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#26063 - 07/06/18 10:04 AM Not as smart as a beaver apparently
KathyP Offline
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Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 49
Loc: Indiana
In the past ten days, I've put out multiple sets w/750s using 4 different tried and true lures, from castor-based to curiosity. Beaver swims by all. The other day when I was out in the boat, he actually circled me several times and I started to hear the Jaws theme....

The shoreline is covered with overhanging tree branches and I'm still searching for a slide and/or den opening. Very few chewed sticks, but they see him almost every night or morning.

I'm not sure what to try next and would appreciate any new ideas to outsmart this guy.

Thanks!

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#26064 - 07/07/18 06:08 AM Re: Not as smart as a beaver apparently [Re: KathyP]
musher Offline


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1985
Loc: Qc.
.22 mag!

Patience with the lured sets might also work.

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#26065 - 07/07/18 09:47 AM Re: Not as smart as a beaver apparently [Re: KathyP]
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Yep. Shoot it.
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#26066 - 07/07/18 10:25 AM Re: Not as smart as a beaver apparently [Re: KathyP]
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 938
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Or practice your trade and make your own slide. Better yet make two, a couple dozen yards apart. Make them big and obvious. Slicker them up nice and shiny. Put a mud pie on the top of one, and a nice white peeled poplar stick on the other. Clear some of them overhanging branches away so the slides are well seen. Guard both slides with 330 body grips. Make your trimmed branches look like they fell to create pinch points into your traps. Probably labor mid day when he's dozing. And if this doesn't work, at least you'll have had fun trying. grin

Frank.
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#26067 - 07/07/18 03:56 PM Re: Not as smart as a beaver apparently [Re: KathyP]
KathyP Offline
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Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 49
Loc: Indiana
Can't shoot it, it's in a subdivision.

But I can make slides! Didn't think about that -- thanks for the details, I'll try it!!

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#26098 - Yesterday at 12:39 PM Re: Not as smart as a beaver apparently [Re: KathyP]
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 938
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
KathyP, any update on capturing that snotty little critter?

Frank.
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