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Help killing beavers
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Hunter    Posted 04-12-2002 at 08:40:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm overrun with beavers on my little farm. They've made a nice pond but I don't want the pond or the beavers. What can I do. I break the dam every few days but then the construction crew come and rebuilds. Thanks yall!


joe burgan    Posted 10-20-2002 at 10:39:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
those little bastards will keep coming unless you
take serios action use kerosine an burn the mangy fuckers


RayP(MI)    Posted 04-13-2002 at 05:48:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aren't those dratted nuisances protected by law?
Seems as tho they are in Michigan. Have heard horror stories about trying to get rid of them legally! Had a couple move into my 5 acre spring fed lake/swamp a few winters ago. did in a number of trees, and dammed the outlet. Raised the water level a foot or more. Went down and destroyed the dam with an axe. Took several days for the water level to go down. Fortunately, the critters had moved on.


Hogman    Posted 04-13-2002 at 17:36:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Mo it's mostly legal if They are causin damage,shoot or trap.
Have never ate Beaver but They claim it's fine food,have a couple of recipes for cookin it if Ya want.
Just look around for a Beaver Eater'n let Em harvest........OR how about a Mountain Man type genuwine Beaver cookout?Invite all tha hardy Souls Ya know and have at it. JAT


Salmoneye    Posted 04-13-2002 at 18:09:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Beaver Tail is darn good skun out and fried!!!


Doug Moser    Posted 04-12-2002 at 20:12:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here's a humane method:
Take a length of 3" diameter PVC pipe and thrust it through the dam to the pond side. The pond will drain, and the critters will become frustrated and confused. They'll work and work to repair what they think is a broken dam, but to no avail. After a few days, since they can't get the water to rise to a useful level, they'll leave to find another area to live.


Deere_Hunter    Posted 04-12-2002 at 18:48:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depending on how heavily populated your area is- the best and most effective option is to find a blaster to blow the dam. I have done several dams for neighbors and the beavers have been gone for almost 5 years now.

Good Luck


kraig WY    Posted 04-12-2002 at 18:26:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Use to trap beaver. Get a #3 steel trap. Kick a hole in the dam. Place the trap where the beaver has to get to it to repair the dam. You got him come morning.


wh    Posted 04-12-2002 at 10:49:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
had same problem. if possible find vantage point to watch waterway late in afternoon. try to discover where they are comign into water at. in alabama the lodge is not always easy to find. they will bury into hillside to live. once you find them use high power rifle with a good scope. usally by the time they are swimming the daylight is going. i have shot as many as 5 in afternoon. used a 30-30 150 grain. try to shoot from high location to keep bullet from "skipping". best advice once you have found them - KILL THEM ALL!! they are an expensive pest.


Sammie    Posted 04-12-2002 at 10:02:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother has the same problem. The creek that runs across the back of her property gets flooded but the dam is on someone elses property. Some years back, it wasn't clear it if was a creek or if "man" had turned it into a "ditch" so the Dept of Fish and Wildlife sent out a trapper (only trap on ditches) and he caught the beavers and transplanted them. You have to transplant them on a different water system than the one you are on or they will be back before you are!!! I think that's what happened on Moms property cuz those beavers weren't gone very long!! Shooting them here isn't an option, unfortunately.


walt    Posted 04-12-2002 at 09:20:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might give your local ag agent a call. He may know someone who traps/hunts etc.


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