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Lontg story short, I am wanting to harvest a beaver and a rover otter with the bow.

Thats about the only two critters I can think of outside of the bear and boar that lives, swims, climbsflys etc in TN that ot poked with a bow.

So while asking around some friends that may have some critter problems I could help out with...

I seen pictures of a beaver that weighed 52 lbs! Man that thing was a monster! I am sure with all the swamps etc you guys have yall are bound to have some giant beavers!!! What is an average beaver weight up there?

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30-55lbs I would say. A trapper took a sixty pounder off my grandfathers land yrs ago

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WOW!! The teeth on this thing were huge. The head on the thing was nearly as wide as a carhart work glove was long. No wonder why those things can create such a big mess in a short amount of time!


Bucky, do yall have river otters too?

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Funny you mention this! Just found this one in Wisconsin Outdoor News.

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My neighbor has a couple of beavers he wants to get rid of. Trapping season is over, and he's got freshly planted soybean in the field. Got any suggestions?


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I used to know a trapper years ago who did nuisance trapping and he got a beaver over 90 pounds in S.E. Wisconsin. He life size mounted it.

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Sounds like we need Phil and Si to join in, they despise beavers!

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If the beaver is a nuisance by law you can kill them on your own land... find out where he swims in local creek/river and go get him!

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Given their proximity to water both beaver and otter will be challenging to recover if hit with an arrow. I assume you have checked the regs, most states wouldn't allow you to shoot an otter with a bow I think mostly for that reason. I am not sure where I would aim or what point I would use. A big broahead would mean a lot of stitching of the pelt. A blunt to the head of an otter would harvest it but those critters never stop moving. A blunt probably will not faze a beaver.

I have trapped several beaver in the 50 lb range and occasionally hear of one up to 80 lbs or so caught. I think they generally max out 40-50 lb. Its a little deceiving because they are very compactly built.


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Phil from Duck Dynasty is always trying to get rid of the beavers on his duck land! :lol:


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