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#1940019 - 04/07/10 03:17 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
..sure, there are guys who catch more beaver than I do...Still, never had a wring out...EVER!

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#1940780 - 04/07/10 09:15 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: Bruce T]
shephard1993 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 127
Loc: Northern Michigan
I go totally opposite, and prefer smaller. I have caught just short of 100 beaver in the last month. I use 4 coil #3 bridgers and #3 dukes that will be 4 coiled after season. I can set with hands easy and stabilize in smaller area. I set for front foot catches, but catch a good many by back leg. These are anchored with 11 gauge wire. I also like the prise much better. There is advantage and disadvantage to all good traps.
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#1941245 - 04/08/10 03:41 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: shephard1993]
BlueRidgeTrapper Offline


Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 7301
Loc: VA
I'm gunshy of the 750's because of being caught by both thumbs once...I like the Bridger #5 DLS personally...

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#1942392 - 04/08/10 07:09 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: BlueRidgeTrapper]
coontrapper94 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 234
Loc: coolville ohio 18 y/o
i like the cdr traps if you dont have one get one!
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#1961927 - 04/21/10 10:51 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: coontrapper94]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
My fav 750! CDR's ! The trigger system is why!

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#1964976 - 04/23/10 09:50 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: Aleo]
upnorthwi Offline
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Registered: 03/19/07
Posts: 283
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: shephard1993
I go totally opposite, and prefer smaller. I have caught just short of 100 beaver in the last month. I use 4 coil #3 bridgers and #3 dukes that will be 4 coiled after season. I can set with hands easy and stabilize in smaller area. I set for front foot catches, but catch a good many by back leg. These are anchored with 11 gauge wire. I also like the prise much better. There is advantage and disadvantage to all good traps.


I have also used the #3 bridgers 4 coiled with great success. Set for front foot catch, but have caught lots of beaver by the back foot also.

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#1965328 - 04/23/10 03:27 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: upnorthwi]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
Shepard, Yep I've taken a lot of beaver in #4 Montgomery's !

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#2086460 - 08/02/10 04:17 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
...rather have a large trap though!

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#2086675 - 08/02/10 07:01 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2245
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
The TS 8.5 is most likely the easiest setting of all the "mega-sized" beaver traps. Note that they are the only traps that do not have a matching setter for them. I'm only 140lbs and I can stand on the springs on CDR's and the springs almost do not begin to depress they are that strong.

If you are really strength challenged trapper...there's always snares.

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#2087215 - 08/03/10 02:20 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: SNIPERBBB]
Chris C. Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 13
Loc: Sweet Home, Oregon
I love the looks of that large trap, but can't afford the price tag. The teeth are illegal here in Oregon. I use #4dbls vics and #4northwoods, also caught one on a #3 duke coil by the front foot. Maybe when I get better and have a nice fur check I might buy bigger and try them.

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#2103864 - 08/14/10 11:59 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: Chris C.]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
When you use an 8-19 inch jaw spread for beaver, THEN, you see the true value of it!

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#2103897 - 08/14/10 12:30 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2245
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Originally Posted By: LT GREY
When you use an 8-19 inch jaw spread for beaver, THEN, you see the true value of it!

Exactly, especially once you start having to try to catch the same beaver twice because the back foot of a beaver was too big for those smaller traps.


BTW a 60lb or bigger beaver's foot can span a CDR/MB 750!

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#2104763 - 08/15/10 12:41 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: ccary]
martenpine Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1937
Loc: user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
Originally Posted By: critrgetr
i'll take a few dozen LT. lol


2ND, i LIKE THE BIG dbls W/ teeth.
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#2104847 - 08/15/10 07:04 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: martenpine]
mr riddle Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 47
Loc: brunswick MD
i like to run OLD victor #4 jumps, they are 7.5 jaw spread, the leagal limit in MD.i have PITT pan on them.they are lite weight and the best thing about them i have 14 of them and i put on the PITT kits and new cains w/ swiveles, they cost me all together $140. thats alot of big trap for a little bit of money!!

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#2121874 - 08/27/10 09:28 PM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
Quality only hurts once!

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#2122146 - 08/28/10 05:40 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 41
Loc: Central MN
Originally Posted By: LT GREY
Quality only hurts once!

That phrase would make a great tattoo.

grin grin grin

Or at least make it a bumper sticker, or a t-shirt or something.

Very wise words LT.

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#2122199 - 08/28/10 07:12 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
Payoter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 0
Loc: Portage,Pa/ Morehead,KY
I use 6.5 in. trap biggest trap we are allowed to use here in Pa i also like conies but has anyone here tried snares just put in place of the coni and presto
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#2122243 - 08/28/10 08:10 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: Payoter]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 41
Loc: Central MN
yes...

but its not just like "presto". At least IMO. Anchoring a live snared beaver takes a little effort...better yet rig up a drowner.

And if I'm gonna rig up a drowner...I might as well just use a foothold and be done with it.

Shy beaver...are another story. Snares have thier place then.

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#2122389 - 08/28/10 10:57 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16091
Loc: Central Ohio
I never use drowers on beaver.
Many agrue one has to, but I never found it to be true!

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#2122406 - 08/28/10 11:14 AM Re: Good beaver traps begin at.... [Re: LT GREY]
scott rainbolt Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 1150
Loc: morristown tn.
i use drowners on snares sometimes but dont care one bit to tie one up the bank do it all the time
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