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Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585093
05/16/22 06:40 PM
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We need a Boone &Crockett category for these!

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: wy.wolfer] #7585142
05/16/22 08:15 PM
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Great for a contest next winter, biggest castors instead of largest tail.

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7585152
05/16/22 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
One pound three ounces
[Linked Image]



They look just like a couple of big baked potatoes. Giants!


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: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585162
05/16/22 08:41 PM
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Haven't seen castor like any of those pictured in years. The last few years including this spring the castor have been running really light with not much in them. Don't really understand why.

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: white17] #7585163
05/16/22 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
Our beaver generally can't get more than a couple feet from the water. It's too difficult for them to walk. AND......the water they live in has to be quite deep !


They call their beaver John Holmes beaver.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7585194
05/16/22 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
One pound three ounces

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]



WOW! Is that one you caught or bought? Iíve never come remotely close to such a size! The biggest Iíve ever caught was about 12 ounces wet.

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585200
05/16/22 10:01 PM
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One fellow from NC sent in some that were 1.25 pounds to NAFA

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: BvrRetriever] #7585215
05/16/22 10:31 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
One pound three ounces

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]



WOW! Is that one you caught or bought? I’ve never come remotely close to such a size! The biggest I’ve ever caught was about 12 ounces wet.


Bought that pair from Winston Marshall. He's in Virginia.



Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585231
05/16/22 10:59 PM
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Paul, those look like they're hard on the inside, ie: barkstone?


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Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: beaverpeeler] #7585232
05/16/22 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
Paul, those look like they're hard on the inside, ie: barkstone?


yes



Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585246
05/16/22 11:23 PM
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In your opinion is the quality of mineralized castor as good as regular for your purposes?

Last edited by beaverpeeler; 05/16/22 11:23 PM.

"Semper la caccia dei castori"
Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585262
05/16/22 11:59 PM
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Hard as mineralized or hard as packed tight? Now Iím getting a little worried about myself.


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Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585372
05/17/22 08:06 AM
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The ones I pictured are hard but still a little pliable at the same time.

At first we wondered if someone had stuffed them with something but there are no signs of that and the shells themselves are huge so it hasn't been manipulated that we can tell


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585519
05/17/22 12:05 PM
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So Cathryn, you are confirming that size does matter?

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585521
05/17/22 12:07 PM
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Under the right circumstances. Yes.


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585549
05/17/22 01:04 PM
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Hey! We're trying to have a serious beaver conversation. Sheesh! grin

Here's another beaver shot:
[Linked Image]

Do you reckon maybe this ol' boy had some size that mattered?


"Semper la caccia dei castori"
Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585568
05/17/22 01:45 PM
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He looks full of it. For sure. Same as most men I know. smile

Seriously though. We didn't know if castor would be bigger on through the ice caught beaver?

I wasn't expecting to see a huge set from VA and then someone saying they have heard or seen are castor in NC.


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: Biggest castor ever? Pics [Re: cathryn] #7585571
05/17/22 01:47 PM
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Had a few this season that weighed half a pound after five days of drying. Very few decent size castors come out of the beavers around here this season seemed to be a better one. [Linked Image]

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