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#2598597 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:28 AM I lied when I said my season was over (Pics)
Skunk24 Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Posts: 170
Loc: 4E PA 17 y/o
Being the kind of kid I am, I was out walking in the woods. I guess you could say I was shed hunting. Of course I don't know what I'm doing so I didn't find anythiing... Except I did find a bunch of big trees chewed, a dam, and a lodge. So yesterday I set a 330 on a slide going to the trees and added some lure. Got him this morning. Not big, but I'll take it. Probably in the 25 pound range. Thanks to Backbreaker for yet another beaver. I carried home a mile over my back, and it sure did break it. The whole back of my jacket froze lol.
I caught a beaver twice that got away about a mile downstream. This one moved into this spot, a little bit after the that, and the sign downstream stopped. I had thought this might be him. When I looked at his backfoot, there was two marks from the trap. I find it cool that I caught him a mile upstream a third and final time.
The lodge


The beaver




It was also my first time setting the 330. Kind of scary lol. Not sure why I got him so far back, he must of really liked the backbreaker.

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#2598622 - Mon Feb 27 2012 08:03 AM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
kish75 Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 07 2010
Posts: 642
Loc: luzerne/columbia county
Great job, I've been catching a few myself!! Did you reset that 330? Reset it and catch a few more!!
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#2598833 - Mon Feb 27 2012 11:54 AM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
YodelDog827 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 19 2010
Posts: 1018
Loc: Indiana,PA
Nice job!

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#2599025 - Mon Feb 27 2012 02:25 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
Lackawanna Fox Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 04 2008
Posts: 4153
Loc: Scranton PA
congrats

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#2599083 - Mon Feb 27 2012 03:30 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
Skunk24 Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Posts: 170
Loc: 4E PA 17 y/o
Didn't reset it yet but I will. I think he was the only one in the lodge. There may be another though. I have a few other spots that I could clean up some beaver at. There's a BIG one at my grandparents. I'll have to pick a nice one to finish my limit on

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#2599149 - Mon Feb 27 2012 04:28 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
always hunting Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 09 2003
Posts: 625
Loc: north west
Congratulations!! It's funny you mentioned the season isn't over.... Was telling my girlfriend's parents yesterday that the "majority" of my season is over; my girlfriend interupted me and said (sarcastically) "it's never over with you" lol at least she's beginning to see the light after two years..... :-) Seriously, don't be afraid when setting 330. Be CAUTIOUS!!! Never put your hands within jaw distance without a safety gripper on the jaws! It is also a great idea to carry a rope in your pocket to compress the springs in an emergency (let us know if you need this method described). Have fun, good luck, and handle all traps with respect!!
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#2599307 - Mon Feb 27 2012 06:37 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
Bowtech Mike Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 04 2009
Posts: 1008
Loc: 3B/5C Bradford/Bucks
Nice job!
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coons:
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#2599332 - Mon Feb 27 2012 06:54 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
big28hunter Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 28 2011
Posts: 4328
Loc: PA
Good job! music
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#2599497 - Mon Feb 27 2012 08:13 PM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
Trapperspaz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 31 2009
Posts: 878
Loc: 45, Jefferson, york county
thumbs thumbs

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#2599768 - Tue Feb 28 2012 02:10 AM Re: I lied when I said my season was over (Pics) [Re: Skunk24]
Mad Dog20/20 Offline
member

Registered: Tue Jun 24 2008
Posts: 194
Loc: Youngsville,Pa
He must have been flyin like a bullet to get in that 330 that far!!! I've suit-cased alot of really big ones though. Set it again!!!! Nothin to lose!! Congrats!!!

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