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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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a first for me

caught the beaver on the left of the picture this morning in a #1 north woods.the one one the right was in a #3 sleepy creek dls.i always wanted to prove that you don't need a big trap for beaver as long as you are targeting the front foot which i do in most situations.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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Good job on them beaver.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 08:43 PM
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nice job, I got a 45lber in a 1 1/2 duke last year
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 09:45 PM
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Re: a first for me

congrats
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 11:43 PM
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nice catch Dietsch!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 01:25 AM
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Re: a first for me

I once caught a 30 pound or so beaver in a mink set with a #11. I'm glad I had deep water and a full cement block down there for the drowner end.
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Re: a first for me

when i first got back into beaver trapping the only foot hold i had were duke 1.75. drown 2 the first night.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:03 AM
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I can kill a deer with a 22 cal also, but I prefer not to.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: a first for me

i'm just always amazed that when people talk about size traps to use on beaver that you must use the biggest. a beaver has a small front foot and with the proper drowning rig you can use any trap you have.i've caught lots in 1.50 and 1.75.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:57 AM
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I agree but just don't know why anyone would if there are other tools in the arsenal. Theres nothing worse than a educated beav.....
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