Beaver Traps

Beavers are really quite a nuisance. When you think about a beaver you think about a whole pack of beavers building a dam to block up a flowing river, or at least that’s what I thought when I was a child. And you also think of these creatures of being quite a quiet little animal, but in some cases that’s a entirely different story. Some people that live close to rivers, and other bodies of water can sometimes have trouble dealing with them, and thus they become a nuisance.

There are quite a few different conibear traps that you should be using when you are going to trap these critters. Each one that you purchase should be for animals between the weight of 280 to 330. It is important that you realizethese traps should be handled carefully and you need to understand exactly what they do before you mess around with them. Otherwise you could lose a finger.

When setting these up you need to bring along a hacksaw blade, safety clamp, and around seven feet of nylon rope. The hacksaw blade is going to help if you manage to get yourself caught in the trap with no way of getting out. Of course most traps have springs on the side that will be able to release you.

Canal Set

This is considered to be the easiest and the best beaver traps. To use it you have to place a heavy and large pole through each of the spring coils of the trap. Make sure to use baling wire when connecting this to two anchor stakes. Drive the stakes into the canal banks so that they are touching the surface of the water. This will force the beaver to dive into the trap.

Bank Den Set

When setting this up you need to place it at the den entrance of the beaver’s bank. Place a stake through each of the spring coils. Make sure that the stakes are secure into the mud and not able to get out on their own.

Water Edge Set

This particular beaver trap is placed twelve to eighteen inches in the water. It is situated away from the bait that is located near the water’s edge. Make sure that you have not placed more than half of it inside of the water. Camouflage the rest of it using branches or grass and away from the opening on the trap.