collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Got my first Beaver  (Read 783 times)

Offline ibuyre

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Olympia Wa
  • Groups: NRA, SAF
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.
A new trapper created from this forum and the work of WSTA volunteers.
Thanks

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5191
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 04:22:42 PM »
 :tup:
Bruce Vandervort

Offline Oh Mah

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 4414
  • Location: Central Washington/Central Montana
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 04:58:03 PM »
awesome job.  :tup:
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

Offline Tracker0721

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 542
  • Location: Malo
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.

Amen

Offline greenhead_killer

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 1087
  • Location: the burg
  • Groups: Wild sheep foundation life member, wsta, mdf, sci
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
IBEW 46

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 16698
  • Location: Worley, ID
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 08:18:42 PM »
Nice job!!  Welcome to the addiction!!
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline lewy

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2634
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF WSTA NRA
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
 :tup: catching em is the easy part :chuckle:
Go hawks

Offline ibuyre

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Olympia Wa
  • Groups: NRA, SAF
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...

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 31832
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
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.
A new trapper created from this forum and the work of WSTA volunteers.
Thanks

That's great, Good luck
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided Hunts, Unguided, & Drop Camps in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wash. Hunts with tags available (no draw) for spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf! http://trophymaps.com DIY Hunting Maps are also offered.

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 16698
  • Location: Worley, ID
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 09:34:15 AM »
Very cool.  Love catching otts!!
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline lewy

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2634
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF WSTA NRA
Re: Got my first Beaver
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 04:32:34 PM »
Weíre the pics man!
Go hawks

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Pepper; 2 pictures a year apart by jagermiester
[Today at 01:09:48 PM]


What kind of rail is this? by j_h_nimrod
[Today at 12:49:44 PM]


Play Free: Hunting-Washington $100 Monthly Lotto! by pianoman9701
[Today at 12:42:56 PM]


Mountain pics by SWHUNTER
[Today at 12:33:10 PM]


Knight Wolverine for Sale by Sabotloader
[Today at 12:30:30 PM]


Oregon Coast Elk by SteelheadTed
[Today at 12:30:21 PM]


Knight Wolverine for Sale by Sabotloader
[Today at 12:29:05 PM]


Sturgeon rod? by theleo
[Today at 12:20:18 PM]


Used truck advice by jackelope
[Today at 12:10:12 PM]


FS kifaru 14r CB with Sherman pocket MC price drop by huntnfmly
[Today at 12:08:09 PM]


For Sale- Colt Kodiak Revolver by rut72
[Today at 12:03:26 PM]


2019 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange "List" by Machias
[Today at 11:58:21 AM]


Lost Decoy by Cowboy15
[Today at 11:51:39 AM]


Firing pin options by BULLBLASTER
[Today at 11:43:05 AM]


Idaho Fish and Game wants to spend $408,000 a year to count wolves by NoBark
[Today at 11:42:03 AM]


Leupold Mark 4 by Jeremiah P
[Today at 11:38:50 AM]


Remington 700/257 weatherby mag by Jeremiah P
[Today at 11:36:13 AM]


Fishing Photos by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 11:32:35 AM]


Tree Stand Tactics for Mulies? by nwalpineguide
[Today at 11:29:32 AM]


FS: Feathered Friends Swift 20* Long Sleeping Bag by xXLojackXx
[Today at 11:23:39 AM]