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#7708 - 02/11/06 02:59 PM Beaver drowning weight
drthol Offline

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 47
Loc: Missouri
How much weight are you supposed to secure the slider to to sufficiently drown a beaver? Had some guys tell me doesn't take much at all and other to secure with alot.

#7709 - 02/11/06 05:05 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight
RiverOtter Offline

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 646
Loc: Monashee Mtns, British Columbi...
I shoot for 35-40 lbs. I prefer water depth to be close to 4' minimum. You can get away with a couple feet of water with a front foot catch, but if your just starting out then more water is better. If a beaver can reach the surface for air he can and will move a lot of weight up on shore.

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#7710 - 02/11/06 05:54 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight
45/70 Offline

Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 832
Loc: South Georgia, usA
If you are working out of your truck, and not walking too far, a concrete block.
RKBA !!!

#7711 - 02/11/06 08:07 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight
Dan68 Offline

Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 65
Loc: Winslow, Indiana
I use either a concrete block or a pair of the large size railroad tie plates. I like the tie plates the best because they are compact for their weight.

#7712 - 02/11/06 09:17 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight
drthol Offline

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 47
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the info. I had heard of the tie plates but was told a single would work. I believe I'll try the cinder block Since I am working this pond from the truck.
Thanks, drthol

#7713 - 02/11/06 09:50 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight
BillWI Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 339
Loc: Bonduel,WI,US
You might also want to take into consideration what kind of bottom you have. A cinder block on a soft or mucky bottom will hold just fine. But a hard or gravel bottom will let the block slide right up. Had a cinder block and about 30 pounds of rocks in a plastic sack for a drowner in roughly 4ft. of water one time but the bottom was in a gravel pit pond so the bottom was rock hard and a 50 lb. beaver pulled the whole thing right up talk about a mess 15 ft. of wire wrapped around the block sack and all. Not to mention a highly irate beaver. Any time I set these areas I try to put in as much weight as possible plus a wrap stake near the bottom of the slide wire.

#25362 - 10/17/17 12:21 PM Re: Beaver drowning weight [Re: drthol]
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