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Old 07-10-2017, 02:41 PM
Fleshgear Fleshgear is offline
 
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I am pleased to announce that this city kid(senior citizen) has now trapped his 1st Beaver!
I went out their today thinking mIty trap didn't work and low an behold their was this huge Beaver stuck in it. At 1st, I was kind of groused out by the sight of the dead animal but had to focus on all the crap he put us through by blocking and building dams to block our drainage system.
I'm told theirs always more than one but I didn't want to touch the trap with my hands as I forgot to bring gloves.
I used the tool I brought to get him out of the trap and tied some rope around his tail and dragged him out to the road.

I had a hard time lifting this rodent onto my trailer. It must have weighed at least 50 lbs + ........

Will be going back out on Wednesday to reset the trap but will bring gloves and a big garbage bag.

What should I do with these dead rodents?
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:55 PM
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Congrats on your first Beaver! LMAO.

Those Mountain Men producers are going to see this and then you'll be famous!

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Old 07-10-2017, 03:05 PM
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Not ever hunted beaver, why do you need gloves?
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:08 PM
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Not ever hunted beaver, why do you need gloves?
beavers can transmit disease,

beaver fever is a common one i hear about, not sure what the real name for it is.

this time of year they probably have parasites on them too, although more experienced trappers can correct me if i am wrong.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:52 PM
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There's a new thread on this very forum looking for beaver carcasses for bear bait. That's about all they are good for
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:19 PM
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Make sure you set your trap back again - beavers don't come in 'ones'. Where there's one, there's more, and they keep right on coming.

Welcome to the perpetual battle against Canadas national rodent.

p.s. On the bright side, you now have a valid excuse to buy a .22 WMR!
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:40 PM
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beavers can transmit disease,

beaver fever is a common one i hear about, not sure what the real name for it is.

this time of year they probably have parasites on them too, although more experienced trappers can correct me if i am wrong.
Just don't drink the water, that's how you catch it.
I've haven't contracted anything from handling them.
Of course I'm not sure any bug would like my old carcass.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:19 PM
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I have trapped and shot my fair share of beavers, I wear gloves because they stink to high hell and coming home with beaver hands makes the wife no happy...
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:05 AM
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You could eat it!

Numerous bush people that I know really enjoy eating beaver. One local guy spent many summers working in the bush said if they wanted a good feed of meat, they would shoot some beaver. Another guy that lived his whole life in the bush treated beaver as a staple food, and said you would wither away if all you ever ate was rabbit, with its low fat stores.

Beaver is, apparently, supposed to be very rich, a very high energy meat. There is even a meat market for it in Louisiana, along with coon and muskrat.
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