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 Post subject: MORE BEAVER QUESTIONS
PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 00:26 
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Also, I've found several den holes above water level about 16" to18"
in diameter, I'll set a 330 & wait nuthin they will have looked used
tracks fresh wet mud, I'll stick my walkin stick in them 5-6 feet can't
feel the back. I'll move the trap to another after 4 or 5 days & keep an eye out for activity but there never is any, these critters are making me
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Trapping these old dens is still in your best interest because every thing from coon to otter and muskrats use these things heavyly. So id put in a leg hold set with drowner. At water level just below entrance. You might need chest waders to do it. And more than likely you will need to cut a shelf for the trap to set on. LOL

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If you are setting your 330 right in the entrance to the den I would check it often. If you trap a beaver and he sits in the trap too long while blocking the den entrance the other beavers will bite the heck out of it and ruin the pelt. Been there, learned the hard way. :x

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 Post subject: beavers
PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 21:24 
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Yep every day it's the law in Ill. I'm spending more time in chest waiders
than I spend at work, all for trying to figure out these tree munchers.


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I would put them on the slides. Foot holds with drowners are also my thoughts. It may also be your trigger, do you have it straight out or curved? If you can make it circular then you will catch them better.


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I checked my traps this morning and i had a very nice beaver on my castor mound set. This one caught one 5 days ago and then again today. Thats about average for this time of year. See all the young and middle aged male beavers are runing around trying to set up homes with new mates. This is the perfect time for the castor mounds. Being in missouri i cant see those illinois beaver being any different than mine. Here is another bit of info. When you get that beaver. Take his castor glands and grind them up. and find some beaver sign about a mile or 2 from where you caught him. Then set up a castor mound set using his castors. The other beaver allready know his smell and will be less afraid to approach your set with his scent there they will just think he is invading there territory and the biguns will come running.

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