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Old 02-25-2019, 02:58 PM
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Does anyone do any beaver hunting? Can you call them in? I know in the past I have walked some sloughs known to have beavers in them but they are hard to spot since their eyes don't shine with a light.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:01 PM
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I would check your State Regs first. Nuisance work we can. But usually we trap them. However if its one or two beaver. You can sit just off the shore line, early morning or just before dark and wait. Be careful because a bullet can ricochet off the water. The other thing is how are you going to retrieve them? If you do hit one and don't kill it immediately, they can dive under and come up in their den and die. In my opinion I don't think its a good idea. I would seriously think about trapping them or have someone else trap them for you.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:06 PM
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Well we can only use live traps. In the past I have shot some in the head from the shoreline along sloughs and used my waders to get them out of the water. I was mostly curious if anyone has called them onto land. Just looking for a way to extend my hunting season from the end of February till Turkey season.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:50 PM
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Washington State only allows live traps for trapping anything except mice ( Dayum animal lovers) No hounds allowed for cats, bears, coyotes it's a wonder they still allow hounds for coon
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:40 AM
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Well there are a few companies that do make a live traps for catching beaver. In regards to calls, I don't think anyone has made any, they may have I never searched for them. Its just easier to trap them. Maybe try porcupine in distress on low, it might work on them out of curiosity. But usually anytime a beaver get nervous, they flip on the water slapping their tail. This is what they do as an alarm for all to hear then they dive under the water.
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