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County beaver problem. #7027212
10/25/20 02:36 PM
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Have some beavers causing some problems on a county road near me. I guess, the got my name from the DNR and called me to help. I set 5 traps yesterday. And the results are:
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80% isn't bad, but I should have had 100%. Had a 750 at the bottom of the drowning rod, but it was empty.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027216
10/25/20 02:50 PM
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It may have been one of the others you missed in that one but caught in another. That's still impressive.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027343
10/25/20 05:25 PM
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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027352
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Excellent result. I had a similar experience this weekend with a 3 out of 4 success rate at a road side job. The kicker was my 4th was set off, a 330 belisle and the trap was jammed by the dog. Never seen or heard of this before, when the trap fired the dog spun around and miraculously caught the bar on the tip holding it open a good 2 or 3 inches and the scene clearly suggested the beaver had struggled to free itself. Curious if anyone has ever heard of that happening before.

Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027356
10/25/20 05:39 PM
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Oh, and I had a first today. I caught the biggest one by the foot in a #330, Duke Magnum. It's the first Duke Mags I have used. In fact, every trap I set still had factory oil on them. All these years of religious trap prep just to find out the beavers dont give a rip! mad


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027360
10/25/20 05:42 PM
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Good Job trapperkeck!


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027379
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Good job,any left? or are you done.

Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027394
10/25/20 06:19 PM
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Great job Keck. Towards the river?
Seems to be where they come from down in that area.

Osky


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: Boco] #7027412
10/25/20 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Good job,any left? or are you done.

Well, the DNR only permitted me for 5, so I'm thinking I will be pulling them tomorrow and the road Department will be out to pull the dam. I'm pretty sure there are more beavers, just hoping I pull enough out to keep them from rebuilding the massive in the triple box culvert.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: Osky] #7027413
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Originally Posted by Osky
Great job Keck. Towards the river?
Seems to be where they come from down in that area.

Osky

Yep, within a mile or two.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027423
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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027459
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What's the DNR scared of? They scared you will solve the problem if they turn you loose? A permit for 5? You should explain to them they are causing trouble and need to go. Some how it doesn't make sense to me. But good job on your part.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: MJM] #7027474
10/25/20 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MJM
What's the DNR scared of? They scared you will solve the problem if they turn you loose? A permit for 5? You should explain to them they are causing trouble and need to go. Some how it doesn't make sense to me. But good job on your part.

Well, to be fair, the officer asked me how many beavers I thought were there. I replied, at least 5, figuring a standard 2 adults and 3 juveniles. I did not expect him to put a limit on them. He seemed pretty gung-ho and, awfully, proud of Minnesota's rodent population. crazy


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: MJM] #7027475
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Originally Posted by MJM
What's the DNR scared of? They scared you will solve the problem if they turn you loose? A permit for 5? You should explain to them they are causing trouble and need to go. Some how it doesn't make sense to me. But good job on your part.


Yeah, I'd like to hear the rationale behind that. Sounds laughable.

Update, see the reply now.

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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027480
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Originally Posted by trapperkeck

Well, to be fair, the officer asked me how many beavers I thought were there. I replied, at least 5, figuring a standard 2 adults and 3 juveniles. I did not expect him to put a limit on them. He seemed pretty gung-ho and, awfully, proud of Minnesota's rodent population. crazy

I guess you know to tell him 47 next time. We do not have a closed season in the land of no trees. We can trap them year around.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027507
10/25/20 07:31 PM
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When I lived in NE, I would just call the local Game Warden and let them know I was taking care of some problem beavers near whatever town was closest. They would then thank me for letting them know, in case there was a complaint. Never had a complaint, special permit, or any other kind of problems. I have only met two DNR officers here in MN, outside of the office and both seemed pretty paranoid. Like I couldn't, possibly, be out enjoying the great outdoors without breaking some law or another. Weirdest thing.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027532
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Originally Posted by trapperkeck
Originally Posted by Boco
Good job,any left? or are you done.

Well, the DNR only permitted me for 5, so I'm thinking I will be pulling them tomorrow and the road Department will be out to pull the dam. I'm pretty sure there are more beavers, just hoping I pull enough out to keep them from rebuilding the massive in the triple box culvert.



If they’re only allowing you to catch some of the beavers causing problems, they’re going to have to get used to having problems.

Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027537
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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: trapperkeck] #7027545
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I guess I never thought about the DNR limiting the number you could take, if they were plugging something that need to be opened, since I don't have to deal with it. Here if someone calls me about beaver, if I want to deal with it, I just load up and go. The only way I get ahold of anyone else is if the beaver are on the neighbors land to get permission from them. It sounds like NE used common sense on it. You can not keep out of fur season beaver in MN if doing damage work, can you? Complaints should go up if fur prices stay like they are.


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Re: County beaver problem. [Re: MJM] #7027572
10/25/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MJM
I guess I never thought about the DNR limiting the number you could take, if they were plugging something that need to be opened, since I don't have to deal with it. Here if someone calls me about beaver, if I want to deal with it, I just load up and go. The only way I get ahold of anyone else is if the beaver are on the neighbors land to get permission from them. It sounds like NE used common sense on it. You can not keep out of fur season beaver in MN if doing damage work, can you? Complaints should go up if fur prices stay like they are.

Correct, all the carcasses were left for the coyotes and eagles. I also have to notify DNR of catches every day and location of carcasses, in case they wish to check it out. Gonna be a short "special season" for me. Two whole days. Oh well, I did find out how out of shape I am and it's supposed to freeze hard tomorrow night.


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