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Beaver help #6648589
10/25/19 02:33 PM
10/25/19 02:33 PM
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Southern OKLAHOMA
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I'm having problems with beaver knocking over my 330's in the runs from lodge to pond and tripping my trap any help on fixing the problem would be appreciated
Also I stake down with sticks through the spring holes
Thanks

Last edited by HOG TRAPPER; 10/25/19 02:34 PM.
Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6648604
10/25/19 02:57 PM
10/25/19 02:57 PM
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Longer sticks and shoving them deeper till there's no give will help.
How deep are these runs and how close to the den are you setting?

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6648645
10/25/19 04:19 PM
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Use a trapstand or make a tee pee set for deeper water stabilizing of the 330's. [Linked Image]
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Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6648840
10/25/19 07:48 PM
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Don't put the sticks in the spring holes. They belong up against the hinges. Shove the sticks in on a slight outward angle. Space them just far enough apart so that you have to wedge the trap in from above. The sticks will contact the trap at the hinges.

Re: Beaver help [Re: Boco] #6649201
10/26/19 06:56 AM
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Carl is correct,let the sticks catch the inside of the upper trap frame. Also fold the springs down so they help stabilize the trap. You can move the trigger to one side, to present a larger open path to start through.
Good luck to you
Robert Fisher,
Virginia

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6649600
10/26/19 02:45 PM
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Carl I put my sticks at the end of the springs not where the hinges are just trying to fill up the run way or trail , trails are deep a little way out but up close they are 1/2 a 330 deep setting a little way back from lodge trying to catch them coming in or going out.
These are not main den openings these are side approaches the main opening is deep
I was thinking they are sliding off bank and hitting trap from side and knocking over just my speculation thanks for all the help but I like the H stand

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6649880
10/26/19 07:49 PM
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Find more sticks to close the channel. Beavers leave them around everywhere. I properly set 330 (as described above) won't be knocked over by a man stumbling into it without getting caught.
H stands are nice, but they are something else to carry with you. Sticks are everywhere.

Re: Beaver help [Re: 52Carl] #6649969
10/26/19 09:17 PM
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Hogg Trapper, I just finished trapping a lodge with same sets on each side. I used H stand, put stick between springs angled out and tied off on 5' cable to a stake away from trap. Trap is on bottom. And diving sticks across top. Caught the small beaver there. The two adults were caught in drowning set at Mud trail going up lodge. MB550 in 12" depth with a bit of castor lure on both sides of trail w mud and seaweed piled in center. Both hind foot catches.

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6649993
10/26/19 09:38 PM
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Southern OKLAHOMA
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Thank yall I caught one today and no traps sprung I'm trying all I have been told so maybe I will get better I appreciate what yall do for guys like me

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6650539
10/27/19 02:28 PM
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I know this about 330's but have you considered a few snares? If there are slides they could be a light weight option to fill some of the gaps.


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Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6650692
10/27/19 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HOG TRAPPER
Thank yall I caught one today and no traps sprung I'm trying all I have been told so maybe I will get better I appreciate what yall do for guys like me

Nothing like a dead trouble making beaver to make ones day!

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6651048
10/28/19 03:12 AM
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Southern OKLAHOMA
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I have not tried any snares yet

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6651613
10/28/19 07:28 PM
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Just a report 3 beaver in 5 days 4 traps and all have been in same trap

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6657286
11/04/19 05:07 PM
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I know that most still use conibears as I did for 40 plus years until switching to swim through cage traps. They never get moved and are rarely sprung as the trigger is recessed deeply into the trap, while the trigger travel is several more inches before the trap fires. Have taken nearly 1300 beaver in them in nine years with no plans to go back to what I did before.

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6657553
11/04/19 09:05 PM
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I use to use strictly conibears and I have switched completely to drowning rods with #5 Bridgers and have been very happy with my results

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6659998
11/07/19 09:22 PM
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That's impressive jim ,im just getting into water trapping I have not figured out how to anchor where I'm trapping yet but still learning every day, I'm at 5 total now 2 big ones 2 year old and a little one now they are dodging my traps

Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6660111
11/08/19 01:07 AM
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Re: Beaver help [Re: HOG TRAPPER] #6667612
11/16/19 07:23 PM
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get some h stands and set your 330 as close to the entrance as you can .sounds like an educated beaver .if that dont work set leg holds in the runs .good luck i have even tried building a large colony trap and had them move it out of the runs,i would like to know how they did that.


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Re: Beaver help [Re: Coyote Chaser] #6667840
11/16/19 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Coyote Chaser
drowning rods with #5 Bridgers and have been very happy with my results


at blind sets on slides YOU make
some with lure and others without.

Also, you could stack 2 330's.


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Re: Beaver help [Re: danny davis] #6668422
11/17/19 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by danny davis
i have even tried building a large colony trap and had them move it out of the runs,i would like to know how they did that.


I would like to hear more about this experience if you donít mind sharing. What was the trap made out of, horse panel like the other beaver colony traps that have been posted on here?

Without learning more, I would presume they saw it as something blocking ďtheirĒ run, and they decided to simply swim around it and lifted/rolled it out of the way, but I definitely want to hear more. Iíve been wanting to build some beaver colony traps to try

Re: Beaver help [Re: Aix sponsa] #6672799
11/22/19 05:10 PM
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it was a cow panel ,i got the idea from a clint locklear video . i will not try it again ,to heavy to drag very far for not very good results. the beaver rolled out of their run i found it on its side just out of the run ,the same beaver was plugging up my 330 with sticks ,i finally caught the problem beaver in a number 5 bridger set in the bottom of the run ,where it entered the den,i wound up pulling 4 beaver out of that set.


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