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I have a beaver problem - no pun intended !

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by amboy49, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. amboy49

    amboy49 Well-Known Member

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    I put this in the shooting section because that's what I may have to end up doing. I have a beaver taking huge bites out of about three big sycamores on the creek bank of some property I hunt. I don't have the foggiest idea how to trap one - one of the outdoor activities I've never tried.

    Is it possible to set up 100 yards or so off with an accurate center fire and take him (them) out ? I assume they are mostly nocturnal. Any suggestions ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. YOTESLAYER

    YOTESLAYER Member

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    Locate a local beaver trapper they will be much more efficient.
     
  3. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    You better look up the hunting and trapping laws in your state. They might even be protected. If you can hunt or trap them, there is probably a season for them. If they are destroying property some states DNR will come in and move them for you. I will tell you this, beavers are hard to get rid off once they set up camp.

    Wayne
     
  4. Ed Y

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    Lot's of trappers on here. Where are you located?

    Ed Yanchok
     
  5. Auctioneer

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    Just put some chicken wire or box wire around the tree or tree's and the problem is taken care of. Just don't rap it tight. Put it loose so the tree can still grow. Have the wire go from the ground and up to about 3 feet. Loosen the wire in time. The beavers will leave the tree alone with the wire. Friends live on the water with beavers and they did just that and the beavers now leave their tree's alone. It will work.
     
  6. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Hey Maxxtrap, didn't you do battle with one of these at the old beach house?
     
  7. max trap

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    Doug....I'm sure it was a coyote...shhh
     
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    Don't know what state your in so I don't know the laws.

    Here, if the rodent is causing problems, that classifies them as PEST and can be put out of their misery.

    Shot many around half hour to three quarter hour before dusk. Catch them coming out of their dens and when their heads popped up to the surface, POW!

    No more problem from that one!!
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

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    Three S's.

    Just sayin'.
     
  10. gcessna

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    Menards has spray bottles for stopping animals eating your trees, wonder if that would work. I use it on my pine trees to stop deer eating them.

    Gary
     
  11. rw993

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    What Auctioneer said........problem solved
     
  12. Tripod

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    My 25-06 worked wonders a few times when beavers were burrowing into the dam on my farm pond. I don't know if it was legal or not. Guessing not. Still have not shot any river otters who have killed all of my grass carp though. Looks like drought will take care of the rest of the fish this winter unless we have a real mild one.
     
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    Set up about thirty minutes before dark, you will catch them milling around. Then shoot them and leave them lay. An old timer told me that when you leave a dead one and it starts smelling the others will leave. I tried it and it seemed to work. We fight them all the time plugging ditches.
     
  14. cubancigar2000

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    He is in Central Indiana, Wayneo whats the laws there now
     
  15. RWT

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    What auctioneer said, It works for us.

    They say the tail is very good eating.
     
  16. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    mmmmm Smoked Beaver tail in the morning and at night. Maybe for lunch if she's willing.
     
  17. RickN

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    You guys!!
     
  18. kgp912kgp

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    What!?!? My wife serves me Smoking Beaver Tail but not always when I want it.
     
  19. kgp912kgp

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    This is a picture of her wet smoking beaver tail.
    kgp912kgp_2011_290828.jpg
     
  20. oleolliedawg

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    Yuk, phoey, splat. How can you guys eat those things. Of course, after a few too many beers even sardines taste great!!
     
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