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Estimating the Size Grade of Beaver

Discussion in 'Trapping Techniques archive' started by SNAREMAN, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. SNAREMAN

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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....
     
  2. David G Duncan

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    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".
     

  3. rickr

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    i agree with dave ,these are good estimates for weight and size.
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  4. SNAREMAN

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    Thank you very much for the info. dave:)
     
  5. ottertrapper

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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.

    OT