Beaver hunting?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Kyle S., Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. jimmyraythomason

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    If the object is to just take them out, any gun will do the job. If you are planning on using or selling the fur then use only head shots with a small caliber rifle and no shotguns. I agree that trapping is the most effective tool to remove problem beavers. (I will be heading out in just a few minutes to check my beaver line.) BTW, beaver meat makes excellent table fare. It is a very tender, sweet, red meat. We use it in place of beef. It makes great BBQ.
     
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    Unfortunately in KS utilizing the animal for meat or fur entails a trapping license and within season, they can do a lot of damage waiting for the season to roll around. So for me it was trap or shoot, then coyote bait.

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    Same here in Alabama. We can trap or hunt them year around but can only sell any part of them if we have a fur catcher's license (not needed for private use) and then only during the fur bearer season which runs from November through February. At this moment we are in the middle of our trapping season.
     
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    ETA, beaver meat is awesome coyote, otter and bobcat bait.
     
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