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#6084497 - 12/13/17 01:15 PM 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! - Winners Posted
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
It is time for the 2nd Annual Trapperman beavertail challenge!

I played secretary last year and traded some messages w/ Hutchy this year. He's busier than snot so we're going to keep this gem he started going.

The rules are easy. Post a picture of the biggest beavertail on a beaver you have caught THIS YEAR, and if you have the WIDEST beaver tail by the LAST DAY IN FEBRUARY, you win.

A simple picture of the tail, with a tape measure across it, along with a picture of you and the beaver will do. Please make sure the measurement picture is clear, and accurate. Tail only submissions won’t count. I'll post updated standings from the thread submissions periodically so we won't have to hunt through. Multiple entries allowed.

Prizes - 1 anonymous donor is putting up 2 $50 gift cards, Trapset is donating an RTS setter and I'll purchase the Dobbins products

  • 1st Place - $50 F&T Gift card (fntpost.com) & your selection of any two 4oz bottles of Dobbins products
  • Random Drawing #1 - $50 F&T Gift card (fntpost.com) & your selection of any two 4oz bottles of Dobbins products.
  • Random Drawing #2 - RTS Setter (rtssetter.com)


No matter the size – send it in! Had some possum sneakers last year so only beaver tail submissions will count wink

Happy trapping and good luck!


Edited by DaYooper14 (03/01/18 11:55 AM)
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#6084592 - 12/13/17 02:57 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
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Loc: potter co. p.a.
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#6084604 - 12/13/17 03:08 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
zammerak Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 321
Loc: MN
Awesome! So glad this is back, I had so much fun following this contest last year.

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#6084662 - 12/13/17 03:42 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Zach aka trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 626
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Well I'm gonna kick this contest off with the first pic. Guess this big fella heard about the contest and wanted to enter ha ha. Because I got him today thanks everyone.






I wear a size 10 1/2 wide boot and he weighed 57 pounds.


Edited by Zach aka trapper (12/13/17 03:45 PM)
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#6084757 - 12/13/17 04:55 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Well that was quick, Zach's first entry in @ 6-3/8". Nice work Zach!
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#6084762 - 12/13/17 04:59 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
J Staton Offline
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Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 2618
Loc: Arkansas
Dang! Skunt one yesterday with a tail that would have been competitive. Actually thought when I got her out of the snare, she would have done well in last years contest. Have more to catch though so maybe I'll get a competitor.

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#6084773 - 12/13/17 05:05 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
skippyturtle Offline
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Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 1255
Loc: ohio
Well guess i will teach my son to catch beaver this year as he is 13
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#6084853 - 12/13/17 06:02 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
yotetrapper30 Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 7763
Loc: Oakland, MS
Dangit, I caught 2 big beaver this week, but the tails are already cut off. Guess I need to find some more, lol.

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#6084887 - 12/13/17 06:28 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Matt28 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1313
Loc: Oklahoma
What won last year?

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#6084914 - 12/13/17 07:02 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
salemtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: missouri
Could you get this sticky note or whatever it is called like last year for the ones that want to look everyday??

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#6085492 - 12/14/17 08:23 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Matt28]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Matt28
What won last year?


Last year Saskbone won w/ a whopping 8.25". Timber Hole won the random drawing so big or small, send em in!

LAST YEARS RESULTS:




Edited by DaYooper14 (12/14/17 08:24 AM)
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#6085952 - 12/14/17 04:46 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
080808 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 722
Loc: NNY
Prize for the smallest? lol

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#6086478 - 12/14/17 09:27 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: 080808]
Marksextra Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/17
Posts: 43
Loc: PA, USA
Originally Posted By: 080808
Prize for the smallest? lol


Couldn’t have said that any better. Lol

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#6086997 - 12/15/17 11:16 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Tom cat Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/03/16
Posts: 3898
Loc: Indianland sc
Dern I’ve already skinned 1, maybe next time I’ll get in.
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#6088629 - 12/16/17 08:28 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Mike Kelly Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Beaver Bayou MN
The biggest tail I saved from this fall is 6 1/8" in width, but 13 3/4" long. My beavers must just have skinny tails!
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#6089907 - 12/17/17 07:31 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Zach aka trapper Offline
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Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 626
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Can we enter twice I've found sight in another spot of a biggun
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#6090438 - 12/18/17 08:32 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
you can enter twice Zach. Updated prizes - thank you Trapset!
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#6090557 - 12/18/17 10:58 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Timber Hole Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/17
Posts: 256
Loc: MO
I'm on the board! 6 7/16" Wide

Placed 8 sets Saturday but only one connected. We iced up here a couple of weeks back but all water is open now. The beaver don't seem to be patrolling their dams but instead sticking close to the house making it difficult for me. We'll see how this week goes. Probably have to pull the sets before the end of the week due to ice.



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#6091813 - 12/19/17 11:52 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Birch Tree Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 1061
Loc: Wright county, Minnesota
First beaver together with my son Richard, he was so excited he was dancing around it! Tails in my area are pathetically narrow lol.



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#6092099 - 12/19/17 05:58 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
narmstro Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/22/14
Posts: 34
Loc: NY
Here is my biggest tail for the year. 5 1/2" - not a monster but a good sized beaver. My 9 year old son John pulled it out of a Comstock.


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#6092336 - 12/19/17 08:18 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
keets Offline
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Registered: 03/05/13
Posts: 534
Loc: chelsea,wi
Going for smallest
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#6092350 - 12/19/17 08:26 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
keets Offline
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Loc: chelsea,wi
Going for smallest

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#6092510 - 12/20/17 12:12 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7426
Loc: evansville Indiana age72
I didn't think there was a limit on how many times you could enter, last year. A fella never knows what his next Beaver tail might look like.

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#6092718 - 12/20/17 07:57 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: don Wolf]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: don Wolf
I didn't think there was a limit on how many times you could enter, last year. A fella never knows what his next Beaver tail might look like.


Hi Don - Multiple entries allowed


Edited by DaYooper14 (12/20/17 07:57 AM)
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#6092793 - 12/20/17 09:43 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Timber Hole Offline
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Registered: 01/28/17
Posts: 256
Loc: MO
One more last night. Dark night in the timber so this was the best pic I could get. I didn't get a measurement but it is smaller than the first. I'm guessing this one was about 5", give or take.


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#6093340 - 12/20/17 07:01 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Hornz Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/07/13
Posts: 25
Loc: Maine
Good idea

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#6093832 - 12/21/17 07:29 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Trapset Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 2053
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: DaYooper14
you can enter twice Zach. Updated prizes - thank you Trapset!


Glad to do it! Great idea, thanks for keeping it going.
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#6094348 - 12/21/17 03:45 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
J Staton Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 2618
Loc: Arkansas
A Southern Contender



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#6094417 - 12/21/17 04:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Timber hole - I need a tape measure picture to count the 2nd one, sorry.
J Staton - I saved the pic, reversed it and blew it up, are we looking at 6-3/4 or 6-13/16?

Nice catches to all so far!

Current standings:




Edited by DaYooper14 (12/21/17 04:50 PM)
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#6094421 - 12/21/17 04:38 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
J Staton Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 2618
Loc: Arkansas
A bit grainy. Go with the lower to be fair, I'll try to catch a bigger one. I'll shoot for the smallest about March. Hope y'all boys ain't squeamish.

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#6094439 - 12/21/17 04:52 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Roger that. Don't go giving these boys any ideas on that last J Staton..... wink
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#6094625 - 12/21/17 07:46 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
varmintshooter Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 1004
Loc: NE North Carolina
Here's a boat paddle




I have better things to do than cheat in a beaver tail contest. This tail I left in the shed for a conversation piece. It's a month old now but I measured it with a flexible tape this time and asked my wife to take the picture.
Thanks DaYooper I am sure you have a job coming up





Edited by varmintshooter (12/23/17 06:50 AM)

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#6095424 - 12/22/17 02:05 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
RdFx Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4238
Loc: Wisconsin
id say that last one is 6 1/4 inches by looking how tape is held, not 7 inches

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#6095457 - 12/22/17 02:55 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: RdFx]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: RdFx
id say that last one is 6 1/4 inches by looking how tape is held, not 7 inches


I'm on the lookout for those but on this one I'm ok with the submitted measurement.

Reasoning: you can tell it's because his finger is holding down the right side for the close-up. With the center hump of the tail it pushes the other end of the tape measure up, should that be flattened there it'd be where it needs to. We all only have two hands while we're out on the line and I don't want to start nickle & diming folks for a fun, benefit of the doubt t-man contest. That said - if it's egregious we can call it out.

Nice catch varmintshooter!
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#6095739 - 12/22/17 07:28 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: RdFx]
Nessmuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 7792
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: RdFx
id say that last one is 6 1/4 inches by looking how tape is held, not 7 inches


I bet Ol' Useless from Mountain Man TV show is measuring that one...no wonder all his building are leaning !
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#6095958 - 12/22/17 10:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
RdFx Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4238
Loc: Wisconsin
ok on that deduction on measurement.... grin

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#6097133 - 12/23/17 09:31 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
10bands Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 2123
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
Almost cut it off before I remembered it was my widest so far. I used the panorama option on my phone which gets both ends of the measurement but makes the overall pic kinda wonky.




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#6097141 - 12/23/17 09:34 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 7792
Loc: New Hampshire
I see tire tracks on that tail....no running over the tails ,to make them wider.....lol
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#6097185 - 12/23/17 10:02 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Mike Kelly]
M. Howard Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 4803
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Mike Kelly
The biggest tail I saved from this fall is 6 1/8" in width, but 13 3/4" long. My beavers must just have skinny tails!

You don't let any of them grow up Mike. You got to let them get more than a yearling size before you catch them.
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#6097197 - 12/23/17 10:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Nessmuck]
10bands Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 2123
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
I see tire tracks on that tail....no running over the tails ,to make them wider.....lol
Well I had to do something to surpass my entry from last year. whistle

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#6097407 - 12/24/17 06:30 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Posting for Cole Semo



Edited by DaYooper14 (12/24/17 06:33 AM)
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#6097791 - 12/24/17 12:22 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Kbmo Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/16
Posts: 8
Loc: Missouri



54# north Missouri farm pond beaver.

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#6098112 - 12/24/17 03:51 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
AJE Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2888
Loc: WI - Wisconsin

57 pounds from 12/21/17

I'd been pursuing this 1 since 12/9. Finally on 12/18 I put out some Dobbins' Woodchipper on a stick between shore and a Duke 330, and got it right away.
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#6100295 - 12/26/17 07:26 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
foxkidd44 Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 2875
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 46years ...
WELP,,,,,not the biggest yet.......but what the hey...i'll jump in


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#6100379 - 12/26/17 08:24 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Nice additions by 10bands, Cole Semo, Kbmo, AJE & Foxkidd44!

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#6102497 - 12/27/17 06:57 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
Posting for Pine Doggin, his first ever beaver. I think he may be hooked smirk



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#6103710 - 12/28/17 05:13 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
ack Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2670
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.


An Ohio 7 incher. Ours are usually skinny. This guy was 58lbs. The 60lber from the same lodge was close to 6 3/4.
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#6103753 - 12/28/17 05:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
huntrap247 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/16/13
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Loc: Northern Illinois
Best I've seen this year.

7.3125


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#6103953 - 12/28/17 07:44 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 493
Loc: North Carolina
I will be out of town until 1/15 with no internet, but if you drop me a PM with your email address or phone, whichever is best, we can connect then and I'll post pics for those who need it.

Without further adieu - posting for MB Coonguy.

“82 lb beaver-this is my biggest beaver I have caught-next biggest was 71 lbs. It was caught way out on the marsh-lived in a bullrush lodge-no trees for miles”



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#6104037 - 12/28/17 08:41 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
varmintshooter Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 1004
Loc: NE North Carolina
MB Coonguy with a tail that big it must have some from the South. Way to go, nice catch

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#6104039 - 12/28/17 08:42 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Timber Hole Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/17
Posts: 256
Loc: MO
Now that's a beaver! Congrats on catching that big boy!

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#6104355 - 12/29/17 08:06 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Crookedbarrel Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/17
Posts: 1
Loc: NJ



Posting for cole...thought we were leading but congrats to MB Coonguy

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#6104582 - 12/29/17 12:22 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
ack Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2670
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.

Got a dandy today!
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#6104824 - 12/29/17 04:43 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
J Staton Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 2618
Loc: Arkansas
MB Coonguy that's one heck of a beaver. You should win a prize just for lifting that thing for a picture.
Ack that is a dandy.

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#6106669 - 12/30/17 08:49 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
JOCO1995 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/15
Posts: 843
Loc: Johnston County, NC

not a winner but I'm in lol

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#6107508 - 12/31/17 02:29 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Cbles Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/30/17
Posts: 7
Loc: WI
4" in lol almost cut it off before I remembered to take a picture.
12/31/17 Wiscosnin
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#6108994 - 01/01/18 12:58 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
ack Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2670
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
Got another dandy!

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#6111565 - 01/03/18 12:01 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
jrogersredsox Offline
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Registered: 10/08/14
Posts: 11
Loc: Mulvane, KS (South of Wichita)
I was finally able to catch a few beavers. The first was 53 lbs, second was 57lbs, and the little guy weighed in at 19 lbs. Not big tails, but I'm in.




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#6119478 - 01/09/18 12:35 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Korey Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/21/17
Posts: 4
Loc: WI
47 pounds I can't get the picture of me holding it to load so I'll work on that later


Edited by Korey (01/09/18 01:21 PM)

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#6119758 - 01/09/18 05:42 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
BigSky Online   content
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Registered: 04/14/16
Posts: 61
Loc: SE Montana


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#6119989 - 01/09/18 08:37 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Bowwhitetail Offline
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Southeast Illinois 44 lb beaver. Just started trapping beaver this year. My second one.


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#6120689 - 01/10/18 04:49 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Anyone willing to post a pic for me cannot get it to upload

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#6123154 - 01/12/18 09:36 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Mike Kelly Offline
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My only chance to win was to cheat...So here is my 10.375" Beaver Tail! cool grin cool




2 big adults out of one house. Remembered to take a picture after I already skun the other one.

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#6123268 - 01/13/18 04:58 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Lol Mike...coincidentally I snagged a medium beaver in a #1 1/2 coil yesterday set for mink....yep it had one of your Wild River pans on it. Thanks for a quality product.

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#6123555 - 01/13/18 11:14 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: MChewk]
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Originally Posted By: MChewk
Lol Mike...coincidentally I snagged a medium beaver in a #1 1/2 coil yesterday set for mink....yep it had one of your Wild River pans on it. Thanks for a quality product.


No way to dig a pocket without attracting the local beaver. That fresh smell of mud and any disturbance has their curiosity peaked.
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#6126117 - 01/15/18 01:09 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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The winner should freeze the beaver for next years contest.

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#6127188 - 01/16/18 08:44 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Back stateside finally. Updated standings!

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#6128962 - 01/17/18 06:11 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Another one 4"
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#6129453 - 01/18/18 07:18 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Not going to take first place but my biggest this year. 5.125"

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#6132665 - 01/20/18 10:18 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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here we go, my first one for this year, 38 lbs.



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#6134467 - 01/22/18 04:13 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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HOW N WHERE DO i SUBMIT A PHOTO
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#6134469 - 01/22/18 04:18 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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THANKS BUT i VIEWED THE CURRENT PHOTOS N MINE DONT MEASURE UP YET
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#6134776 - 01/22/18 08:01 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Grizz, there's 2 random drawings as well.
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#6134971 - 01/22/18 11:48 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Another

40+ pounder. About 45
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#6135719 - 01/23/18 06:06 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Figured I'd get in 45.57 lbs

5 5/8"







Edited by Brett Thomas (01/23/18 10:28 PM)
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#6137103 - 01/24/18 07:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Cbles Offline
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New personnel best 662x fewlbs. Tail is 6.5in.
I'm trying to post but it says the file is to big does anyone know how to fix this. I tried cropping the image smaller
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#6137133 - 01/24/18 07:35 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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I'm in. Didn't weigh the beaver, but the one on the left is bigger. Neither is small by any stretch.

Harder than I thought it would be to take a picture where you can read the measurements. 7 1/16"


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#6137560 - 01/25/18 08:15 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Posting for PineDoggin:





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#6137570 - 01/25/18 08:26 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Updated standings. Good work all. Quick note - instead of ending 3/31 I'm going to end the contest 2/28.

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#6137980 - 01/25/18 04:40 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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I guess I understand but some of us have more open water til the end of March.

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#6138040 - 01/25/18 05:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Originally Posted By: DaYooper14
Updated standings. Good work all. Quick note - instead of ending 3/31 I'm going to end the contest 2/28.




Originally Posted By: 080808
Guess I Understand But Some Of Us Have More Open Water Til The End Of March


Yeah, All Of The Bigtailed Supertoads Go On The Prowl During MARCH Spring Breakup Here In Northern New York So Now I'll Never Be Able To Trap A Contender.

w


Edited by walleyed (01/25/18 05:37 PM)
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#6138048 - 01/25/18 05:39 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: walleyed]
Mike Kelly Offline
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Originally Posted By: walleyed


Originally Posted By: 080808
Guess I Understand But Some Of Us Have More Open Water Til The End Of March


Yeah, All Of The Bigtailed Supertoads Go On The Prowl During MARCH Spring Breakup Here In Northern New York So Now I'll Never Be Able To Trap A Contender.

w


Sissy! Get the chainsaw, chisel or ax out and go get those beaver! cool

Pictures have no expiration date either...if you need any ideas.
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#6138065 - 01/25/18 05:54 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Mike Kelly]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Kelly


Sissy! Get the chainsaw, chisel or ax out and go get those beaver! cool


walleyed Does Not Do The Cold Anymore.

Plavix Blood Thinner Have Made My Through The Ice Beaver Adventures A Thing Of The Past !! smile

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#6138072 - 01/25/18 05:59 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Use of a chainsaw???
At the 1/9 FHA sale Eastern beaver avg. $12.05. Deduct commission nets about $10.80 for put up.
Use of a chainsaw???
I’m cutting and selling firewood.

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#6138122 - 01/25/18 06:35 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: 080808]
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Originally Posted By: 080808
Use of a chainsaw???
At the 1/9 FHA sale Eastern beaver avg. $12.05. Deduct commission nets about $10.80 for put up.
Use of a chainsaw???
I’m cutting and selling firewood.


LOL- not quite the same thing-beaver trapping isn't for money unless you are nuicanse trapping.It is definitely fun to get out in the outdoors-no money to be made fur trapping beavers

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#6138125 - 01/25/18 06:38 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
080808 Offline
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MB Agree on the fun but more fun with open water.

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#6138267 - 01/25/18 08:01 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: 080808]
Mike Kelly Offline
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Originally Posted By: 080808
Use of a chainsaw???
At the 1/9 FHA sale Eastern beaver avg. $12.05. Deduct commission nets about $10.80 for put up.
Use of a chainsaw???
I’m cutting and selling firewood.


Bring them to MN on the carcass and I will save you the commission! You don't even have to skin or put them up for that!
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#6139256 - 01/26/18 06:47 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Decided I would get in on the fun. This beaver wavers between 79 and 81 lbs. Weighing myself and then myself and beaver. LOL Didn't even have to carry it far. Still wearing the Rally Hess necklace!! 7.5" tail.

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#6139275 - 01/26/18 07:06 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Wow!! Congrats! Thats a Toad!!!

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#6139359 - 01/26/18 08:11 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Not monsters but they're my first Beaver ever



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#6139411 - 01/26/18 09:00 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Ratbrain that's a toad!
Congrats on the first beavers Josh.

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#6139425 - 01/26/18 09:41 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
ratbrain Offline
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Thanks all, I caught this one on a small water cress drainage ditch you can usually step across.
Way to go Josh, you're in for a lifetime of sore backs!!!! LOL


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#6139813 - 01/27/18 01:49 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Look at this big ugly one. And the beaver too. My biggest so far, at 62 Lbs. Felt like 162 tryin to climb with him up the creek bank and back to the truck.

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#6140009 - 01/27/18 06:44 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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OK,
Finally had a nice day out today so we got the fur out of the freezer and sold everything to Groeny. The boys and I would like to submit three entries to this contest.

Beaver #1, Noah caught it late December.
Here is pic in the field of this beaver...


Here is same beaver #1 now in back of truck brushed up and ready for sale. Those are all XXL and larger, December caught coons behind it.


Beaver #1 tail and tape...thing had a lot of notches in it. Hey, holding the tape with one hand and taking picture with the other isn't very easy. Sorry for the shadows!


Here is beaver #2 and beaver #3, let's call them. Both were whoppers.


Took them out of freezer and they are wet from when we washed them down and hadn't dried yet. smaller one on left is still North of 50 pounds.


Beaver #2 with tail tape, this is the smaller one of two...



Beaver #3 with tail tape, the larger one of these two...



Thanks for letting us participate! FYI, we received $12 each for these three today, carcass prices.
Jim, Noah, and Gunner



Edited by jabNE (01/27/18 06:53 PM)
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#6140034 - 01/27/18 07:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Good job!! $12 isn't bad on carcass.

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#6140777 - 01/28/18 07:10 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Caught the first one of the year today. Not a big beaver but a whopper tail for his size


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#6142457 - 01/30/18 04:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
JSell Offline
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My best this year

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#6146072 - 02/02/18 10:26 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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5.25"

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#6149903 - 02/06/18 11:27 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Updated Standings. Less than a month to go! Trapperalex - I can't see the pics you posted for your entry?

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#6150027 - 02/06/18 01:54 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Can't figure out how to get the full picture uploaded. Hopefully this is good enough 6.5" 66lbs personal best
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#6150254 - 02/06/18 06:59 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Well it wont put me on top of the list but will get me on it and let the contenders know that I am out here and working it every morning. Had to take a selfie and was hard to do with this big gal. That is a 4ft cutting board.

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#6151121 - 02/07/18 06:19 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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71 Pound Flat Tail





The Tail is about an 1/8 inch off 8 inches


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#6151138 - 02/07/18 06:29 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Awesome beaver young man-well done!!!

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#6151235 - 02/07/18 08:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Nice one! Those dog-gone Illinois beaver!!!

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#6151442 - 02/08/18 06:15 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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MB and the other Monster killers, Would you mind describing the sets you took them in?? I'm sure they seen plenty of 330 sets.Thanks

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#6151478 - 02/08/18 07:08 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Castor mound set guarded with a Rally Hess snare.

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#6151631 - 02/08/18 10:45 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Trapper Twitty Offline
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I've caught all of mine in 330s, my largest one was caught out in front of the dam cross over with a dive stick

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#6152351 - 02/09/18 12:36 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
petey Offline
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Nothing like last year, but I'll play





I gotta add this. I was fortunate enough last year to come away from this contest with the RTS setters. My 11 year old can set a 330 with them no problem, nice product. Thanks to Trapset for the donation and the quality product.

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#6152387 - 02/09/18 05:45 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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All three of ours were caster mounds guarded with snares. Rebar stakes with #9 wire supports and coil whammys.
We just used loaded 1/19 5/64" fast snares.
Jim
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#6152932 - 02/09/18 06:05 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: PineDoggin]
MB Coonguy Offline
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Originally Posted By: PineDoggin
MB and the other Monster killers, Would you mind describing the sets you took them in?? I'm sure they seen plenty of 330 sets.Thanks


Caught mine way way out in the middle of a marsh-bullrush lodge-no wood anywhere.330 Belisle with some of the Boss man's "Backbreaker" behind it.

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#6152962 - 02/09/18 06:35 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Hey Thanks everyone, Guess it's just luck of the draw between snares and 330's.And yeah the boss man's special sauce defiantly does magic to a set. Great Beaver guy's and thanks for sharing.

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#6154164 - 02/10/18 09:36 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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this is one of my favorite threads every year! congrats every one it's nice seeing all those big beavers


Edited by TONY.F (02/10/18 09:36 PM)
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#6154183 - 02/10/18 09:54 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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How about the longest tail contest? I got a 70 pounder with a 7.5 wide by 15.5 long. Not bad for a southern beav. Sarge
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#6154348 - 02/11/18 07:22 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
MChewk Offline
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Nice job Sarge! After seeing several pics of Southern beaver...I agree they have longer tails compared to most Northern beaver. Doug from Georgia has posted a lot of quality pics and it became clear...different genetics possibly?

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#6155156 - 02/11/18 08:30 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Loc: Lakes Region Indiana
Last year I had a lot of fun with this, and was looking at new entries and generally enjoying it. Mostly because I was actually catching beaver during the contest. I don't do much under the ice since ice has not been very reliable the last decade or so, but it is looking like hard water could last into March this year so I am just shut down until open water. If you are about to call me a wimp, or say I just don't want to gear up and start sawing ice, you would be right about that, so take my comments lightheartedly.

Don't get me wrong, I am still looking at the results once in a while, and I appreciate the effort and certainly don't lose any sleep over it, but I would humbly add my voice to any who might suggest that the contest last until the northern states' spring seasons end. Just gives more opportunities for us all to join in and have some fun and promote beaver trapping in general.

With all of that said, thanks for doing it! Im just selfish and was hoping I might have a chance to join the contest this year.

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#6155411 - 02/12/18 07:34 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Loc: Texas
Caught this one this weekend. Not a winner but he had a big water slapper. 7.5"


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#6155468 - 02/12/18 08:20 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Nice job all! Sure are some big tails out there. Must be all in the genetics.

I've not seen a tail that made it 7.5 inches here, and that's including multiple 65 lb. plus beavers.
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#6155475 - 02/12/18 08:28 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Maybe it’s true everything is bigger in Texas .

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#6155842 - 02/12/18 04:07 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Updated Standings, very strong entries fellas. Keep slogging it out, 16 days left. In the spirit of the Olympics - come on boys - a Canadian has us beat by 1/4 inch.




Trapperalex - send me a pm, would like to get you entered but can't see your pics

SGT. C - nice work! can you post a picture for the entry please?

I thought about longest but it's that much harder to get a pic w/ only 2 hands and the whole thing in the frame. Then there's the finicky hair line issue, just easiest and simplest for everyone going width. I didn't want it to turn into a - he measured from the wrong spot thread.



Edited by DaYooper14 (02/12/18 04:09 PM)
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#6156162 - 02/12/18 09:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Loc: Idaho

Definitely not the biggest out there, but had to share my personal best. It's my first year trapping so I'm pretty stoked! Measured 7 3/8"


Edited by old_newbie (02/12/18 09:19 PM)

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#6156301 - 02/13/18 05:08 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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Well between 7 3/8 and 7 1/4 not a winner but a personal best, came off a 36 pound male that you can tell ust to be a monster but had Olmost no body fat, emaciated for shore, not shore why tho



Edited by Zach aka trapper (02/13/18 05:11 AM)
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#6156572 - 02/13/18 11:13 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
hubler13f Offline
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Got my first beaver this morning! I'm guessing it was about 40lbs. Tail measures 4 1/8" wide, not really a contender for the tail but I'll enter it anyway!


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#6156718 - 02/13/18 02:35 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
arrowsmith Offline
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I finished up with two more muskrats and a Beaver this morning. The beaver catch was kind of interesting. I caught it at a muskrat toilet in a number 1 long spring with a window sash weight in the middle of the Stream as a drowner. When I arrived on site this morning and saw that the whole works was gone I raked the bottom of the stream under the overhanging brush for about 20 yards in each direction with my garden rake thinking that maybe the rat had gotten caught in some heavy current and had washed slightly downstream, or maybe a big mink stepped in and tangled up close by . I spent about 20 minutes in the five degree weather this morning raking the stream bed before expanding my search and locating the beaver hidden under some brush about 50 yards downstream. A quick dispatch with the 22 pistol was required to get a closer look at this unusual catch. Upon closer inspection the old number one Victor long spring was attached just above one rear toenail. Why the Trap or the nail never came off I don't know, but here is my 4-7/8"

entry to the beaver tail contest.

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#6156756 - 02/13/18 03:13 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Uwe Offline
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Registered: 11/10/16
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[quote=DaYooper14]Updated Standings, very strong entries fellas. Keep slogging it out, 16 days left. In the spirit of the Olympics - come on boys - a Canadian has us beat by 1/4 inch.

Are you sure that's not 8.125 centimeters?

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#6156811 - 02/13/18 04:26 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
fingertrapper Offline
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Here's another: 52# female, I see 6 and 9/16" (maybe 5/8...). Solid middle of the pack beaver tail. Still looking for one over 8". Maybe on the next check...

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#6156826 - 02/13/18 04:44 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Just getting to my beaver properties and first ones in the water Monday morn. Nothing quite like pulling up that drowning rod and hoping for a fat tail for the contest!
Way to stick it out arrowsmith - them cheeks look like it was 5deg! I was checking this morning and one trap had disappeared from its choke point on a fast moving creek and my heart sank. I always stake for otter. Always. Suddenly it became clear why I had an extra trap stake yesterday morning smile Perfect behind the neck catch waitin on me at the first turn of the creek.


Edited by DaYooper14 (02/13/18 04:45 PM)
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#6156894 - 02/13/18 06:10 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
keets Offline
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#6156929 - 02/13/18 06:44 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Uwe]
MB Coonguy Offline
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Loc: Manitoba Canada
Originally Posted By: Uwe
[quote=DaYooper14]Updated Standings, very strong entries fellas. Keep slogging it out, 16 days left. In the spirit of the Olympics - come on boys - a Canadian has us beat by 1/4 inch.

Are you sure that's not 8.125 centimeters?


ITS A FULL 1/2"" LOL

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#6157726 - 02/14/18 12:15 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
fur taker Offline
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Loc: Lost, MN



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#6158186 - 02/14/18 07:11 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
bluejay Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Loc: Sauk co. Wi
how do u post a pic on here

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#6158248 - 02/14/18 08:17 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
PA_K-9_Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 192
Loc: Pennsylvania
Here was one from weeks ago, was going to wait for some open water, but I don't think we are going to get rid of the ice soon.


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#6159277 - 02/15/18 10:12 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
BigD Offline
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Registered: 01/12/09
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Loc: ne oklahoma


Not the biggest but I get to play. Right at 6"
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#6159432 - 02/16/18 07:30 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
jrogersredsox Offline
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Registered: 10/08/14
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Loc: Mulvane, KS (South of Wichita)
Got me another decent beaver. About 48 lbs.
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#6160988 - 02/17/18 06:06 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
coontrapper2016 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 280
Loc: Virginia
I've been kinda disappointed in the beaver I've been catching. I've never paid too much attention to the tail size of the beaver in my area, but everything I've been catching have long skinny tails. Nothing to compete with yall's monster.

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#6162152 - 02/18/18 08:31 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
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Loc: S. Illinois

Heres my biggest so far.



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#6162666 - 02/19/18 10:49 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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9 more morning checks to go!




Edited by DaYooper14 (02/19/18 10:50 AM)
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#6162818 - 02/19/18 01:09 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
TPtrapping Offline
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Registered: 11/07/17
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Loc: Ogden, Kansas
Well caught my first ever beaver this morning tail right at 6" weighed 55lbs not the biggest but fun for sure this is my first season beaver trapping put sets out yesterday
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#6165776 - 02/21/18 08:10 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Tendertoes Offline
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Loc: Southern Nevada
Thomas and his beaver!!


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#6165866 - 02/21/18 09:57 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Tendertoes]
Tom cat Offline
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Registered: 07/03/16
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Loc: Indianland sc
Thanks for help sis!!,
Hey y'all not a winner, I know but at least I made it in this season lol
Originally Posted By: Tendertoes
Thomas and his beaver!!



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#6169880 - 02/25/18 11:56 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
BW55 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Pennsylvania




Giant tails! Can't compete,but mighty glad to see this one floating- 5 1/4"

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#6170401 - 02/25/18 08:03 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Rick Tischaefer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 35
Loc: North Dakota
Here's one from a few days ago.

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#6170756 - 02/26/18 07:09 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: Rick Tischaefer]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Rick Tischaefer
Here's one from a few days ago.


RICK!!!!! USA USA USA USA.
Anyway you can post a closeup? Whats that measurement?
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#6170760 - 02/26/18 07:12 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Posting for Bluejay



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#6171217 - 02/26/18 03:20 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
cd85 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
Posts: 21
Loc: eastern maine


i would say about 5 5/32 one on the map from eastern maine

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#6172182 - 02/27/18 01:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Good luck to all tomorrow morning on the last check before the contest closes!

If anyone knows Rick Tischaefer - can you please get in touch, I need a measurement on that bad boy he quietly threw down w/ a picture. I can't zoom in on the picture without it becoming unreadable.


Edited by DaYooper14 (02/27/18 01:34 PM)
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#6172200 - 02/27/18 01:52 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
PineDoggin Offline
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Registered: 12/09/16
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Loc: N.J.
Originally Posted By: DaYooper14
Good luck to all tomorrow morning on the last check before the contest closes!

If anyone knows Rick Tischaefer - can you please get in touch, I need a measurement on that bad boy he quietly threw down w/ a picture. I can't zoom in on the picture without it becoming unreadable.


Yeah Looks like it's pushing 8.5

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#6172522 - 02/27/18 06:51 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
loosanarrow Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 111
Loc: Lakes Region Indiana




We finally got some open water, so I get to play!


Edited by loosanarrow (02/27/18 06:53 PM)

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#6172661 - 02/27/18 08:26 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
sweetwilliam Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 72
Loc: Ontario, Canada
just read the rules of play.I just looked at a coupple houeses today still under 3 ft. snow will be 2 weeks befor i ut ahole in the ice.

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#6172676 - 02/27/18 08:33 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Rick Tischaefer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 35
Loc: North Dakota
DaYooper,

Sorry to have been away and the quality of the photo. I don't have the recovery tools to do anything with the picture. The beaver was used for a fur handling demonstration at our Winter Meet last weekend, so I don't even know where the tail went. Probably somebody's lunch bucket. It was up against 8 1/4 when that picture was taken, probably would have been a solid 8 1/4 if the tape was straight across the tail. No big deal on this end. Good thread with all the great pictures!

Rick

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#6172718 - 02/27/18 09:12 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
fingertrapper Offline
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I'll second the 8 1/4. When you zoom in you can see that it is approximately 1/4 of the distance between the two numbers, which can be seen to be 8 and 9. Maybe just shy...but darn close. For whatever that is worth..
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#6172891 - 02/28/18 05:21 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
jabNE Offline
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Looks like 8 and a quarter to me too. Nice tail!
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#6172954 - 02/28/18 07:02 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
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I'm gonna say 8 1/4 as well. Dern nice tail!!!
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#6173098 - 02/28/18 09:34 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
NathanW Offline
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Registered: 01/15/14
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Loc: OH

5 1/2 from SE OH

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#6173519 - 02/28/18 05:54 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
TPtrapping Offline
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Registered: 11/07/17
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Loc: Ogden, Kansas
I know its not a winner but caught a second one so i figured id share. Bigger than the first one.

And I cant figure out how to turn the picture sorry y'all
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#6174329 - 03/01/18 11:48 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Another great year in the books - thanks to all! I would like to let everyone know that I received multiple pm's from folks that really enjoy following this thread and your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you to trapset and 1 anonymous donor for beefing up our prize pool this year!

Winners please check your inboxes.

Without further adieu:

  • Fattest Tail Winner - Rick Tischaefer clocking in at 8.25" hailing from ND
    $50 F&T Gift card & your selection of any two 4oz bottles of Dobbins products
  • Random Prize Winner # 1 - JOCO1995 w/ a 5.5" tail out of WI
    $50 F&T Gift card & your selection of any two 4oz bottles of Dobbins products.
  • Random Prize Winner # 2 - Korey w/ a 6.0" tail from NC
    RTS Setter (rtssetter.com)


**** Rick wanted to donate his winnings back to the pool, what a guy! I split the prize to spread the love and hit the random number generator again. Congrats to Possumcatcher & Hubler13f
  • Possumcatcher throwing down a 7" tail in NB
    $50 F&T Gift Card
  • Hubler13f with a 4.125" from PA
    Choice of any two 4oz bottles of dobbins products




Until next year boys - stay safe out there



Edited by DaYooper14 (03/02/18 08:17 AM)
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#6174905 - 03/01/18 09:19 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
JOCO1995 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/15
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Loc: Johnston County, NC
Hot dang I don't think I've ever won anything before, I need some Backbreaker inbound lol

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#6174928 - 03/01/18 09:32 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: JOCO1995]
Tom cat Offline
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Originally Posted By: JOCO1995
Hot dang I don't think I've ever won anything before, I need some backbreaker inbound lol


Congrats!!!
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#6175222 - 03/02/18 08:13 AM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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**** Rick is donating his winnings back to the pool, what a guy! I split the prize to spread the love and hit the random number generator again. Congrats to Possumcatcher & Hubler13f!

  • Possumcatcher - $50 F&T Gift Card
  • Hubler13f - Choice of any two 4oz bottles of dobbins products
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#6178697 - 03/05/18 04:22 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
DaYooper14 Offline
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bumping in case anyone knows Korey or Hubler13f - PM's unanswered and would like to get these shipped.
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#6178925 - 03/05/18 09:01 PM Re: 2nd Annual Beaver Tail Contest! [Re: DaYooper14]
Birch Tree Offline
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Congrats everyone who won and thanks for putting on another good contest this season!
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