Deer Hunting Forums - View Single Post - best bait for conibear bucket traps
View Single Post
post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 11:08 AM
B&C 120 Class
timetohunt's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 388
I use a #330 body grip and set them in travel spots. You can set this way at location along the bank where they are leaving/entering the water or in a channel they are using. For along the bank I set the trap a few feet from the shore completely submerged. You should make a funnel with sticks to prevent the beaver from swimming around the trap. Also set a stick across the top of the trap (dont interfere with the dog) so thet the beaver will dive and swim though the trap. In a channel just set and secure the trap in the channel. Alsways tie the trap off to something to a tree or secured anchor spot.

Check you state regulations about setting on a dam and if you can remove sticks. We cant do this in NY. If legal, you can remove a section of the dam to let the water flow out and place a #330 in the whole you just created. The beavers will want to plug that up ASAP.

Good luck!!
timetohunt is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome