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#3434041 - 11/20/12 08:10 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: WA
Dulling pictures,,,,,,,,,LOVE IT.....keep up the good work!
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#3434099 - 11/20/12 09:00 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
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Loc: Minnesota
Jim, I mentioned that castor is sometimes a detriment... and should be used sparingly on certain jobs... What I was bringing up was the less territorial essential oil of birch and popple many times out perform a castor based lure.
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#3440060 - 11/23/12 05:30 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Nathan Krause Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
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Loc: Waterford, WI
So Wednesday we finally got this beaver job started. I set the cage and tried to dig up some mud and of course the river in front of the house had no mud. So I had to go get mud from another part of the river and bring it in.

This morning I show up and look who was waiting for me.



Very happy to see it only took 48 hours to cage trap my first beaver. Now we just got 5 more to get.
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#3440544 - 11/23/12 09:18 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1215
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Let's hope they don't freeze. Yesterday was the warmest Thanksgiving I can remember. It was almost 60 degrees. Today reality struck; 25 degrees.

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#3446180 - 11/27/12 09:46 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Jim Comstock Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 79
Loc: New York
330 is right on when it comes to castor as a deterrent when beaver get wised up to it. They will avoid it completely, never go near a set with castor of any kind if they have been pinched or may have seen several beaver caught at a castor set. Having different castor lures works well on beaver if you are catching and have not had a problem with a sprung trap, but if they are wised up, anything with castor in it, any brand or batch will have the same negative effect, a huge deterrent.

I do have some birch and poplar bud oil, but have not used them much, relying on castor or blind sets most of the time. I have a bottle of Bob Wilson's green beaver lure and have used a little food lure, but again have not used it much or had great luck when I did so can not definitively say if it is good or not. Wondering if there is some kind of food elixir someone has used outside of castor that is effective like castor where beaver are spooked to castor? Would love to have a dependable change up attractant I could do the same as castor.

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#3446711 - 11/27/12 04:04 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: south east michigan
Awesome looking sets there Kirk
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#3451871 - 11/30/12 07:04 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Jim Comstock]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 16950
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Jim Comstock
330 is right on when it comes to castor as a deterrent when beaver get wised up to it. They will avoid it completely, never go near a set with castor of any kind if they have been pinched or may have seen several beaver caught at a castor set. Having different castor lures works well on beaver if you are catching and have not had a problem with a sprung trap, but if they are wised up, anything with castor in it, any brand or batch will have the same negative effect, a huge deterrent.

I do have some birch and poplar bud oil, but have not used them much, relying on castor or blind sets most of the time. I have a bottle of Bob Wilson's green beaver lure and have used a little food lure, but again have not used it much or had great luck when I did so can not definitively say if it is good or not. Wondering if there is some kind of food elixir someone has used outside of castor that is effective like castor where beaver are spooked to castor? Would love to have a dependable change up attractant I could do the same as castor.


Sometimes I just do not Understand you Jim, You can read... agree with someone, know the animal and then say "Wondering if there is some kind of food elixir someone has used outside of castor" Think about it! What does a Beaver Eat? as a Stand alone lure when going after fall feedpile binging beaver OR when they have been spooked by castor based lures ... and I will say it again... Popple Bud Oil or Birch Oil is as good as Anything ever thought up. and When using it, all that is needed is a couple well placed drops.
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#3452315 - 11/30/12 11:45 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Jim Comstock Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 79
Loc: New York
I guess I will remain an enigma, but thanks for your input just the same. Will definitely try it as I do have some poplar bud oil. I have always been very skeptical of food stuff having tried a couple of well known brands that garnered little in results. I did do well with a few poplar branch tips, but in summer they cooked in the sun quickly. Castor does so well most of the time I had expected or hoped for similar results from the food lures but it did not happen. Sometimes in the past when I asked about food lure I was referred back to that which I had tried and had not produced in the past, so kind of forgot about it and the reason for skepticism. There are sometimes attractants and there are lures people rave about, which is what I was hoping to find in a second sure fire lure for beaver when castor becomes a deterrent.

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#3452600 - 11/30/12 03:19 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1215
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Now I don't want any of you to construe this as bragging because that would be as far from the Truth as you could get. While beaver are fairly new to my part of Wisconsin, ( We never got one single call this year ) I have never had a dissatisfied beaver customer that I know of.

I've probably trapped around a hundred beaver because they come up the Fox River from Illinois and the ADC guys in that state are about as good as they come. Because I know nothing about beaver, I set Conibears in runs, snares where I can, and footholds on drowner's in breaks in the dam.

On my very first job, I caught seven of them. ( I think the last one took me a month and a half ) No one has ever called me back ( which is free of charge for three months ) because I seem to have done the job. Since I'm too dumb to use attractants on beaver, maybe castor ain't all that necessary.

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#3453804 - 12/01/12 06:22 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 48
Loc: E. Iowa
With my nuisance beaver calls I do a lot of what I call "mink trapping" of beaver. By that I mean a lot of blind setting, be it foothold/cage or snare. Most of the attempts to solve beaver issues around here include 330's and castor. Though never as well as castor on a fresh colony, poplar bud and birch oils have worked at times for me as food attractants/alternative lures. BUT, not all lures/attractants work the same for different trappers or in different areas. Sometimes it just comes down to what you've got confidence in. Might even be as simple as geography. How many northern Minnesota swamp beaver eat corn or build dams with the stalks? Very common here in Iowa. Same goes for Iowa beavers knowing what popple or birch are. The food sources here are corn/willow/soft maple/box elder/etc.
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#3453874 - 12/01/12 08:15 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: hvtrapper]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 16950
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: hvtrapper
With my nuisance beaver calls I do a lot of what I call "mink trapping" of beaver. By that I mean a lot of blind setting, be it foothold/cage or snare. Most of the attempts to solve beaver issues around here include 330's and castor. Though never as well as castor on a fresh colony, poplar bud and birch oils have worked at times for me as food attractants/alternative lures. BUT, not all lures/attractants work the same for different trappers or in different areas. Sometimes it just comes down to what you've got confidence in. Might even be as simple as geography. How many northern Minnesota swamp beaver eat corn or build dams with the stalks? Very common here in Iowa. Same goes for Iowa beavers knowing what popple or birch are. The food sources here are corn/willow/soft maple/box elder/etc.


Very Good Imput hvtrapper. Confidence in a lure/ or method is something only learned from time on the Line.
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#5965064 - 08/01/17 09:09 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 12725
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Good thread

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#5965220 - 08/02/17 05:03 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Georgia
Quote:
Good thread


It is good Boco but even though it is only 5 years old, it is out dated. There is much more available, it just hasn,t been updated and shown. Maybe a new thread?
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#5965772 - 08/02/17 08:47 PM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Nathan Krause]
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Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 26
Loc: Erie, PA
Is this archived??? If not I feel it should be.
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#5966219 - 08/03/17 10:16 AM Re: Cage Trapping Beaver [Re: Kirk De]
AndrewM Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 63
Loc: Downeast Maine
Originally Posted By: Kirk De
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Good thread


It is good Boco but even though it is only 5 years old, it is out dated. There is much more available, it just hasn,t been updated and shown. Maybe a new thread?


Kirk, what would you add? Maybe we could add to this one and make it a super-thread.
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