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Old 01-17-2018, 03:39 AM
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Beaver lives matter.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:32 AM
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Beavers are thick here in nc. Make a mess of creeks.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:50 AM
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We have a ranch with multiple ponds that get repopulated with beavers after every flooding event. It is possible to shoot them with rifles or shotguns (buckshot) at dusk but trapping is much more efficient.

Watch a few videos and buy a couple of these. Be careful they'll take your arm off.

https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Duke-Bea.../dp/B005UM7N6W

Problem will be solved within days. You probably have more than you think.



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Old 01-17-2018, 05:00 AM
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Let me tell ya'll a beaver story...

Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver and she shows it off to all her friends.
One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her, so she caged him up with cyclone fence.
Along came Lou with the old baboon and said "I recognize that smell, Smells like seven layers, That beaver eatin' Taco Bell!".


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Old 01-17-2018, 05:07 AM
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Don't know if this actually works or is just an old-wives tale but if you wanna try a non-lethal technique to control the damn building.... Hang a radio from a limb in that area and turn it to a rock station.
Apparently the beavers don't like the noise and will vacate.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Don't know if this actually works or is just an old-wives tale but if you wanna try a non-lethal technique to control the damn building.... Hang a radio from a limb in that area and turn it to a rock station.
Apparently the beavers don't like the noise and will vacate.

No rap. Animals like that.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:16 AM
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No need to overcomplicate this. AR10 is overkill but will work. All you need is a spotlight and a laser on your rifle. Set up where you have a good shooting lane right before dark. They are loud so you will hear them when they start moving around. Use the spotlight to pinpoint one when you hear it splashing around. Then put the laser on it and pull the trigger.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:27 AM
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OK ok, all jokes aside , anyone ever eat one? Steve Rinella says they are very beef like and very tasty. Cleaning can be tricky apparently . . . . oboy
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
No need to do that. Beavers can be hunted day and night in Ga. No limits or restrictions.
Same in Alabama, but the Game Warden usually know some trappers.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:45 AM
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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 SE Alabama & NW Florida
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:49 AM
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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.
Yep. That's what we do.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for input. I will start with plan A ..... dusk hunting. After that if I don't get all of them I will resort to snares. It's about to get real in Beavertown.
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I can put my truck on the road, open the tailgate and lay down on the padded bed under the hardtop covering the bed. Wait for dusk, light them up and feed them some 308s. This should be a hoot.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Thanks for input. I will start with plan A ..... dusk hunting. After that if I don't get all of them I will resort to snares. It's about to get real in Beavertown.

Deer dogs, (land) beavers (water) I can sense your next threat coming from above.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Stcatfisherman View Post
Deer dogs, (land) beavers (water) I can sense your next threat coming from above.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Thanks for input. I will start with plan A ..... dusk hunting. After that if I don't get all of them I will resort to snares. It's about to get real in Beavertown.
I've uttered these words before when entering an establishment that was also named Beavertown.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by fmb3 View Post
OK ok, all jokes aside , anyone ever eat one? Steve Rinella says they are very beef like and very tasty. Cleaning can be tricky apparently . . . . oboy
Don't forget the tail, hear the tail tastes good also.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:23 AM
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Okie above has it right: 330 Conibear is the answer.

Been down this road. Three ponds on Georgia farm, amazing how many trees the furry bastards can kill in an evening. Tried the rifle thing, in the end it was not practical.

Trapping is not that hard. Locate the runs, set trap in water, use guide sticks. You'll kill every beaver.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:48 AM
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Battery powered fence charger. Google Kencove. At least 1 joule. Use deep cycle battery and solar charger (also Kencove). Will last 2 - 3 months or so. String bare wire (can be small steel wire like on top of horse fences) on stakes 1 to 2" above water in dam break or even over a large area if you tear out the whole dam. Set up trail cam and enjoy the videos.
Has worked for me running on 5 years.
Too smart to shoot. You can sit out there all night but they will not come out until after you leave. Might get 1 dumb one but the rest learn. Trapping works but they keep coming.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by billmth View Post
Battery powered fence charger. Google Kencove. At least 1 joule. Use deep cycle battery and solar charger (also Kencove). Will last 2 - 3 months or so. String bare wire (can be small steel wire like on top of horse fences) on stakes 1 to 2" above water in dam break or even over a large area if you tear out the whole dam. Set up trail cam and enjoy the videos.
Has worked for me running on 5 years.
Too smart to shoot. You can sit out there all night but they will not come out until after you leave. Might get 1 dumb one but the rest learn. Trapping works but they keep coming.
A kid got killed in Colorado when someone ran ac into a pond to get rid of beavers.

Have had one swim into my leg fishing before. Caught another on a wooley bugger - thought I had a UUUUGE brown.
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