I am going to learn to trap beaver this year. I've got some 330s but wanted to know what is the proper size foothold for them. #4ls? #5ls? What about coils? I also saw a size 4 1/2 ls? Help me! I've been bitten!
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Post by deerruntrapper on Jul 29, 2015 20:43:24 GMT -6
I have never caught a beaver but I'm told the biggest trap that's legal. For us that's a 6.5 jaw spread. A lot of guys use #3 coils here. I just got some victor and Blake and Lamb longsprings I'm gonna use this year. Can't tell the size from the pan but they are pushing the legal size. Hopin to finally get one
Post by coonsnagger on Aug 3, 2015 14:04:48 GMT -6
i have. get bvr boy in here for the most help. but your 330's are by far the easiest. foot holds gotta be in deep water to drown em. use #3s minimum. ive never seen the foot hold diameter restriction, if it exists i doubt it affects water trapping. then look at youtube. theres alot of vids on there talking about this. i have a duke beaver buster. size #5 long spring. remember a 70# beaver back paw is about the size of a grown mans hand.
I've caught beaver in 330 coni's, #5 Bridger coils, #3 Duke coils, and my favorite, the #5 Duke longspring. Bedding the longspring is pretty easy, its a lot of trap though. The coil springs are great esp. in tight places. I set all my footholds on drowning rigs and wire everything tight to something solid. Beaver trapin' is a lot of fun, its a great way to put an end to trapping season. Good luck and hope this helped. One more thing!!!!! BE CAREFUL!! Your dealing with traps, water, cold temps, and usually alone. Don't get caught with no way out.
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