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Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6410634
12/27/18 06:43 PM
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Den entrance is sure fire.You don't need to cover them all,find the main one and set multiple traps there you will clean them all out in a couple checks.

Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Boco] #6411111
12/28/18 08:01 AM
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Mud pie set {castor mound} next to slide as previously said. They can't resist not inspecting it. Use foothold if you think they may be shying away from the 330. Don't forget to put a rock in front of foothold trap just under the water so beaver will plant his front feet down. This way you are sure of a front foot catch. Good luck

Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6418962
01/05/19 11:01 AM
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Do you have an update for us?


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Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6422911
01/09/19 12:52 AM
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Update -

I rescouted the pond and found 3 creek channels leading north with good sign and feeder sticks, I set 330ís in all of them.

Then I noticed the had built up the drain by 6Ē so I tore parts of that down and set traps on the paths to get to the areas they need to fix it.

I put 3 sets on slides, and made 2 caster mound sets, plus a couriousity set like the one above.

Itís been 2 days, and they havenít fixed the dam / drain, and nothing has hit the sets... so Iím thinking they are traveling to the pond and fixing it to move in.

Itís day 4 coming up...


2014
Grinners - 5
Raccoons - 4
Coyotes - 0
Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6422987
01/09/19 06:39 AM
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When you are being paid to clean them out, the most important one to catch is the last one.

Boco and Aix Sponsa are some of the best and have their own strategies. Pay attention to them.

These comments are my opinion and others will likely disagree. I like good blind sets catching them in their own runs in the water and where they haulout to feed. Set 330s so they are below the water with a dive stick where possible. At runs where they go out to feed, set a foothold. Feel for a ledge that they use to push out. If there or not, wherever you set the trap bed it securely. If needed, I make a shelf with a lip around it to hold the trap securely to prevent misfires. I start at the outside farthest sign and work my way in.

If necessary, I use scent and a mud pie set to simulate an intruder.

Use cameras if you have them.

I use stealth tactics to minimize scent and disturbances. Do everything possible to not educate beavers. It is important that you have no snapped traps, misfires, or pullouts to educate the beaver. It is important to have no live beaver in traps. I want to catch them without them knowing they are being trapped.

Have fun!


Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6423136
01/09/19 09:35 AM
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My next move is to use cameras to see if they are just already educated and trap shy.

Where I put the 330ís in the runs up the creeks I placed them where large roots were right at the surface of the water so they made a natural place for the beavers to dive under and through the 330. I havenít used the foot holds on the slides yet, but I think you are correct, the pond is not really deep enough for drown sets anymore so Iíve been hesitant, but it may very likely be the only way to go now.

I was suprised that the water level could drop 6Ē from me removing the dam materials and the beavers not repair it that night, itís a small drain and there is plenty of material around for them to fix it.

I did notice a new feed bed area south of the old den area (bank dens) so if I get nothing, my only option may be to see if there is a new den over there and set it - Iíve been avoiding den sets to not educate them.


2014
Grinners - 5
Raccoons - 4
Coyotes - 0
Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6423592
01/09/19 05:27 PM
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Sounds like you are on the right track.
IMO , the #1 starting place on a new ADC job is scouting the area 100%.
Every job is a puzzle, I go in with a backpack full of snares, set a few and make mental notes on the best places for 330s. I make sure to find all dams, dens and runs.
Then check and reset till I see no sign .
THEN. Start breaking dams.
And resetting the new water level.
If that fails sometimes you have to shoot them.

Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6424581
01/10/19 05:06 PM
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Yeah, Iím moving in the game cameras tonight so if I donít catch any and they are still there somethings going to have to change


2014
Grinners - 5
Raccoons - 4
Coyotes - 0
Update - Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6424754
01/10/19 08:21 PM
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Well guys, all your advice helped - I connected.

I apologize for the picture being sideways.. not sure how to fix that.

Thank God I didnít have to carry him far, and Jeezus ! His teeth are long ..


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Grinners - 5
Raccoons - 4
Coyotes - 0
Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6424825
01/10/19 09:25 PM
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Great job!

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Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6425389
01/11/19 12:08 PM
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Well done!


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Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6425937
01/11/19 10:23 PM
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Thanks guys - itíll be interesting to see if I pick off any more this weekend.


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Grinners - 5
Raccoons - 4
Coyotes - 0
Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6425959
01/11/19 10:53 PM
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Beaver rarely come in qtys of one, especially when there is one that size around. Should be a mate and some younger ones.


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Re: Help with Beavers [Re: Spotshooter] #6426206
01/12/19 08:56 AM
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Great catch!


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