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Old 05-11-2019, 08:10 PM
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Anyone ever use a large treble with 550 cord for retrieving beavers and musk rats after shooting them? What sized hooks did you use?. I'm thinking simple.....throw out the hook drag till you snag the critter and pull it in.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:15 PM
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Drive 3 or 4 3” spikes though a small chunk of wood, like a 6” chunk of hockey stick. That’s what I’ve used.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:20 PM
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I used to use a big floating Rapala plug that had 3 trebles on it attached to a level wind with 50 pound test line.Worked fantastic!!
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:25 PM
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I made some trebles from 1/4" round rod, welded flat washer for eye and any plastic bottle with eye, 4"cord to knot rope on the bottle. the bottle must float the hook. Para cord works well
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:24 AM
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A chunk of 1/2” dowel and a couple larger treble hooks on 3” steel leaders.
And you’ve got yourself a genuine beaver retriever.
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I have always had luck with drinks and a fancy sports car🤪
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:36 AM
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I used to use a big floating Rapala plug that had 3 trebles on it attached to a level wind with 50 pound test line.Worked fantastic!!
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Platinum credit card and a wad of $100 bills. Guaranteed beaver catcher
Sorry Couldn't resist
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:56 PM
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Anyone ever use a large treble with 550 cord for retrieving beavers and musk rats after shooting them? What sized hooks did you use?. I'm thinking simple.....throw out the hook drag till you snag the critter and pull it in.
you just need a fgod retriever
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:08 PM
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you just need a fgod retriever
Lol already got 4 dogs...not interested in adding another yet
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Are you still in highschool?
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Nope. 40 now. But thats how I did it then. No sense of humour battle cat?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:54 PM
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I used to use a fibreglass kids bow with a spool of 50 pound test fishing line and a practice arrow with a few treble hooks fastened near the front end. I could fish 'em out from 50' away easy!
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:23 PM
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I have used a 16 foot 3 piece telescopic paint roller handle for years. To hook the beaver I took the roller off the handle and bent it into a hook shape.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:15 AM
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Lol already got 4 dogs...not interested in adding another yet
train the ones ya got
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My experience has been that beavers sink when you shoot them. And if you’d try to snag them off the bottom you’d end up with nothing but logs and sticks.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:49 PM
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My experience has been that beavers sink when you shoot them. And if you’d try to snag them off the bottom you’d end up with nothing but logs and sticks.
With a perfect brain shot they will float. With anything but a lights out brain shot they will dive and hug bottom. If you don't kill em clean come back the next day and they will likely be floating there.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:08 PM
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If you have a beaver that sinks and you know where, take a long pole with a 2” butt and split the butt about 4-6” high on one end. Wedge the split slightly open using a wooden match. Feel along the bottom with the split end until you find the beaver. Rest the pole on the beaver and slowly turn it in circle until you feel resistance. That will be the beavers long guard hairs getting twisted and snagged in the pole. Lift the pole up slowly and grab the beaver while it is just below the surface water. If you try to lift it out of the water using the pole the beaver may slip free when out of the buoyancy of the water.
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