This is the best thread currently going at Trapperman. The format of this forum allows good informational posts like this to get lost.
This thread deserves "Sticky" status at this time of year.
Thanks Conibear1 for directing me here.
Brandon, where are the pictures? The closest I have come to dying so far was a soaking while beaver trapping. I can relate.
I finally have a little time to devote to one of my favorite passions "Under Ice Beaver Trapping".
This thread and being able to share my adventures with you makes it even sweeter.
I wrote an on-line diary of my under ice beaver trapping last winter. Per ADC's request I put it here.http://jayme220.proboards53.com/index.cgi?board=archive&action=display&thread=24
I have been out twice to these lodges early this winter. The ice wasn't safe at the runs or feedbed. Going back this weekend and try some of the baited sets I have read on this thread.
Here are a few lodges all in the same piece, all the same permit. I took these pictures on a scouting mission in December after the brutal ice storm we had in New England.
The condo up close.
This pond is the furthest from the truck. I need the exercise.
Two lodges in this pond.
I am bringing a couple guys who want to see what beaver trapping is all about. With 20+" of snow on the ground and snowshoes being the only means of transportation in this piece, I look forward to the help.