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#5718612 - 12/02/16 08:17 AM Official trapperman beaver tail contest!
Hutchy Offline
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Hey everyone!

It is time for the first (annual??) Trapperman beavertail challenge!

The rules are easy. Post a picture of the biggest beavertail on a beaver you have caught THIS YEAR, and if you have the widest beaver tail by the LAST DAY IN FEBRUARY, you win.

A simple picture of the tail, with a tale measure across it, along with a picture of you and the beaver will do. Please make sure the measurement picture is clear, and accurate.

Only one person can win, and as for a prize, I will personally send a HALF DPZEN BELISLE 160S to the winners address. In the case of a tie, I will send a number between 1 and 10 to Paul Dobbins via private message. Whoever is closest wins.

Here is an example of a beaver tail I have in my shop. It is not for the contest, just an example of how to measure.

Happy trapping and good luck!


I'l
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
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#5718631 - 12/02/16 08:33 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Muskrat Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
Great! 'Bout time we had some spark here.

Just a suggestion: maybe change the prize to three Belisle #330s, something beaver trappers could use. Same cost.

Tell you what . . . if the winner is south of the Canadian border, I'll kick in half the shipping.
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#5718637 - 12/02/16 08:38 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
brianmall Offline
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#5718639 - 12/02/16 08:39 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
brianmall Offline
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And I like the 160s!
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#5718644 - 12/02/16 08:47 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
VermillionCoon Offline
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Registered: 01/18/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Toboso, Ohio
This is a great idea. Our beaver season does not start until 12/26, but I will see what I can find then.

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#5718648 - 12/02/16 08:56 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Ok, twist my arm. My Christmas present to someone. Three belisle 330s. If anyone else wants to donate a prize, (and is good for it and won't back out), please pm me, and I will add it. Maybe we can even make a second and third prize?

Let's do three belisle 330s and two 160s for first place! Good idea!
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Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
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#5718649 - 12/02/16 08:56 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
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Loc: Fredonia, PA.
I guess this is enter as many times as you like?
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#5718654 - 12/02/16 08:57 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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That will be final for first place, and a good idea because it is a beaver competition, and 160s are a good all around trap.
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718661 - 12/02/16 09:01 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Yea, if you get a larger one than previous, enter away! And thanks for the offer on shipping costs! Again, if anyone wants to donate anything else, pm me. We can make this a pretty cool contest I think!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718699 - 12/02/16 09:51 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Boco Offline
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So it is just a width measurement,not length and width?

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#5718702 - 12/02/16 09:54 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
wamp Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 603
Loc: indiana
Thought I was goong to take the lead but mine is about 6 1\4 no need to post it.
Guess I should of read all content with photo


Edited by wamp (12/02/16 09:55 AM)
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#5718722 - 12/02/16 10:21 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2270
Loc: Oregon
Shoot, you're going to make me break down and be a beaver trapper this season after all. I've got a place where I get some mighty wide tails so look out!
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#5718725 - 12/02/16 10:24 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Loc: Oregon

This one is from a year or two ago and measured about 7 1/2 inches wide. (Not an entry btw...just letting you guys know what it's going to take to win this thing). grin



Edited by beaverpeeler (12/02/16 10:26 AM)
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#5718732 - 12/02/16 10:29 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
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Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Boco, I figured let's keep it simple. I actually got the idea from, I think it was the timmins trap council Facebook page. It looked cool, so the credit for the idea is not mine.
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718736 - 12/02/16 10:30 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
And come on beaver peeler, let's see some big ones! I think it was one of your videos that I watched a while back about clean skinning that really made me.want to get good at clean skinning ...pretty sure it was one of your videos.
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718780 - 12/02/16 11:18 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
CJohnson Offline
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Loc: Iowa, US


Right at 6.5 inches wide. Caught yesterday
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#5718786 - 12/02/16 11:28 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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First official entry! By the way, this was approved by Paul
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718923 - 12/02/16 02:00 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
pcr2 Offline
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Loc: potter co. p.a.
cool,sounds like fun.
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#5718953 - 12/02/16 02:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
bigwood Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 131
Loc: ontario Canada
Might have a good one in the bait freezer. Too bad that it is on the bottom.... urgh

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#5718955 - 12/02/16 02:21 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: pcr2]
walleyed Offline
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Loc: Henderson, N.Y. Jefferson Co.
What If there is a Tie ?

Tie breaker to be The First Tail entered ?

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#5718958 - 12/02/16 02:25 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2270
Loc: Oregon
Yes, a tie. I always thought a beaver tail would make a handsome tie. laugh
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#5718960 - 12/02/16 02:26 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
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Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
If a tie, I had originally said I will pm Paul a number between one and ten. Whoever picks closest to the number wins.

Seems fair.
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5718975 - 12/02/16 02:59 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Lol
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Mink 1/12
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#5718976 - 12/02/16 03:00 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Sonny N Offline
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Registered: 11/25/15
Posts: 136
Loc: Nuiqsut alaska
I wish we had beaver this far north.

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#5719005 - 12/02/16 03:33 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Mac86 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/16
Posts: 595
Loc: Ontario Canada
They don't teach you how to read in ny? Lol pick a number.. great idea hutchy and thanks to the boss for lettin it happen

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#5719011 - 12/02/16 03:43 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Big Possum Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 409
Loc: Illinois
Dang,
You would make this contest when I am down and out. Don't think I will win any contest with a no bending, no twisting, no lifting order from the DR. I can lift up to 8 pounds. Not much of a tail on an 8 lb beaver. smile Had two over 80 lbs two years ago ( two biggest I had ever caught ) that had some massive tails if you could find a place to measure where there weren't any bit marks. This looks like a lot of fun and gives me another post to look at each day along with the diary posts.
Joe


Edited by Big Possum (12/02/16 03:44 PM)
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#5719075 - 12/02/16 05:06 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
BadDog Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 47
Loc: Illinois
Lol I've got one that measures at 7 1/2". When I try to download any picture of it, it tells me the file is too big. Is there any other way to get it downloaded?

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#5719081 - 12/02/16 05:12 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
strike2x Offline
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Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 1124
Loc: Houghton Lake, MI
Wow it must be huge if the file is to big. LOL. Just edit, crop and upload the cropped pic.
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#5719095 - 12/02/16 05:29 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
BadDog Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 47
Loc: Illinois

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#5719102 - 12/02/16 05:34 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
BadDog Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 47
Loc: Illinois
Thanks strike2x

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#5719113 - 12/02/16 05:45 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
BadDog Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 47
Loc: Illinois

There he is, he only weighed 52 pounds. If your wondering what the white zip tie is for this beaver is being saved for the landowner. I caught it out of his pond and he wants a full body mount for his cabin. Caught on Backbreaker but you all probably already knew that lol.

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#5719297 - 12/02/16 08:43 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Nice beaver!!

So, we officially have a second a third prize. Brian (brianmall) has donated this awesome beaver fur hat.



He caught the beaver, tanned it, and made it all himself. Looks quite well made. Brian will ship this hat to the SECOND PLACE winner.

We also have Shawn, aka (trapset) who has agreed to donate a set of RTS trapsetters. Google these if you don't know what they look like. Definitely a great help on the line. These trapsetters will be the THIRD PLACE prize.

Awesome guys, and a big thanks to Brian and Shawn!

Got some big tails in already, go get em,and keep the flattails coming!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5719304 - 12/02/16 08:47 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Hope you get better fast big possum!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5719633 - 12/03/16 07:08 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
varmintshooter Online   content
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Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 800
Loc: NE North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Hutchy
Hey everyone!

It is time for the first (annual??) Trapperman beavertail challenge!

The rules are easy. Post a picture of the biggest beavertail on a beaver you have caught THIS YEAR, and if you have the widest beaver tail by the LAST DAY IN FEBRUARY, you win.

A simple picture of the tail, with a tale measure across it, along with a picture of you and the beaver will do. Please make sure the measurement picture is clear, and accurate.

Only one person can win, and as for a prize, I will personally send a HALF DPZEN BELISLE 160S to the winners address. In the case of a tie, I will send a number between 1 and 10 to Paul Dobbins via private message. Whoever is closest wins.

Here is an example of a beaver tail I have in my shop. It is not for the contest, just an example of how to measure.

Happy trapping and good luck!


I'l


Is this still part of the rule?

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#5719717 - 12/03/16 09:41 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: BadDog]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 4286
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: BadDog

HEY! I'm not trusting any tape measure that's "Made in China!"... LOL laugh On a serious note, This thread should be made sticky.
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#5719830 - 12/03/16 12:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 5864
Loc: potter co. p.a.
please,Uncle Paul?? grin this is my only shot at turnin a profit this year on something. whistle
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#5720052 - 12/03/16 05:28 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Yea. If Paul could make this stick to the top that would be great.

Varmint shooter, I had said "on a beaver", origonally to ensure there was no cheating. Not saying you would, but a picture of a tail attached to a beaver pretty much guarantees it is a fresh one. When was the beaver caught?

And to everyone, even if your beaver tail isn't a winner per we, post large ones anyway, because keep in mind thT there is a second and third prize!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5720063 - 12/03/16 05:41 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Vulpes94 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/16
Posts: 40
Loc: PA
Well I've never caught a beaver but I suppose I'll have to give trapping for them a try!

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#5720085 - 12/03/16 05:57 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Giver! No time like the present!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5720102 - 12/03/16 06:10 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
trapper20 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/14
Posts: 1413
Loc: SW WI
5-1/2 is biggest I've gotten. Guess I need to go find some hogs

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#5720251 - 12/03/16 07:51 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Posts: 922
Loc: Northern Illinois
Can you enter more than one tail?

Say you catch and enter a big one, then catch a bigger one the next day. grin

Because that would be just my luck.
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#5720539 - 12/03/16 11:39 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Of course! Enter as many as you like till the last day in Feb!
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5720546 - 12/03/16 11:46 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 4587
Loc: New Hampshire
And NO Boco....you can't run over the beavers tail with your truck tire to make it wider !!
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#5720657 - 12/04/16 06:46 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
arrowsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/26/13
Posts: 80
Loc: Western NewYork
I got one with a 6 inch tail yesterday, but I'm having some trouble uploading the image from my phone. I'll try it from my compute at home.


Edited by arrowsmith (12/04/16 07:35 PM)

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#5720697 - 12/04/16 07:32 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Looks like we achieved sticky status! Thanks!


Edited by Hutchy (12/04/16 07:33 AM)
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5720701 - 12/04/16 07:36 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 5864
Loc: potter co. p.a.
thank you very much TrapperBOSS.let the games begin
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#5720869 - 12/04/16 11:10 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2270
Loc: Oregon
Dang, now I gots to bring a tape measure and a camera on line. More stuff to lose!
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#5720916 - 12/04/16 11:51 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 4587
Loc: New Hampshire
Figures.....I ain't setting any Steel this year
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#5721050 - 12/04/16 02:23 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
arrowsmith Offline
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Registered: 11/26/13
Posts: 80
Loc: Western NewYork
Thanks for the help and here's one from last weekend. I try to run a few traps between deer stands. (Someone made menton I should not post pics of beaver in conibears so I've removed my pics).


Edited by arrowsmith (12/04/16 07:38 PM)

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#5721109 - 12/04/16 03:30 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
big momma Offline
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 28
Loc: wisconsin


Here he is 63#er this morning also caught my first otter! the ruler pic is a little blurry hope it works. Lets see some more!

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#5721204 - 12/04/16 05:11 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
TFNG Offline
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Registered: 11/03/14
Posts: 172
Loc: Alberta
If there happens to be another prize donation I'd suggest a mystery width. Much like a mystery weight in a fishing derby. It would bring a lot more activity and participation to the thread.

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#5721212 - 12/04/16 05:21 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
So, you are suggesting, a prize for a random width tail, say, picked entirely put of a hat? That's interesting....it would sure get a whole whack of entries. I appreciate the input. Let me think about it for a few days and I'll get back to ya.
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Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5721217 - 12/04/16 05:23 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
TFNG Offline
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Posts: 172
Loc: Alberta
Yes that's exactly what I'm suggesting. I trapped most of my beaver in March last year, you're gonna make me start a little sooner.


Edited by TFNG (12/04/16 05:24 PM)

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#5721374 - 12/04/16 07:08 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
BadDog Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 47
Loc: Illinois

The bottom beaver is the one that's entered in the contest. The top blonde one might have the widest tail but I don't have a picture of me holding him, and I've already skinned him and turned him into groeny. I still have the tail in the freezer. As soon as I get time I'll send it off to the tannery then to gritguy for a wallet.

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#5721515 - 12/04/16 08:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: arrowsmith]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 9891
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: arrowsmith
(Someone made menton I should not post pics of beaver in conibears so I've removed my pics).


There's no problem with you showing a pic of a beaver in a bodygrip.
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#5721613 - 12/04/16 09:23 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Posts: 4171
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Thanks Paul.

Well, it seems there is going to be a very large tail being posted soon...got a note from someone saying they have a big one, but cant post pics. I will post it as soon as I get it...
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Beaver 45/100
Wolf/coyote 0/20
Mink 1/12
Fisher 18/24
Marten 4/5




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#5721646 - 12/04/16 09:48 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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This one is from screen name "flipper" looks like one at a solid 7.5, and one at 8 even! Those look like some scrappy old beaver.

Dang!


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#5721680 - 12/04/16 10:09 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Beaver were caught in middle of town where they were chewing on apple trees. Was damage trapping set 2 traps had two beaver

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#5721688 - 12/04/16 10:15 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Looks like 7 3/8 if you hold the tape straight across ..
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#5721691 - 12/04/16 10:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hmm. Flipper. There does seem to be a gap between the end of the tape, and the edge of the tail...can you perhaps hook the edge of the tape onto the tail a bit better for us? Would hate to cause an issue because of a bad camera angle.

I know it is a bit tough to do with one hand, but lets make sure the tape is hooked on for all pictures.


No rush, but let's clear this one up if we can. Text me whenever you get a chance please flipper.


Edited by Hutchy (12/04/16 10:22 PM)
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#5721747 - 12/04/16 11:05 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Nessmuck]
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Figures.....I ain't setting any Steel this year


I may not be able to set any as well.

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#5721807 - 12/05/16 01:19 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Flipper's pics looks like two measurements of the same tail based on the damage on the tail. Second pic does not look like the tape is started up tight on the edge of the tail.
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#5721929 - 12/05/16 07:07 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Thanks for allowing the pics. Just under 6".



Edited by arrowsmith (12/14/16 08:16 AM)

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#5722003 - 12/05/16 08:01 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Official picture of flippers entry. I have zoomed in, and see 7 7/8"

Good for first so far.

This is the first time for me doing a contest like this, so bear with me if we need to add a rule or something. Remember, let's keep this fun, and maybe it can become an annual thing, if Paul allows.

So, id like to add two small things. One, a cloth tape as seen in flippers picture is easiest to use, as the ridge in the tail tends to kink a steel tape.

Second, if you have a contender beaver tail, please freeze it, in case things get really close!

Also, please remember that this contest is partially based on your own personal honor. Not sure how you could cheat, but for me, a few traps isn't worth the inner feeling of guilt I would have knowing I won a contest based on cheating. Again, this is a few like minded people trying to have some competitive fun.

Thanks all, and happy trapping!

Hutch
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#5722012 - 12/05/16 08:11 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Also, not trying to play forum god here, but if you have any contest lr issue with an entry, to avoid it becoming a Lynch, could you all possibly pm me?

Next year I will post the contest rules a bit more succinctly. I didn't think this in depth about it before I started this lol


Edited by Hutchy (12/05/16 08:12 AM)
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#5722152 - 12/05/16 11:43 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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You're doing OK Hutchy.

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#5722188 - 12/05/16 12:15 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Yeah, you're doing a good job buddy. I have to say I'm impressed with the near 8" tail. I have got lots of 7.5 inchers over the years (all from the same local) but I doubt I ever hit 8".


Edited by beaverpeeler (12/05/16 12:15 PM)
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#5722192 - 12/05/16 12:18 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I have a question for Flipper: Was that a pond or lake beaver, or a creek or river specimen? I have a theory about wide beaver tails that I have been entertaining for years and am curious if his entry coincides with that theory.
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#5722384 - 12/05/16 03:08 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Flipper Offline
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River beaver river goes thru town so there is very limited trapping on 6 miles of river. This was A damage beaver in someone's back yard. I normally only trap. Beaver in the spring.

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#5722678 - 12/05/16 07:15 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Dang, that blew my theory, but thanks for the info. I tend to get my widest tails in lakes and ponds and get narrower ones on the rivers. One impressive tail there!
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#5723320 - 12/06/16 10:12 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hutchy. Your doing a great job. 7 7/8 is huge!

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#5723322 - 12/06/16 10:14 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hutchy. Just thought of something. Is it ok if I live trap a Beav this Spring, feed growth hormones and enter next year?

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#5723433 - 12/06/16 11:44 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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this sounds like a great competition i hope to be posting some monster beaver tails hear soon
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#5723614 - 12/06/16 02:34 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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You're doing a good job Hutchy! One thing I learned from running fantasy football with my buddies, if there is a loophole then somebody is gonna jump through it! All you can do is learn as you go and refine the rules from year to year.....

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#5723712 - 12/06/16 03:42 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Tony, Is an F-150 parked on the tail a loophole? LOL 7-7/78" is a monster tail. Back to the swamp this weekend!

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#5723734 - 12/06/16 03:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Wish I'd measured... Big is big though lol

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#5723736 - 12/06/16 03:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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your doing great hutchy 7-7/8 that's big

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#5724099 - 12/06/16 07:39 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Thanks guys! So far this has been fun. Can't wait to see what winter brings!
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#5724668 - 12/07/16 08:55 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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same beaver, 2 pics

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#5724788 - 12/07/16 11:26 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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If we was doing a littlest beaver tail I bet I would be top 3!! Caught one that was large muskrat status yesterday!!! Lol

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#5724801 - 12/07/16 11:35 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Take a pic of it!! May as well see it haha
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#5724805 - 12/07/16 11:37 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Badger, I get 7 3/8 there. certainly a big one!
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#5725011 - 12/07/16 02:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I'll make a submission probably in February. I've been injecting willow trees with steroids around one of my favorite big beaver tail places. grin
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#5725101 - 12/07/16 03:29 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Go trap some by a nuclear plant.I hear they like the heavy water.

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#5725152 - 12/07/16 04:24 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Ok, so looks like I am going to have to form a tman anti doping committee to test all of the entries for banned substances!
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#5725232 - 12/07/16 05:27 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Originally Posted By: Hutchy
Badger, I get 7 3/8 there. certainly a big one!


One the biggest I have seen. Just happen to get it this year.

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#5727020 - 12/09/16 05:34 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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It's a good thing "On a Call" hasn't entered a beaver from his area. Have you seen the size of the squirrel in his avatar pic?
Jim grin
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#5727027 - 12/09/16 05:47 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Not a number 1 tail but at just under 70# for my second one ever I can't complain. Sized in the blanket range, hope that was a good enough one-handing picture of the tape.There was a stencil under there... he's just using the outer ring. Had a great teacher from the area show me how to put it up last night.





Edited by 83401trapper (12/09/16 05:52 AM)

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#5727053 - 12/09/16 06:38 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Wowsers

Look at how big that head looks inside that 330. That's a big beaver! Good job!

And yea jabne, oac is gonna come on here and wonder why he didn't have any big ones, then realize we are measuring in inches, not feet lol
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#5728483 - 12/10/16 11:43 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Got 70+ Lb beaver the other day but the tail was only about 8" across.
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#5728512 - 12/10/16 12:15 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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That would be good enough for first place Beav

Also, I have had a bit of interest in a door prize, of sorts.

We have had a lightly used Mb750 offered as a prize! Will be shipped speed dipped and ready to go. For a chance to win, all you have to do is enter a picture of a tail on a beaver you have caught, and a tape measure showing the width.

So basically, enter em if you got em for a chance to win a good strong mb750. All screen names entering a tail will go into a hat and I will draw a winner. those tails already entered are automatically a part of the door prize draw. I will draw a random winner at the end of the contest.


So let's see those flat tails!

Next year, if all goes well I will try to line up some prizes in advance.

Good luck to all.
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#5728514 - 12/10/16 12:18 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Keith (LP trapper) will be donating the 750. Special thanks to him for this prize!
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#5729868 - 12/11/16 02:39 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
yukonal Offline
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Fun contest Hutchy. Thanks for putting it on. Yer doing great.

Flipper...heck of a tail.

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#5730250 - 12/11/16 07:53 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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At a later date I will be the entering the winning tail on here. Stand by...gotta let it grow a bit more.
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#5731244 - 12/12/16 06:43 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Got an 86 pounder the other day and the tail is 7 1/2 inches. is that big enough? Can show you pictures if you think it is big enough to win anything.

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#5731293 - 12/12/16 07:15 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Please enter don, if anything it will put you in the running for the door prize! And it is a big tail, who knows!
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#5731313 - 12/12/16 07:31 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Thanks Hutchy.

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#5731361 - 12/12/16 07:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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86 lbs is crazy big. Good job Don.
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#5731387 - 12/12/16 08:07 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Very few have caught one close to that big!
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#5731577 - 12/12/16 10:05 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Well I thought I had it. First beaver of the season for me and I had visions of 70+ and the widest tail. Turns out it's 63.5 and 6 3/4". 17cm actually. I should win just for going metric shouldn't I?




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#5731584 - 12/12/16 10:08 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
10bands Offline
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Look what it did to my brand new stand! Not cool.


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#5732685 - 12/13/16 07:35 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Here is a picture of my big beaver and the tail looks to be 7 5/8 inch wide


Edited by don Wolf (12/13/16 07:48 PM)

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#5733163 - 12/14/16 06:50 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Wilderness_56587 Offline
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50lb Beaver just over 6.5"

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#5733397 - 12/14/16 10:16 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Had an idea for what would surely be a winning entry. I live just 35 miles from the Oregon State campus (home of the Beavers). I can only guess how wide the tail on some of them co-eds must be?! laugh

Might be risky trying to get the pic with the tape measure on it though...guess I'll scrap the idea.


Edited by beaverpeeler (12/14/16 10:17 AM)
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#5733944 - 12/14/16 06:30 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: beaverpeeler]
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Originally Posted By: beaverpeeler
I live just 35 miles from the Oregon State campus (home of the Beavers). I can only guess how wide the tail on some of them co-eds must be?! laugh


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#5734358 - 12/14/16 10:19 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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we want pics anyways.


Edited by BigD (12/14/16 10:20 PM)
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#5734431 - 12/14/16 11:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: BigD]
don Wolf Offline


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Originally Posted By: BigD
we want pics anyways.
But only of nice shape tails without to big a split or damage in them.

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#5735478 - 12/15/16 09:19 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Plenty of them perfect ones last time I walked by the campus.
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#5736330 - 12/16/16 02:44 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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When was that 30 years ago LOL
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#5736546 - 12/16/16 06:14 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
beaverpeeler Offline
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Closer to 40...but who's counting?
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#5736775 - 12/16/16 08:51 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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lets see some new tails.ALL ARE WELCOME HUCHY hase a good thing going hear.

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#5736820 - 12/16/16 09:23 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Hutchy Offline
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Thanks William!

And lets see those tails everyone. Even entering any tail gives you a chance to win!
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#5736846 - 12/16/16 09:42 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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HEY Huchey see the weather on the east shore of superiour ?.I left Chapleau on monday and ran my marten line.but talked to my buddy at Batchawana Bay 2 hours ago ?hiway is still CLLLLOSSED. going on 72 hours .

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#5736854 - 12/16/16 09:48 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Going to try to get to camp tomorow and plow the drivway . I half some BIG BOYS SUST MADE FOR THIS CONTEST. time will tell.

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#5737910 - 12/17/16 07:53 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Don't have a pic of this one, as it was caught early in November.

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#5739950 - 12/19/16 12:48 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: beaverpeeler]
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[quote=beaverpeeler]Had an idea for what would surely be a winning entry. I live just 35 miles from the Oregon State campus (home of the Beavers). I can only guess how wide the tail on some of them co-eds must be?! laugh

Might be risky trying to get the pic with the tape measure on it though...guess I'll scrap the idea.
/quote]

LOL I think you should try. LOL

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#5741013 - 12/20/16 08:45 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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i think there are plenty that will take you up on that one. never know.......

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#5741515 - 12/20/16 03:38 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
The Spruce Offline
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Love this contest...entry soon to come. 8"m will be a tough mark to beat though. I do have a river section that produces some pancake tails, maybe I shall start there.

Spruce

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#5742165 - 12/20/16 11:42 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
saskbone Offline
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This is about as big as they get here. Lol

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#5742298 - 12/21/16 06:37 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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This thread needs a smallest award!
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#5743221 - 12/21/16 07:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
Jacks Offline
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Why does everything have to be about size, everyone knows that size does not matter. It's not the size of the tail its the wave motion from the slap on the water. Lol

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#5743869 - 12/22/16 09:33 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: saskbone]
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Originally Posted By: saskbone
This is about as big as they get here. Lol



Les, you have the same strain of beaver I have here. A70 pounder will have a rudder three inches wide nd a foot or more long. I think they crossbred with mushrats!
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#5744106 - 12/22/16 01:04 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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wish i could figure out how to post pics i caught a 70lbr last spring he was a gladiator beaver was missing 3 huge chunks outa his tail looked like he tangoed with a grizz then when i was fleshing him i found probably 20 shotgun pellets in his leather this beaver was a beast tails long gone now so i cant put a tape on it.
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#5744109 - 12/22/16 01:06 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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If anyone has tips on posting pics from my cell i have tons of great pics from this season just cant post them using my phone
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#5744114 - 12/22/16 01:09 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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If anyone has tips on posting pics from my cell i have tons of great pics from this season just cant post them using my phone
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#5744947 - 12/23/16 01:34 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: lee steinmeyer]
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Originally Posted By: lee steinmeyer
Originally Posted By: saskbone
This is about as big as they get here. Lol



Les, you have the same strain of beaver I have here. A70 pounder will have a rudder three inches wide nd a foot or more long. I think they crossbred with mushrats!


Yeah Lee I posted it as a joke. This is one I picked up today.


I'm not a big beaver trapper just pick up a bunch for bait every year. This one was out wandering on the ice when I caught up to him.

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#5744995 - 12/23/16 05:20 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Woah! That's a good one!
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#5744996 - 12/23/16 05:20 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I see 7 15/16
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#5745569 - 12/23/16 04:02 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I put the piece of tape on in case someone thought it wasn't accurate.

Glad you see the same thing.

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#5745698 - 12/23/16 05:55 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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C'mon guys. Make saskbone sweat. There's got to be an eight out there somewhere!!

grin
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#5746481 - 12/24/16 09:06 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Okay...how I missed this post for as long as it was up amazes me.

So, I am a ice trapper and have yet to start. So how long does this go on for ???

I know where there is a beaver with at least a 10 inch tail. Huge he/her is saw it climb up onto the bank in the fall. I am going to have to work at this one. I hate to kill the colony.

Thank you for the post Hutchy...I am on it.

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#5746492 - 12/24/16 09:15 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I think I said the end of February...Go get em oac!
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#5746495 - 12/24/16 09:17 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Yep, last day of Feb is the LAST DAY. Should give the under ice guys a good chance.
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#5746610 - 12/24/16 10:47 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Our season goes till March 31st, what about us spring guys? grin

Maybe next year?
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#5746619 - 12/24/16 10:53 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Mine goes till like April. I have to impart some urgency somehow!
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#5747138 - 12/24/16 08:44 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I do have to wait for safe ice. But looking forward to setting up.

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#5748129 - 12/26/16 02:35 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Originally Posted By: Hutchy
C'mon guys. Make saskbone sweat. There's got to be an eight out there somewhere!!

grin


I've got coyotes to catch right now but I'll see what I can find in February. I've got a couple big ones scouted out.

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#5748692 - 12/26/16 04:21 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Originally Posted By: Hutchy
Mine goes till like April. I have to impart some urgency somehow!


My New York State Beaver/Otter Spring Season Runs Until APRIL 15th and That is When those Big, Wide-Tailed, Super Toads Come Out of The Woodwork on Patrol !!! laugh


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#5749411 - 12/27/16 09:41 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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This is a great idea! We caught some this year that might be worth digging out of the freezer to measure.

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#5749995 - 12/27/16 08:10 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I think I may have a CONTENDER!!! LOL

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#5750053 - 12/27/16 08:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Well I think I got me one fora door prize anyway.
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#5750214 - 12/28/16 04:35 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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My first beaver ever. I set Monday on the first day of beaver season here in PA. I was pretty tickled when I pulled him out of the water. He weighed about 48-49 by the bathroom scale=)

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#5750215 - 12/28/16 04:36 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Ok now I'm running into picture posting issues. Will try again later.

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#5751549 - 12/29/16 08:23 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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This contest might make make me do January beaver trapping..
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#5751570 - 12/29/16 08:34 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I'm an official Boone and Crockett Measurer...a 10 inch tail would be a new North American record...go get 'em OAC!
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#5751614 - 12/29/16 09:09 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Good luck beating this one!


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#5752148 - 12/29/16 04:08 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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6"

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#5752533 - 12/29/16 08:20 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I have got to get to work!

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#5756420 - 01/01/17 05:56 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I know it's not the biggest But here is our entry. It weighed 51 pounds on a old platform scale. John and JD.

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#5758885 - 01/03/17 06:50 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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46 Pounds. 5,5/8" tail the way I read the tape. Not huge but my first one ever!

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#5758905 - 01/03/17 07:03 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Nice! I remember my first one. It was to this day, one of the biggest beaver I have ever caught. I remember thinking "what have I got myself into?! This thing is huge!!!" Three hours later and about a hundred holes, I had the gristley old bugger on a board.

Congrats on the beaver. No doubt you will remember it forever also!
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#5759798 - 01/04/17 03:13 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hutchy, the whole way back to the truck I too was thinking....boy this is a lot heavier than a fox, what did I get myself into grin

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#5759810 - 01/04/17 03:33 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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So is 8" the biggest so far?
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#5759816 - 01/04/17 03:36 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I shall have to do a recap. I thought it was 7 15/16 , but I don't have the time right now to go through it all. Someone may have had an eight, not sure. I'll go through it tonight
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#5762547 - 01/06/17 09:59 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Not huge but it's the biggest one so far this season.6 5/16 is what I got.

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#5763293 - 01/07/17 03:42 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Here is one from Kansas. Not a winner and did not leave attached to the beaver. Caught in Decembe
r off the Missouri river. 7 3/8 inches
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#5764677 - 01/08/17 06:51 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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I wish we were going by length and not width. Caught a super blanket with a tail 13 3/4 inches long but it was only 6 inches wide.
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#5764823 - 01/08/17 08:19 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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yep i agree with randy. i caught a 56lber and the tail was just a smidge over 5 inches wide!
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#5765506 - 01/09/17 02:31 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hey guys, I am being g a bit tardy with the update. I'll get to it.

I will say however, that the prizes just got better! A forum member who wishes to remain anonymous has agreed to send me 100 bucks American to be used for prizes for this competition!

I haven't decided how to use it yet, but I will recap everything , and see what prize needs more items. Lots of prizes, so go get those flat tails!
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#5769216 - 01/12/17 09:01 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Should of measured the beaver I caught for the calendar
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#5775310 - 01/17/17 08:23 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Here's my entry. It's the only thing I caught today.

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#5775615 - 01/17/17 12:43 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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6 1/8. 55 pounder.

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#5777906 - 01/19/17 08:54 AM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Here is the 3rd place prize:

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#5778310 - 01/19/17 03:47 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Hey Guys - messaged w/ Hutchy and going to help out with the standings. Will update periodically. Send me a note if yours aint right in this sheet. I'm not an official scorer just a compiler - take those up w/ necessary parties. Did as decimals instead of 3/8, etc.

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#5780497 - 01/20/17 07:29 PM Re: Official trapperman beaver tail contest! [Re: Hutchy]
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Here ya go, never seen anything this wide in West Tennessee, 8" is crazy wide for here.




Edited by petey (01/20/17 07:30 PM)

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