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walking on dams #6725820
01/12/20 08:59 AM
01/12/20 08:59 AM
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Lawtons,NY
watt Offline OP
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Lawtons,NY
First picture is spring 2017. Obvious lodge in background. Huge amount of water backed up here with 4 more dams downstream. Ends astonishingly after only 150 yards with a 2 foot diameter road culvert! Next picture is January 2020, same spot. Dam has broke along with one more downstream. New beavers have creatively built their lodge on the end of the broken dam.
I've always walked on dams assuring myself of their strength but now I may reconsider. Very little flow here as there is no inlet stream to this swamp, just an underground seep. [Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


If I can make it myself, I will!

Grab now, grade later.


Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725822
01/12/20 09:01 AM
01/12/20 09:01 AM
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Minnesota
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Really Cool Top Photo !!!


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Re: walking on dams [Re: 330-Trapper] #6725826
01/12/20 09:06 AM
01/12/20 09:06 AM
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New York border
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Really Cool Top Photo !!!

I agree. Very photogenic with the reflection in the water.


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Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725850
01/12/20 09:22 AM
01/12/20 09:22 AM
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Manitoba
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I'm sure Jurrasic can jump between the two remaining structures to help you beaver trap there.

Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725854
01/12/20 09:30 AM
01/12/20 09:30 AM
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Wabash, IN USA
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Great pics!


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Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725907
01/12/20 10:26 AM
01/12/20 10:26 AM
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I love ripping out beaver dams.
I do it all summer after removing the beaver.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by Boco; 01/12/20 10:28 AM.
Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725924
01/12/20 10:44 AM
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Boco, are you doing this ADC trapping/dam removal for the RR or Province?


Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725943
01/12/20 10:58 AM
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We took out a beaver dam and a road all at the same time once. Wasn't much of a road but that culvert just couldn't take all that water at one time. LOL


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Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6725956
01/12/20 11:06 AM
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Nice pictures.Those are some big beaver dams.

Re: walking on dams [Re: J.Morse] #6726027
01/12/20 12:13 PM
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We have contracts with logging companys,local roads boards,Highway mtc contractors,Municipalities,Ont.Power generation,private power generation companys,and MNR.
The railroad uses their own trapper because of access issues with non-railroad employees.I was the fulltime Beaver control Foreman for the Railroad before I took my pension.My nuisance control trapline for the RR was 600 miles long.

Last edited by Boco; 01/12/20 12:16 PM.
Re: walking on dams [Re: Boco] #6726388
01/12/20 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
My nuisance control trapline for the RR was 600 miles long.


Now that is what you call long lining.

Last edited by Cragar; 01/12/20 06:40 PM.

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Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6726450
01/12/20 06:24 PM
01/12/20 06:24 PM
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Awesome picture......


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Re: walking on dams [Re: Boco] #6726520
01/12/20 07:08 PM
01/12/20 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
We have contracts with logging companys,local roads boards,Highway mtc contractors,Municipalities,Ont.Power generation,private power generation companys,and MNR.
The railroad uses their own trapper because of access issues with non-railroad employees.I was the fulltime Beaver control Foreman for the Railroad before I took my pension.My nuisance control trapline for the RR was 600 miles long.

Thats Awesome Boco!!!


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Re: walking on dams [Re: watt] #6726729
01/12/20 09:32 PM
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Very cool, looks fun yet very challenging as well!

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