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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506477
02/23/22 05:48 PM
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A back story to the 70 pounder I managed to trap. I held the "Beaver Contract" with our counties Road Commission for a year and was trapping a roadside pond that had been hit by every Contract guy before me, a couple of them with shooting permits, as well as anyone just road trapping on their own. I had even resorted to sitting evenings with a shooting permit. I never saw a single beaver. It had been months since I'd snagged any beav at all there, yet the darned dams were sporadically mudded up. The ones(?) left would avoid anything remotely square. I finally set a couple foot holds w/cable slides in a spot on the dam where I had seen tracks a time or two. No castor or scent was placed near them. It was with a bit of excitement that I pulled that cable back up a few days later when I found the trap missing from it's bed. I don't know if the female whopper was the last one standing or not. The water levels fell and the dam was no longer a problem the last 4-5 months I held the contract.

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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506497
02/23/22 06:08 PM
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J. Morse: Similar experience when I took the last beaver(also an old female) for the US Govt from the pond where the new Iron River National Fish Hatchery was to be constructed. I buried a 14 Newhouse in an underwater trail where I could see footprints in the bottom mud.

Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: tomahawker] #7506561
02/23/22 07:17 PM
02/23/22 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tomahawker
Originally Posted by Mark June
Am I the only weird one, which is a very strong possibility, but I bet in my life, for the umpteen numbers of critters I've trapped, shot, snared, or otherwise laid out....
I haven't weighed five of 'em.

I have never cared how much critters weigh.
Never will I reckon.

How much that cat weigh? Idontknow
How big was he? Big
Was she the biggest you ever caught? Cantsay

I'm weird.
It's not wrong.
Just different.
I hope.

Blessings,
Mark



Kinda surprised from you, being rather scientific and college educated.


You remind me that yes, I weigh all animals on research projects, but I was commenting in regards to fur/ADC trapping.
I don't care other than adult versus juvenile ID.

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: Mark June] #7506578
02/23/22 07:31 PM
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If memory serve correct- #63.

Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506592
02/23/22 07:40 PM
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This one was 62 pounds , my best is 67 pounds.

Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506666
02/23/22 08:26 PM
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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506689
02/23/22 08:39 PM
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Caught a pair of beaver through the ice on Wisconsin Crick that flows through Wausau in 1979. One weighed 68 pounds and the other was 65. No digital scales around then but I believe that was a close weight.

Chris


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506733
02/23/22 09:09 PM
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I have had 2 at 72 lbs and 1 at 71.5 lbs.

Another 6-8 68 lbers I was sure were going to break 70. But the scale doesn’t lie!!!


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506751
02/23/22 09:19 PM
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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: MNEric] #7506788
02/23/22 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MNEric
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I'm 5' 10 and the 5-6 beaver I caught in Ohio Power in 1986 -87 their tails were touching the ground and their head was even with mine .
We weight them at 85-86 pounds .
They get longer as they get older .
This was a place that hadn't been trapped in around 20 years .
Anyone that trapped beaver in Ohio Power AEP land had areas to trap .
This was above the recreation lands where The Wilds are now .
Bud Windland was in charge of all beaver trapping .
He knew me from trapping there for years .
I was laid off and asked him at his home about trapping beaver .
We talked a lot about many things even turkey hunting .
He gave me a map that covered the area from 146 to Peral road 313 was the top of the area .
Caught 3 black beaver also .


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506834
02/23/22 10:15 PM
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MbCooner had one some time ago weighed on a Canada Postal scale...cant remember the weight

One I caught I prepared for the museum, skeleton and all ( but I dont have home access to the records) in 1982 It was 42 kg and some, that weight is referred to quite often on beaver weights max in text books after that date.
The year after the 950$ black beaver @ NAFA, I caught one black that went 80 inches and graded in the top lot, but it did not go like the year before ( 6 out of 16 from that colony were black)
There is a larger ones taken by the Geological Survey in ND back in the turn of the century that is on record

Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506873
02/23/22 10:40 PM
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I caught one 75 pounds 0 ounces in Surry County Virginia. I had it weighed on certified scales at the Bait Barn in Virginia Beach.
I walked into the place and asked them how high their certified fish scale went. They said 100 pounds. I said, "That ought to be enough."
Their eyes got big, thinking I caught a huge fish, til I waddled back in with that beaver. They started laughing, saying, "not too many folks fish for those around here."

Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506905
02/23/22 11:12 PM
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The only part of a beaver I ever weighed was the castor.
Caught a few big ones over the years,a couple stand out i estimate around 70 lb give or take a few lbs.


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506906
02/23/22 11:12 PM
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I caught 2 beaver in a single MB 750 at the same time …a feat not yet matched …total weight was 65 lbs

My best single caught beaver is 58 lbs


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: J.Morse] #7506960
02/23/22 11:57 PM
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Never trapped too many beavers. Most were in the 30's. Biggest ever was 51


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Re: PB beaver weight? [Re: Mark June] #7507631
02/24/22 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Stake
John those tails weigh 30 lbs

Lol, they’re pretty decent.


Originally Posted by Mark June
Originally Posted by USMC47 &#129451;
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Priceless.
The one on the left the one who jumps in first, foremost, and all the rest?
He looks the part in this pic smile
Mark, that’s Johnny Jr. Actually he’s the 5th. He’s a beast. Hank is the other one. Real name, Henry. He’s not as much of a beast but he’s still tough. I compare Johnny to a Marine and Hank to a soldier. Lol.


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