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#5618823 - 02/24/15 08:36 PM west texas beaver trappers?
Javelin225ho Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/22/13
Posts: 121
have any of you guys trapped beaver in west texas? What is your best lure? I have a place that has beavers and they need to go.

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#5618839 - 02/24/15 08:44 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 3590
Loc: Boerne, Texas
The things I could say that would get me banned for life here.

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#5619045 - 02/24/15 10:13 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 531
Loc: Texas
If you can shoot i would say rifle. Just do not miss they get smart quicker than an old yote. After that a caller with the sound of running water will bring them out for some easy trapping.

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#5620566 - 02/25/15 05:44 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
pdotson Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 89
Loc: east tx
I get all my trapping supplies from Minnesota trapline products. Good people and good stuff

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#5620906 - 02/25/15 07:56 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
labdaddy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 30
you don't need any lure if you find where there slides are, or where they like to feed. what part of west Texas are in?

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#5621712 - 02/26/15 10:39 AM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: texashelms]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: texashelms
If you can shoot i would say rifle. Just do not miss they get smart quicker than an old yote. After that a caller with the sound of running water will bring them out for some easy trapping.


You can call beavers?

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#5623060 - 02/26/15 09:41 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: rexmitchell]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 531
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: texashelms
If you can shoot i would say rifle. Just do not miss they get smart quicker than an old yote. After that a caller with the sound of running water will bring them out for some easy trapping.


You can call beavers?


Yes you can with the sound of running water. No they won't come running like a coyote but they will come.

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#5623641 - 02/27/15 09:19 AM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: texashelms]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: texashelms
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: texashelms
If you can shoot i would say rifle. Just do not miss they get smart quicker than an old yote. After that a caller with the sound of running water will bring them out for some easy trapping.


You can call beavers?


Yes you can with the sound of running water. No they won't come running like a coyote but they will come.


Nice! The beavers at our place have either been shot by me, shot at by me, or are too leary of a spotlight now. Might have to try the running water thing.

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#5625097 - 02/27/15 08:17 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Loc: Texas
It will work it but may take like 6 plus hours of continual playing. They'll try to cover the speaker up with mud and sticks, so use one that's waterproof. I had to make one myself because it hard to find one that can play that long. Good luck and kill them all.

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#5625806 - 02/28/15 09:13 AM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
Texaswats Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/26/13
Posts: 35
Or just buy a couple of 330 conibears and actually be effective. Set the conibears in the slides and runs (YouTube for info) and retrieve beaver next day.

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#5628964 - 03/01/15 06:12 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Javelin225ho]
Javelin225ho Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/22/13
Posts: 121
i have a dozen of the 330's and 280's. I'm looking for a lure that folks might use. I'm gonna set the slides. I'm in Abilene.

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#5629161 - 03/01/15 07:38 PM Re: west texas beaver trappers? [Re: Texaswats]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
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Originally Posted By: Texaswats
Or just buy a couple of 330 conibears and actually be effective. Set the conibears in the slides and runs (YouTube for info) and retrieve beaver next day.
A few to may dogs at this point to set traps unfortunately.....Plus it is fun to waste them with an AR-15. Shot one Friday night at the ranch spotlighting one night.

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