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#7953 - 01/24/09 12:04 PM Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 42
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
Newt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 508
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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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 42
Loc: Deleware
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
Posts: 338
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
Newt Offline
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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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Registered: 12/26/08
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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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Registered: 07/31/00
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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
Posts: 42
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
Dktfireman Offline
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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
Newt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 508
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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#7963 - 01/25/09 08:55 AM Re: Snares for Beaver
Butch1987 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 42
Loc: Deleware
Thanks again for all your help.

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#7964 - 01/25/09 09:13 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
wabi Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 104
Loc: Southern Ohio (near Blue Creek...
I have only a couple years experience with beaver snaring, but I find a snare set on a trail they are using to enter/exit the water to be very effective. I have caught them right at the water's edge, and have caught them several feet away from the water. I use 3/32 cable and washer locks and at least 2 swivels (one near the loop and one at the anchor point) and anchor to nearby trees or heavy roots when possible. I have never had an escape with that method (I do check the line daily, preferably early morning), but I have had a small beaver really twist a snare. The big ones usually stay fairly calm and don't seem to fight the snare as much. They also seem to fight less if they can get back in the water. They haven't always been in the water when I checked my line, but I think if they are close they feel more secure and struggle less.

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#7965 - 01/29/09 10:47 PM Re: Snares for Beaver
grinnerskinner Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 61
Loc: kansas
Butch I use my old slide cabels for extension cabels if they get damaged after a catch, I always try to find a use for old cable its not free and will eliminate the loss of a snare or body grip trap after a catch or flood if the anchor point is solid.

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#7966 - 01/30/09 09:01 AM Re: Snares for Beaver
Ldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 12/14/06
Posts: 917
Loc: Raleigh, NC
I just started using snares this year. I got enough from Newt to make 3 dozen with cam locks and 3/32 7X7 cable. Took my 2nd snared beaver this morning. So, as you can see, there's more than one way to skin a cat, uh, beaver, you know what I mean smile

Also, remember that you can reuse the lock and swivel. This helps cut down on cost. I like the 3/32 7X7 as well cuz I can take an old snare that's kinked to much to use for a snare and use it for a cable stake.

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#27018 - 01/07/20 10:59 AM Re: Snares for Beaver [Re: Butch1987]
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Dated for search.

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