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#1709374 - 01/05/10 10:55 AM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: 330-Trapper]
goldy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Kre. I have very few problems with coon and otter. I might get one coon a year average, but I don't do a lot of beaver trapping in prime coon area either. I catch few otter on castor mounds, at least in relation to the amount of traps I set. It's not enough to worry about.


Edited by goldy (01/20/10 12:24 PM)

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#1709400 - 01/05/10 11:06 AM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
Bigbuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/09
Loc: St. James, Missouri
Hey Boss Man this needs to go to the Archives. Great post with a lot of work put into this & nice sharp pic's.
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#1710786 - 01/05/10 07:10 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: bluetickkid33]
goldy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: bluetickkid33
great post very informative... i also have only #5 bridger longs so will those break a front foot or are those ok?
They won't break a leg. In fact, some of the older #5 Bridgers need some power boosting. I put old springs from #1 1/2 longspring traps inside the springs of the Bridgers to give them more power. I'm not a #5 longspring fan though, and they take too much room to bed properly to suit me.

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#1711052 - 01/05/10 08:28 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
bsheedy Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/08
Loc: Albany, NY


Thank you Goldy.

Bob

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#1744420 - 01/17/10 11:10 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: USAFtrapper]
michael_obrien
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Randy,

Do you feel it is important to hav the trap sitting level, or if the bank where the trap is going is at an angle do you leave it?

thanks!

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#1744459 - 01/17/10 11:35 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: goldy]
jdw Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/07
Loc: Texas
how far do you set your trap from the bank? also, what do you make you drowning L lock out of?

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#1748133 - 01/19/10 04:14 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: ]
goldy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: michael_obrien
Randy,

Do you feel it is important to hav the trap sitting level, or if the bank where the trap is going is at an angle do you leave it?

thanks!
Michael, most of the time the trap is level, or close to it, because of the shallow water in front of the trap that I prefer to get the beaver's feet down and walking. If the bank is too steep, I just find another place to make the set, use a snare, or make a shallow place in the bank with my boot or shovel.


Edited by goldy (01/19/10 05:08 PM)

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#1749497 - 01/19/10 09:55 PM Re: Footholds for beaver (pics) [Re: jdw]
goldy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: jdw
how far do you set your trap from the bank? also, what do you make you drowning L lock out of?
I make the "L" locks out of 3/4" flat steel. I'm not as concerned about how far from the bank as what depth the water is. I don't think it makes much difference how far. I do want the trap at least two feet from my lure/mound though.


Edited by goldy (03/16/11 04:52 PM)

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