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Re: stinkin beaver...

Post by greybeard » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm

may as well start buying the 3 Cs.
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If they have a body of water that has a pretty stable level they usually won't build a dam...no need for a dam ..unless they hear water trickling. They can't stand it and will plug it up because, well...because they're buttholes... only reason mine build a lodge is to increase the height of their 'living quarters' above the high water mark so they can rear their young in the dry.

But, as the colony increases in numbers due to breeding each year, some will move down wherever your pond overflows to and build a dam downstream from the backside your pond dam, thus creating a new pond. they are monogamous, have 3-5 young each year and the young reach breeding age at around 2 years so it doesn't take long for the colonies to reach a size that they need to expand the acre ft of water they have available.


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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am

Yes, they keep coming back damming our creek. Don't know about elsewhere, but we have to get a permit to trap them. I wouldn't bother if I was doing the trapping, but generally get someone else to come here & harvest them.
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Post by greybeard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 pm

I looked at NY regs. That sucks. Looks like a permit is needed to trap/shoot them and at least one more permit needed to remove the dams.

We don't need no stinkin permit....or even a license. I DO have to check the traps at least once every 36 hrs tho.
From Texas.gov:

Landowners or their agents may take nuisance fur-bearing animals in any number by any means at any time on that person's land without the need for a hunting or trapping license. However, fur-bearing animals or their pelts taken for these purposes may not be retained or possessed by anyone at any time except licensed trappers during the lawful open season and possession periods.

Nuisance fur-bearing animals may be captured and relocated if the person has received authorization from the department and the owner of the property where the release will occur. A monthly report is required and must be submitted to the department on number and kind of fur-bearers captured, location of release site, name and address of person authorized to release.
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