessary since we could easily get the tractor in there, but hey we got to have a big fire.



2 came out 1 got shot(no body recovered) but he flopped a bit before sinking. He might not be dead but he didn't have a good day. So there might be 1 or 2 left, but they have a LOT of work ahead if they want to rebuild. Gonna check on them in a few days.
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#3195376 - 03/17/13 05:09 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: BamaProud]
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#3195414 - 03/17/13 05:46 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: RUGER]
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Beavers can cause a lot of problems..One thing I learned about Beavers ,is they are much bigger then I thought.
Just a heads up I think they are illegal to shoot. ;\)

Just kidding ...they are legal year round


Edited by Good time Charlie (03/17/13 05:52 PM)
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#3195422 - 03/17/13 05:53 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Good time Charlie]
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They're Satan rats. We kill lots of them on our farm each year and new ones reappear and rebuild whatever we destroy. It's an ongoing cycle, but we get to blow up stuff once or twice a year.
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#3195520 - 03/17/13 07:32 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Trapper John]
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cool looks like fun
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#3195540 - 03/17/13 07:49 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Play them a recording of running water and when they show themselves shoot them or use napalm.
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#3195541 - 03/17/13 07:50 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: chunkandwind]
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LOL @ chunkandwind \:D
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#3195550 - 03/17/13 07:57 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: RUGER]
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Shoulda called Si Robertson... He's the beaver commander \:\)
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#3195551 - 03/17/13 08:00 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: EastTNHunter]
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I'm about to have a beaver war myself....
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#3195560 - 03/17/13 08:09 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: leader]
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#3195608 - 03/17/13 08:56 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: easy45]
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When I was a kid I had it inmy mind that beavers would be good for the eco system from the idea that they would build some killer fish'n holes.

Once they moved in the area I found out otherwise, all they do is make a mess of things, a misquito farm at best, water stays nasty & scummed over.
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#3195609 - 03/17/13 08:57 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Good time Charlie]
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 Originally Posted By: Good time Charlie
Beavers can cause a lot of problems..One thing I learned about Beavers ,is they are much bigger then I thought.
Just a heads up I think they are illegal to shoot. ;\)

Just kidding ...they are legal year round


I/we kill them year round, with any means possible, my favorite is to burst dam early in morning, find a cougar to ride with me at night[one that like adult beverages], shine beavers with remote controlled spotlight and shoot with .22 hornet, I/we have done so many nights, we have also floated the Hatchie River and spotlighted/killed many beavers the past 40 years

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#3195673 - 03/17/13 10:23 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: easy45]
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Thread title had me expecting a Panama City story....
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#3195679 - 03/17/13 10:32 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: chunkandwind]
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 Originally Posted By: chunkandwind
Play them a recording of running water and when they show themselves shoot them or use napalm.


You won the internet tonight.... \:D \:D \:D
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#3195687 - 03/17/13 10:41 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: chunkandwind]
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 Originally Posted By: chunkandwind
Play them a recording of running water and when they show themselves shoot them or use napalm.


napalm, it smells like "victory", now where did I hear that?????????????????????????
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#3195736 - 03/18/13 03:44 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Chaneylake]
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Last beaver hunting trip I had over spring break was a few years back in Cancun....
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#3195837 - 03/18/13 08:03 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: tn droptine]
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Did you skin any out? I very much would like to skin one out and dry it on a traditional round frame for use in our hunter safety classes. Have seen zero sign of beaver population around here in middle TN or on Yanahli.
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#3195855 - 03/18/13 08:15 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Nimrod777]
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When they first came to dad's property, we were a little concerned. We started seeing where they had cut down little saplings and such. It was then that we saw they were cleaning up the entire creek bottoms of those stupid fast growing hedge tree things. So we let them go at it. In just a month or so, they had cleaned the entire creek bottom up of those trees. I don't know where they hauled them to, but they had it looking like a field when they got done, whereas before, it was so thick you couldn't hardly walk through it. THEN they started cutting in on bigger trees...not cutting them all the way down, just cutting into them enough to kill the tree. After they got a few of our big Poplar trees...we decided to do something about 'em. Got one of dads friends...he came down and set traps all along the creek. Caught 6 of them over a period of a few months. Think we got all of em now cause they stopped cutting; they either got caught out or moved on.
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#3195905 - 03/18/13 08:45 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: easy45]
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hate beavers
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#3195906 - 03/18/13 08:47 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: easy45]
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If you shoot them in the nose with a .22 they will come out of the water or at least to the surface Makes it hard to hold their breath with a whole in their nose, works everytime!

I have never lost a bever due to sinking after shooting them in the nose..


Edited by Slaughter-06 (03/18/13 08:48 AM)

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#3195913 - 03/18/13 08:50 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: de novo]
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 Originally Posted By: de novo
Thread title had me expecting a Panama City story....
it had me about to go off! \:D great title to get attention tho \:\)

We hunt between Paris and Camden and the beavers there kill our hunting spots some years.
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#3195999 - 03/18/13 09:51 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: easy45]
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Looks like an episope of Duck Dynasty.
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#3196106 - 03/18/13 11:25 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Did you skin any out? I very much would like to skin one out and dry it on a traditional round frame for use in our hunter safety classes. Have seen zero sign of beaver population around here in middle TN or on Yanahli.


No all of them were shot in the pond with no way to easily retrieve them. I would have liked to skin one too. I was going to cook some too, but didn't want to have to dive for him.
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#3197332 - 03/19/13 01:20 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: BamaProud]
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#3228475 - 04/22/13 09:18 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: spitndrum]
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Darn things are still giving me fits. We broke the dam again for the 3rd time. I think they are still living in the lodge we burned and dug up. It must go under the bank a lot farther than just under the mound of sticks they had piled up.


We've killed 5 now including a big female that had to weigh close to 50 pounds. Should have checked to see if she was pregnant...but didn't think about it till Sunday evening on the drive home.
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#3228519 - 04/22/13 10:03 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: BamaProud]
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I understand that beavers can cause problems on small tracts of land, semi urban or farm land and I certainly have no problem killing them either for destructive purposes or food etc. However, I'm always confused by the universal hatred towards them. As hunters, you should appreciate how much habitat beaver ponds can create. Spend some time in beaver infested areas and you'll find an incredible amount of life surrounding beaver ponds. Holes full of hundreds of waterfowl, deer bedding habitat, etc.
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#3228617 - 04/22/13 11:54 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: leader]
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 Originally Posted By: leader
I'm about to have a beaver war myself....


Is that anything like a cat fight?
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#3228619 - 04/22/13 11:56 AM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
 Originally Posted By: chunkandwind
Play them a recording of running water and when they show themselves shoot them or use napalm.


napalm, it smells like "victory", now where did I hear that?????????????????????????


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#3228684 - 04/22/13 01:31 PM Re: Spring Break beaver Hunt [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I understand that beavers can cause problems on small tracts of land, semi urban or farm land and I certainly have no problem killing them either for destructive purposes or food etc. However, I'm always confused by the universal hatred towards them. As hunters, you should appreciate how much habitat beaver ponds can create. Spend some time in beaver infested areas and you'll find an incredible amount of life surrounding beaver ponds. Holes full of hundreds of waterfowl, deer bedding habitat, etc.


No doubt. My favorite duck hole in Oklahoma was a beaver pond. It is simply amazing what they can do....but unfortunately for them I want to controll any "improvements" to my property.
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