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Saturday couldn't come fast enough. The cabins slab was getting poured at 7 am.  They were done before noon so I headed over to the lake I fished this last summer that had 9 beaver lodges.  All the bays had a lodge.  I managed to set up 3 lodges and also tried to upgrade my bass for the fishing contest. 
      Sunday morning I hit the lake early. I caught 1 beaver at each of the lodges.  Switched out a few of the 330 with snares and moved the 330's to different lodges.  Ended up setting traps around 7 off the lodges.  The 3 beaver were all on the smaller size.  25, 35, and 36 pounds.  To say I was disappointed would be an under statement.  There are castor mounds that are big as muskrat huts. 
     Monday started out with a bang. 1st snare I checked had a giant waiting for me, 62 pounds.  I had set it on one of the biggest castor mounds.  The 3 lodges where I had caught beaver the previous day had nothing.  Wasn't to surprised as the water is crystal clear.  Next lodge had a double.  Two 46 pounders.  Next lodge had another a double as well. A 48 pounder and a 60 pound hog.  The last lodge I set up the day before only had 1 snare and 1 330.  It had the largest feedbed on the lake.  I was rewarded with a 50 pounder and another giant.  67 pounds.  Great day!!!  Sadly I had to pull all my traps. 2 Dr appointments Wed and I had a lot of skinning to do.  The boat was loaded down with me, traps and 379 pounds of beaver.   
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I also had a double in the same trap.
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More pictures.
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The young boy is crazy about anything outdoors so I called his parents to see if he wanted to pet a real beaver. 
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I also sent him home with a beaver tail for fishing bait and the beaver feet for his puppies.
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Hey look your bobber is up!

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Was just wondering what the pelts are worth these days dk? My neighbor/sheep shearer/wool buyer is a buyer for Groenewold Fur & Wool Co. He also traps and said the price of beaver pelts was good. He was in here the other day and claimed he was going to spend some time in Nov. trapping them again. He didn't say how much "good" was however.  :scratch:
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Was just wondering what the pelts are worth these days dk? My neighbor/sheep shearer/wool buyer is a buyer for Groenewold Fur & Wool Co. He also traps and said the price of beaver pelts was good. He was in here the other day and claimed he was going to spend some time in Nov. trapping them again. He didn't say how much "good" was however.  :scratch:

I heard they might get up to 25 this fall.  We will see. 
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