I have caught a couple of nuisance beaver in my time.
I don't mean to be too negative, but there are a number of folks who want to treat trapping nuisance beaver like they are trapping mice. Beaver might be the smartest rodents on the planet. Where they are thick, anybody can catch a pile of them. But, in the process, they educate the last few beaver to the point that they are almost impossible to catch. I've had to come behind folks who think the way to catch nuisance beaver is like scattering mouse traps around the house. If you think:
If you and the landowner both have screwed with those beaver, it would be a $500 set up charge, $200 daily maintenance fee, and $1,000 a beaver.
... is a joke. It's not. I have actually learned to just walk away from jobs like that.
I did finally find a entry way into one of the bank huts but not the other one.
Obviously, you stomped around the huts looking for those opening. Big mistake. If somebody stomped around the outside of your house would you just go on about your business like normal?
I have only been able to catch 2 in snares going in to there hut.
That's an even worse mistake. Seriously, if you have beaver tangled up right outside the den entrance, every beaver in the pond
is going to encounter it. Again, would you feel comfortable at home if you found your kin folks dead or dying outside your back door?
set up a beaver den or lodge. Then only if I think I'm working on the last beaver.
Trapping beaver for sport in one thing. It doesn't really matter if you scare a few, or educate a few that will be seed. Trapping beaver to eliminate them as a nuisance is a whole 'nother ball game. The very first rule is don't scare them!
And pond beaver are the very worst of the lot.