Yes but set for their front foot instead.
40 lbs? You must have some of those "roid" beavers down your way Bob?Bob Jamison said:If they are a PA legal CR, they are legal for beaver. Must be set partially in the water. You want a lot of weight on the end of the drowner, 40 or more pounds.
Feed bags are the way to go. At least 50# bags. I like using 100# bags, not all for the weight as much as it gives you more bag to tie off to.Bob Jamison said:Best bet is a feedbag full of rocks, I make mine as heavy as I can still lift and throw to deep water. Even then I've had some bags moved a ways.
been there done that. no more cement blocks for me either. a fifty pound beaver will laugh at a cement block. plus who wants to carry them around. I take my pre-made drown cable, with trap attached and a rebar stake and put it all in a feed sack. i tie the sack shut with about 2 foot of wire. then everything you need is in or on the bag except the rocks and some lure.Bob Jamison said:Yep, we have big beavers down here... you do too. Set a drowning rig with a cement block on a smooth bottom and come back the next day to find a beaver and your block sitting on the bank, and you soon become a believer in heavy weights. That's why I use feed bags, and fill them until I ALMOST can't heave it into deep water.