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Record book Beaver?
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:48:23 AM »
Bruce, Could you high light this- Ed C.

Unofficial Record book for Washington State- If you have a large heavy beaver, Please weigh it and get a picture and send it into the Forum.  If you can find a certified scale and witness that would be great, but for now a picture would be a great start. If you have that wide tail for Humptulips' contest it might a record in the making so weigh it and send a picture. Lets find out what's out there.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 08:36:17 AM »
I've got to look and I might have a picture of a giant on the scale.  64# with a gnarled up tail from a presumed propeller injury.  This was 2011-12 I believe and a true giant.  Made the two year olds look like muskrats  :chuckle:

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 10:22:20 AM »
Never got a weight on this guy but it felt way heavier than the 65lb’ers I’ve caught
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »

Boy oh boy, the year I had my heart attack I caught a 86# in a Hancock trap on Lake Washington.  Had it weighted on a certified scale too.
I never took a picture.

I talked with Judge: Doodle Stuart up on the Colville Indian Reservation a few years back before he died and he told me that he took two beavers on the Reservation that went 125# each.  Doodle was a snareman and very active with WSTA back in the 80's.  If you look at History (1800's) there was a lot of big beaver taken.

I trap the Snohomish River a couple of years ago for a guy on a complaint and I took several that I would say were in the high 60's low 70's.
So guys those big beavers are out there.  Take a look at those big rivers they produce some big beavers.

Lets see if we can find them this season.  Be careful and be safe.  Good Luck
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 12:28:59 PM »
That one is a beast Jason I remember that was one of your first to haha good luck to everyone this year!

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 01:38:21 PM »
That one is a beast Jason I remember that was one of your first to haha good luck to everyone this year!
yes sir. My first beaver.  Hoping to get some good ones this year. My area is packed this year!
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 04:02:19 PM »
How does a person find a certified scale? I just caught a monster and I'd like to get it weighed.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 04:31:30 PM »
That one is a beast Jason I remember that was one of your first to haha good luck to everyone this year!
yes sir. My first beaver.  Hoping to get some good ones this year. My area is packed this year!
Monster first beav! I took a pair of 70 pounders one year that looked like that, tho tails were a bit larger. Was taught by an old timer that took 200+ a season and just stuffed em in freezers to skin after the season he was so busy.  Don’t know what his biggest were.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 04:39:04 PM »
Bob
A butcher shop....but they might not want a beaver on their scale.  Might call Hahn's
Biggest one I caught on the WW was 63#
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 05:08:31 PM »
Thanks  Leo I'll try hauns.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
I mounted one I caught that was 73 pounds on a certified scAle

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 05:48:49 PM »
I mounted one I caught that was 73 pounds on a certified scAle
Pic?

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2018, 12:21:02 AM »
I keep telling you guy's we were born too late in time!  :chuckle:
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2018, 05:37:43 PM »
My best is 57. Hoping to break 60 this year. I will say beavers are one critter that pictures don’t do justice to!
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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2018, 06:59:36 PM »
Ive heard beaver meat is excellent.  That true?  For anybody who eats beaver, what is it similar to, if anything?  Asking as a serious question, not trying to set up jokes.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2018, 10:53:04 PM »
Taste like lean beef. Dark red meat I grill the back straps and bone out the quarters into grinding meat and cut with bacon makes awesome burgers! Going to try smoked jerky and roast this year as well. Ribs are good on the grill as well and of course organ meat is good and healthy very small heart for such a big animal though

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 06:08:44 PM »
I have made pepperoni ( beaveroni) sticks out of beaver meat and it was very good.  I prefer the Terriaki flavoring rather that Jalapeno. Make sure it is a fresh beaver and no liver spots.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 09:52:16 AM »
Checked my trap the other day and received a surprised the second biggest beaver Iv ever caught, 55 Pounder!

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 10:49:06 AM »
Nice,,,,,

First Beaver I trapped in WA went 55#,,,,,,,,,,, Have not harvested one any larger since............

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2019, 07:15:51 PM »
beaver tastes excellent

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2019, 10:40:12 PM »
Taste like lean beef. Dark red meat I grill the back straps and bone out the quarters into grinding meat and cut with bacon makes awesome burgers! Going to try smoked jerky and roast this year as well. Ribs are good on the grill as well and of course organ meat is good and healthy very small heart for such a big animal though

How do you BBQ beaver ribs when the meat around and between the ribs is literally paper thin?

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 06:18:43 AM »
Indirect heat about 250degrees real slow I'm going to try them on the smoker next

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 06:44:06 PM »
I gotta see this pic.

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2019, 07:10:29 PM »
never put this on on a scale....
beer---it's whats for dinner

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 11:43:40 PM »
That's a jumbo. 5 times the size of that crime scene kit below her :chuckle:

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2019, 07:26:49 PM »
Didn't see these pinned posts til now about WSTA records  :bash:.....just finished fleshing this one out, weighed in at 63lbs....not sure if a bigger one will fit in my beaver traps!

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2020, 07:08:30 AM »
Whats the best Lure to use to get a beaver into a live trap? 


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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2020, 08:10:44 AM »
Castor mound set ( I use back breaker lure )

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Re: Record book Beaver?
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2020, 07:08:34 AM »
Many yrs ago my dad would let me pick spots I thought would be good to set a trap and set one.  On a particular mountain steam/pond I found a huge alder that a beaver was working on and set a trap.  2 days later I had a very large front foot in a trap that the beaver had twisted off before he drowned.  I was a 10 yr old devastated young man to say the least.  A week later, dad caught that legless beaver in a 330 set in the stream.  Weighed in at 73 lbs.  Prime beaver was going for top dollar, and I insisted on skinning the beaver myself with a reluctant dad looking on.  Yep, put a big gash in its back and it was not worth nearly as much as it would have been.

 


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