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!
dtraper: Well bout ready to head out and check a new trapping spot,farmer said cats/yotes - then setting the clear-cut this afternoon - Mr. Frerotte digging mud but let it set a day and then set the post..got that line in and time to start settin-D-
Jan 6, 2020 8:45:09 GMT -5
Law Dog: Just keeping waxed dirt here is a real challenge this year.
Jan 6, 2020 10:01:43 GMT -5
Law Dog: Whoo Hoo found some dirt I could sift today dry enough to shift not a muddy mess I will hit it again in a few days so I'm back in business thank you Mr. badger. Did get my first cat of the year not huge but a nice color.
Jan 6, 2020 23:35:20 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a doz. car sets in but with this warm weather doubt if anything moves - Oh calling for 2in. rain Saturday -D-
Jan 8, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -5
Law Dog: Put some cat and yote sets in today put in a roadkilled deer in cedar stand will snare it if they hit on it. Put in some coon buckets to keep them out of my other sets in a couple places. Started the day getting stuck in the mud and filling one boot.
Jan 9, 2020 19:59:12 GMT -5
Law Dog: Fresh tracking snow today a good day for it will have good tracks on the next check, sweet.
Jan 10, 2020 15:45:59 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning "D",Jerry, Frerotte, OHIO, Jarentz,Mark ,Mud Neighborfoxer,shidoo1000 . Good Morning to all on ATT..
Jan 11, 2020 9:25:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: One set of cat tracks and a lot of coyote tracks today. Put in 3 baited 110s for muskrats the landowner wanted gone that chopping sucked big time.
Jan 12, 2020 20:10:40 GMT -5
jarentz: Good morning all!
Jan 13, 2020 6:26:04 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Got my FHA shipment ready for pickup on Saturday. 12 Beaver, 8 coon, 8 Skunks, 8 Possums and 2 Mink. Will send yotes later.
Jan 13, 2020 10:30:17 GMT -5
dtraper: First cat of the season this morning-D-
Jan 13, 2020 20:17:43 GMT -5