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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Beaver Foothold

What is the best beaver foothold trap in your opinion? I can only use 2 conibears, so I want some ideas for footholds. Thanks.
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Re: Beaver Foothold

TS85 or MB750. But since we are in PA so Duke #4's are a good choice.

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Duke #4 has worked well for me to. I no there are better traps but they do a nice job for me for the price.
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Re: Beaver Foothold

bridger #3 mb550 i front foot them so i can use smaller traps.

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Re: Beaver Foothold

I'm using Bridger #3 Four-Coiled Closed Jaw....Works Fine....Learn how to use snares too...A lot lighter to carry if you're walking a ways.

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Re: Beaver Foothold

Bronzeback are you using snares under ice or under water?I havnt read a reg about using them anywhere in our state for beaver.

Are you guys using the Bridger #3s and Duke #4s for front or back foot holds?

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Re: Beaver Foothold

I trap lots of beavers , all I go for is the front foot . the largest trap we can set is a bridger # 3 or sleepy creek # 4 . a hind foot will fill that up quickly . doesn't take anything bigger than a # 1 as long as your drowning rig is set up good . the snares are my preferred method . as long as they are in a watercourse you are legal . don't have to be submerged . set them up in pinch points or at bait or castor mounds . can't beat them .
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Re: Beaver Foothold

Duke 4 or bridger 3 best bang for your buck
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Re: Beaver Foothold

Duke 4 with 1/4" spring pin with #3 music wire mains and #1.5 music wire helper springs. They are scary strong but do a good job at holding the webbed part of the back foot.

If we were allowed bigger traps I would use nothing but MB 750s...

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Re: Beaver Foothold

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Duke 4 with 1/4" spring pin with #3 music wire mains and #1.5 music wire helper springs. They are scary strong but do a good job at holding the webbed part of the back foot.

If we were allowed bigger traps I would use nothing but MB 750s...

why do you need 4 coils when drowning ?
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