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Simple Beaver Lure... #7059607
11/23/20 09:11 AM
11/23/20 09:11 AM
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NY, St. Lawrence County
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albrahal Offline OP
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Good Morning,

I primarily send my beaver castors to FHA, but have I been doing a little Castor based Beaver lure making the past couple of springs when I run low on my favorite manufactured stuff. I only use the ground castor, glycerin and some Vodka which does seem to peek an interest and I caught a few beavers using this quick recipe. I was wondering if anyone could suggest 1 or 2 more ingredients to see if I can peek the Beavers interest even more. I typically catch 30-40 beaver per year running traps on weekends only. I primarily trap on 4-5 private properties, a Lake Association, one private Hunting Club (spring only) and public river access.

Thank You,
Jeff

Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059672
11/23/20 10:43 AM
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3 or 4 big drops of Sac. oil

Birch oil , not much ...few drops

Popped bud oil same

Make 2 or 3 types and test them .I use Peppermint schnops

Last edited by 330-Trapper; 11/23/20 11:36 AM. Reason: Auto correct changed my answer.

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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059687
11/23/20 11:08 AM
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A pinch of Grizzly Wintergreen chewing tobacco.


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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059717
11/23/20 11:44 AM
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A couple drops of anise oil.

A couple drops of cinnamon oil.

As mentioned above, add some sac oil.

Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059825
11/23/20 03:06 PM
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I have used popple bud oil, oil of anise, cinnamon, sac oil, and glycerin in with my castor in different amounts and it seems that they all effective. Sure smells good.


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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059833
11/23/20 03:14 PM
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Shove a stick in a raw green castor and give it a twist. Never found a difference between that and any magic commercial lure. NO perfumes for me, most of my beaver work is nuisance and the last thing I want to find is a muskrat or coon instead of a $140 beaver plugging up a set. I'll switch it up to an all food based lure when they seem to be (or I made them) lure shy. Cinnamon and poplar oil.

Last edited by Crit-R-Dun; 11/23/20 03:36 PM.
Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059841
11/23/20 03:20 PM
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I've never used anything other than castor in castor based sets. I used all the other scents in food based lures like poplar, anise, cinnamon, mint, etc. All this based on the idea that I got when I read Mr. Dobbins book Open Water Beaver and Otter Trapping. He seemed to say that food scents aren't natural with castor scent.

As seemed to be recommended in the book, a castor-shy beaver can be caught using sac oil on it's own, which I found to be true.


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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7059883
11/23/20 04:04 PM
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Like "Crit-R-Dun" and "Trapper 7", I have never used anything other than castor as a beaver lure. Generally it will be castor from a different pond or a mix of various beavers.

Last edited by bctomcat; 11/24/20 01:46 PM.

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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7060257
11/23/20 08:48 PM
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Poplar oil does attract beaver but also muskrats as well, which I don't like. For me 50/50 castor to sac oil. But I only trap beaver spring season when territorially activity is high.

Last edited by Drakej; 11/23/20 08:51 PM.

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Re: Simple Beaver Lure... [Re: albrahal] #7061594
11/24/20 09:34 PM
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Poplar bud oil works good alone at bait sets. Should work as an ingredient

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