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#1707557 - 01/04/10 06:46 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: USAFtrapper]
Dead Coyote Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/07
Loc: Slaughter Slough, MN
Great Post! Good job Goldy! Nice to have you around.
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#1707582 - 01/04/10 06:51 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: Muskrat Fever]
goldy Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Denny, I usually put lure at the base of the mud on the mound and on top, although I don't think it makes a lot of difference unless the bank is fairly steep. If the bank is fairly steep, I want at least some lure near water level in case the air currents aren't favorable. I tend to use beaver lure liberally.

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#1707602 - 01/04/10 06:56 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: mr. finch]
KSlongliner Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/09/08
Loc: SC, KANSAS
Thanks for the post, now i have an idea on fottholds for beaver. This is a very informal post and should be archived.
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#1707637 - 01/04/10 07:03 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
RackDust Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/02/08
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa
Thank you for the post.

Glen
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#1707641 - 01/04/10 07:05 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: USAFtrapper]
RackDust Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/02/08
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa
A few more questions if you do n ot mind...Do you dye your trap or paint it black...or does it matter? Also, do you cover it all with mud/grass or is it just exposed underwater like the pic shows?

Thanks again.


Edited by RackDust (01/04/10 07:06 PM)
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#1707652 - 01/04/10 07:08 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: RackDust]
goldy Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: RackDust
A few more questions if you do n ot mind...Do you dye your trap or paint it black...or does it matter? Also, do you cover it all with mud/grass or is it just exposed underwater like the pic shows?

Thanks again.
It doesn't matter. I either paint or use speed dip. I don't cover the trap unless I know I'm after trap-shy beaver.

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#1707675 - 01/04/10 07:14 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: ]
goldy Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: Denny Emery
Thanks goldy, one other thing, have you ever splashed water up on the mound after you applied lure to get a wash of scent going from the mound to the water?
Denny
In moving water I don't see how it could ever help. It would be washed so far down stream by the time a beaver moved it would be worthless. Although in a pond, I guess I could see it maybe working and stirring a beaver up.......maybe. I've never done it and it would be hard to prove it did work. Most of the time beaver sets are set where they are easily found by beaver anyway.

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#1707717 - 01/04/10 07:23 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
160user Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/07
Loc: MN
Great post Goldy. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps this needs to be put in the archives and saved for posterity.
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#1707752 - 01/04/10 07:30 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: ]
goldy Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: Denny Emery
I guess I was sort of thinking that a beaver has so much smell on its body that if a real beaver had made the castor mound that you are mimicking that it would have left its scent as it either exited or entered the water, not just a little spot of lure on the mound.
I misunderstood your question Denny, sorry. I thought you were talking about putting lure on the water so the scent would "float" across the water like some people do. I'm not sure what you are saying would make a difference in success though.

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#1707778 - 01/04/10 07:35 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: USAFtrapper]
gryhkl Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/21/09
Loc: PA
I wish I had seen a post like this when I first tried my hand at beaver trapping.

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#1707783 - 01/04/10 07:35 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: 160user]
mtbadger Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Montana
Thanks Goldy....
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#1707784 - 01/04/10 07:35 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: ]
Actor Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/11/08
Loc: Newark, Ohio 72 years
Great Post and wonderfully illustrated ....Thanks ...

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#1707797 - 01/04/10 07:38 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: Actor]
wheelers Offline

"Camping Sheriff"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Minnesota
Great post Goldy

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#1707817 - 01/04/10 07:43 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: gryhkl]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: central MN
Another way besides a drowning rod is to use chain drowners, you can use the same lock as with the rod and I use two tie plates (weight is 25 pounds or so)

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#1707846 - 01/04/10 07:48 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: wheelers]
davec Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/07/09
Loc: Red Deer, AB. Canada
nice post, have used it more than once, but I am a blind setter, above and below the dam, or house, thats where I trap, only allowed 14 so go for the big ones
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#1707901 - 01/04/10 07:56 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: davec]
goldy Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Tim, I have yet to come up with a lock that slides smooth enough or quick enough on chain to satisfy me when using smaller traps. I know they work themselves down the drowning chain eventually, but it's too slow to suit me when using smaller traps when they are caught by a hind foot. I know others use it though and like chain with 750's.

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#1707979 - 01/04/10 08:10 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: central MN
I've never had one hang up on the chain, but I do only use 750's. You're probably right on the smaller traps. I've watched beaver get caught and they down right fly down the rods and chain!

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#1707997 - 01/04/10 08:14 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: Tim Bauer]
RackDust Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/02/08
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa
How about wire or cable for drowning...any pics?

Some great ideas and pictures allow it to hit home sometimes.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far...
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#1708017 - 01/04/10 08:20 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: RackDust]
BeavBGone Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/07/07
Loc: northern MN
So do you think a #2 duke would work? lol Must have been to cold to go fishing today? Great post by the way.

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#1708028 - 01/04/10 08:22 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: RackDust]
Beartrapperbeef Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Loc: Western Maine..... 23
this is a great post looks just like how i do my front foot catches. now what about back foot catches? how deep do guys run? and how far from the bank? and maybe offset? i had horrible luck trying for the back foot this year...

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