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Old 10-04-2007, 08:14 PM
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Looking for some approx. size grade's by lbs. on the beavers.In other word's ,what lbs. range would be small,med,ect....
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Snareman,

There are 8 sizes for beaver.

Kit ~ Under 20#.......... Under 40 inches stretched

Small ~ 20# to 30#........ 40 to 45 inches stretched

Small Medium ~ 30# to 35#........ 45 to 50 inches stretched

Medium ~ 35# to 40#........ 50 to 55 inches stretched

Large ~ 40# to 45#........ 55 to 60 inches stretched

Extra Large ~ 45# to 50#........ 60 to 65 inches stretched

Blanket ~ 50# to 60#........ 65 to 70 inches stretched

Super Blanket ~ Over 60#........... Over 70 inches stretched


These are just good estimated, based on my experience!

A good way to determine the stretched size of a beaver pelt, is by measuring the green pelt.

Hang the skinned green pelt on a nail by the nose and measure its length from nose to to base of tail.

Multiply this measurement by 1.5 and then add 2".

Example: The green pelt measures 42", so 1.5 x 42" = 63" and 63" + 2" = 65".

So a blanket beaver green pelt should measure at least 42".
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:26 AM
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i agree with dave ,these are good estimates for weight and size.
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Thank you very much for the info. dave
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Good estimates indeed, but remember they are estimates only I have taken super blankets that weighed less than 50 lbs in the past and caught before over 60 lbs that were only blankets. I just go by stretched sizes and don't worry about the weight. I weigh them if they are really big just too see how heavy they actually were.

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