Beavers Down!

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  1. Brian Shaffer

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    I haven't seen hogs of late on my properties and the landowners aren't reporting any problems, but I did get two calls in the last week about beavers backing up stock tanks and causing flooding in areas that need to remain dry. Of course, the problem with hunting beaver is the body recovery. I don't swim out after them. So it comes down to looking at the video. Sometimes a good "hit" turns out to not be quite so good and the beaver is seen swimming away merrily after the shot. Sometimes they get hit and immediately sink, never to be seen again. So confirmed kills can be tough to call, sometimes...



     
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    That looks like a lot of fun! Good shooting!
     
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    At 2132's shot, it looked to me like chunks flew off to the right... and more behind. I'm likin' that one for a confirmed.

    Damage their dam, and they will come to make repairs.

    A leaded treble hook, cast out, MIGHT net you a recovery, if that's important to your efforts. Good killin'.
     
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    In for the comments!! :D
     
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    Interesting!
    Got a beaver problem where I hunt, and the landowner says "Get 'Em!"

    Given that they're swimming, and therefore probably indicating about the same temperature as the water, do they show up well on thermal?
    On your videos you show them after you've already got them spotted. Are you looking for heat, ripples in the water, something else, all of the above?

    Keep After 'Em!
     
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    They show up very nicely on thermal.
     
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    Good shooting!
     
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  8. Brian Shaffer

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    New location where beaver have a lodge and have dammed the drain to the dam, causing water levels to rise higher than the landowner would like...



    Back to the original location at the top of the OP. Here, I scouted out a new place this week that would allow me better opportunities to shoot beaver on the other side of the lake, only to find that the prime spot was occupied...

     
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    I take it coyote wasn't on the hit list in the first video. Otherwise, good shooting.
     
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    Ohhhh, that must hurt a feller's feelings... giving a pass to a pair of prairie poodles like that !! Good killin' on those lumberjack rats.
     
  11. Brian Shaffer

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    Okay, I am not seeing hogs right now, so I will continue with the beavers...

     
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    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Good Shooting! Couple of years ago I had a pair of river otters getting the fish in the pond beside my house. Lots of fun hunting them. Those beavers look like they would be a good challenge too.
     
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