Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
SkyFisher, Ne13, tdickie, larry yaley, Webster
15620 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15620 Members
36 Forums
35967 Topics
489275 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24029
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19493
Dave Davidson1 13537
Bill Cody 12450
Who's Online
2 registered (Clay N' Pray, Mike Whatley), 64 Guests and 438 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#480926 - 10/10/17 05:37 PM Anybody know a good trapper?
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1352
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I've got a beaver (I think) that is eating too many of my pond plants. Never got a close look, so could be muskrat or nutria, but it does have a den. Fortunately, the den isn't on the dam, but I'd still like to get rid of the critter.

Does anyone know a good trapper? Critter seems to be mostly nocturnal.
_________________________
7 acre pond in east Texas, full pool reached March 2016. CNBG, RES, FHM stocked Nov 15; TP May 16; LSL bass 30 June 16. Added 100 12 inch N LMB and 1,000 shiners Oct 17, 150# TP and 70 HSB May 18




Top
#480929 - 10/10/17 06:26 PM Re: Anybody know a good trapper? [Re: anthropic]
DonoBBD Offline


Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1938
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Muskrat will have a tail that looks like a snake following it as it swims. The beaver if you get to close to his den he will slap his tail at you.

Best and most effective way is to sit with a 22 on the shore at dawn and dusk. If eating your pond plants bulbs it will be a muskrat. If you want to keep the pelt or keep blood out of the water just shoot the water just under his head. The 22 shock wave will knock him out and he will drown with no mess. Same for beaver. Now is the time to get them before they settle in for the winter to have a bunch of baby's.

Too bad the pelt is really only worth $10 buck. As a kid I loved trapping them and cleaning them up for a few extra bucks.

If your going to trap them get some parsnip and leg hole traps. Check to make sure leg holes are legal!!! They can not resist parsnip on the trigger. Just cut a shelf in the mud bank to lay the trap on about 1" out of the water level. They love that flat ledge right next to the water.

I have a mink that is very crafty. We got one two years ago and another is trying to set up house keeping in our pond.

Cheers Don.



Edited by DonoBBD (10/10/17 06:30 PM)
_________________________

http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4


7/8th of an acre, Perch only pond, Ontario, Canada.

Top
#480947 - 10/10/17 11:00 PM Re: Anybody know a good trapper? [Re: DonoBBD]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1352
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Thanks! Sounds more like a muskrat, despite some older beaver sign.


Edited by anthropic (10/10/17 11:01 PM)
_________________________
7 acre pond in east Texas, full pool reached March 2016. CNBG, RES, FHM stocked Nov 15; TP May 16; LSL bass 30 June 16. Added 100 12 inch N LMB and 1,000 shiners Oct 17, 150# TP and 70 HSB May 18




Top
#480952 - 10/11/17 08:16 AM Re: Anybody know a good trapper? [Re: anthropic]
TGW1 Offline


Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2427
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Frank, I would be more than happy to pass along trapping skills I was taught by Highflyer. If you are interested to learn about how to trap and remove fur baring pond pest just let me know. I am no expert but I have removed one very large beaver and 4 Otters in the last 12 months. I suspect from your most recent description here there may be an Otter in the mist.
_________________________
Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it

Tracy

Top

Today's Birthdays
JTH
Recent Posts
My pond full of outcast
by Mike Whatley
45 minutes 28 seconds ago
Hello from Central Texas
by 45operator
Yesterday at 10:43 PM
Automatic Siphon System;
by Heppy
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Mike Whatley, same chips?
by Mike Whatley
Yesterday at 07:41 PM
Diffuser maintainance
by Mike Whatley
Yesterday at 07:28 PM
2.5 Acre Lake in Indiana, Stocking Tips for Fall
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 06:10 PM
Texas Hunter Fish Feeder Upper Motor
by anthropic
Yesterday at 02:11 PM
Water quality questions
by Mike Whatley
Yesterday at 10:34 AM
Pond Boss Forum get together, Sept 22, 2018
by jpsdad
Yesterday at 09:36 AM
Post Flood Aeration
by Johnny98
Yesterday at 08:06 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Vegetation ID
Our new pond
CNBG
My Best Longear so far
Help ID this fish
Crayfish monster.

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide