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Hate these things… #7577701
05/05/22 09:13 PM
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Let’s hear them stories ……..I haven’t been impaled yet ….but ruined about 5 pairs of hip boots…Be careful out there …only takes a second for real trouble to set in.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577719
05/05/22 09:31 PM
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Yep try to keep close tabs on where those are at. Even tell the land owners where they are at so they are not in these areas with a tractor or other equipment.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577749
05/05/22 09:51 PM
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Over here on the Mississippi I can recall several willow-covered islands that wound up covered with those. I ruined a pair of brand new Cabelas hip boots on them.

Moosetrot

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577753
05/05/22 09:53 PM
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Speared my wrist a couple summers ago on a nuisance job.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: Moosetrot] #7577755
05/05/22 09:55 PM
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I slipped on a small snow covered log and hit one of those w my chest. I broken a rib luckily I had a pair of heavy insulated coveralls on. Hurt like (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) especially when I took a deep breath.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577787
05/05/22 10:23 PM
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I’ve had a few waders eaten by them a few got my leg too.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577791
05/05/22 10:27 PM
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Beaver pungi sticks.

Keith

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577814
05/05/22 10:51 PM
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I destroyed brand new chest waders on one of those on their maiden voyage. First swamp of the day. It was a slow motion deal which made it even more depressing.
Everything in the beaver swamp is trying to kill you.

Last edited by 52Carl; 05/05/22 10:52 PM.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577818
05/05/22 10:57 PM
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Scary as h--- when I used to coon hunt, I cringe just thinking about them.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577822
05/05/22 10:58 PM
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Is that where he just chomps it in one bite and makes a deadly weapon?

Re: Hate these things… [Re: i1deagU] #7577827
05/05/22 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by i1deagU
Is that where he just chomps it in one bite and makes a deadly weapon?



Pretty much…those things are everywhere…in the area Iam trapping now.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: KeithC] #7577829
05/05/22 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithC
Beaver pungi sticks.

Keith



That is exactly the first thing I thought !

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577836
05/05/22 11:28 PM
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Will be right there waiting for you when there is a sheet of ice on the water.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577957
05/06/22 06:45 AM
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Slipped on a rock on a little feeder stream stuck my hand out to catch myself. I found one of them with the soft part at the base of my thumb man that hurt still gives me problems.


No matter where you go there you are.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577967
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Had a friend stick one in his thy fishing when we were young. Nasty they are.

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577973
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yes wreck a few pair of boots

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577974
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That's the stuff of nightmares! shocked

Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7577975
05/06/22 07:07 AM
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Tripped over one of them and fell head first onto a live beaver on a drowning rod that was set too shallow.

Another time I fell about 8 feet out of a tree stand that was surrounded by those and landed on my butt. Luckily I missed them or I would still be sitting there.

And, yes, my waders have suffered plenty too.


I'm just happy to be here! Today I'm as young as I'll ever be and and older than I've ever been before!
Re: Hate these things… [Re: MnMan] #7578055
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Originally Posted by MnMan
Tripped over one of them and fell head first onto a live beaver on a drowning rod that was set too shallow.

Another time I fell about 8 feet out of a tree stand that was surrounded by those and landed on my butt. Luckily I missed them or I would still be sitting there.

And, yes, my waders have suffered plenty too.


We need trap stick man….on the first story ….


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Hate these things… [Re: Nessmuck] #7578090
05/06/22 10:06 AM
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About 30+ years ago a friend, Bill, went on my beaver line with me. Was about a foot of snow on the ground and we had to walk about 2 miles down Flatbrook checking sets at several colonys as we went. At about one mile in, Bill tripped and went head first into the snow. He was behind me and when I turned around he said "Hey pull this stick out of my head". A beaver cut stump about as big around as a finger was sticking out of this head. The only thing that saved his life was the sun glasses he was wearing, as the stump hit the glasses dead center then glanced off entering his skin alongside the eye socket and coming out behind his ear. The stump was just rotten enough that it broke off at ground level, 6 inches sticking out the front of his head and 2 more sticking out behind his ear. I pulled it out and we headed our trucks. He didn't bleed a drop until we got to the trucks then the blood just poured out of him. Bill would not let me drive him to the ER, insisting he drive himself home. I followed him home and he sat at his kitchen table as his wife stitched his head with mono fish line. Never got infected at all but the hair above the stab turned white in the next month or so.

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