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trapping questions?

Any questions on trapping I'll be happy to help. Technic's , baits, set ups, veriety of traps for different animals...happy to help

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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trapping questions?

is there an easy/simple way to trap problem beavers, that a non-trapper like myself could pull off?
thanks

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easiest/simple way

The easiest way to fix your nascent beaver problem is to call the MNR and tell them the nascent beaver problem and your local trapper will fix it for you. Without you buying the trap and going out and doing it yourself with the high risk of getting in shit the problem is gone before you know it

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trapping questions?

I agree let the Mnr handle it it they will have it taken care of pretty quick.

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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trapping questions?

I didn't know the mnr would do such things on private land without a mountain of paper work. I'm not concerned about getting in trouble, right now I shoot them with a 270, although not very successfully. I thought trapping might keep me inside and out of the bugs at dusk instead of crounched on a creek bank.

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I probably will take alot of paper work. Try out a canabear trap if youd like they work great on beavers and arent all that hard to set up.

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oh ok...

If you want to do it that way go out and get your self 220 conibear traps. Your looking about $20 for one, $100 for about 6. Get those and that a start...

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trapping questions?

Careful with what you do Night Raider. Trapping beavers out of season without a nuisance permit will get you in huge dodo and shooting them is even deeper dodo. Just to remind you this is a PUBLIC forum and as such even authorities use it.

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trapping questions?

"Protection of Property
Generally, on your own land, you may capture, kill or harass
wildlife to stop that wildlife from damaging your property.
This does not apply to moose, caribou, elk, endangered
species or the trapping of black bear."

This quote is copied straight from the hunting regulations, that is what I 'hide behind'. I like to think what I'm doing is legal, but it may not be. Please correct me if it is not.

Here is another quote from the same paragraph,
"A person may not use a body-gripping trap
or be in possession of a body-gripping trap unless he or she is
lawfully entitled to use the trap."

so I just have to stay away from those, is that the type being reccomended? I haven't researched those yet.

thanks for the replies

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trapping questions?

Ya I recommend taking a traping course they offer them in ontario all the time now and to be sure about everything else I would call the MNR and find out before doing anything atall. Exspecially when it comes to trapping beaver or shooting them.

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Location: ontario
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trapping questions?

Interesting. I always thought the 330 Conibear was the recommended trap for beaver, not the 220. Some old blanket won't even get their heads far enough in a 220.

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