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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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O/T- How to get rid of a BEAVER??

That is the question... How does a person go about getting rid of a beaver or beavers around a pond?

Here is the deal... There is one big beaver, or a family of 'em tearing the crud out of our dam. So far we have burned the Wall of stick, shot over 100 rounds in to the hole with an AR, pumped some desiel gas in it and lit it, tried to smoke him out by building big fires in front of his hole, and filled up the entrance way with 6 feet of big rocks... and this guy is still here...

Does any body had a wild idea that might work, besides traps, or would the surely get him?
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Remove the water? I can handle pigeons, other city varmits...beavers are another story...
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Re: O/T- How to get rid of a BEAVER??

Seeing that, that is a good idea, it just wont work. He would resort to the creek just a little over 50 feet away. We need to get rid od this guy!
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Dynamite, and lots of it . Launch his butt to the moon, dam and all , he won't be back .
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And...you get a bigger pond!
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Re: O/T- How to get rid of a BEAVER??

If it was me I'd try to catch them (not with my hands) and relocate them. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Good luck in what ever you choose to do. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T- How to get rid of a BEAVER??

I used to do yardwork and stuff for a guy with your same problem. We used a 12 gauge shotgun. (there was only one beaver though) Problem is they are protected in some areas I believe, and that could land you in alot of trouble. (I grew up in western Maryland, they were protected there.) Is there a DNR division in your area or something similar??? (Department of Natural Resources) They used to trap and relocate problem animals..., bears, beavers, skunks etc. Good luck.
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Your just gonna have to move. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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Up here in alaska we catch beaver for thier fur and sell them. This winter Me and my friend caught over thirty.
This is how to get rid of them. Get your hands on some 330 conibear traps either through a sporting goods store or you might haft to order them online or through a catalog. Then set the trap in front of the hole of the den (If you can get to it). or kick a whole in the damn so that the water runs over it. You will want a stream to run about as wide as the trap. The beaver will come over to fix the whole in the damn and snap you'll get him. Or find where thier geting out of the water at and set up thier. Remember beaver are verry verry stupid the'll walk right through a trap like nothin. Just make sure the trap is sturdy and the area around trap is free of loose sticks(so that the sticks dont set it off). Also beaver are most active at dusk. If thier are more than one beaver dont be afraid to set more than one trap at a time.
When you catch the little begger, flesh em tan em an get a hat made.
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Re: O/T- How to get rid of a BEAVER??

I used to trap them before the bottom fell out of the market. Then we did it for bountys. The most productive method I have found is sitting on the bank at dusk or daylight with a 3030 they all have to come out to eat, and 3 or 4 days have yielded me manny beaver from one pond, and a happy paying landowner.. If not I have some connibers that I also use they work well.
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