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 Post subject: Beavers & Snares
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2007, 00:46 
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Ok, I've got a hold of 10, 3/16 snares I want to set them in slides &
a couple of castor mounds where they are coming out on a big clod
that caved in from the top bank, they come out of the water on 1 side &
go back in on the other. I've been skeptical about snares for such a strong animal on a land set. I've got #9 wire to attach the snare to my
steel stake, thought about using fence posts how deep should I drive
them? 24-28 in. tie at ground level. Or do I have this all wrong, don't
use them without a drounder.
Fill me in, I want to learn but the rite way.


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2007, 07:15 
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well I really cant give advise on a snare because I have yet to catch one in one but I did have an 80 lb beaver pull out a stake that was in the mud almost 36 inches this beaver rolled very violently and I had actually used what I normally don't some one elses stake that was used as a stabalizer too so it was actually staked twice. pulled both out I thought it was a complete loss . luckely I carry magnets with and was able to find and raise it from 8 feet of water I have two snares out right now and have them wired to a large log bigger than any beaver could ever move. a tree root and stake might be the better idea. Remember beaver are strong enough to move trees.and snares are made for holding , unless you attach a weight and make a drounding set. I have thought of that but my snares are long enough I would need almost 4 feet of water which is very possible on the river . thats all the advice I can give since I have yet to catch any first year trying them I will figure them out could be my placement since I stick 330 in the good runs and set snares in the not so good spots I have been catching them before they even get to the snares .

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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2007, 08:32 
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beavers snares should be made from a 3/32 cable. i snare beaver on dry land it works well, some drown some dont. i would think 3/16 might be a bit light. but you might be able to get away with it. the rest of it sounds right though. its just snare, surport wire, anchor. i like pogos myself. they should be set up on a 10 inch loop three inches off the ground on dry land


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well still not an expert at snares but I did catch my first beaver in one , It was through the ice and he did drowned. Snare took a beating but I have the beaver and can use the snare again I see that I need to make the loop slightly smaller as I caught it around the waist and close to the hind legs. adjustment made but caught 4 out of that area will pull them if I catch 1 more. I sure hope I don't catch an otter as I see three visit the area each day and I did catch one a few weeks ago. I made a small hole in the Ice and gently put the snare through with a short peice of small wire made into a C to hold the loop worked great. I will start using them in other situations now that my feet are wet . Have good luck :D

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