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#3152201 - 05/08/12 06:41 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Mink Man Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: adirondack foothills, NY
you dont need laminations I use a variety of beaver footholds many with out them,but the mb-750 with laminations are by far my favorite, I plan on buying more, not to mention you can drown or long chain and experiment, where as you dont really get that with standard jaw traps. They will hold but sometimes when alive they get out of standard jaws, Although I have only ever footed one beaver and that was in the standard jaw. I have had toes and nails, but that happens if the pan tension isnt heavy which I have learned through trial and error.
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#3152525 - 05/08/12 11:11 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
J_M Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Minnesota
With my #5 DLS Dukes I had 3 occations were I had toes but the chain was never pulled tight so I was thinking of trying to put #4 springs on because I never had a sprung trap without a beaver in my #4 Sleepy Creek DLS. I think the lamination would would reduce the the pounds per square inch thus doing about the same s putting smaller springs on. I think I'll do the lamination thing less work and cheaper. I have one Duke #5DLS I bought last summer I can easily set it over my leg the dozen I bought this spring I really have to fight to set them over my leg those are going to be the first to get laminated.


Thanks guys for the info you were able to give me a better solution than what I was thinking. I am still up for more input though. Now that beaver season is over I'll have to get back to working on my #5 dogless DLS.
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#3152867 - 05/09/12 11:28 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Mink Man Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: adirondack foothills, NY
I would laminate them like you said jm, like you said its cheaper whats the point of buying a longspring if you have to replace the springs.
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#3153180 - 05/09/12 04:37 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Ringbill5196 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Iron Range, Minnesota
I bought and tried two MB1216s this spring. Keep in mind, it is my rookie spring. I caught 7 beaver and 4 were in the 1216's in channels. I only ran them that way two weeks until I read about incidental otters that way, for which we have no spring season. I realize now I was probably over fencing my 330 sets, but it seems there they are very willing to swim into a 1216.

One was a "suitcase" catch but the other three were behind the head. It appears they had no movement after it was triggered.

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#3156691 - 05/12/12 01:08 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
I've been wondering how those traps do. They sure look nice on paper. Thanks.

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#3156716 - 05/12/12 01:44 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Mink Man Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: adirondack foothills, NY
I will try your trigger arrangement. I tested mine with a v shape and I caught one by the tail and another by the back foot, one muskrat and one and it was empty once, probably muskrat. I want to sqaush a beaver with it but as you can see I have been haveing trouble.
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#3158703 - 05/14/12 12:11 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
D. L. Miller Offline
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Registered: 12/23/11
Posts: 18
Loc: Maine
For beaver footholds under the ice - I like a #14 or a plan #4 jump.
For open water drowning sets I like the old #4 Victor or B&L DLS's.


330's & 280's have made beaver trapping easier in a lot of ways.

For working beaver in the back country in winter, snares are great as the weight factor doesn't come into play. You can carry many dozens of them in a pack basket along with your other gear. They are easy to use and effective for under ice pole sets.

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#3257903 - 08/04/12 02:03 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: ~ADC~]
martenpine Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1937
Loc: user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
Originally Posted By: ~ADC~
Originally Posted By: stealthbear

I just got a number 5 sleepy creek double longspring. ... yes it had teeth. i took a hacksaw and sawed the teeth off and smoothed it up with a grinder and file.


shocked


X2 shocked
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#3258982 - 08/05/12 11:30 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: Carcat]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3376
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
Originally Posted By: Carcat
Just finished watching Newt's Beaver Snaring DVD. He has some interesting ideas on this subject! Anyone tried his drowning weight method?
this works well on a number of critters not just beavs you can make youre own weights out of PVC pipe 1/4" steel rod and quik crete too
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#3281210 - 08/19/12 03:13 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Jeremy Chalk Offline
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Registered: 01/18/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Southern, Ontario
Heres a pic I thought would go good in this thread. Big ol beaver track.


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#3325476 - 09/17/12 01:20 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
That is a hugh beaver !

What do you get on your blankets in Ontario ?

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#3388264 - 10/25/12 07:46 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Up for the new trappers.
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#3738869 - 04/01/13 11:31 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
J_M Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Minnesota
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#3739302 - 04/02/13 10:56 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Ringbill5196 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Iron Range, Minnesota
Any #5 trap and up is cool in my book! Having trapped beaver for a year and I have Bridger DLS and MB 750s. I like them as well, but my preference in footholds is a Bridger #5 coilspring. Personally I like a loose jaw. The Bridger is not as heavy as some, certainly lighter than #5 dls. They are easy to bed and strong.

I got a four pack of the new Bridger 330 Mags. Wow. Strong to the point I am afraid of them. I am still to prone to being self-caught in traps.

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#3741040 - 04/03/13 09:40 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
My advice then, would be to get a safety clip like the one Ram sells...

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#4103366 - 11/08/13 12:39 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Mr. Bill Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/20/11
Posts: 350
Loc: Oregon
With LPC's why SHOULD a trapper ever lose a beaver? Like 4 1/2 Newhouse for heaven sakes.Not all states allow teeth and jaw spreads like those.It's all about trap placement with beaver.

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#4103540 - 11/08/13 02:49 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
beaver trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 56
Loc: Aroostook county, Maine
Oneida Victor 330
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Fox: 0/2
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#4103630 - 11/08/13 03:39 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
ducky Offline
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 141
Loc: androscogin county maine
330/280 body gripper (dukes) and any foot hold bigger then 5.5 works. 1.75 #2 #3 #4 #5 all work well, 1.5 coils will work in a pinch no sense in spending 30 bucks for a trap that you can only use for beavers. get a trap that you can use for a wide aray of critters with
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Beav 0/10
Otter 0/6
Mink 0/2
Coon 1/15
Skunks 1/1
Fox 0/4
Yotes 1/5
Cats 0/3
Squirrels 0/infinite
Fisher 0/1
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#4103694 - 11/08/13 04:11 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: ducky]
BG10 Offline
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Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 102
Loc: East TX
Originally Posted By: ducky
330/280 body gripper (dukes) and any foot hold bigger then 5.5 works. 1.75 #2 #3 #4 #5 all work well, 1.5 coils will work in a pinch no sense in spending 30 bucks for a trap that you can only use for beavers. get a trap that you can use for a wide aray of critters with


I disagree. I have no issues paying for a great quality trap regardless if were for a single species or not. Those 280's and 330's catch otter as well. Same with MB750's...

Great traps pay for themselves.
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#4137053 - 11/26/13 07:52 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
330-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 5168
Loc: Minnesota


Front foot, back foot.. I Like them dead when I get there. I use MB750's laminated, Belisles made into 660's and Belisle 330's



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