beaver trapping

how to trap beaver and otter in cage trap, a colony trap!
on September 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm / in beaver trapping, Otter Trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

how to trap beaver and otter in cage trap, a colony trap!

How to trap otter and beaver in a cage trap, not a normal cage trap but a large colony trap. As most of you know, I strive to push the limits on trapping. We can always have higher catches, catch fur faster and be more efficient trappers. I can’t help it, this is my mission. So I always try new […]

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Trapping beaver with Foothold Traps, body grip traps, ice and snow, thoughts from Dustin Drews
on February 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm / in beaver trapping, water trapping

Trapping beaver with Foothold Traps, body grip traps, ice and snow, thoughts from Dustin Drews

Last week I started focusing on beaver trapping. Now I am going to be honest, right now in Nebraska beaver are no fun. We have over a foot of ice on most of the creeks and all the ponds are rock solid. Now I am not a great beaver trapper but I have learned a few things here and there over the […]

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How to trap beaver and otter on dam crossover, Brandon Johnson from Trapping TV
on January 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm / in beaver trapping, Otter Trapping, Trapping TV

How to trap beaver and otter on dam crossover, Brandon Johnson from Trapping TV

Check number 8 down in here in the South, the next couple weeks I am going to to be giving you guys and gals a trapping tip with each days check. today I am going to talk about otter and beaver cross overs, on say a pond dam with a creek coming out of it. When you are setting a […]

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New way to trap and catch beaver with a Portable Pocket system and foot hold trap
on January 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm / in beaver trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

New way to trap and catch beaver with a Portable Pocket system and foot hold trap

This is a new system I have been playing with this year. It is called a portable pocket. I am not making them, I have Norm Blackwell making them for me. He is not selling them at this time, but maybe in future. I got this product from LT Grey from Ohio. He gave me a few several years back. […]

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Check 1 & 2 on Beaver and Otter trapping trip in the south with Brandon Johnson
on January 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm / in beaver trapping, Trapping TV

Check 1 & 2 on Beaver and Otter trapping trip in the south with Brandon Johnson

First day checking down here is the south. Been setting mostly water sets and getting a few fox sets out close to camp. Now most of my 330 body grip traps are out and I am checking traps everyday. I still have to keep putting new sets out everyday. By doing this you will be able to keep more fur […]

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Brandon Johnson’s last years catch
on December 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm / in beaver trapping, raccoon trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

Brandon Johnson’s last years catch

Brandon is a trapping machine, so if you’re a young man and think only nice catches come from us old codgers, don’t. Experience is a strong factor in trapping, but a heavy work ethic is always the key to big catches.  

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Catching beaver, otter, raccoons and more, What is Brandon Johnson up too
on December 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm / in beaver trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

Catching beaver, otter, raccoons and more, What is Brandon Johnson up too

Today I pulled the last of my traps in the deep south.Had no luck on first farm but had a great hall at the secound! Ended up with 8 beaver, 1 otter, 8 raccoon, 1 skunk, 1 coyote and a grey fox. Got all of the skinning done and nowheading home to put fur up for fur for a few weeks […]

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How to catch beaver in foothold traps, a few tips that will help
on December 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm / in beaver trapping, water trapping

How to catch beaver in foothold traps, a few tips that will help

  Some different ways to use a foothold trap for beaver trapping I don’t really feel the need to go into great detail on conibears. There is more information on the use of body grip traps in the modern era of trapping than there ever has been in history. Most modern beaver trappers live and die by the 330 body grip trap. However, […]

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Beaver and Otter trapping, great simple beaver set
on December 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm / in beaver trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

Beaver and Otter trapping, great simple beaver set

This trapping video shows a neat and quick beaver set. Simple is always better. I had a series of beaver dams right on the road side. They were so open the classic crossover set would have stood out like a sore thumb. Down below the beaver dam was a very small channel of water. I opened the dam up a little […]

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Snaring Beaver, let’s talk about the beaver snare, shall we
on November 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm / in beaver trapping, snaring, water trapping

Snaring Beaver, let’s talk about the beaver snare, shall we

  Beaver snares, what makes a good snare for fur trapping or control work You shake your head as you see your last conibear, it’s sprung just like the other four. Your client is looking over your shoulder and you can feel his confidence in your ability fading fast. You have a couple of options; you can do what you […]

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How to catch trap shy beaver, are they trap shy?
on November 30, 2013 at 1:55 am / in beaver trapping, water trapping

How to catch trap shy beaver, are they trap shy?

How to catch trap shy beaver, are they trap shy? You get out of your truck, the sun is shinning and there is a little nip in the air. You are feeling good, what a great day to be in the woods. You pull up your waders and you step off into the water. As you approach the first foothold […]

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