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#6337315 - 09/30/18 09:43 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
TONY.F Offline
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from my observation those crop fed beavers tend to over populate
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#6337440 - 10/01/18 05:57 AM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Jealous, my season is a month away. Post sum set pic when u connect with the fur.
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#6337604 - 10/01/18 10:10 AM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: traprjohn]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Originally Posted By: traprjohn
They've been doing it on our farm for over 15 yrs.
They go into the corn 20-50 yds THEN start chopping and dragging...so we end with a 1/4-1/2 acre UFO landing pad in the middle of 1 of our corn fields.


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#6338878 - 10/02/18 07:34 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: Mississippi]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Mississippi
Jealous, my season is a month away. Post sum set pic when u connect with the fur.
Tomorrow is my 1st check. I'll try to get more pics. They've made that creek so deep in some spots it's crazy. I only got 5 sets out the other day.
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#6338887 - 10/02/18 07:37 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: TONY.F]
AJE Offline
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Originally Posted By: TONY.F
from my observation those crop fed beavers tend to over populate
Yeah. I really have no idea how many to expect. I'm hoping to do well right away and catch 'em b4 they get spooky. Also, I'm hoping muskrats don't sneak through my 330s before the beavers. I think I may hang some snares from shore in the spots that are too deep to walk. You all think I should leave the top of the loop slighly above water so they dive through the snare?


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#6339336 - 10/03/18 10:51 AM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
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I would leave 1/3 of the loop out of the water jus my .02
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#6339700 - 10/03/18 09:02 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
That's what I was thinking Mississippi.

The rain here has been relentless, & continues in the forecast. It's adding another element to this task.
Here's my 1st check results. I only had 5 traps out. The muskrat was in a 280.
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#6339839 - 10/04/18 06:38 AM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Loc: Illinois
In my neck of the woods the beaver love to harvest corn. Mainly for quick dam construction but I have seen some many,many feed beds with corn stalks. Ours are mostly bank den beaver. And for snares I usually hang them 1/3 out of water too.

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#6339923 - 10/04/18 08:46 AM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
Fishdog One Offline
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Registered: 08/11/10
Posts: 130
Loc: Southern Wisconsin
So with the WI season opening in a couple weeks how does the fur look on those?
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#6340240 - 10/04/18 05:08 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
Mississippi Offline
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Nice start
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#6340423 - 10/04/18 09:39 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: Fishdog One]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Fishdog One
So with the WI season opening in a couple weeks how does the fur look on those?
Actually, I was pleasantly surprised.
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#6340429 - 10/04/18 09:46 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Picture from yesterday. Check out the ~20' long 'dike' they've constructed along the farmers field road, to keep the water ponded up in the corn. It doesn't help that it keeps raining buckets here, & much more is in the forecast. Combine the rain with beaver activity, & the township had to remove the dam at this culvert today. There's still a dam ~40 yards downstream. I don't know what to expect this weekend. The h20 got so hi that the town is also worried about muskrats burrowing under the road.


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#6341024 - 10/05/18 06:40 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: TONY.F]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: TONY.F
if you eliminate his problem you will have a friend for ever!
Lol, I think you're right. The farmer called me this afternoon, said he can see a beaver in the same trap I got the 1st 1 in. He's excited. Me too I guess. I'll be back at it this weekend checking the other 4 traps. He poked a hole in the lower dam. I'll know if they're still active. This has turned into a very interesting call. Now their town guy called, wants me to get some muskrats that might be burrowing under the road. I was hoping this would lead to bigger things.


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#6352553 - Today at 08:07 PM Re: Beavers vs Corn [Re: AJE]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Well I've gotten 4 beavers there so far. None have been real big though. I reset again today. The farmer was happy as they don't seem to be rebuilding either dam now, and the farmer was able to pick his corn today.
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