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#1077183 - 12/27/08 09:27 AM Beaver - 2009 Under Ice Beaver - any VIDEOS?
conibear1 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 702
Loc: Heart of Minnesota
Making a main thread on a different animal was suggested on a different thread because of the huge success of the 2008 Weasel Thread which has a copious amount of information.

If anyone has pictures, videos, questions, or want to add anything we could help out many folks who seem stumped when trying this style of trapping. Snaring underice is an exciting way of taking these critters too.



Edited by tmrschessie (11/01/12 01:48 PM)
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#1077294 - 12/27/08 10:39 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: conibear1]
frwo25 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 388
Loc: Upstate NY
This is a good idea. I have been following the weasel thread from the beginning. I hope they archive the weasel thread. Thank you.

Fred

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#1077423 - 12/27/08 12:09 PM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: frwo25]
Slick T Offline
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Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 79
Loc: Central MN
Ill be out in a few days setting and checking my snare poles. Will try to post pics.

Slick T

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#1077597 - 12/27/08 02:08 PM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Slick T]
shorthair Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1166
Loc: Maine
I have some underice beaver sets out, baited snares along with some 330's in runs or supposed runs. I struggle big time with finding these runs. Any pictures of run locations around house especially flowages with alot of dead trees and snow would be great. The few years that we have good ice before snow is alot easier because of the bubbles but with snow it seems like I punch hole after hole looking for hard runs with little success.
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#1077609 - 12/27/08 02:16 PM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: shorthair]
Bob U. T. Offline
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Registered: 03/09/07
Posts: 61
Loc: Mansfield, MA
Nice videos almost makes me want ice here. Almost!
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#1078413 - 12/27/08 10:11 PM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Bob U. T.]
conibear1 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 702
Loc: Heart of Minnesota
Looking forward to your pics Slick!

Ice and snow slows everything way down Bob. I wish I had a snowmobile so I could get around easier, but I am on foot and snowshoes. It makes for great excersise!! smile
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#1078543 - 12/28/08 12:22 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: conibear1]
330-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 5679
Loc: Minnesota
One of the Best sets I've used... Especially Mid-Winter is the White PVC "feed" set...

Hang the 330 or 660 by two wires just below the Ice about a Foot or so... trigger on the bottom with a 6-7" piece of 3/4" White PVC drilled and slid onto the trigger wires, triggers bent sideways after the PVC is added...

Twist the wires around the Long stick which spans the Ice hole(near a feedbed) and lower the trap into the water...Make Sure that the Trap is cabled or wired with a separate wire/cable and up through the hole to the stick... When the Beaver swims around the feedpile it sees the White PVC and thinks its food... and WhaMO one dead beaver...


Usually 2-3 feed sets are added at each active Feed Pile edge...
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#1078547 - 12/28/08 12:24 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: 330-Trapper]
Dooger Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 665
Loc: UP of Michigan
330,

Wrap that piece of pipe on the bottom jaw with wire and you'll get more beav. Tighten your trigger up really close and move to the side as far as you can.
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#1078588 - 12/28/08 02:11 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Dooger]
mole Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 958
Loc: New York ,Adirondack mts.
Hello, This is the set up I have used. It works pretty good. You want to put a wire or stick up in the air with a little flag in case you get a heavy snow fall so you can find them.

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#1078591 - 12/28/08 02:26 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: mole]
mark81560 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 1227
Loc: middle wisconsin
theres only one secret to finding runs and tunnels under ice lots of ice chopping . so in other words a strong back and a week mind .thats why my beaver line gets a little smaller every year. i got the weak mind down pat but my back dont match my mind

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#1078652 - 12/28/08 06:32 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: mark81560]
trapper34 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 1176
Loc: SW,MN
This is good thread, I will look for some of my pics & maybe get out this year as well.
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#1078657 - 12/28/08 06:42 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: trapper34]
330-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 5679
Loc: Minnesota
I have tried that, and prefer the trigger loaded with the White PVC on the Bottom... That way the Whole Opening is available for them to swim through...I'll take pics later...
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#1078707 - 12/28/08 07:54 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: 330-Trapper]
conibear1 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 702
Loc: Heart of Minnesota
I need to use those 2 sets, Mole and 330, at a few of mine! I have a slow flowing river location that is puzzling me with finding the runs. These sets sound perfect!!!
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#1078712 - 12/28/08 07:57 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: 330-Trapper]
Scott W. (Iowa) Offline
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Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Northeast Iowa
Hi Guys,
I've heard the set Mole is showing called the "swinging suzy". Do you find much difference in performance between a 330 on a verticle pole stuck in the mud vs. this suspended version? Scott

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#1078825 - 12/28/08 09:25 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Scott W. (Iowa)]
madtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2208
Loc: Ely, Minnesota, coolest small ...
I have tried mostly suspending the trap with wires, don't have much experience with poles. Wires can always be used regardless of water depth, and the trap has some play so the beaver is not tied down to an immovable pole which can cause rubs. See you at the meeting Scott.
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#1078886 - 12/28/08 10:13 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: madtrapper]
Scott W. (Iowa) Offline
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Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Northeast Iowa
Hi madtrapper,
Thanks for the reply, the one thing I forgot to ask about was does the suspended beaver float up to the ice and freeze to it? frown There must be another Scott W on here. I'm from Northeast Iowa. Would love to come up to the meeting (in Isle?) but have to milk (goat dairy). Scott

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#1078916 - 12/28/08 10:35 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Scott W. (Iowa)]
Fisher-usmc Offline
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Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 305
Loc: Maine
here's my best beaver killer over 100 beaver with this set so far, i only use 330 in channels or leg holds in open water on castor mounds and snares in channels and near the feed pile

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#1079000 - 12/28/08 11:24 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Fisher-usmc]
WISMATT Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 86
Loc: Fox Valley Wisconsin-29
In the picture is there a wire that runs up over the ice or do you just tack the snare to the pole under the ice?

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#1079004 - 12/28/08 11:25 AM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: Fisher-usmc]
MartenMan Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 587
Loc: Tenstrike, Minnesota
looks like you need to chop a pretty big hole to get those snares in the water. how often is the snare loop closed with no catch?
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#1079469 - 12/28/08 03:46 PM Re: 2009 Under Ice Beaver Thread [Re: MartenMan]
MartenMan Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 587
Loc: Tenstrike, Minnesota
on average, would you say you catch more kits and/or smaller beaver with under the ice feed sets? it certainly seemed that way for me.
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