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Old 01-16-2018, 02:46 PM
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:49 PM
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Check this out http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/sh...ghlight=Beaver

and here

https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpu...2830dpi300.pdf

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Originally Posted by Wood boat builder View Post
Get a good chair a 6 pack and your deer rifle.

Set up about an hour before sunset. By beer 4 or 5 you will see him swimming across the pond about dusk.

You only get one shot. If you miss try again in a few days.
Get caught doing that and you'll most likely end up in the slammer for a day or two......
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Get caught doing that and you'll most likely end up in the slammer for a day or two......
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t-less this is very popular in europe on air guns for rat control at farms etc (gun restricted areas) but will work very well on whatever you desire (small caliber)

you can google it but here's a brief summary

you buy a silicon turbo hose (meant for a car) which adapts a small camera to your standard scope

the camera image is displayed on a small screen (you see what the scope sees)

camera works in day or night (ir) mode

there is an IR "flashlight" attached to scope

everything is powered by batt pack on stock

what you see in crosshairs on screen is what you hit when you pull the trigger

you can buy everything on amazon less than $300 (and that was like a year ago) and you can see how to set it up on youtube

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Nightscope on a .223 is what did the trick for me.
A clear night with good moonlight also helps.
Unlikely you have just one.
Took me about 3 months to clear mine out a couple of winters ago.
Total count was 14.
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Tannerite the dam. Big charge. If the law doesn’t show up in the aftermath, it wasn't big enough. Preferably set the tannerite in the late afternoon, and shoot it around lunch the next day. Alternatively, watch the dam early morning, and bust it as soon as they get back into it. You will see them swimming across the water.

The other thing, if the beavers like it, it may make a great duck impoundment.

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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
t-less this is very popular in europe on air guns for rat control at farms etc (gun restricted areas) but will work very well on whatever you desire (small caliber)

you can google it but here's a brief summary

you buy a silicon turbo hose (meant for a car) which adapts a small camera to your standard scope

the camera image is displayed on a small screen (you see what the scope sees)

camera works in day or night (ir) mode

there is an IR "flashlight" attached to scope

everything is powered by batt pack on stock

what you see in crosshairs on screen is what you hit when you pull the trigger

you can buy everything on amazon less than $300 (and that was like a year ago) and you can see how to set it up on youtube

Let me do some research on that. I could always borrow a NV scope from the BIL....he can come with the thermal.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Tannerite the dam. Big charge. Of the law doesn’t show up in the aftermath, it wasn't big enough. Preferably set the tannerite in the late afternoon, and shoot it around lunch the next day. Alternatively, watch the dam early morning, and bust it as soon as they get back into it. You will see them swimming across the water.

The other thing, I’d the beavers like it, it may make a great duck impoundment.
round here if you give the lawman a heads up on the tannerite boom they don't blink an eye
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
round here if you give the lawman a heads up on the tannerite boom they don't blink an eye
was you here when the cops got called out? Big Al was here.......
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Dy- no-mite !
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You have to make a hole in the dam. Then, set up within shooting distance about an hour before sunset, and be absolutely quiet. They'll come to fix the dam. But they're easily spooked. If they detect your presence, one of them will slap the water with their tail to warn the rest, and the hunt is over (you'll hear it). If you see one and shoot, the hunt is also over. I've tried many times to shoot beavers, and have had very little luck. As others have said, dynamite can do the trick, but you have to find the hut and blow that up, otherwise, you're just giving the beavers more work to do to fix the dam.
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Interesting thread. I always associated beavers with more northern climates. How far south do they range?
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
Interesting thread. I always associated beavers with more northern climates. How far south do they range?
south Louisiana at a min
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
Interesting thread. I always associated beavers with more northern climates. How far south do they range?
No shortage in SC.
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Beaver ate my apple tree. He made the mistake of coming back for more. I got him with a 410.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Some of you should be ashamed of yourself for clicking on this thread.

I have a beaver on the farm trying to dam up an access road. I want his ass gone. I break up the dam on day and it's repaired the next. Busy busy beaver.

How do I kill it? Nocturnal hunt? Snares and traps? Poison?
I have major problems with beavers on several properties. I set and check traps almost everyday this time of year. I usually use foothold traps and snares. They are fairly easy to set and effective if you place them right. You Tube it for instructions. I also find they are still pretty active right after daylight and that's when I shoot the most. I shoot and trap all year long in South Carolina with no tags or permits. They are a major problem here.
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Not the OP’s situation, but they can be a lot of fun if they congregate around a big pond. Often times you will see them in groups of 2-3, swimming barely at the surface. They move so slow they are easy to track with a big rifle. No lead, just put it on their nose and follow them like you would a shotgun. Really fun with 2 guys taking a pair at a time. Have to shoot basically in unison though. Obviously you need to know what’s beyond the when shooting water with a rifle, as rounds can skip.
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Originally Posted by Wood boat builder View Post
Get a good chair a 6 pack and your deer rifle.

Set up about an hour before sunset. By beer 4 or 5 you will see him swimming across the pond about dusk.

You only get one shot. If you miss try again in a few days.

I have done this many times with success. I will add that I do my killing on a night close to a full moon and no special scope is required. You also need to hide and not just sit out in the open. Do not miss you will only get one chance. Also, disturb the dam a day or two beforehand. Prepare for future hunts
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