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 Post subject: Beaver floats?
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2009, 13:21 
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Ok, I know this is probably an odd ball question, but I got to thinking about this after someone posted about someone wanting them to trap beaver in the pond, but lets the dogs run around it every day. Then I saw Cheifs cool rat floats (yes I've seen them before, but he did a good posting on how to make them). Anyway, got me to thinking, "Is there any kinda float you can use for beaver?". Just wandering.

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Interesting.. I'd love to know the same thing!


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 Post subject: Floats
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2009, 15:31 
John Boat......... Bever are too heavy for floats


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Well, rooster. I ment a floating set, not the beaver it's self floating. :lol: I figured if the set is floating out in the pond/lake/river/whatever, the dogs would be less likely to get into them. Like the rat floats, but bigger and baiter with, say, castor and/or greens.

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Yeah I bet the job could be done. Maybe a larger float with like a step that's underwater, with footholds and a drowner rig. Beaver steps on the platform underneith the water to investigate then game over!


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I wonder how much one big enough would weigh. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Beaver floats?
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[quote="Boomhawr"]Ok, I know this is probably an odd ball question, but I got to thinking about this after someone posted about someone wanting them to trap beaver in the pond, but lets the dogs run around it every day. quote]

Well you could use a "Under ice pole set" with a conibear and it would obviously be without the ice though. Drive her into the bed of the pond.

and for beaver floats, it does seam possible, railroad ties would be the way to go for the floatation part :D

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Hmm. Will the ties float? With then being sealed and treated and all, I didn't know what that would do to the boyance. And, yes, I know ya ment that as a joke. :lol:

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The ones I have seen had a v made out of logs with a little platform for bait or caster mound and a 330 half submerged or another shelf under water to put a foot hold on attatched to a drowning rig.

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Got any pics or links to pics?

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I don't think so but I will look later and see if I can find some. Sorry

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Fuzz, is this like what you saw? Turns out someone over there asked the same thing at the start of the month, and I had missed it.
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthre ... #Post95493

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That is the same idea as I was talkin about and the one I was shown for foot holds had a shelf about where the bottom jaw of the 330 is and the foot hold goes there.

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Cool. Maybe that would help the person with the dog problem around the pond. Foregot who it was. :oops: I'll have to find the thread.

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wow, that set looks effective, might make a few now! thank boomhawr :D

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No problem deertag.

Hey, I couldn't find the thread where someone was asked to trap a pond, but the owner lets his dogs run around it every morning. Anyone remember who it was? I thought I'd show this to them and see it they thought it might help them.

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Seems like it was claybuster, maybe a week or 2 ago.

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Yep, that's it. Thanks.

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What about using the underice pole set but put the pole thru a tire thats on a rim? Whole rig should float? Might have to stick it in the bottom of the pond etc for stability?

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