what is the minimum gauge wire for beaver i was told 11 gauge is that rite or will 14 gauge sufice
i agree with everything you said except that they will challenge your traps . a beaver on a slide wire will be dead whether you use a #1 or #3 . last year i posted a picture of one that weighed in the 40 lb range in a # 1 2 coil trap .once they go to the bottom they don't fight long .Bob Jamison said:I've put a bunch of beavers down 14 gauge drowning wires and never had one break. That being said, about 5 years ago I switched to 11 gauge for beavers. Next year I'm probably going to go to a combination of drowning rods and cable drowning systems. You newer trappers need to understand that beavers are big, tough animals that will challenge your traps and your systems. Don't mess with them; use good equipment and very solid anchoring drowning/staking systems.