Estimating the Size Grade of Beaver

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

  1. 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. 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".
     

  3. i agree with dave ,these are good estimates for weight and size.
    rick
     
  4. Thank you very much for the info. dave:)
     
  5. 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
     

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