Mainly water trapping this year

oldguy

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I was wondering if anybody was water trapping! Thanks for the pictures. Like seeing those castors drying. Caught a beaver yesterday. Needed one for a class on Friday for Lee County seventh graders. They just can't resist castor.
You don't see much about this, but fresh castors will last for years and years dropped in a jar ( I use a plastic p-nut butter jar) with no preservative. Just add water at the site, shake or stir and pour on your your fake mound. I've got a jar that's probably 15+ years old. Many, many beavers and otters to its credit.
Kids in classes say castor smells like new tires!
 
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SemperFi

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I was wondering if anybody was water trapping! Thanks for the pictures. Like seeing those castors drying. Caught a beaver yesterday. Needed one for a class on Friday for Lee County seventh graders. They just can't resist castor.
You don't see much about this, but fresh castors will last for years and years dropped in a jar ( I use a plastic p-nut butter jar) with no preservative. Just add water at the site, shake or stir and pour on your your fake mound. I've got a jar that's probably 15+ years old. Many, many beavers and otters to its credit.
Kids in classes say castor smells like new tires!
I’ve done that in a pinch with a milk jug. With the price of castor right now everything is getting dried and sold. I teach a trapping class at church once a year for the boys. They love seeing the tanned fur and traps and stuff.
 
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SemperFi

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Hope this is the last one from this place. I moved a few traps to den entrances under water to make sure. Went ahead and started a new place today. A98A1F26-5AE5-4E9A-8F5F-6DBAF6ED7F6D.jpeg
 
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SemperFi

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Getting it done!
I wouldn’t even know where to begin on water trapping. I have a hard enough time catching critters on land, lol!
In my opinion, set wise, water trapping is easier. You don’t have to worry about scent and the sets are a little more forgiving. The bad part about water trapping is you can’t drive up to every set. Carrying 40 and 50 lbs beaver can get rough. Lol.
 
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SemperFi

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I posted this in Georgia trapping but figured I’d post it here as well. I don’t have any H stands. This setup though has worked very well for den and hut entrances in deep water. I set this up on dry land for picture purposes as I was pulling traps from a property I finished up today. Figured this might help some of the new trappers. 4618CD88-75CC-46B2-8B01-DA46CFC3848D.jpeg
 
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