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Beaver question #6354056
10/22/18 08:03 PM
10/22/18 08:03 PM
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Ohio, USA
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Hey guys, will beaver often move out of a location for little to no reason? Iíve got a spot that I know hasnít been trapped, and there is no sign of them this year. Thereís still plenty of food for them, and they were in the area last summer. I went back today and found no fresh cuttings or peeled sticks. I did however find a couple of spots where something was climbing out of the creek and chewing on vegetation from the bank, but Iím pretty sure it might be muskrats. The plants were chewed off at around 6 to 7 inches high though. Thoughts? Thanks


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Re: Beaver question [Re: Ave] #6354061
10/22/18 08:07 PM
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Still a bit early for cuttings. Is there a lodge or dam? With all the rain and the cold, there ought to be some fresh mud on both.

Re: Beaver question [Re: Ave] #6354063
10/22/18 08:08 PM
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Muskrats would have dug the roots of grasses, they do eat bark but thier little teeh are easy to tell from beaver amd the pull out width would have been the size of your 110 conis, 4 or 5 inches wide. Look for poop in the water, beaver poop are 1 to 1 1/2 inches around and they are round. Muskrats put raisons on logs and rocks.......jk


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Re: Beaver question [Re: Ave] #6354082
10/22/18 08:40 PM
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Keep in mind that if there was only one beaver, it may have been caught and killed by coyotes.

Re: Beaver question [Re: Ave] #6354083
10/22/18 08:40 PM
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Thanks guys. There were no dams or lodges. I know itís a little early, but the temperature has been getting down to 30 at night. Seems to me that they should be putting cutting into overdrive.


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Re: Beaver question [Re: Ave] #6354153
10/22/18 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ave
Thanks guys. There were no dams or lodges. I know itís a little early, but the temperature has been getting down to 30 at night. Seems to me that they should be putting cutting into overdrive.

I had a spot I was going to trap last year. Had a nice dam across a creek. When the season opened I went to the spot and the dam was half gone and no fresh sign. Like they had packed up and moved to another location.

Odd - Dunno


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