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Offline Grandma Bear

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Should we trap the beaver out of our pond?
« on: January 10, 2021, 08:49:20 pm »
There is a beautiful pond behind the house and we all enjoy it so much....our bee yard is on the north end of the pond just a quick hike out the back door and up the hill. These last few weeks we've noticed a couple of beaver playing in there and they seem to be quite content and not interested in leaving. I've heard that they are terrible for ponds and can destroy the dam...which in our case would likely completely wash out the road beneath the dam. So should we try to kill them? What are the best ways to trap them? Just fyi, if we get them my friend who is a fabulous taxidermist will mount them for us  8)

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Re: Should we trap the beaver out of our pond?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 12:57:25 pm »
Is it legal?  Probably so if they are destroying your dam.  I would contact the state wildlife agency and ask their advice.  I think they are other ways to control them other than killing them.  That should be a last resort.(My opinion)
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Re: Should we trap the beaver out of our pond?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 10:37:12 am »
They are in season here. So far we can't see that they have caused any damage but we have been told by nearby farmers how horribly a small family of beaver can damage a pond. My son in law is going to talk to our local conservation agent but so far he has been difficult to contact.