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#403172 - 11/07/07 08:55 PM Beaver - 220 for beaver
welder Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 228
Loc: iowa
my son wanted me to ask i said that it will not hold them let me know kids they think they know everything lols
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#403182 - 11/07/07 08:58 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: welder]
k-9hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1654
Loc: ontario,canada
it will hold and kill but you are better off with a 330 or 280 the reason is it will be hard to get a beaver to go through a 220 but in a narrow spot they will work
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#403241 - 11/07/07 09:13 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: k-9hunter]
trapperlee Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 404
Loc: Minnesota
I agree with k-9, i have got 2 or three in them on some otter crossovers. The ones i got were perfect behind the head, helped that they were in brand new ones.

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#403258 - 11/07/07 09:24 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: trapperlee]
coonhusker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1016
Loc: mid-east, NE
what is the jaw spread of a 280?
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#403293 - 11/07/07 09:46 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: coonhusker]
ottertrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 661
Loc: Michigan, United States
 Originally Posted By: coonhusker
what is the jaw spread of a 280?


8X8 and they do a number on beaver in narrow spots. I have taken many beaver with 280's and a few in 220's though I do not recommend using a 220 for beaver. I like the 280 for otter. OT

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#403357 - 11/07/07 10:36 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: ottertrapper]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2055
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
I always suggest using a beaver trap for beaver,and that would be a 330.
A 220 is a dandy coon trap,but is greatly lacking as a beaver trap.
Tom
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#403362 - 11/07/07 10:39 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: Bogmaster]
Gary Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 12915
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
if ya dont have the larger bodygrips and legal ... go with sum snares !!
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#403379 - 11/07/07 10:48 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: Bogmaster]
BkmDano Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 17
Loc: Upper Michigan
I finally got some 330's this summer and I am sold!!! The 220 will catch them , but I think it would work better for Otter and smaller cratters, from seeing the results of a close friend and reading in places like this and FFg and TPC. I am using a couple of these in bob cat traps. In Michigan(residents and native) , the rules state that the trap , over 6" has to be at least 4 ft off the ground, so I used tinsel for and attractor. one of these dang things ate a critter I had caught. ( I think, tracks were there)still a mystery to me. hahahahah one friend thinks it might have been snapping turtles???? well, for the water sets I got.

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#403438 - 11/07/07 11:47 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: BkmDano]
johnwilkinson Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 364
Loc: Westmoreland Co. PA.
The 220 has taken Beaver but I would not recommend it! The 330 is a better choice.

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#403440 - 11/07/07 11:50 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: johnwilkinson]
BkmDano Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 17
Loc: Upper Michigan
what about the super bear ?? anyone using them ?

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#403443 - 11/07/07 11:55 PM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: BkmDano]
johnwilkinson Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 364
Loc: Westmoreland Co. PA.
Thats not a 220? A Super Bear (330 thats 20"wide) works well in large runs. If otter are in the area, yer gonna have alot of traps set off!

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#403471 - 11/08/07 12:38 AM Re: 220 for beaver [Re: johnwilkinson]
coonrunner259 Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 39
Loc: Michigan,Tawas city
i`ve trapped quite a few beavers in 220`s but they have to be in a narrow channel or somthing to get them to go through it but i still recomend 280`s or 330`s
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