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Beaver - Beaver Trap how deep to set it? #2866739
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I'm putting in MB750's for beaver and its been some time since I've trapped beaver.

Can anyone tell me how far below the water level the trap/pan should be and how far out from bank? I'm looking at going with a pocket type baited set dug into side of bank. I've searched the archives and simply can't see it anywhere.

Thank you!!!

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2866750
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for back foot take your elbow set at the bank where your hand hits the bottom is where the trap goes, doesn't matter depth with back foot. for front foot set up close and offset

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2866755
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Thank you! When u say up close n offset do you mean as in like a fox dirt hole set tight? Rite next to bootom edge of the dug portion of the bank?

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2866763
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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2866777
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I like to set the trap at least 8" deep to promote a back foot catch, with one of the levers tucked fairly tight to the edge of the drop off, and offset about 6" from center.


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: colt] #2866793
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For a quick set , I put a poplar stick (peeled alittle) at the banks edge and a mb 750 about 4" away from the poplar and 4" under water. They will always fumble around and step on it,just make sure you have a cement block or a couple of old truck brake rotors in 4 feet of water for the drowning set. They cant refuse a piece of candy ( poplar ) right now because they are getting ready for freeze-up !!! Dont use ant luer at this set. Hope this helps


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: Nessmuck] #2866798
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That would be ANY luer not ant luer HeHeHeHeHe


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2866812
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Also just in case you may have forgotten, always turn the trap so that the levers are perpendicular to the bank, you want the jaws to hit the sides of the foot as opposed to the front and back.


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2868472
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Thanks guys for the info! I ended up putting in 4 traps total 2 Connie's n 2 750's.

When I trapped them in the past, I ALWAYS made a small brake in the dam n set trap there. Seems like this is much less work for sure

I'll keep you all updated.

Chris

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870525
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Update: connected!!! Thanks for all your help gang! This site rocks!!!!!

Two total, BIG!!!!

One in 330, the other "BARELY" in a 750.


Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870527
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Trap placement is key for getting a good high catch on beavers. Here's a good one:



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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870529
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NICE!!! Congrats on your catch..

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870532
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Thanks a mill!!

Now I can't figure out what part of it to use for bait?

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WOW!!!! How do u get em to hop into the sled?

Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870539
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Originally Posted By: stitchit
Thanks a mill!!

Now I can't figure out what part of it to use for bait?

after skinning and removing the castor, I chunk any meat that I can cut off the bone for bait.

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Yep, just bone it out like a deer or any other meat critter.


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870545
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Ok, I'm not real smart.

Is the castor "pressurized"?

Would I be best to use the castor by itself for k9's?

Or would just the meat be best?

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Take the castors out in one piece. They can be dried and ground or tinctured to get a liquid castor solution. The meat should be used separately, preferably mixed with some bait solution. The owner of this site sells a great bait solution to mix with your chunks of beaver meat. The castor can be ground, then add some glycerin to it to make a good lure for K-9's, cats, beaver.....well almost anything with fur will be attracted to castor..


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Thanks! What type of bait solution?

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It's just called "bait solution". Available at any of the trap suppliers that support this site.


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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870565
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no the castor isn't pressurized... but be careful when removing the oil sacks because if u cut them, they leak all your oil out.

Hang the castor from a bucket rim or a wire to let it dry.. turning it once in a while.. depending on how you want to use it and your weather would determine how to fix your bait..


I freeze some every year...in the off season, I taint it for a day or two, add salt to preserve it (some don't like salt), then depending on what I'm using it for.. I might take a little squirt of sack oil and some of the castor ground up and add this to the bait... This gets better with age...

If I make bait during season, I just chunk it up and put it in a quart jar.. It rides in the back of the truck until it is used up or gets pretty stinky.. if it's getting pretty stinky, I'll add salt to preserve it.. If it taints too much, they will roll on your sets.

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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870576
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Ok. So, just a straight actual castor opened/cut at site might work?

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Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit] #2870582
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Originally Posted By: stitchit
Ok. So, just a straight actual castor opened/cut at site might work?
Yes, it will work, but it will go 10X further if you mix it with glycerin. It will also stick to a stick better if it is mixed with a liquid. Water is not a good option for mixing because it will freeze. Get some glycerin, at least, to mix it with. You can use a razor blade to "grind" the castors if you don't want to mess up momma's food processor... wink


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