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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 10:09 
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Ok, i have a new farm to trap and it is loaded with beaver sign :D But the only traps I have that would come close to beaver is 220s.Is this to small to set at the bottem of slides :?: I woould like to get some 330s but really I have spent way to much money on traps so far this year but I dont want to miss out on these beaver!So please any Ideas would help!

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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 10:12 
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I am not sure if this is allowed or not, but it just so happens that I was reading a post reguarding this very topic right before this post popped up. Here is the link. I hope it works, I am kind of new to all of this.

http://sullivansline.com/cgi-bin/ultima ... 1;t=004002

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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 10:20 
Posting links to other forums is fine. :) The important thing is that the questions get answered.

In my opinion, 220's are really too small for beaver. It's difficult getting them to go through a small space like that. Beaver don't have the best eyesight in the world, but they can tell when their opening is just 7x7, and if given the option, would much rather go through a 9x10 or 10x10 hole. You may catch some small beavers, but you may also risk educating them, wounding them, or worse, losing your trap.

You have to catch them JUST right,and at the bottom of the slide isn't the place to be putting a 220. The ONLY place that I would feel comfortable even trying it would be on a den entrance where you're certain to get a solid head catch.

Now, a 220 WILL hold and kill them if properly sprung over the head.

330's are just a better bet. It may be a good idea to hold off with the beaver until you get yourself a few 330's. As my grandfather always said, if you're not going to do it right, it's not worth doing at all. :) You'll have less frustration with the right tools.


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snares i think would work, and they are very cheap.


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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 20:45 
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snares are illegal in NY, even under water.

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