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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2006, 00:57 
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I'm in ill. I'm trapping a drainage ditch with about 6 beavers in 1mi.
they are forresting small willows & mulberry on the ditch. I'm using
conibears, i've tried setting slides they have so many i haven't caught 1
yet in a slide caught a male using apple slices in a feed pocket. den is
impossible for me to set as the feed pile is rite in front of it, 4 feet of
water,thick brush in front of it, these beavers have never seen a poplar
tree, this is a 45 to 60 degree bank about 12ft. tall. i just got a bottle of castor & feed lure would like to set it near den & in the feed pockets, is
this a good strategy?


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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2006, 01:06 
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I would use the castor mound set up on these beaver. get away from the den to where you can set up your castor mounds Id say about 2 to 300 yards away. Beaver are territorial and they will come to the castor mounds. Try and set with drowner. You might have to get a canoe from some one being that the bank is so steep. But this is probable your best set. But id keep the conibers on the runs they will use them sooner or later. Let me know how it turns out. LOL

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Mike, i would trap the runs beaver are constanlty on the move. find out where they are moving. it will be worn down, place a 330 staked good and tight. put a dive stick in fornt of the trap just on top of the water, the beaver will see the stick and dive into the 330, and now you have a beaver. put the 330 only a inch or so under the water.

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THAN-X FOR THE ADVISE, I'VE BEEN BLOCKING OFF THE DAM WITH
THIER LEFT OVERS FROM LUNCH, A LITTLE BIT EVRY DAY, I'VE GOT IT
DOWN TO ABOUT 2FEET WIDE & THEY HAVEN'T BULLDOZED THRU ANY PLACE. TOMORRO I'M GOING TO PUT A CONIBEAR ABOUT A FOOT OUT
IN FRONT OF THIS SPOT AN INCH OUT OF THE WATER. DOES THIS SOUND RITE OR SHOULD I DO THE DIVE BRANCH THING IN THE SAME SPOT... I'M GOING TO FIGURE THIS OUT OR DIE TRYING...


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PostPosted: 12 Dec 2006, 01:34 
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mike put the 330 under the water about an inch or so. the dive stick goes right over the top of the trap. You can fence the channel off with old dead sticks, dont use green ones the beaver will eat them . this can all be done in the same day. i watched a video from hal sullivan called beaver 2000, it comes in dvd and its very good, shows everything you need to know about setting and catching beaver.

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