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#180307 - 04/16/07 08:37 AM Beaver - food Lure............
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
So Dobbins has one..........What else is out there for FOOD lure?..........
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#180308 - 04/16/07 08:38 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Samuelhasguns Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Pennsylvania,Lackawanna
You can always use an apple?
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#180312 - 04/16/07 08:42 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Samuelhasguns]
mn_minkman Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Loc: Minnesota
cavens bounty beaver works great too
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#180450 - 04/16/07 11:03 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: mn_minkman]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Oregon
I have used a mix of poplar oil and maple extract from the spice rack at the grocery store. I dont know if the maple helps attract them, since beaver don't eat maple bark, but it makes it a little louder. Might be more of a curiosity lure, but it works in mid winter.
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#180503 - 04/16/07 11:41 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Ole Hawkeye]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Oregon
Earl just informed me they will eat maples. Now that I think of it I did see a small maple tree that was beaver chewed, but I assumed it was for dam building and not food.

I stand corrected. Thanks Earl.
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#180512 - 04/16/07 11:51 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Ole Hawkeye]
Anonymous
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Around here they took a liking to sweetgum. Finished up a nuisance job a while back that was all about beavers making a mess of a stand of sweetgums that were about to be timbered.

Personally, I think a beaver will adapt to just about whatever food source is easy and sometimes not so easily obtainable. Regardless of how goofy it may be!

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#180707 - 04/16/07 02:19 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
Trapper7 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Dobbins Woodchipper is a great food lure. I've had it work when they wouldn't go near anything castor-based.
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#181003 - 04/16/07 05:17 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Trapper7]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Aspen Spice. Caught some nice beaver on that one.

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#181437 - 04/16/07 10:14 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: LT GREY]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
Up........So....Cavens and Dobbins are the only producers 0f a Beaver Food lure????????? I have never played around too much with food lure....Have to start!!..Apple branches with Woodchipper is a great set for me but I need some tools......It will be a long summer...........
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#181553 - 04/17/07 06:28 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
caveman Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: skiatook ok
Hal Sullivan makes a good food lure as well. It works well here in oklahoma. I use Dobbins and Cavens also.
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#181558 - 04/17/07 06:35 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: caveman]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Mike Marsyada and Dave Plueger also have beaver food lures. I've not tried them, but they are available.
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#181586 - 04/17/07 07:22 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Paul Dobbins]
Asa Lenon Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
How about Tom Olson (Bogmaster), does he have a beaver food lure? I've always heard Tom's beaver lures are first class producers. Ace

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#181599 - 04/17/07 07:30 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Asa Lenon]
Bottomline Offline
"Mr. President"

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Johnston County, NC
Clint Locklear has one called "Beaver Buffet". I've caught beaver on it especially this time of year through the summer on Nuisance work.

I'm sure Bogmasters is a quality lure as well, although I've not used it yet.

Woodchipper is an excelent food lure.........my favorite.
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#181604 - 04/17/07 07:37 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Bottomline]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Bottom, i think beaver buffet is more a curiousity type lure than food lure, smells real similar to pauls Beaver Plus. Caught a few summer beaver's with it myself.
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#181638 - 04/17/07 08:38 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Jtrapper]
Bottomline Offline
"Mr. President"

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Johnston County, NC
You're probally right Jackie. Alot closer to the Beaver Plus than the Woodchipper.
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#181641 - 04/17/07 08:42 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Asa Lenon]
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 Originally Posted By: Asa Lenon
How about Tom Olson (Bogmaster), does he have a beaver food lure? I've always heard Tom's beaver lures are first class producers. Ace


Two thumbs up for Tom's MOUND MASTER!!! Good question. Does he make a beaver food lure?

Ace, you're too modest. I've heard nothing but good things about your beaver super all call lure!!! When you gonna come out with a food lure? Did your dad ever mess with a beaver food lure?

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#181651 - 04/17/07 08:54 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
whitetailaddict Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: WI
Actually Asa's beaver all call is a superb lure.It doesn't seem to have the overpowering castor smell too it, and it has somewhat of a sweet smell-not sure if it is a mint of somesort or what, but the beavers really like it. The base seems to be vaseline or something of the sort, I really like how it works. A great lure. WTA

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#181674 - 04/17/07 09:20 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
Now we need product names
Food
Dobbins........Woodchipper....(I'm a closet sniffer)
Hal Sullivan..?.."No posting for you"..(in the soup natsy's voice)
Mike Marsyada.........?
Dave Plueger.......?.............................Names?...

How about Tom Olson (Bogmaster), does he have a beaver food lure?
More??????


Figures I might as well get info on curiousity type as well......
curiousity type
Dobbins....... Beaver Plus.......A+
Clint Locklear... Beaver Buffet
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#181677 - 04/17/07 09:23 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
whitetailaddict Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: WI
Caven's Bounty Beaver
Trapper Art's Long Distance Beaver Call

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#181688 - 04/17/07 09:38 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: whitetailaddict]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
 Quote:
Caven's Bounty Beaver
Trapper Art's Long Distance Beaver Call


Food or couriosity????/
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#181692 - 04/17/07 09:43 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Anonymous
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Bounty Beaver is a food lure

I'm thinking Art's LD beaver is a combo food/curiosity , someone correct me if I'm wrong!

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#181705 - 04/17/07 09:58 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
whitetailaddict Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: WI
you are correct, possum skinner, about art's lure.

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#181910 - 04/17/07 02:16 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: whitetailaddict]
Asa Lenon Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
Possum skinner and Whitetailaddict:
Thanks for your comments concerning the quality of Beaver Super All Call, I appreciate them!
My Dad's idea of the best possible lures was to combine everything in a lure for all animal species that would appeal to all known calls of the animal, thus the name "All Call" was coined. The Beaver lure falls in to this catagory as well as other species lure being both a combined gland and food lure along with some other secret calling attractors. Ace

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#182075 - 04/17/07 04:31 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
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Food
Dobbins........Woodchipper....(I'm a closet sniffer)
Hal Sullivan..?.."No posting for you"..(in the soup natsy's voice)
Caven's........ Bounty Beaver
Mike Marsyada.........?
Dave Plueger.......?.............................Names?...

How about Tom Olson (Bogmaster), does he have a beaver food lure?
More??????

curiousity type
Dobbins....... Beaver Plus.......A+
Clint Locklear... Beaver Buffet
Lenons......Beaver Super All Call.......I will try THIS one


Mister Lenon Sir.... When you post I read.........
Sometime I would like to Have your input on Spring Female coyote...habits and attack plan....without neck snares
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#182118 - 04/17/07 05:36 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Marsyada - #500 Beaver Food Lure

Dave - what's the name of your beaver food lure?
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#182192 - 04/17/07 06:43 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Paul Dobbins]
Dave Plueger Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Beaver #2(food lure)

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#182345 - 04/17/07 08:35 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Dave Plueger]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Well s u d d e n l y there's a whole bunch of food lures! Anybody mention "Aspen Spice? \:\)

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#182352 - 04/17/07 08:45 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: LT GREY]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
"Aspen Spice? ............You mentioned it earlier..but...I thought you were talking "extracts"...Is that yours?...what is it bottled under?.....
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#182555 - 04/17/07 10:50 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
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Vinke
A couple you should add to your list are:
Fox Hollow Pond Drainer castor/food combo
Fox Hollow Dam(n)-a-Dam castor/food combo

I use both of them. But let me say I buy Dam(n)-a-Dam by the pint!

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#182620 - 04/18/07 01:12 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Who makes aspen spice? I've not heard of that one.
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#182647 - 04/18/07 05:29 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Paul Dobbins]
ArkMike Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Loc: Forrest City, Arkansas
For summer trapping, don't forget sack oil. It works when nothing else will.

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#182857 - 04/18/07 09:16 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ArkMike]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW

Food

Dobbins........Woodchipper....(I'm a closet sniffer)
Caven's........ Bounty Beaver
Hal Sullivan..?.."No posting for you"..(in the soup natsy's voice)
Mike Marsyada.........#500 Beaver
Dave Plueger.......Beaver #2



curiousity type

Dobbins....... Beaver Plus.......A+
Clint Locklear... Beaver Buffet
trappper_Art's..... Long distance beaver
Lenons......Beaver Super All Call.......I will try THIS one
Fox Hollow..... Dam(n)-a-Dam......Possum skinners Fav.
Fox Hollow......... Pond Drainer


How about YOU... MR. Jameson and.....Mr Bogmaster.......LT GRey..And anyone else who is Manufacturing......
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#183720 - 04/18/07 08:13 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Anonymous
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Vinke, if you are going to be at the meeting Sat. talk to Ted Cantrell, he makes a good one also Ahtanum Creek. It's available through him or Gerald Schmidt. PM me if you want his #

See ya Saturday.

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#183746 - 04/18/07 08:29 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
If I understood it right( and sometimes I don't) \:\) Aspen Spice is a food lure that contains Aspen and Popular bud oils along with the cambium( the green under bark) and several other essential oils. It does not contain any castor, although the guy/company that made it( now deceased) also made a castor based lure that contained nutmeg, cloves,and cinammon included in his castor based formula. (said to have been a two old century formula that was used by many mountain men including Jim Bridger). I have used both lures and have taken beaver on both and I'm not the greatest beaver trapper but I catch my share. I think I still have some in a glass pint mason jar, which was how you bought it in the early 90's. Being that I have been around a lot of lures and knew many of the old time lure makers, including the late Fuller Laugerman, Dave Edwards, Michael Stecknicki and Charles or (Charlie as most of us called him) Dobbins just to name a few, I have a greater understanding of how lures are formulated than the average trapper. I still produce the (grey) "old catfish oil" the way Hawbakers used to make it, which was the same oil that the late Bill Nelson wrote of for his famed "Powder River Bait Solution". Many people don't even remember Hawbaker even making a catfish oil but they did. I have two of the original bottles. I have also learned and produce trout oil which I learned from the infamous "TB" , who produced the best if not all the trout oil sold in the US at one time. His products were sold and/or marketed by the best in the business including O'Gormans. I still am probably the only producer of sun rendered chicken oil because 1) it takes 3 years to get good oil 2)I had an unlimited access to chicken and 3) no body wanted the job! \:\) Many people have tried it in their bait or lure formulas as it was an old time lure base. When they speak of "bird fat" in a lure base, well that bird is a chicken. I have sold a lot of pints, quarts and in some cases gallons to regular trappers,all who have said it caught a lot of fur just used as is. It also is the base for my food scent "Montana Cold Roller" used by some very successful trappers. I don't advertise lures because I can't supply the trapping public. I do make and sell some though and some of the stuff I produce is private labeled. That's show biz I guess. \:\) My full time as a "squirrel trapper" keeps me busy enough!

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#183830 - 04/18/07 09:22 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: LT GREY]
Asa Lenon Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
Yes Lt Grey, cinammon or actually oil of cassia is an old time beaver lure attractor. Where the idea comes from is that Beavers in Asia favor the cassia tree just like they do poplar in North America. Even though a North American beaver has never smelled a cassia tree, the odor still attracts them through instinct. Ace

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#183926 - 04/18/07 10:51 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Asa Lenon]
MMichtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Zone 2---Michigan
What about Bob Wilson's Beaver lure?
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#183935 - 04/18/07 11:00 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: MMichtrapper]
Anonymous
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 Originally Posted By: MMichtrapper
What about Bob Wilson's Beaver lure?


Bob's contains castor. But definitely in the curiosity category ! Good and oily that one is. Always leaked no matter how tight the lid was for some reason.

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#186281 - 04/22/07 12:09 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: pacific NW
Food

Dobbins........Woodchipper....(I'm a closet sniffer)
Caven's........ Bounty Beaver
Hal Sullivan..?.."No posting for you"..(in the soup natsy's voice)
Mike Marsyada.........#500 Beaver
Dave Plueger.......Beaver #2



curiousity type

Dobbins....... Beaver Plus.......A+
Clint Locklear... Beaver Buffet
trappper_Art's..... Long distance beaver
Lenons......Beaver Super All Call.......I will try THIS one
Fox Hollow..... Dam(n)-a-Dam......Possum skinners Fav.
Fox Hollow......... Pond Drainer
Wildlife Damage Management....Ahtanum Creek.....Thanks Ted!

SPRING CREEK BRAND LURES IN BELLEFONTE PA.
BEAVER LURES
bucky beaver--mild food lure
beaver breath--mild food lure
BFC (beaver food call)
beaver master--for castor mounds.....

THanks SPRING CREEK for The WEST Coast Test..........We will post results on this one!!
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#204534 - 05/15/07 09:55 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Vinke]
Fergustrap Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Loc: Quebec ,Canada
PossumS you right, never keep green beaver wilson lure inside the jar....lol but it's good ''rage stuff'' not just curiosity

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#204543 - 05/15/07 10:05 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Fergustrap]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
From what I was always told,Bob's lure contained no castor,but was a common household item he stumbled on.
Tom
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#204635 - 05/16/07 06:06 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Bogmaster]
Bottomline Offline
"Mr. President"

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Johnston County, NC
Newt Sterling has a Beaver Food Lure. Good on a cracker too!!!
SPRING TIME FEAST

Check it out on his website.
http://www.snareone.com
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#204641 - 05/16/07 06:14 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Bogmaster]
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 Originally Posted By: Bogmaster
From what I was always told,Bob's lure contained no castor,but was a common household item he stumbled on.
Tom


Tom - I had always heard Bob Wilsons green beaver contained a small percentage of castor?

But I can't/won't argue that point with ya, 'cept if'n I'm right I win a gallon of your mound master! \:\) LOL

Would that common household item be turpentine? Or was it ever disclosed?

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#204659 - 05/16/07 06:37 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Bogmaster]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: SW Pa
Our "Ten Mile" beaver lure is a combo food ,curosity, a subltle amount of castor and mildly scented with sac oil. It is a good blend and works summer, spring and winter.

The first initial odor push is of a food attraction nature. But the more you smell it the other odors are mildly identifiable.I rarely have to use something else. But everyone runs onto an educated beaver if he traps them long enough.Then I will use something different or set differently or both.

Beaver can become quite avoiding of strong castor based products in time. Especially in pressure areas and those that have had that dreaded toe or belly pinch experience. Their ability to associate some odors,presentations and configurations at times is amazing.

No odor set ups or just eye appeal then may be the best until they completely avoid that vicinity, then it is on to another game plan.
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#204675 - 05/16/07 07:06 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: Bob Jameson]
possum5676 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Loc: kansas
who is the infamous TB?
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#204827 - 05/16/07 10:30 AM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: possum5676]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
Poss,Bob never said.Does that surprise anyone???lol
Tom
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#205303 - 05/16/07 06:43 PM Re: Beaver food Lure............ [Re: ]
Fergustrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/21/07
Loc: Quebec ,Canada
It's a special baum?????, but i think have a little castor in not to much but a piece....lol
I have some troubles with the last beavers many time, so i think have some in.

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