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#2866739 - 12/04/11 09:33 AM Beaver - Beaver Trap how deep to set it?
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
I'm putting in MB750's for beaver and its been some time since I've trapped beaver.

Can anyone tell me how far below the water level the trap/pan should be and how far out from bank? I'm looking at going with a pocket type baited set dug into side of bank. I've searched the archives and simply can't see it anywhere.

Thank you!!!

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#2866750 - 12/04/11 09:40 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
for back foot take your elbow set at the bank where your hand hits the bottom is where the trap goes, doesn't matter depth with back foot. for front foot set up close and offset

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#2866755 - 12/04/11 09:42 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Thank you! When u say up close n offset do you mean as in like a fox dirt hole set tight? Rite next to bootom edge of the dug portion of the bank?

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#2866763 - 12/04/11 09:46 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
yep

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#2866777 - 12/04/11 09:51 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
I like to set the trap at least 8" deep to promote a back foot catch, with one of the levers tucked fairly tight to the edge of the drop off, and offset about 6" from center.
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#2866793 - 12/04/11 10:01 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: colt]
Nessmuck Online   content
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 225
Loc: New Hampshire
For a quick set , I put a poplar stick (peeled alittle) at the banks edge and a mb 750 about 4" away from the poplar and 4" under water. They will always fumble around and step on it,just make sure you have a cement block or a couple of old truck brake rotors in 4 feet of water for the drowning set. They cant refuse a piece of candy ( poplar ) right now because they are getting ready for freeze-up !!! Dont use ant luer at this set. Hope this helps
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#2866798 - 12/04/11 10:02 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: Nessmuck]
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 225
Loc: New Hampshire
That would be ANY luer not ant luer HeHeHeHeHe
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#2866812 - 12/04/11 10:12 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
racksnfur Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 821
Loc: Chicago burbs
Also just in case you may have forgotten, always turn the trap so that the levers are perpendicular to the bank, you want the jaws to hit the sides of the foot as opposed to the front and back.
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#2868472 - 12/05/11 05:14 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Thanks guys for the info! I ended up putting in 4 traps total 2 Connie's n 2 750's.

When I trapped them in the past, I ALWAYS made a small brake in the dam n set trap there. Seems like this is much less work for sure

I'll keep you all updated.

Chris

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#2870525 - 12/06/11 09:01 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Update: connected!!! Thanks for all your help gang! This site rocks!!!!!

Two total, BIG!!!!

One in 330, the other "BARELY" in a 750.


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#2870527 - 12/06/11 09:05 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Trap placement is key for getting a good high catch on beavers. Here's a good one:

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#2870529 - 12/06/11 09:06 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
KyCountry Offline
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Dunnville, Kentucky
NICE!!! Congrats on your catch..

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#2870532 - 12/06/11 09:08 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Thanks a mill!!

Now I can't figure out what part of it to use for bait?

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#2870537 - 12/06/11 09:10 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
WOW!!!! How do u get em to hop into the sled?

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#2870539 - 12/06/11 09:12 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
KyCountry Offline
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Dunnville, Kentucky
Originally Posted By: stitchit
Thanks a mill!!

Now I can't figure out what part of it to use for bait?

after skinning and removing the castor, I chunk any meat that I can cut off the bone for bait.

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#2870541 - 12/06/11 09:14 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Yep, just bone it out like a deer or any other meat critter.
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#2870545 - 12/06/11 09:17 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Ok, I'm not real smart.

Is the castor "pressurized"?

Would I be best to use the castor by itself for k9's?

Or would just the meat be best?

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#2870550 - 12/06/11 09:21 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Take the castors out in one piece. They can be dried and ground or tinctured to get a liquid castor solution. The meat should be used separately, preferably mixed with some bait solution. The owner of this site sells a great bait solution to mix with your chunks of beaver meat. The castor can be ground, then add some glycerin to it to make a good lure for K-9's, cats, beaver.....well almost anything with fur will be attracted to castor..
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#2870556 - 12/06/11 09:23 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
stitchit Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 314
Loc: michigan
Thanks! What type of bait solution?

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#2870563 - 12/06/11 09:27 AM Re: Beaver Trap -- How deep to set it? [Re: stitchit]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
It's just called "bait solution". Available at any of the trap suppliers that support this site.
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