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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Beaver Snaring

Here is a picture tutorial of a beaver snare set up. Dietsch took me out and showed me how to set up (thanks Howie!). We were boxed in by a lot of ice, but we found some open water and some runs and set 2 snares on Sunday, and got one big boy today. The pictures below are typical of the 2 areas we set snares.
1) Found an active Lodge (stay min. 15 feet away)
2) The scene of the open water area
3) One of the runs were set
4) Wire snare swivel to any wire
5) Stake and tie-off wire
6) Set loop
7) Final set up with some Castor lure on the stick
8) Beaver waiting today
9) ...that's a nice necklace...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 07:26 PM
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that spot has produced alot of beavers over the years . hopefully you keep the enthusiasm , id have to believe we can snare 40 together , been a long time since i had someone to keep the fire lit
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 07:33 PM
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You did a nice job with the tutorial. Great photos. Iíve never used snares for them, but youíve got my wheels turning with your pics. Congrats on the nice beaver.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 07:35 PM
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Perfect timing. Weekend of February 10 I'll be heading to beaver camp. We attempt to trap and snare. Always a great time. Nice pictures.
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that lodge looks like its on a bank, if it is, the 15' don't apply since its a bank den.

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Nice post!
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-30-2018, 07:56 AM
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Nice post but how big is the loop and is some of the loop in the water or not?Can not tell from the picture and I have never snared a beaver.
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Is that a true snare or a cable restraint? what size cable are you using? I've been interested in trying this. Better than lugging 330's and safer too.

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first and foremost , that comment about the bank den will get you a citation , house , lodge , or den is all the same . stay back , if you can cath them at the lodge you can get them 100 s of yards away .
the loop i use is about 7-8 inches
as far as snare or cable restraint , anytime you put entanglement into the set either one will become a snare which could prove deadly . im using snares , 1x19 cable with a bent washer lock , no BAD . these ones are loaded , but i have used ones that were not many times . once you get a beaver committed to swimming in he is done , no hitting the brakes to back out .
great to see the replies and questions . snares are the best tool ever for beavers . 99.9 percent of them will be alive when you check which lets you let any kits free . the weight as compared to footholds or conibears is miniscule , they fit in a pocket . i wire off with 14 gauge wire that i double up , can wrap around anything . lots of people have asked ... cant the beaver chew that sapling you are tied off to down , well the short answer is sure , however they lack the brains that it would set them free . a root , sapling or tree all works . the added advantage is seeing your catch alive , that is the nice thing we all like with land critters . most times when i approach the beavers are just sitting on land waiting . if anyone else wants to chime in feel free , or if anyone has questions ask . thats what we are all here for , to learn and teach .
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