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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2019, 06:26:55 AM »
Nice haul there!

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2019, 05:22:37 PM »
Heck yeah congrats
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2019, 05:57:35 PM »
WOW!!! I hope that I can do as well as you. Lol :yike:
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2019, 08:28:20 PM »
Out in poulsbo should be lots of beaver and rats! buck457 I see a lot of water in that area

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2019, 09:38:36 PM »
Last night's big boy weighed in at 55 lbs, picked up one rat tonight lots of skinning to do

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #80 on: January 22, 2019, 10:06:59 PM »
Some great looking castor's out of that big boy

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2019, 07:28:58 AM »
Are you skinning that beaver in your kitchen!? You have got your ol lady on board!
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #82 on: January 23, 2019, 08:54:52 AM »
Some great looking castor's out of that big boy

In a few months those would have been as big as a small fist  :chuckle:
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2019, 12:54:16 PM »
Oh yes the wife is getting her license to trap as well she doesn't mind if I don't use the kitchen table and clean up my mess haha and she loves beaver backstraps on the grill as much as I do so meat belongs in the kitchen right?? Now I just need to get her to cook it for me

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2019, 01:07:34 PM »
Nice haul!
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #85 on: January 23, 2019, 07:47:21 PM »
Out in poulsbo should be lots of beaver and rats! buck457 I see a lot of water in that area
Most of that area is private property or or some sort of wildlife reserves. I mostly trap around Port Ludlow for now.
I only have two Vandervort swim through so far so, covering all that area is difficult. I've got 5 small colony rat traps, but have yet to catch any.
So far I've caught 4 beaver, that's it.
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2019, 08:18:47 PM »
Colonys are quick and easy to build, I made all my own you can go back in last year's thread and see my hot rod big ones that are my top producers. 8" tall with 2" bite bar at the top, 1' wide and 36" long with triple mink proof doors, funnel guides on the sides and a lift lip on the bottom. Basically I can set it into a 14-16" beaver run and block it off completely. And they can stack on top of each other to cover the water column really well. Maybe a half hour to make and IV had them hold a 15lb kit beaver, IV had single double triple and even a quadruple catch in these traps they are out standing! Good choice on the swim through from Bruce he does top notch work 👌 I'm still trying to find the right wire to build my own folding swim through style traps, but my 3 frame ones have been surviving well the last 4 years. Just this year IV had to replace the wire on a door after a otter and beaver beat it up pretty bad but 14gauge wire isn't meant to hold these critters to well or for long, but that's what I used since I bought a full roll of it to build colonys with when I started trapping and it does work just not nearly as ideal as the wire Bruce uses for his folding cages

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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #87 on: January 24, 2019, 04:55:01 PM »
I myself have just started building my own colony traps, 8"x8"x24", with guides as well. so far I've only made three of them and have not yet set them. they also have a 2" bite bar. So hearing that you have had success with something similar has me pretty optimistic.
I'm looking into making floating colony traps... :tup:
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #88 on: January 24, 2019, 05:30:19 PM »
what is this 'bite bar' you guys are referring to? pics would be appreciated. could dm too so not to thread jack
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Re: Norman89 18/19 season
« Reply #89 on: January 24, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »
what is this 'bite bar' you guys are referring to? pics would be appreciated. could dm too so not to thread jack

Instead of the door hinging on the top of the trap, there is a drop down usually 2" then the door. Works fine but not necessary
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