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#24312 - 11/17/16 06:05 AM BEAVER QUESTION
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Loc: palmyra, new york
I just got back from a 3 week trapping trip to the Adirondacks in NY. The catch was not great but I enjoyed each day. There is a beaver flowage with lots of cuttings in the first pond----nothing in the second pond and 2 huge lodges in the third pond which covers about 3 acres. I took 2 small [ KITS ] from the first pond on day 1 and 2, in 330's. Then nothing! No action whatsoever. What did I do wrong? I am sure there are many more beavers there.

Ron

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#24313 - 11/17/16 07:17 AM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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No way to tell. Is there fresh sign?
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#24314 - 11/17/16 10:53 AM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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After the 2 catches, I saw no more fresh sign. No new cuttings, fresh pull outs, etc. Is it possible I spooked them and they layed low for a few days? My beaver trapping experience is almost nothing.

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#24315 - 11/17/16 03:14 PM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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Maybe someone else has trapped them before you? That a possibility?

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#24316 - 11/17/16 05:15 PM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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The beaver you called "kits" -- how big were they?
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#24320 - 11/18/16 04:05 PM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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I did not weigh them--both were the same size----20" from tip of nose to base of tail.

Ron

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#24322 - 11/19/16 06:48 AM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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Dale asked you a question above.

It's hard for me to get a feel for what you've got going on.

I assume the 3-acre pond is the lower pond? Give us a little more detail. Is there any action in the big pond? Are there "huts" in pond 1 and 2 ?

One thing that I'm curious about, is the 3-acre pond being maintained? Or has the water level dropped? What kind of distance are we looking at, from the upper beaver pond to the lower pond?

A beaver dam and lodge will last for years and years, long after the beaver have either moved on, or were removed.

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#24323 - 11/19/16 02:51 PM Re: BEAVER QUESTION [Re: ron finewood]
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20 inches. Those are not kits. My guess is someone trapped those beaver out. You caught the two juveniles that had moved in to set up housekeeping.
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