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 Post subject: beaver job
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2010, 21:40 
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Got a beaver call 2 days ago, theres a few beavers cutting up an old ladys young apple trees on a creek bank, so i went and checked it out, she had a few pics of the beavers in her yard, they werent very large so i went with a #2 size coil spring, i set 5 of them on the bank, the next evening she called and said one of the traps were sprung so i went and checked it out and there was half of a foot in the trap, the beaver had pulled out, i dont have very much expiernce in trapping beavers but i do know of people using #2 size on them, any tips?

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 Post subject: Re: beaver job
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2010, 06:33 
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I use #4's for beaver and make them drowning sets. Beaver are hard to hold (in my opinion). "there are guys" that do a lot of things but it don't mean that it's right.

Are you sure something didn't take your small beaver for dinner? Maybe a coyote? Bobcat? I have not heard of a beaver chewing out like a muskrat before. Maybe it's the first time.

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 Post subject: Re: beaver job
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2010, 09:14 
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Front foot wring-offs have been known to happen with beavers. Like Nelson said, drowning sets are the way to go. Dispatches them quickly and keeps them out of sight.

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 Post subject: Re: beaver job
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2010, 22:12 
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im with nelson and tk on damage control you want as quick a dispatch as possible to keep your customer happy on dc work for beaver i use bodygrips when ever possible and if not possible i use snares. and foot holds as a last resort just because most people that dont understand their efectiveness when used properly dont like them and are afraid of them more so than a bodygrip good luck on your ventures

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