View Full Version : beaver hunting?

December 10, 2002, 09:57 AM
can you legally hunt beavers with a firearm, or can you just trap them? are they protected all together?

Steve Smith
December 10, 2002, 10:01 AM
You can catch more with money than you can with guns, or vinegar.

December 10, 2002, 10:03 AM
Was that a Hiku?

Steve Smith
December 10, 2002, 10:08 AM
Beaver hunting now
Must use lots of cash and flash
Since wife is now x.

THAT was haiku.

December 10, 2002, 10:13 AM
What's wrong, Nate, all the fish already shot out of your rainbarrel? :D

I'm sure the law on taking beavers varies state to state. Don't know as I've ever heard of anyone going after them with a rifle. I know a lot get trapped.

December 10, 2002, 10:30 AM
Hunting beaver will vary from state to state. They are not normally considered a game animal, but a fur bearer. In addition many states actually allow killing of what may otherwise be game animals if they are destroying your property. For example in Louisisana, beaver will "bark" pine trees, worth anywhere from $50-200 a tree. At one or two trees a week, this begins to add up to money. Check your game laws and then tallk to game warden and/or sheriff about your particular situation.
I recommend 12 gage with buckshot or deer rifle. If your shooting over water, the shotgun is a safer bet due to the possibility of bullet skipping.

C. D. Beaver
December 10, 2002, 10:48 AM
This Beaver will shoot back.

C. D. Beaver

Pro Patria

4V50 Gary
December 10, 2002, 11:01 AM
Do trappers still use beaver musk when they set the traps? The trappers of the fur trade era did. Curious.

December 10, 2002, 11:14 AM
Beaver in my trap
suddenly empty wallet
am I the one caught?

Chris W
December 10, 2002, 11:23 AM
North Carolina.
Open Season on Beaver.
Check Local Listings.

Chris W
December 10, 2002, 11:27 AM
One more (i love these things)

Alabama night;
.22 slew the Beaver
browsing my yam plot

December 10, 2002, 11:55 AM
We sure do have a lot of poetical folks on here for a gun page... Artistic-like.


Ayteeone wins, by the way.

Al Thompson
December 10, 2002, 02:04 PM
Nate, scott got it right. Here in SC we have a season for the trappers or if you get a permit, you can take'em anyway you want.

Safety is a big issue..

December 10, 2002, 03:00 PM
The beaver is shy
At one hundred yards hes ok
my what a large hole

Smell the beaver now
hidden beneath water deep
where is the fish market?

I think i kind of cheated on the last line. If you ever want to drive people nuts, just keep making up hiku's over and over. Loads of fun.:p The less sense they make, the better the hiku ;)

December 10, 2002, 03:08 PM
Your not allowed to kill beavers in BC. Only the "authorities" can issue a nuisance permit or a licenced trapper can take them.

Sometimes they trap themselves.

December 10, 2002, 03:59 PM
Legal here. Used to shoot them all the time for extra cash. Now the prices they'll being don't make 'em worth skinning.

So no one takes 'em and the ranchers all whine that there are too many and damaging thier canels and etc. Seen a few starting to get open sores an infections up at the lake the other day. Over population causes disease and starvation...

PETA sux!

December 10, 2002, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the compliment!

I'd have to say that I cheated a bit, having married and imported a fine example of Canadian "beaver"...:D

A cousin of her's traps them in Saskatchewan (sp?) for the pelt money.

December 10, 2002, 04:15 PM
You need to check your state game laws.

BTW It's haiku not hiku. :p

December 17, 2002, 06:59 PM
i just need to take care of a beaver den, at my grandfathers house. he has a large pond in his back yard, and he lives in a semi rural are outside of arlington, texas. since they are destroying my grandpas trees and bushes that line his yard, i dont hink i need to a permit or anything. winter is here, and the little buggers hole up in there dens near the pond for a couple of days at a time. im thinking of taking them out SWAT style- breach, bang, clear :D. my grandpa's 1187 would do nicely. im just afraid that if i surprise one of the little buggers in a place where he's cornered he might just strike back...those teeth and tails look pretty dangerous.....:D

Peter Gun
December 17, 2002, 10:25 PM
When cornered they are extremely dangerous! You've seen what those teeth do to lumber. Like many rodents they can leap large distances unexpectedly. Quite funny to watch, actually. A couple of beavers recently chopped down some memorial trees in town. Town decided to remove them. Cops were goin to shoot them, but local PETA wanna bees convinced them to let them trap them. They trapped them successfully, but the caged beavers were so viciously enraged no-one could carry the cage. They ended up releasing them and having the cops shoot them. I guess it wasn't sporting to shoot them in the cage.

December 17, 2002, 10:29 PM
just got to get some flashbangs to stun the buggers..... like i said, breach,bang,clear! :D

December 17, 2002, 11:44 PM
That ugly looking critter is on our state flag. :D
The back of the Oregon flag. :rolleyes:

December 18, 2002, 02:31 AM
As an added note, Beaver meat is good to eat. Broiled, baked or Bar-b-qued.

December 18, 2002, 08:21 AM
I went to a company Christmas party with a girl friend many years ago. During dinner the boss was complaining about a beaver making too much noise and messing up a deer hunt so the boss shot him. At this point my girlfriend pipes up and asks

"Oh, do you eat beaver?"

:eek: :rolleyes: :D

Stay safe.

December 18, 2002, 10:00 AM
I think beaver is best eaten raw, depending on the season.

There is an actual hunting season on them here in CO.

Al Thompson
December 18, 2002, 10:17 AM
I just knew this thread was going to veer. Thread closed..