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Beaver #7390151
10/27/21 08:29 PM
10/27/21 08:29 PM
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Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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Pretty big house. How many beavers would you say are here?

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Pretty big feedpile. Itís about 10-12 feet deep around the pile.

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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390158
10/27/21 08:33 PM
10/27/21 08:33 PM
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So far I caught two beavers the size of the one in the picture and two YOY. How many more beavers do you think are here? Iíve trapped this house for a few years and this is the biggest itís ever been [Linked Image]
The bigger two were the same size. Both female

Last edited by Ryan McLeod; 10/27/21 08:38 PM.

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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390180
10/27/21 08:53 PM
10/27/21 08:53 PM
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southern oregon cascades
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I think you need to get that boy a sled to pull those beaver out on.
And I'm terrible about estimating how many beaver are in anyone spot. Just when I think I got them all I'll find another one in a trap. Or most likely a snair by this point.


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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390190
10/27/21 09:03 PM
10/27/21 09:03 PM
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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390230
10/27/21 09:43 PM
10/27/21 09:43 PM
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That's a serious beaver!! I wonder how large the above water inside the hut is in sq feet?


"And God said, Let us make man in our image Öand let them have dominion Öand all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390273
10/27/21 10:32 PM
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Got one of the small ones from this snare pole. The ice was still thin when we set this one

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Got the other 3 from this side. All 3 were caught leaving the house

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Once the ice got thick enough to walk on I put a couple snare poles further out and put 2 330s where the original snare pole was. No catches for 6 days now but thereís fresh bubbles every day. Maybe one big male left? Do they leave the house everyday? Pretty decent at trapping land animals but I enjoy this beaver trapping because Iíve still got a lot to learn. Harder to get replies on a trapping thread so letís go Brandon. Lol.


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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390313
10/27/21 11:53 PM
10/27/21 11:53 PM
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Ryan
If you have any of aspen(green bark) use it for bait. We call it beaver candy here.
I would cut it miles away from where I trapped. I like small diameter and would hang 4 snares around it.
In the river I would trap both sides of the house even in medium current. They would usually have a toilet downstream.
Anyway thatís how I trapped through the ice. Good luck!


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Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390346
10/28/21 03:48 AM
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they can hold up in there house for days ,normally they have two entrance , and there can be lots in one house , I'm guessing 10

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390663
10/28/21 12:27 PM
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Hey that lets go Brandon is for the Spy Point thread or if you start a grizzly hunting thread

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390741
10/28/21 02:41 PM
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Lots of activity at that house(can tell by the open water-that is where your main entrace channels are).
Beaver house can have 3,4 or even 5 entrances,but there is no need to set them all.All the beaver use all the entrances,so if you set the main entrance with multiple traps you can take 4 or 5 in a couple checks,then pull.
That house has likely minimum of 6 beaver and maybe 10.

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7390905
10/28/21 06:58 PM
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Those are great pictures . The NWT is my favourite part of this country

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7395451
11/02/21 11:58 PM
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Really not as much activity on this post as it deserves. I think American beaver trappers are not commenting because they are hidding Trump votes in beaver houses. I beleive the scientific name for beaver is Castor canadiansis. Now you can't get any more anti American than that.

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7395460
11/03/21 12:37 AM
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Well I beaver trap in texas, so ice trapping is foreign to me. Plus I'm still a rookie, so I don't know enough to comment much. I have crawled into a beaver bank den, but I didn't find any trump votes.

Re: Beaver [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7395462
11/03/21 12:50 AM
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The Trump votes are the ones muskrat sells his pelts to,..oh no,..the conundrum!

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