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Most effective way to get rid of beavers, and go...

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trap.
Early mornings. A .22 and patience.
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330 coni bear

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Snares, conibears, footholds if you want to eradicate. Conibears are very powerful, so be careful. A lot of information on youtube or trapperman forums. They get educated fast, so once you start messing with them, you need to clear them out.

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Remember that there can be 10 of them.

Re: Beavers [Re: kemon86] #8204456 03/16/21 03:07 PM
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Here's things that worked at our place:
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Tear up the dam and then wait til dark with something that has a night scope.
.30-06 in broad daylight.
12 guage with #4 steel shot from six feet away as one swam past while duck hunting.
Tear a hole in the top of the den, put in a 20 oz plastic soda bottle full of ANFO and set off from a distance.

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I'd call around for an animal control trapper

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We used to spotlight them a lot. They look like dogs swimming in the water at night.

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I am guessing your desire to get rid of means the whole colony. A lot of fur trappers wanting pelts take some and leave the rest for the future. Trapping out a whole colony can be difficult. Go to the Sullivanline website and ask there.

http://sullivansline.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/cfrm

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Western beaver isn't worth much. Most of us do it as ADC/nuisance control jobs. I'm usually finished clearing them out in under a week. Some times an educated beaver can prolong it though.

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Killed beavers every year at my grandparents farm in North Dakota back in the 90's. I told everyone that my grandpa used dynamite when I was young, because he would light a fuse and we would drive down the road a good bit. I'm 35 now and he died in 2007 , but I inherited a lot of gunpowder and other supplies from him, so I assume he was making some type of explosive using gunpowder. We would drive back and shoot them with a 22.

Sometimes we would just hang around the pond and shoot on sight.


But my favorite was throwing an old giant anchor over the dam and using a tractor to drag the anchor out. We would shoot them when they came by to scope out the flowing water.

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I’ve been using a connibear, but it’s 50/50 on success rate. They’ve gotten smart.

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How is it 50/50? You got a sprung trap, or you placed 2 and only 1 connected? Brush traps in and try to break up the square shape. Don't keep moving the traps right away, let them work. If you only have 1 trap, you may be in for a long fight.

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Originally Posted by Hunt Dog
Here's things that worked at our place:
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Tear up the dam and then wait til dark with something that has a night scope.
.30-06 in broad daylight.
12 guage with #4 steel shot from six feet away as one swam past while duck hunting.
Tear a hole in the top of the den, put in a 20 oz plastic soda bottle full of ANFO and set off from a distance.

that 06 might be a bit light


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Blow the dam and pick them off and trap as they come to repair it.


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Wait for a clear moon lit night. Break the dam in the daylight and take care of them with #4 buckshot in the moonlight when they come to repair the dam.

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Cause it's texas - texas


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Re: Beavers [Re: kemon86] #8207675 03/19/21 02:04 PM
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Saw on the Austin news last night a beaver was found wandering the streets in a SW neighborhood. It’s now at a rehab facility. It’s a dang rodent. bang

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In Austin they take care of their own.

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Originally Posted by Jiggamitch
How is it 50/50? You got a sprung trap, or you placed 2 and only 1 connected? Brush traps in and try to break up the square shape. Don't keep moving the traps right away, let them work. If you only have 1 trap, you may be in for a long fight.


I don't catch them every night. I'll catch about every other night with each trap. My general method has been cutting a hole in the dam and placing trap in front and I haven't been doing a good job brushing it in, but I have recently started brushing them and it seems to have a little more success. I also build a "fence" with smaller sticks so they can't get to the leak in the dam without going through the trap. A few times they've been able to skirt their way around and repair the dam using the trap a center piece in the rebuild.

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Saw on the Austin news last night a beaver was found wandering the streets in a SW neighborhood. It’s now at a rehab facility. It’s a dang rodent. bang


That’s Austin

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