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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483502
03/07/19 10:50 AM
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awesome job Hutchy and if i was closer i'd help for sure.love workin beaver.


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483506
03/07/19 10:53 AM
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Great catch percentage! Bet there is some nice prime fur on those beaver!

Chris


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483507
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Lol anyone wants a help?


Do you have an extra beaver skinning knife or do I need to bring mine??


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hodagtrapper] #6483562
03/07/19 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Hodagtrapper
Great catch percentage! Bet there is some nice prime fur on those beaver!

Chris



the fur does look good. And i have to say i have never before had that kind of catch percentage, however it looks a bit better because of the two snare pole doubles. Still, not sure why but the stars aligned it would seem.




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Redknot] #6483563
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Originally Posted by Redknot
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Lol anyone wants a help?


Do you have an extra beaver skinning knife or do I need to bring mine??



With your skill a sharp rock would suffice!




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483587
03/07/19 12:00 PM
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Fine job!

Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483643
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Thanks guys. Most are froze solid now. The benefits of cold weather! Now I can thaw five or so at a time in and do them in the evenings after work.

That makes 63 beaver for the year. I should land somewhere near 90 if all goes well.

I know prices are low, but why not!


Asking "why" is the first step in recognizing you have an addiction. Hopefully you will take gibb's advice and not to beat yourself up trapping beaver. Although it appears he may suffer the same illness. frown


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Dirt] #6483644
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Thanks guys. Most are froze solid now. The benefits of cold weather! Now I can thaw five or so at a time in and do them in the evenings after work.

That makes 63 beaver for the year. I should land somewhere near 90 if all goes well.

I know prices are low, but why not!


Asking "why" is the first step in recognizing you have an addiction. Hopefully you will take gibb's advice and not to beat yourself up trapping beaver. Although it appears he may suffer the same illness. frown


Right now its an obsession. Addicts want to stop. lol

Its funny we were talking about snare poles a while back, and ended up with two doubles at one house. And I think I got two doubles ever before that.




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483645
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did you switch to 3/32?


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483646
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And where did he say not to beat yourself up? I must have missed that.




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483650
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It was his advice in predicting fur prices last summer/fall where he said unless you trap high dollar lynxcats or coyotes, don't beat yourself up. Spot on by the way.

"In September 9.5 million mink, 565,000 fox, 41,500 fin coon and 150,000 karakul skins are going to hit the market. Since February the world fur market has been dropping every sale. Doesn't take a much to figure out what is going to happen.
2019 will be worse than last season, unless of course you have the right type of coyote and bobcat, otherwise don't beat yourself up."

There you go!

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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483666
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You ever use an auger Hutchy? last year I had to use auger with an exstenttion on it to get to the beaver. But I think lots of the lodges froze out. As I did not get many beaver per lodge and when I went back this fall they were no lodges.

Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Dirt] #6483673
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Originally Posted by Dirt
did you switch to 3/32?

No, didn't have time to make any. Since switching to bait on the side of the pole away from the house been getting solid body catches. Sometimes two snares per beaver.




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: muskrat411] #6483676
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Originally Posted by muskrat411
You ever use an auger Hutchy? last year I had to use auger with an exstenttion on it to get to the beaver. But I think lots of the lodges froze out. As I did not get many beaver per lodge and when I went back this fall they were no lodges.


I used to actually. With our rock bottoms I keeps ruining my auger blades. The way I figure it, anywhere I want to set a trap should have a foot or less from beaver activity. The saw makes it easier to check depth, and isn't so bulky. If there is four feet of ice at the house, I am staying home! Lol

I might just buy a longer bar for my little husky.




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483693
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With your skill a sharp rock would suffice!


Sadly, when I first started learning to clean skin, I might as well have been using a sharp rock!!


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Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Redknot] #6483865
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With your skill a sharp rock would suffice!


Sadly, when I first started learning to clean skin, I might as well have been using a sharp rock!!


You shoulda seen my first otter...lol




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6483944
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great day thanks for sharing

Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6483984
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Thanks for the photos and post. Well done!

Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6490064
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Well, did my second check on that line today despite the rain. Ended up with thirteen beaver, three otter and a rat. I am pulling the line Saturday, so that should be another five or so. Pulled the snare poles because it wouldn't freeze enough to ensure a humane catch . Anyway, today's check:
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The last picture was from my first check, just had to get my wife to send me the pic..

And again...anyone wanna help skin??!




Re: Great day beaver trapping! [Re: Hutchy] #6490075
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Nice Check

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