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I think I got lucky. #7470066
01/23/22 02:40 PM
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I tried experimenting with a side parallel trigger set last night on a lodge Iíve trapping for almost a week now. It appears that this beaver made it through the 330 and fired the trigger with itís back foot. This is a 46 pound beaver and I highly suspect is the mate to the 51 pounder earlier this week. 7th beaver out of the lodge. [Linked Image]

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470068
01/23/22 02:41 PM
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Nice job. Sometimes its better to be lucky than good!

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470070
01/23/22 02:43 PM
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that hatchet looks like one I have with a knife inside the handle?

nice catch.


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: danny clifton] #7470102
01/23/22 03:12 PM
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Thatís just a cheap Fiskarís hatchet, that Iíve actually very impressed with. Super light for trudging around with and durable, but cheap enough to be utility. My 10 year old has been coming with me to learn how to find the beaver and see the results. Weíve had a wolf running our line for the last few nights, so he had the axe and I had my pistol. Gotta get my wolf tag and get some set made. Yep, we can trap wolves in Montana and they love beaver meat.

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470155
01/23/22 04:22 PM
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Interesting story.


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470206
01/23/22 05:18 PM
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Nice to see you had "the boss" with ya'!!


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470216
01/23/22 05:30 PM
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How could a beaver that size get that far through a 330 before setting it off?

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470227
01/23/22 05:37 PM
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I caught one a while back by the hind foot. It sure made me scratch my head.

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: backroadsarcher] #7470256
01/23/22 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
I caught one a while back by the hind foot. It sure made me scratch my head.

My theory has always been that they swam OVER the trap and tripped it with the hind foot and never actually went through it at all. The one below was caught (and held) by the base of the tail in one set of jaws.

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Last edited by 160user; 01/23/22 06:00 PM.

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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470351
01/23/22 07:06 PM
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Belisles will do that. Gotta love them safeties!


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: uplandpointer] #7470398
01/23/22 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by uplandpointer
How could a beaver that size get that far through a 330 before setting it off?


I canít really say, but every other beaver (5 prior on this very set) has been trying to enter, theyíre facing into the hole that the trap is in. This beaver got it by the foot and I am not sure how else it would happen. Iíve been trying debating getting a trail camera and mounting it out there so I can see how things go down. This mystery may settle it.

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470409
01/23/22 07:34 PM
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Might have turned before hitting the trap


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470479
01/23/22 08:19 PM
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My bet is he turned before committing too.
The last thing a beaver does on a turn is thrust a back foot behind it.

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: 52Carl] #7470488
01/23/22 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Might have turned before hitting the trap

Originally Posted by 52Carl
My bet is he turned before committing too.
The last thing a beaver does on a turn is thrust a back foot behind it.


Iíve wondered about that. I suspect you guys are right. Thanks for chiming it.

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470503
01/23/22 08:39 PM
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Made 4 new sets at a friends property thatís getting hammered by beavers. Looks like theyíve been there a while. In the pic with the mountains, you can see me making a set just left of center along the water line. Kinda cool he snuck out there to take the picture. Love trapping these waters. [Linked Image]

Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470511
01/23/22 08:44 PM
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In some cases poorly stabilized bodygrip traps can lead to animals getting caught by extremities.


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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Boco] #7470519
01/23/22 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
In some cases poorly stabilized bodygrip traps can lead to animals getting caught by extremities.


Good to know as well. Thank you Boco.

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Re: I think I got lucky. [Re: Twenty-fiveYard] #7470538
01/23/22 08:59 PM
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Or it turned and kicked like a swimmer on the wall
Like mentioned above


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