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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539235
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Lots of trappers but the country is big.
Around 280 trappers in my area,Cochrane to Hearst..

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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Fisherman] #6539249
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
I just hate killing lactating females.Each to their own, but down here I have stopped doing nuisance beaver jobs in the spring.


I feel the same as you Fisherman. We have a 5 month open season here (Nov.-Mar.)

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539268
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I would sooner take out the pregnant females in May than take them in June,and then have to catch the young..

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539304
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Originally Posted by Boco
I would sooner take out the pregnant females in May than take them in June,and then have to catch the young..


I do not have a problem trapping pregnant beaver. We have caught them in late March that were close to giving birth.

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539350
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Nailed 3 today.
The Road crew pulled up the washed culvert,and will re-install it when the water goes down.

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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539352
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I understand that trapping nuisance beaver is necessary, do it myself. I just hate catching a nursing female that the kits in the lodge will die.

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Fisherman] #6539354
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
I understand that trapping nuisance beaver is necessary, do it myself. I just hate catching a nursing female that the kits in the lodge will die.


Read what Boco said above my previous post.

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Fisherman] #6539355
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
I understand that trapping nuisance beaver is necessary, do it myself. I just hate catching a nursing female that the kits in the lodge will die.

Natures Nachos, somethig will get in there and Eat them. Something dies, something eats.


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539361
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The kits wont stay in the lodge too long after birth.They are very well developed at birth and the mother takes them out of the lodge after a few days.Once they are out they are very easy to catch at the spot where you caught the mother.They cannot get back into the lodge without the mother because they are too buoyant.Lots of times when I have caught the mother at the dam the little ones are hiding in the sticks at the lower side of the dam.
If you cant find them,you can use the urine from the mother at the site where you caught her and the young can be caught.
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That is a pic of two kits killed in a 330 where the mother was caught the night before using urine.

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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539364
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Originally Posted by Boco
The kits wont stay in the lodge too long after birth.They are very well developed at birth and the mother takes them out of the lodge after a few days.Once they are out they are very easy to catch at the spot where you caught the mother.They cannot get back into the lodge without the mother because they are too buoyant.Lots of times when I have caufht the mother at the dam the little ones are hiding in the sticks at the lower side of the dam.
If you cant find them,you can use the urine from the mother at the site where you caught her and the young can be caught.
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That is two kits killed in a 330 where the mother was caught the night before.



Thanks for that valuable information Boco.


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539403
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Boco.....you whizz on your sets ? Iíll have to try that.......lol


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Fisherman] #6539406
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
Why is it these people call after the close of the season ?

Around here, just below the Canadian border, beaver are moving around at about the time season closes, on the 15th of May. I took care of several spots in the week before season closed.

Now that season is over with, people are just noticing water levels rising and a few beaver have dispersed to places that will be a problem.


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Just cleared a pond...only 4.....375.00.....Beaver Bucks !!


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539427
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Folks wont pay that here. Usually they manage to kill, cripple, maim, and make wary them beaver don't to just the last one...then they call me and ask me to wipe them out, and they think I enjoy that trapping opportunity, so I should do it for free.

That's how a Minnesotan thinks.


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: trapper les] #6539430
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Originally Posted by trapper les
Folks wont pay that here. Usually they manage to kill, cripple, maim, and make wary them beaver don't to just the last one...then they call me and ask me to wipe them out, and they think I enjoy that trapping opportunity, so I should do it for free.

That's how a Minnesotan thinks.


And if you don't do it some other guy will try. Everybody in MN has had some water trapping experience. Most people don't know to hire a pro like boco is the most cost effective way.

Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: trapper les] #6539432
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Originally Posted by trapper les
Folks wont pay that here. Usually they manage to kill, cripple, maim, and make wary them beaver don't to just the last one...then they call me and ask me to wipe them out, and they think I enjoy that trapping opportunity, so I should do it for free.

That's how a Minnesotan thinks.


Iíve heard that from a Minnesotan before. ďYou get the hide, why would you charge?Ē

Lol, $100 equipment, $60/hour labor (labour for Boco), $.54 per mile to and from for however many days projected for job. That is usually what I would say, if I charged, but I donít have my NWCO permit yet. So, I do it for hunting and trapping property. wink grin


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Jackdale] #6539434
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Originally Posted by trapper les
Folks wont pay that here. Usually they manage to kill, cripple, maim, and make wary them beaver don't to just the last one...then they call me and ask me to wipe them out, and they think I enjoy that trapping opportunity, so I should do it for free.

That's how a Minnesotan thinks.


And if you don't do it some other guy will try. Everybody in MN has had some water trapping experience. Most people don't know to hire a pro like boco is the most cost effective way.



Should charge a convenience fee if the customer had someone else try it.


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: Boco] #6539440
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I have never done beaver removal for a private individual.All our contracts are with the dept of highways,local roads boards,logging companies,municipalities,hydro electric company,etc.

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For us that is through one of the two folks who have the contract with the state to do the nuisance work, or the feds.


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Re: Nuisance beaver calls starting. [Re: trapper les] #6539445
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Originally Posted by trapper les
Folks wont pay that here. Usually they manage to kill, cripple, maim, and make wary them beaver don't to just the last one...then they call me and ask me to wipe them out, and they think I enjoy that trapping opportunity, so I should do it for free.

That's how a Minnesotan thinks.


Iíve trapped beaver for 150.00 Bottle of Scotch before...lol


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