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Got my first Beaver
« on: December 06, 2019, 04:07:22 PM »
I took the trapping class that was put on at Cabela's Nov 23th. Bought one of Bruce's traps, joined WSTA, and got my trapping lic. Talked to a neighbor just down the street from me that I could see from the rd was having trees killed by beavers.  I was shocked how happy they where to let me trap on his land. I think "god bless you, we are at our whits end and don't know what to do" was the exact reply, to my asking if I could trap beaver on there land (followed by giving me a tour of damage and thanking me, and wishing me good luck).  It took me a couple of weeks but I got one of those flat tailed rats :).  Wow Bruce makes fleshing them look easy... lol I didn't find it anywhere near easy.... I have a lot to learn.
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 04:22:42 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 04:58:03 PM »
awesome job.  :tup:
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 05:07:35 PM »
Awesome!
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 05:26:34 PM »
Nice work! Hope you pull a few more from there. Iím a second year trapper. Get a necker 600 if you donít have one already. I bought cheap knives to start and had a horrible time fleshing. Still not as fast as these 10 min guys, but getting better. Good luck. Itís fun
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 08:18:42 PM »
Nice job!!  Welcome to the addiction!!
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
 :tup: catching em is the easy part :chuckle:
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 05:24:32 PM »
Cool. Thanks guys. So after like 2 weeks of nothing... beaver and then bam today I got a otter. I am excited. This is fun, there's no telling what will show up. I am shocked... this "creek" is only like 2" deep and 2' wide and has produced a 40lb beaver and a 3' long otter. To me that's nuts. I ordered the fleshing knife that was recommended and skinned, froze the otter while I wait for the fleshing knife to get hear.  It's addicting...

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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 09:25:54 AM »
I took the trapping class that was put on at Cabela's Nov 23th. Bought one of Bruce's traps, joined WSTA, and got my trapping lic. Talked to a neighbor just down the street from me that I could see from the rd was having trees killed by beavers.  I was shocked how happy they where to let me trap on his land. I think "god bless you, we are at our whits end and don't know what to do" was the exact reply, to my asking if I could trap beaver on there land (followed by giving me a tour of damage and thanking me, and wishing me good luck).  It took me a couple of weeks but I got one of those flat tailed rats :).  Wow Bruce makes fleshing them look easy... lol I didn't find it anywhere near easy.... I have a lot to learn.
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 09:34:15 AM »
Very cool.  Love catching otts!!
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Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 04:32:34 PM »
Weíre the pics man!
Go hawks

 


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