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Beaver exclusion? #4529566
06/22/14 10:24 AM
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Just wondering if anybody has discovered a method of excluding beaver without trapping them? I have trapped several place for beaver this year and I catch a few, but they just keep moving in. A few years ago this was not the case, you could catch one or two and the problem was gone. Not so any more, there have been two years with very little open water spring trapping in Minn. so lots of beaver still moving around.


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Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #4530054
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Only one so far has been successful. One of my clients with deep pockets did full chain link fencing with skirt and concrete spillway with lift gate.

Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #4530098
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You guys bring up a very interesting topic that I really hadn't thought about before. I have a number of ponds, both large and small,

that I've removed both muskrat and beaver from. While the muskrat removal is usually a twice a year thing, beaver are almost always

once or twice and done. My thoughts are that you can exhaust the food supply for beaver pretty quickly from a pond, but even the

stretches of creeks and rivers that I have trapped, seem to be fairly beaver free. Good thing, I guess. Muskrats weigh a lot less.

Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #6601948
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After trapping several beaver, sometimes removing the dam is enough to keep them at bay, at least for a while, sometimes.

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Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #6602872
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sometimes ya can trick them with a Clemson Water Leveler (Google it)
BUT, usually have to trap them out then blow/pull the dam so it isn't too attractive to the next ones moving into the area


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Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #6602994
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Good luck with exclusion. Depending upon the location and what type of water shed, habitat and food source you are dealing with and your beaver population that will ultimately determine your results over time. Periodic trapping seems to be the norm in most cases in our area.

Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #6603013
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Unintentionally our Park District did it. I trapped a tributary off a larger creeks for 2 decades for them, almost every fall there were new dams on it. The place was choked with willows along with mature trees. 2 years ago it was restored back to prarie- dredged the creek and not a willow or tree near the creek. Place was always crawling with ticks.

Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: traprjohn] #6609262
09/03/19 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by traprjohn
sometimes ya can trick them with a Clemson Water Leveler (Google it)
BUT, usually have to trap them out then blow/pull the dam so it isn't too attractive to the next ones moving into the area

Blowing out the dams seems rare nowadays, at least around here.

I'd never heard of that Clemson.


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Re: Beaver exclusion? [Re: madtrapper] #6609580
09/04/19 03:20 PM
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I have seen them work fabulously. They don't work everywhere. They probably won't work in most cases. Lots of variables between beaver sites.
The best use of them is for preventing dispersing 2 year olds from plugging a culvert on its way through, never to return. You can't trap a beaver that isn't there.

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