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#24488 - 01/15/17 06:13 PM Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
I will be trapping small rivers with dams and feedbeds but no noticable bank dens or lodges mostly creeks are 50/50 on ice covererd and open water Will mostly be using snares but am new to the baited pole set if I use it Am I Better off finding their routes to the feedbeds or trapping closer to the dam by some open water with legsholds and do they continue to go after more food this time of year Any ideas will be GREATLY appreciated because I am new to trapping BEAVER this time of year but trapping for Beaver stays open til April 15th and all other trapping closes on Jan 31st here in Iowa

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#24489 - 01/15/17 09:45 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Randy Sheckles]
Hal Online   content
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
"50/50 on ice covererd and open water"

Be careful you don't drown yourself! Personally, I'd use castor mounds where you can find open water.

Hal
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#24490 - 01/15/17 10:30 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Hal]
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
thanks for your help Hal!

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#24493 - 01/16/17 12:24 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Randy Sheckles]
Dale F Offline
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Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 552
Loc: Erie, IL
They will continue to look for food but also mating time is real soon here. Like Hal said use castor mounds, and you should be able to find the mounds they're making if your in a good area.

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#24494 - 01/16/17 12:26 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Dale F]
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
Thank You Very Much for your input Dale!

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#24497 - 01/17/17 09:19 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Hal]
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
Hal would like your opinion on a good QUALITY Beaver Castor Lure I should be looking for Thanks Again!

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#24498 - 01/18/17 06:24 AM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Randy Sheckles]
Dfabs Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 45
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
I'm not Hal, but you can't go wrong with some good ole Dobbins Backbreaker. I also use some Sweetwater Flattail too.

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#24499 - 01/18/17 11:53 AM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Dfabs]
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH ON YOUR INPUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT Dfabs!

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#24530 - 02/02/17 08:46 AM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Dfabs]
Randy Sheckles Offline
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Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Strawberry Point Iowa United S...
Hey DFABS, how much Backbreaker do you put on your castor mounds

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#24532 - 02/03/17 03:11 PM Re: Trapping late winter early spring BEAVERS [Re: Randy Sheckles]
Dfabs Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 45
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
I take a stick about the size of a pencil and dip it down into the bottle and stir it around. I just use whatever sticks to the stick and stick it in the ground right behind or right in the middle of the mound. Don't be afraid to use some lure. Beaver are not canines.

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