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Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Beaver help - 10/25/19 07:33 PM

I'm having problems with beaver knocking over my 330's in the runs from lodge to pond and tripping my trap any help on fixing the problem would be appreciated
Also I stake down with sticks through the spring holes
Thanks
Posted By: SNIPERB🦝

Re: Beaver help - 10/25/19 07:57 PM

Longer sticks and shoving them deeper till there's no give will help.
How deep are these runs and how close to the den are you setting?
Posted By: Boco

Re: Beaver help - 10/25/19 09:19 PM

Use a trapstand or make a tee pee set for deeper water stabilizing of the 330's. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: 52Carl

Re: Beaver help - 10/26/19 12:48 AM

Don't put the sticks in the spring holes. They belong up against the hinges. Shove the sticks in on a slight outward angle. Space them just far enough apart so that you have to wedge the trap in from above. The sticks will contact the trap at the hinges.
Posted By: ACO-WDCA

Re: Beaver help - 10/26/19 11:56 AM

Carl is correct,let the sticks catch the inside of the upper trap frame. Also fold the springs down so they help stabilize the trap. You can move the trigger to one side, to present a larger open path to start through.
Good luck to you
Robert Fisher,
Virginia
Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Re: Beaver help - 10/26/19 07:45 PM

Carl I put my sticks at the end of the springs not where the hinges are just trying to fill up the run way or trail , trails are deep a little way out but up close they are 1/2 a 330 deep setting a little way back from lodge trying to catch them coming in or going out.
These are not main den openings these are side approaches the main opening is deep
I was thinking they are sliding off bank and hitting trap from side and knocking over just my speculation thanks for all the help but I like the H stand
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: Beaver help - 10/27/19 12:49 AM

Find more sticks to close the channel. Beavers leave them around everywhere. I properly set 330 (as described above) won't be knocked over by a man stumbling into it without getting caught.
H stands are nice, but they are something else to carry with you. Sticks are everywhere.
Posted By: J.Melton

Re: Beaver help - 10/27/19 02:17 AM

Hogg Trapper, I just finished trapping a lodge with same sets on each side. I used H stand, put stick between springs angled out and tied off on 5' cable to a stake away from trap. Trap is on bottom. And diving sticks across top. Caught the small beaver there. The two adults were caught in drowning set at Mud trail going up lodge. MB550 in 12" depth with a bit of castor lure on both sides of trail w mud and seaweed piled in center. Both hind foot catches.
Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Re: Beaver help - 10/27/19 02:38 AM

Thank yall I caught one today and no traps sprung I'm trying all I have been told so maybe I will get better I appreciate what yall do for guys like me
Posted By: turkn8rtrapper

Re: Beaver help - 10/27/19 07:28 PM

I know this about 330's but have you considered a few snares? If there are slides they could be a light weight option to fill some of the gaps.
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: Beaver help - 10/27/19 10:52 PM

Originally Posted by HOG TRAPPER
Thank yall I caught one today and no traps sprung I'm trying all I have been told so maybe I will get better I appreciate what yall do for guys like me

Nothing like a dead trouble making beaver to make ones day!
Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Re: Beaver help - 10/28/19 08:12 AM

I have not tried any snares yet
Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Re: Beaver help - 10/29/19 12:28 AM

Just a report 3 beaver in 5 days 4 traps and all have been in same trap
Posted By: Jim Comstock

Re: Beaver help - 11/04/19 10:07 PM

I know that most still use conibears as I did for 40 plus years until switching to swim through cage traps. They never get moved and are rarely sprung as the trigger is recessed deeply into the trap, while the trigger travel is several more inches before the trap fires. Have taken nearly 1300 beaver in them in nine years with no plans to go back to what I did before.
Posted By: Coyote Chaser

Re: Beaver help - 11/05/19 02:05 AM

I use to use strictly conibears and I have switched completely to drowning rods with #5 Bridgers and have been very happy with my results
Posted By: HOG TRAPPER

Re: Beaver help - 11/08/19 02:22 AM

That's impressive jim ,im just getting into water trapping I have not figured out how to anchor where I'm trapping yet but still learning every day, I'm at 5 total now 2 big ones 2 year old and a little one now they are dodging my traps
Posted By: warrior

Re: Beaver help - 11/08/19 06:07 AM

Advanced Trap strikes again! Easy to set, easy to catch.


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Posted By: danny davis

Re: Beaver help - 11/17/19 12:23 AM

get some h stands and set your 330 as close to the entrance as you can .sounds like an educated beaver .if that dont work set leg holds in the runs .good luck i have even tried building a large colony trap and had them move it out of the runs,i would like to know how they did that.
Posted By: traprjohn

Re: Beaver help - 11/17/19 02:55 AM

Originally Posted by Coyote Chaser
drowning rods with #5 Bridgers and have been very happy with my results


at blind sets on slides YOU make
some with lure and others without.

Also, you could stack 2 330's.
Posted By: Aix sponsa

Re: Beaver help - 11/17/19 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by danny davis
i have even tried building a large colony trap and had them move it out of the runs,i would like to know how they did that.


I would like to hear more about this experience if you donít mind sharing. What was the trap made out of, horse panel like the other beaver colony traps that have been posted on here?

Without learning more, I would presume they saw it as something blocking ďtheirĒ run, and they decided to simply swim around it and lifted/rolled it out of the way, but I definitely want to hear more. Iíve been wanting to build some beaver colony traps to try
Posted By: danny davis

Re: Beaver help - 11/22/19 10:10 PM

it was a cow panel ,i got the idea from a clint locklear video . i will not try it again ,to heavy to drag very far for not very good results. the beaver rolled out of their run i found it on its side just out of the run ,the same beaver was plugging up my 330 with sticks ,i finally caught the problem beaver in a number 5 bridger set in the bottom of the run ,where it entered the den,i wound up pulling 4 beaver out of that set.
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