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Homemade Beaver Attractant or Bait

Discussion in 'Michigan Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by JSimon, Dec 26, 2008.


  1. JSimon

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    Does anyone have any recipes out there for a beaver attractant? A buddy of mine has a nuisance beaver that his in-laws would like to get rid of at their cottage. He doesn't really want to spend the money on a trap that he may only use once, so he was thinking maybe he could put some bait out and keep a lookout for it while he is up there. I have no experience with beaver (at least not that kind), so I said I'd help him out and post the question on here. I appreciate the replies.
     

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  2. lang49

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    Just curious...What are you going to do if you see it?
     

  3. FREEPOP

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    Illegal to shoot in Michigan

    Ask for a trapper here in the area, you should get some help.
     
  4. bradym54

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    yeah illgal to shoot and plus i bet a trapper wopuld be more than happy to go trap it without even being paid so win win situation:)
     
  5. JSimon

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    Not sure what he's going to do. If he has any luck with the attractant, I think he might try to borrow a trap from someone. Are there homemade attractants out there? He said something about store bought stuff for beaver, but he didn't want to get that deep into it. I'll get the location from him. Maybe someone on here will be interested in trapping it for them.
     
  6. FREEPOP

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    Cut popple trees make a very good attractant. I know of no store bought stuff except beaver castor from a trapping supply place.
     
  7. JSimon

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    That's probably what he was talking about, the beaver castor. He said something about some oils or something, but we figured it isn't something you can just buy at Gander Mountain.
     
  8. FREEPOP

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    I don't know if Gander has trapping supplies, I order from F&T at the top of this page.
     
  9. Bow Hunter Brandon

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    I am going to do my best to not sound like a jerk about this because I really am not trying to be one.

    Your buddy is going to have to put some effort into getting rid of the beaver problem if he really wants it taken care of.

    Either get in contact with a trapper in the area and have them target the beavers ( yes there is more then one ) or he will need to do some looking around and figure out how to catch the beavers. He will need to buy a trap to do it though or if there is ice he could snare them but a body grip 330 will be easier.

    If you decided to try and trap it yourself go look around for sign and then come back and ask questions we will certainly give you a hand trying to get this flat tails.

    If your far enough "up north" at the cabin F&T miht be close enough to drive to.

    I just ordered from them two days ago shipped out this morning.