I agree, that when you take the nose and lips off, the pelt seems to look a lot more uniform. I also usually end up cutting some of the square part of the tail area off to make it more uniform. Great post MNCedar!!
I've pretty much gotten away from beaver trapping the last few years, coon and mink are easier to carry and just as lucrative, but I prefer boards, too. My nephew has all my boards, but I just might have to requisition a couple of them next year and trap a few.
Post by thefurtrapper on May 24, 2011 0:03:54 GMT -5
Good picture's! The only way I have ever been shown to use staples is if one side of the staple is off the pelt. I like nails though because you can take a screw driver and lift the pelt up a little bit on the nail's. It dries better I find.
Sorry fella not here! I would think if a person were to run one with a regulator that was turned down and only shoot the staple in part way it would be very efficient. I woud stick with as long of a staple as you could get away with. Let me know how this works out for you!!
I like to sew my beaver leg holes close, that way I can lift the pelt of the board to the head of the nails giving the pelt space for the air to circulate. You do a great job with the staples.
Justme2 - If you nail your legholes shut, you can also lift the pelt up. It would save you some time since you wouldn't have to sew them shut. A long screwdriver really helps in lifting the pelt up when you nail the leg holes shut. This past spring my beaver were on the boards for 3 days, then i took them off the boards. I always have a lot of fans going and as soon as the leather side sounds scratchy it is time to remove. Pay special attention to the face area as that is where it dries last!
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning , "D",Jerry,Frerotte,OHIO,MUD,Jarentz,Neighborfoxer,Ken,digger,greenboolits. Good Morning to ALL at ATT.. Have a GREAT day.
Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
Nov 21, 2019 10:44:19 GMT -5
dtraper: On wifes putter mine took the big poop-LOL-D-
Nov 21, 2019 10:45:10 GMT -5
frerotte: Went to 48 F today and I got a big female coon in one of my traps that was buried under last weeks snow. Would have though the mice would have got all the bait but there was enough left for the coon to stick her head in the bucket.
Nov 21, 2019 21:38:11 GMT -5