Couple big beavers today

Discussion in 'Trapping/Furbearing' started by 76_michael, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. 76_michael

    76_michael Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    Well traps soaking in river paided off today coouple big beavers today . 44 lbs and 54 lbs . 20180216_141215.jpg
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Goodins. They bringing anything ? Do you cook them ? I helped my exwifes grandpa make a few sets for beaver many years ago. He had never caught one and wanted to. I think we put 3 sets on slides with the wire run out to deep water with an L shaped slide that would drown them. Those traps soaked for quite awhile before he caught one. I wasn't with him. He pulled them after he accomplished the catch.
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  3. 76_michael

    76_michael Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    Yeah beaver good eating .
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  4. bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Going to start on them here in the next day or 2. Spring is the easiest time to catch them and the castor is worth as much or more than the pelts.
    Good going Michael. I need a young man to pack them to the truck for me like you have lol.
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  5. vonfatman

    vonfatman Member

    Dec 31, 2006
    nice catch! go get 'em!

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  6. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Clark Co, MO
    Good going. I think you made your boy hold the heaviest one from the grimace on his face. :)
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  7. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    That’s awesome
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  8. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Makes me hungry!
  9. Timo

    Timo Active Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Hickory co, Mo
    Nice! How big was the castors?
  10. 76_michael

    76_michael Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    Not real big
  11. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Them some fatties.
    Nice catches, kills, finds whatever! :clap:
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  12. bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    I noticed the beaver off the Mo. river have bigger and fuller castors than those of the smaller rivers and creeks. Not sure why but it has always been that way for me. I caught 3 yesterday and 2 today. One of the ones this morning had probably a quarter pound castor.
  13. HomebrewDad

    HomebrewDad Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2014
    The title to this thread is very misleading. I was expecting pictures of something different!
  14. bverboy

    bverboy Active Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    lincoln county
  15. Gutpile

    Gutpile Cooler Semi-Elitist

    Aug 22, 2003
    St. Charles
    So disappointing...
  16. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    Yeah I was kinda expecting another wal mart youtube video
  17. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Boys face says it all, I need to get another big one just to keep the pelt, always wanted one for a kids blanket.
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