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Got offered an ADC sub job. #7463939
01/17/22 08:12 PM
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Was offered some spring ADC work on beavers tonight. Never been paid for trapping, was offered $300/beaver, seems like a decent deal. What say you guys?

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463943
01/17/22 08:15 PM
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Depends on time and effort required to catch said beaver. 300 sounds good.

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463945
01/17/22 08:16 PM
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$300 per beaver? Lol what's to wait for?

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463956
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Travel time, how long to remove, have they been messed with before, if so that could lead to a full blown summer job depending on how spooked they have become 300 sounds good till ya find out several other novice trappers have been in their before you educating them

My first question when offered such a job is how many others have been there before me, then I start doing calculations on if I want the hassle or not and come up with a price and a list how and for what I will get paid for





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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463962
01/17/22 08:24 PM
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Sounds good.


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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463963
01/17/22 08:24 PM
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At $300....catch as many as you can

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463967
01/17/22 08:28 PM
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You wont know if this is a good offer or not until you do some beaver recon on site.


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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463968
01/17/22 08:29 PM
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Sounds decent but if you start thinking about things that others have mentioned and insurance etc it may not be as good as it sounds
I charge flat rate on beaver jobs. Based on the job. Most of my work is residential though


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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463969
01/17/22 08:30 PM
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I'd take it.


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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463970
01/17/22 08:30 PM
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Catching "a" beaver is a lot different than Catching "the" beaver. Some good points have been made already. I'd ask some questions.

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7463984
01/17/22 08:37 PM
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I don't charge by the animal but rather by the daily commitment or project price. By the animal is ok from time to time, but not as a serious biz platform.
Hire a plumber.... ok, I'll pay you per pipe.
Hire an electrician.... ok, I'll pay you per wire.
Of course not.

If you catch too many beaver early on, they want you to "pull back" and soften the pocket book digging you're doing.
If you catch too few, you're frustrated and they think they got the wrong guy.

Scout it out and give them a price and treat it like a business deal unless you're happy to go trapping.
Oh, and did we remember beavs are not as easy to catch the further you dig into the population.
Ask the folks what they want done as the end goal and then figure out what YOU are worth to pull that off.
Anything else is fine but if you are wanting to treat this as a biz proposition, especially year to year, start off right.

Good luck!
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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7464021
01/17/22 09:01 PM
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I'd scout it out and Set heavy after a signed contract.


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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Aix sponsa] #7464022
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Originally Posted by Aix sponsa
Someone offer me $300 per beaver and an abundance of locations at one time, I wouldnt give it a second thought. Id be on it.


The only possible issue would be single jobs at a time. That forces the questions of how far, how often, etc. low volume would slow this down.


Pricing is the hardest part of this work, because there are so many variables. Catching animals is easy. Its everything else that goes into it that matters. The other day I told someone catching the beaver is the cheap part. Its the insurance, mileage, and time away from other paying jobs that makes it expensive.

If whoever offers this to you has volume and means it, its a solid offer, ESPECIALLY if theyre covering your expenses.



And dont forget the requirement to return the water levels to natural flow.Sometimes this can be easy other times hard work,but it is the water causing the problem so lowering it is part of the job when doing beaver removal.I always insist that no one else controls the water level except me when trapping nuisance beaver.
By controlling the water level,I can be much more efficient at removing all the beaver.

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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7464040
01/17/22 09:13 PM
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Boco I think I like dropping the water more than catching the beavers wink

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Aix sponsa] #7464053
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Originally Posted by Aix sponsa
Boco I think I like dropping the water more than catching the beavers wink

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Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7464081
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If they need a sub it's probably not an easy job or they'd do it themselves.

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: nightlife] #7464119
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The ranch Ive been trapping since March had a previous trapper. He would only take the easy ones, and then disappear for the season. Ive had to clean up his mess to a degree. Ive only been trapping a year now, I took my 19th beaver (my first 5 were on a different property) and my second otter two nights ago. I try to check my traps every day, and I stick at it.

Thank you to all of you guys for your insights. A lot wise advice in there.

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I would make sure I got paid on the spot or that Friday for the beaver I caught. If you catch 10 beaver thats $3000.00. I bet the guy that is paying you puts the brakes on really fast. You better get it in writing ! MD

Re: Got offered an ADC sub job. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7464139
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Originally Posted by Twenty-fiveYard
The ranch Ive been trapping since March had a previous trapper. He would only take the easy ones, and then disappear for the season. Ive had to clean up his mess to a degree. Ive only been trapping a year now, I took my 19th beaver (my first 5 were on a different property) and my second otter two nights ago. I try to check my traps every day, and I stick at it.

Thank you to all of you guys for your insights. A lot wise advice in there.



Sounds like youre learning fine

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