ADC Trapper Forum

No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


WCS
(Please support Wildlife Control Supplies, our sponsor for the ADC Page)






Print Thread
Hop To
Beaver gig #6495284
03/19/19 09:50 AM
03/19/19 09:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
I have a situation on a small creek where 2 landowners want me to get the beaver. 1 landowner removed the dam this summer. Now the beaver have moved onto the property in between the 2 landowners. While the beaver are clearly focused on the middle of that middle property owners parcel (I can see the growing dam from the road), the other 2 landowners would still like me to go after 'em on their properties. Trouble is, their property lines are each about 350 yards from the dam. Should I expect the beaver to travel that far very often? I made the 1st set last night. I told the landowners I'm only cautiously optimistic that I can nab the beaver this far from the dam. My guess is the middle landowner may cave and let me on his property, as the dam's gotten noticeably larger in 2 weeks.


WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6495343
03/19/19 11:33 AM
03/19/19 11:33 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 814
West Central MN
2
20scout Offline
trapper
20scout  Offline
trapper
2

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 814
West Central MN
The neighbors may help persuade him into changing his mind. That's what usually happens around here.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6495426
03/19/19 01:09 PM
03/19/19 01:09 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
They are going to try.


WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6495493
03/19/19 02:30 PM
03/19/19 02:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 15,698
St. Louis Co, Mo
B
BigBob Offline
trapper
BigBob  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 15,698
St. Louis Co, Mo
An anti? If he refuses, he could be helping to create a public nuisance and they might have to threaten or go to court.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6495573
03/19/19 04:40 PM
03/19/19 04:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
I don't know as I'd call him an anti. I'm looking more into it. He's kind of a hermit I think. I haven't personally spoke to him.


WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496036
03/20/19 09:30 AM
03/20/19 09:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 398
Wisconsin, USA
Traps R Us Offline
trapper
Traps R Us  Offline
trapper

Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 398
Wisconsin, USA
don't go to court quite yet.
catch the beavers upstream. Any good castor lure should bring them in, especially now in spring.

Re: Beaver gig [Re: Traps R Us] #6496207
03/20/19 01:04 PM
03/20/19 01:04 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted by Traps R Us

catch the beavers upstream. Any good castor lure should bring them in, especially now in spring.
This is what I was wondering about.
I currently have a 330, with lure, upstream on the property line. I just hope I can nab 'em that far from the dam. I'm optimistic.

Last edited by AJE; 03/20/19 01:05 PM.

WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496209
03/20/19 01:05 PM
03/20/19 01:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
Vinke Offline
trapper
Vinke  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
Beaver jobs are best left to experienced beaver trappers imho

The wise beaver is like trapping a ghost

Never set one trap
Study the animal and the technique
Practice during fur season


Living life like a dog with a stick


Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496214
03/20/19 01:07 PM
03/20/19 01:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
I know how to trap beaver Vinke. It's just that like most people, I'm trying to improve.
I have to be selective in how I trap this spot so I don't catch an incidental otter, as I've already filled my otter tag.
I agree putting out more than 1 trap is necessary. I just scouted this spot the other night for the 1st time and ran out of daylight.

Last edited by AJE; 03/20/19 01:10 PM.

WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496247
03/20/19 01:33 PM
03/20/19 01:33 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
Vinke Offline
trapper
Vinke  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
You added otter to the scenario......Is there a provision in the law for incidental?
If not

This would eliminate castor based lure without using proper precautions.
Channel sets with bobygrips

Many live traps will be otter friendly
I have called beaver from a long ways away using dobbins products.


Living life like a dog with a stick


Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496273
03/20/19 01:52 PM
03/20/19 01:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
A
AJE Offline OP
trapper
AJE  Offline OP
trapper
A

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,977
WI - Wisconsin
Funny you mention Dobbins. Woodchipper is what I'm using at the current set. I smeared some on a popple stick that I shaved a little bark off of.

As for otter: well, it's illegal to target otter without a tag, but not illegal to incidentally catch 1. It's just kind of something I try to avoid. The state has a process to work with a warden to handle any incidentally trapped otter. It's not the end of the world, and they don't issue citations for an incidental otter catch, but it's something I try to avoid.

I'm hoping beaver will travel more now this time of year, like Traps R Us mentioned.

Last edited by AJE; 03/20/19 01:54 PM.

WTA Member
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496828
03/21/19 07:47 AM
03/21/19 07:47 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 272
wisconsin
F
forester79 Offline
trapper
forester79  Offline
trapper
F

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 272
wisconsin
I've had good luck with mailing letters to adjoining land owners for permission. Addresses can be found on the county gis site. Some times it's easier to try and put together a professional sounding letter then wing it face to face.
Biggest advantage to multiple traps is catching as many as possible before they catch on to the program.



Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6496913
03/21/19 09:30 AM
03/21/19 09:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
Vinke Offline
trapper
Vinke  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,316
WA
Quote
I smeared some on a popple stick that I shaved a little bark off of.


I will make bold sets to seduces them,,,,,,,,,..................


Living life like a dog with a stick


Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6498709
03/23/19 11:05 AM
03/23/19 11:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,013
Chauncey, Ohio
W
wormbobskey Offline
trapper
wormbobskey  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,013
Chauncey, Ohio
I would rescout the area where the first dam was and see if there isn't a bank den or maybe some feed holes. Just because the dam is gone from the first location doesn't mean the beaver moved out completely. It may have just decided to build a new dam to keep the water level at a comfortable height. Blind sets on crawl outs are always good beaver catchers.


OSTA
Lanums ADC & Repair
We don't do bugs
Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6520021
04/17/19 08:28 AM
04/17/19 08:28 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 412
ID
O
Ole Offline
trapper
Ole  Offline
trapper
O

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 412
ID
It seems like the first step would be to talk to the middle landowner.

Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6520057
04/17/19 10:07 AM
04/17/19 10:07 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 483
New York
P
ponyboy Offline
trapper
ponyboy  Offline
trapper
P

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 483
New York
I found out every job or customer is not for me.

Re: Beaver gig [Re: AJE] #6520466
04/17/19 10:38 PM
04/17/19 10:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 7,217
Louisiana
Aix sponsa Offline
trapper
Aix sponsa  Offline
trapper

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 7,217
Louisiana
Originally Posted by AJE
I have a situation on a small creek where 2 landowners want me to get the beaver. 1 landowner removed the dam this summer. Now the beaver have moved onto the property in between the 2 landowners. While the beaver are clearly focused on the middle of that middle property owners parcel (I can see the growing dam from the road), the other 2 landowners would still like me to go after 'em on their properties. Trouble is, their property lines are each about 350 yards from the dam. Should I expect the beaver to travel that far very often? I made the 1st set last night. I told the landowners I'm only cautiously optimistic that I can nab the beaver this far from the dam. My guess is the middle landowner may cave and let me on his property, as the dam's gotten noticeably larger in 2 weeks.



On a small creek, my experience has been yes.
It could be different up there, but down here, you bet.

Iíve probably caught more adult males on the far downstream end than anywhere else. I know Iíve caught more adult females on the top end.

350 yards is well within what I personally consider the range of beavers living in a creekó-especially a small one.


Iíd like to also add that a huge part of why I prefer this type of approach is because I have to presume theyíve been messed with. The thing about beavers is this: if no one has messed with them, a kindergartener can catch them if they make proper sets. If someone screws with them it can be frustrating.

I prefer to cover my bases. If someone wants to go rush in, fineó-their jobs, their time. If Iím catching them, I want them to remain calm if possible. This is my opinion, and it may not be worth much. I will say that I didnít learn this the easy way, I assure you!

Re: Beaver gig [Re: Ole] #6523388
04/22/19 02:41 PM
04/22/19 02:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,924
SE Georgia
S
Swamp Wolf Offline
trapper
Swamp Wolf  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,924
SE Georgia
Originally Posted by Ole
It seems like the first step would be to talk to the middle landowner.

^^^this is what I would have done first.


Why the reluctance? Stop and explain the situation to the landowner...


Thank God For Your Blessings!

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread




Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1