Beavers - Why won't anything eat them?

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  1. gatrapper

    gatrapper Senior Refuge Member

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    Strange. I make my own baits for trapping and ground and chunked beaver is my top bait base. Coyotes, Bobcat, Fox, Otter, and Coon just tear it up down here.
     
  2. Rookie

    Rookie Senior Refuge Member

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    Count me in:tu I'm always up for a good beaver hunt:dv
     
  3. coyoteman

    coyoteman Senior Refuge Member

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    boy has someone told yo wrong.I trap beaver and yotes full time here in sc. bobcats yote fox coon have all been caught sind fresh or tainted beaver.
     
  4. Sasha and Abby

    Sasha and Abby Elite Refuge Member

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    The gators here keep the beaver thinned out pretty well in deeper pools.
     
  5. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    The point I was asking about was answered above in that the beaver's hide is soo tough that the average scavenger doesn't want to bother with the carcass. This explains why I'll see a dead beaver lay at the side of the road for weeks on end, whereas most carcasses get cleaned up within 48 hours or so.

    If you're located in the upstate area near Anderson, let me know and we'll see about getting you permission to trap this area.
     
  6. bustone

    bustone Refuge Member

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    believe it or not a bear will demolish a beaver
     
  7. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    LOL... duh... I guess it would. Fortunately we don't have them in the immediate area. ;)
     
  8. bustndux

    bustndux Elite Refuge Member

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    At least I'm not the only one!:l :l :l :l
     
  9. northerner

    northerner Senior Refuge Member

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    that I know of in northern Ontario will eat 'em. Wolves go out of their way to hunt beavers, and almost all trappers up here use them for bait with good success.
     

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