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BEAVERS!

Postby backstraps » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:50 pm

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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Postby Bucky » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:52 pm

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

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Postby backstraps » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:57 pm

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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Postby Dewey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:03 pm

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

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Postby BowtechHunting » Mon May 20, 2013 3:40 pm

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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Postby dan » Mon May 20, 2013 10:25 pm

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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Postby Brad » Tue May 21, 2013 6:54 am

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

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Postby Bucky » Tue May 21, 2013 9:35 am

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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Postby JoeRE » Wed May 22, 2013 7:32 am

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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Re: BEAVERS!

Postby Black Squirrel » Thu May 23, 2013 4:21 am

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

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