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Discussion in 'Michigan Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by FREEPOP, Feb 22, 2018.
Wondering if anyone is going to be chasing beaver once the water settles?
I know a couple of boys waiting to put in on the river.
As soon as the rivers drop below flood stage and the north shoreline opens up a bit. Did a quick check could see where they broke the ice a bit. If work and weather don't get in the way I expect to do well until season ends. Got a couple nice beaver ponds that are a loooong (1 mile) hike to get to haven't seen traps that I know of. Was waiting for fur $ to go up but the beavers back there may collect social security before that happens . Going to have to skin on site for sure and pack in about a dozen traps to cover it. Thank goodness I don't do this for a living.
I really like my Loring packbasket. I have the big one and it'll fit a lot of traps or two beaver over 50 lbs
We'll be out chasing beaver once the water drops down some. Rain and warm weather are driving out the ice so I'm getting the itch
I've left them alone to focus on everything else this winter since starting next week they will be the only game in town.
When the ice melts I have some nuisance ones to clean up. Collect sap, get the boil rolling, check traps. Makes for a fun weekend during break up.
I've got a couple spots left that I'm planning on hitting after ice out and flood levels drop. We'll see.
For Northern Mi., is shaping up to be one of the best weather conditions in years, for Spring trapping. No snow and a slow thaw, keeping ice on the small lakes and beaver ponds, easy access and travel. Great for those hike in locales. River levels will be OK soon. Good luck.
Yup, It's a must every year.
I couldn't wait for the water to go all the way down. This one has been teasing me long enough
Skinned 4 , yesterday evening. going out to put em up. Largest 61 # Let the games begin.
You guys are giving me the itch and I haven't trapped beaver in ten years.
I just wish there were more around my area!
I am going to start setting tomorrow down here, south of Lansing. Give it a couple weeks here and then I'll head up to zone 2 to finish it off.
Need to find some otter also as the ones behind the house haven't showed back up.