So I was asked to remove the beavers from a shallow creek (<3ft deep) and because one side is bounded by a housing addition I figured Iíd better learn to snare Ďem.
Iíve walked about half of the creek I have access to. This creek is bounded by a road (that it crosses) on one side and the housing addition on the other. Not a lot of sign but I did find one track and could smell castor in the same area.
I only made two sets last night, a lured, leaning pole set and submerged a snare and put a dive stick where they can access a slough(?) made during high water/heavy rains.
I need to walk the rest of the creek but this place is a mess, itís easier to walk in the creek than on the banks. Theyíre either thick with underbrush or Johnson grass 6-7 ft high.
Hereís the two sets I made last night. Do they look alright?
Here youíre looking towards the main part of the creek with that little slough behind you. There seems to be a hard packed run between the two and my snare is on the slough side right where it drops off.
Here is the lured leaning pole set. Itís in the deepest part of the creek that Iíve found so far. Iím pretty short and this area is over my hip waders. Iíve felt around with a cultivator (potato rake) and thereís a run or channel right in the center. This spot is only 30 yds or so upstream from the crossover.
Any advice on these two sets would be appreciated.