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#19161 - 01/04/12 12:16 PM A couple of firsts (beaver & otter)
VermillionCoon Offline
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Registered: 12/09/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Ohio
I grew up trapping in north central Ohio where we concentrated on fox, coon, muskrat & mink. I read many a magazine article and books about trapping some of the other furbearers of North America, but never had the chance. After college, a few moves around the state including living in the big City for a few years, and torn Achilles last October I was finally able to get back trapping a fair amount this year. This year was also going to be my first opportunity to go after beaver.

I was equipped with eight 330's, a dozen snares, a copy of Hal's Beaver 2000 and Charles Dobbins Baver Book.

Well some of the results are in the following photos. My results so far include 6 very large beaver (the last two tipped the scales between 50 and 55 lbs) and I was actually priviliged to catch an otter on my check Monday morning. I think pulling that otter out of the water may have been the most exciting moment in my trapping career, even beating that first fox when I was 13.

Also, please note the future trapper in the last photo!






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#19162 - 01/04/12 12:26 PM Re: A couple of firsts (beaver & otter)
musher Offline
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2175
Loc: Qc.
Nice catch and photos.

Good looking future trapper!

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#19163 - 01/06/12 12:53 AM Re: A couple of firsts (beaver & otter)
skunkman2 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 12
Loc: Idaho
Nice job I remember the first otter I caught in a 330 I was stoked, and like you I caught it when I was doing beaver work. By the way it looks like you have a good helper there it will be great when he gets his first beaver and otter.

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