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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 22:29 
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So my grandparents have 6 gravel pits all within a square mmile of each other and are having beaver problems. One day the will be at this pond and the next day at that pond. I need some advice on how to catch the critter. Also i dont have my wildlife control license so i cant really do much. They also are having ground squirrel holes pop up out of nowhere. Any advice would be great.


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2009, 06:01 
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Look into getting your license to do animal damage control. It wasn't hard to get here in maine, don't know about your state.

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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2009, 20:01 
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I already tried but here in illinois you have to be 18.


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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2009, 23:22 
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Hey country, G.squirrels are great target practice with a pellet gun, used to love belly crawlin up to get a good shot. I'd do it on the road bank &
git some weird looks from people drivin by...

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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2009, 05:20 
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Oh, sorry about the age thing. Hang in there, you'll be old before you know it. :?

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2013/14
red fox 3
gray fox 2
coon 3
muskrat 25
mink 1

Hunting
130 lb 4pt buck - Mathews Z7, Grim Reaper 100 gr. at 6 yards.
17 lb tom turkey - Remington Express 20 ga #4 at 10 yards.


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PostPosted: 17 May 2009, 20:59 
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yea their ground squirrel problem is right on a berm along the lake 20 foot from the road. il have to do that this summer when i have more time.


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PostPosted: 24 May 2009, 04:59 
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Chech with your wildlfie control office, you might not need a lic. to trap an animal on your property that's causeing damage. Then you just got to get gramps to ride along with you. Here the landowner can appoint a trustee to help! Might be a way around the lic. problem! Also damage control work has many more options then recreational trapping. Here trappers can't use snares in certain county's, but control operators can! Good luck. TS


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PostPosted: 29 May 2009, 09:19 
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We have plenty of members on WAT that live in Illinois and know the law quite well, maybe they will comment on your situation.

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PostPosted: 09 Jun 2009, 22:47 
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I bought some Sticks of somthin looks like dynamite ..suppost to gas them out gonna have to try it on the ground squirrels....Second thought my grandfather owns the limestone rock quarry right across the tracks from the cabin he lives in by his pond... Could go ''borrow'' a couple sticks of dynamite and get ride of them that way....maybe do a little fishn with them too :D :D


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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2009, 19:18 
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I didnt have to get a ADC license country. DNR had me contact the local warden and he ok'd me ADCing some yotes for two weeks with my fur trapping license. Beaver usually arent hard to get into a trap, holding them is the problem,lol. Let me know or PM me if I can help anymore.

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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2009, 21:28 
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Thanks Backwoods. I might try the contacting the game warden thing hopefully he lets me....I dont think it should be a problem....I might talk to you about beavers once i get ahold of the game warden in a few weeks when i get more time on my hands.


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PostPosted: 12 Jun 2009, 07:43 
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Sounds like a plan.

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