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Norman89 2020/2021
« on: November 07, 2020, 05:29:09 PM »
The time is upon us lady's and gents! My season is well underway with the same farms having beaver problems and testing some new floating colony's I set out today on the local lake. Helping out frankenyota get going is fun as well. here's some pics since a thread is useless without them 🤣 no matter the torrential downpour we had today my 75$ trapping boat was kicking along the only person on the lake had a nice chat with the local game warden at the launch who thought the floating colony's were a great idea

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 05:34:09 PM »
New floating colony

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 05:35:00 PM »
Floating trap door

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2020, 05:35:40 PM »
Apples and carrots for bait

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2020, 05:36:20 PM »
I don't mind the rain when the lake is empty

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2020, 05:37:05 PM »
Always nice to bonus some gear out of the car tails 🤣

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »
Prebait i hung up last 2 weeks ago and the following weekend had a cat hitting it

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 05:40:28 PM »
Closing the night putting up some beaver hides from the farm yes I'm still using the staple method trapper john 🤣

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2020, 05:44:38 PM »
Couple pics from the farm work up to six beaver so far 3 adults and 3 kits and still have another section of the creek with another colonies to clean out and the neighbors piece of creek as well

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 05:46:44 PM »
4 new swim through traps built for this year 12x12x36 still working on more going to build at least 4 more 12x18x36 for cat trapping

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2020, 06:48:34 PM »
Prebait i hung up last 2 weeks ago and the following weekend had a cat hitting it

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Is there a way you keep these from being cleaned by ravens?
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2020, 06:53:12 PM »


Is there a way you keep these from being cleaned by ravens?
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I placed them in dense second and third growth forest with a thick canopy at least 50-100 yards from a timber edge so far no problems with Ravens just the darn long tail cat variety ripping them out of tree and packing them off deeper into the bush

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 07:41:07 PM »
Good luck this season! Great idea on the floaters. Might have to copy that!
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2020, 08:26:45 PM »
With how much highwater I see in my local rivers creeks and lakes I think if it works it may produce just as well as underwater colony traps iv been using for years since I don't need to spend the time locating runs and dens and setting accordingly I'll take some pics tomorrow when I check there is a lot of cuttings up and down the outflow of the lake into the creek that I set on. Water that is usually 3 feet deep is near five right now so I figured wait half the season for the water to come down and find the dens or try out the floaters. It never hurts to try something new and Mike mattaney (hoping I spelled his name right) has already proved a floating colony works very well there are videos on youtube of his trap in action and i finally got a good look at his design thanks to trapper john and frankenyota. His design is a bit more complicated then this but you don't know till you try. I'm sure the design will evolve as I find ways to improve the catch, sames as my next beaver/otter/ bobcat cages will be collapsible if I can figure out the last piece of the puzzle iv been wracking my brain on the last 2 years :bash:

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2020, 09:40:54 AM »
Beautiful day on the water even if the boat is empty

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2020, 04:34:24 PM »


Is there a way you keep these from being cleaned by ravens?


I placed them in dense second and third growth forest with a thick canopy at least 50-100 yards from a timber edge so far no problems with Ravens just the darn long tail cat variety ripping them out of tree and packing them off deeper into the bush
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 :yeah: but if you are still having trouble you can  slide a feed sack over the carcass like a sock.   Leave the bottom end open so a cat can get to the bait. Birds can't work it from above because of the sack.
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2020, 05:14:44 PM »
Interesting idea bruce....

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2020, 06:59:54 PM »
I will not take credit for that idea. That is an old trick. First one who told it to me was George Sovie probably 25 years ago. There are few ideas that someone before us hasn't already tried.
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2020, 07:04:34 PM »
Those old tricks are practically new tech to all us younger trappers since there are few people to learn from around here, not to many old-time trappers around that's why I always chit chat with them any chance I get always get some great information and ideas!

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 06:20:45 PM »
Speaking of tricks I brought the tips and tricks thread back from the dead for the new trappers this year. Read my last tip in there :bash: :bash: :bash:

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2020, 02:45:27 PM »
Well it's pretty easy to get permission on a beaver spot when you drive down the road and see where the land owner has been breaking a dam open to drain his back 40 and stacking all the brush on the road so he can move it with his tractor so after meeting him and shaking hands I placed three traps out on this new creek

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2020, 02:49:28 PM »
Trap set in place with minor blocking off and dive sticks. Owner said he has been battling the beaver since he bought the place in February so they are very active rebuilding dams he opens up every weekend. Between driving home to get traps and getting back (about 30minutes) in full daytime they had already placed some sticks on the dam

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2020, 05:54:14 PM »
Good sets !

 


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