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#7953 - 01/24/09 12:04 PM Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
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Loc: Deleware
Here in Delaware we can only use body grips with a jaw spread of 5 inches and smaller so a 330 is out of the question. Could you use snares in shallow water or do you need deep water like a foot hold

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#7954 - 01/24/09 05:20 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
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Loc: Port Republic,South Jersey & C...
I snare beaver on dry land. I snare beaver in water,shallow water,deep water.If they drown OK if they dont? Well thats OK too.
(Note- beaver and muskrats dont drown they die of Asphyxiation)

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#7955 - 01/24/09 05:38 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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What size wire and loop do you use?

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#7956 - 01/24/09 06:58 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
Dktfireman Offline
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Registered: 07/13/05
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Loc: New Hampshire
I use 5/64 1X19. My loops are 10".
Dan smile

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#7957 - 01/24/09 07:03 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
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Loc: Port Republic,South Jersey & C...
I'll go with Dan on this one. Altho most'ly I use 1/16" 1x19

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#7958 - 01/24/09 07:10 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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Loc: Deleware
Thanks Newt and Dtkfireman for the help what type of anchoring do you use?

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#7959 - 01/24/09 08:15 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
Newt Offline
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Loc: Port Republic,South Jersey & C...
Extension Cables to trees

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#7960 - 01/24/09 09:00 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
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Loc: Deleware
Whats an extension cable? Is it a type of slide wire?

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#7961 - 01/24/09 10:43 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
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Loc: New Hampshire
An extension cable is a piece of cable with loops in each end that is used to extend the snare in order to anchor it to a something farther away than the snare itself will reach. When anchoring to trees and brush make sure you tie off very low so the beaver can't chew down your anchoring system. laugh I will often anchor my beaver snares to rebar stakes that are from 12 to 24 inches long depending on how stiff the ground is. I will support my snare off of the stake as well. If I do this I don't use an extension cable. All my snares are swiveled. smile
Dan

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#7962 - 01/25/09 06:46 AM Re: Snares for Beaver
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Loc: Port Republic,South Jersey & C...
Some time I will use 3 even 4, heck I'v even 5 3/32"x72" extension cables to reach a anchor point. I will never carry re-rod into a beaver swump. 10 extension cable probley dont weigh as much as 1 -1/2"x24" re- rod stake.
I use extension cables on 99% of all my traps too,foot hold and body grip traps.

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