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#1905910 - 03/20/10 04:31 PM Beaver - Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ?
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16167
Loc: Central Ohio
I saw in FF&G where it was suggested that MAPLE was the best one to use, however I never found it to be that great...
Maybe in other areas , it's different.
Your thoughts?

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#1905916 - 03/20/10 04:34 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: LT GREY]
U.P.trappermark Offline
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Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: U.P. michigan
I just seen that too LT. this months issue of FFG says Maple.

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#1905918 - 03/20/10 04:36 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: U.P.trappermark]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 15803
Loc: Northern Maine
popple(aspen)
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#1905932 - 03/20/10 04:43 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Bruce T]
fluff 747 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 411
Loc: vinita,okla
we like hack berry it shines when peeled
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#1905935 - 03/20/10 04:44 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Bruce T]
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around here it varies quite a bit ... usually based on what's available ... heck, everything from red cedar to pine and everything inbetween ... but more often it's sweet gum, poplar followed by river birch

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#1905944 - 03/20/10 04:51 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: gaspetrapper]
mr. finch Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 1585
Loc: kansas
depends on where i find them on the river its green willies aka river willows
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#1905947 - 03/20/10 04:57 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: mr. finch]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16167
Loc: Central Ohio
I say Maple sours too fast...Right? Wrong?

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#1905950 - 03/20/10 04:57 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: LT GREY]
EmpireBuilder Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 606
Loc: Ioway
Poplar
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#1905960 - 03/20/10 05:09 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: EmpireBuilder]
k. miller Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 6052
Loc: Greensburg, KS 3 blocks from t...
brand don't matter.. needs to be shiney and contrast the others... drip of cottonwood/popple bud/or mcaspen oil does the real attracting
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#1905968 - 03/20/10 05:14 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: k. miller]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 15803
Loc: Northern Maine
Always had better luck to leave some of the bark on it, just peeling half of the bark off.
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#1905985 - 03/20/10 05:26 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Bruce T]
T_Frederick Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 721
Loc: Pa
I always use whatever they are feeding on, varies from place to place, mostly poplar, birch and gum though. Like to use the ones they already peeled for me, although I am no beaver trapper as our population is low.
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#1905990 - 03/20/10 05:33 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: LT GREY]
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 611
Loc: Georgia
There is so much to eat here food bait is not the key. It is the curiousity attractor (eye appeal) giving the beaver a thought that he might encounter another beaver.
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#1906007 - 03/20/10 05:45 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Kirk De]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8788
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
I prefer nicked up, fresh cut Aspen, about the size of a pool cue. MN Beaver have been under the ice eating the stash that went sour and our desperate for fresh feed.

They will commit suicide to get to fresh Aspen bark, in fact this morning several did just that !
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#1906073 - 03/20/10 06:42 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: LT GREY]
davie6 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 122
Loc: ND
I like to use pople/aspen like some others have said. I think that Maple might be good now because the sap is running(I have been seeing a ton of tapped trees for syrup) and could be that the beavers have a sugar-tooth after being under the ice all winter. that's my thought anyways, could be wrong
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#1906090 - 03/20/10 06:51 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: davie6]
big ab Offline
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Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 1901
Loc: georgia
Poplar then second would be sweetgum here.
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#1906101 - 03/20/10 06:55 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: big ab]
shanemoss Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1993
Loc: Cook Springs, Alabama/ SE WI
I usually use scraped privot hedge or white pvc pipe...shane
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#1906106 - 03/20/10 07:00 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: davie6]
C.D.R.-C Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 236
Loc: Ohio,U.S.A.
Depends on what part of the country your trapping in. Willow , gum and poplar almost anywhere.I;ve sliced pieces of cypree knees off of the knee to expose the white color underneath, using the whitecolor for a attractor at a bait type set. ,the color gets them to the spot and your food lure gets them into the trap.I use maple bark for the same purpose and the same way.The trouble with both is they loose their color quickly and need to be changed often.Maple would not be my first choice...........Carl

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#1906241 - 03/20/10 08:02 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: C.D.R.-C]
grousehunter Offline
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Registered: 07/27/09
Posts: 3700
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
I helped a guy make a beaver set and he used aspen and the next day had a beaver in the set.
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#1906350 - 03/20/10 08:36 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: ]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7645
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
If I were trapping up north, popple would be my first choice, however, I'm not up north.

Down here, sweet gum is the favorite fall and winter food for beavers, but the when peeled, it turns brown in hours, as does most of the other woody plants. 24 hours later, it looks like it was peeled last week.

The best I've found "down here" is maple. If I peel it past the cambien layer, the woody part stays nice and white for days. I don't know about y'all's maple up north, but that's how it is down here...
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#1906488 - 03/20/10 09:28 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Paul Dobbins]
TrapperConsidine Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Central MN
poplar

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#1906536 - 03/20/10 09:50 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: TrapperConsidine]
WendellR Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 596
Loc: TN
Privet hedge works best for me.

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#1906548 - 03/20/10 09:59 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: WendellR]
PA TRAPPER Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 714
Loc: southwestern PA
Under the ice I have found a piece of inch an half white pvc pipe between the jaws of a 330 bangs them every time and never loses color.

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#1906568 - 03/20/10 10:05 PM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: PA TRAPPER]
fishadict Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 266
Loc: Oregon, WI
I pick up the ones on the shore and use them. Most often here, they are willow.

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#1906889 - 03/21/10 07:09 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: fishadict]
Mike Taylor Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 714
Loc: PA
Poplar....Aspen.....why show off a new born pig????

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#1906978 - 03/21/10 08:14 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: grousehunter]
Rat Trapper Sr. Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 621
Loc: Wisconsin
In the fall I use aspen, but the beaver where I trap are eatting maple. I find it easier to precut aspen and put it in the boat.

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#1906998 - 03/21/10 08:28 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Rat Trapper Sr.]
Fergustrap Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 291
Loc: Quebec ,Canada
in northern area we dont have any maple..., aspen ,birch and some young willow was first bait.cattail carrot root is also good bait use in summer time ADC work

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#1907021 - 03/21/10 08:39 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Fergustrap]
paul antczak
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What ever they are eating in there area. If its pine or junk like that I will import privet here in Tn and in southern Ill its willow

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#1907147 - 03/21/10 09:59 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: ]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4418
Loc: (This word is unacceptable on ...
Except for the ability of the Stick to retain "its" color.....A Peeled stick is a Peeled Stick.........

Now if we are Baiting or Pre baiting with Branches..... APPLE..........
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#1907230 - 03/21/10 11:00 AM Re: Best Beaver Bait Peel Stick ? [Re: Vinke]
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