Conservation and Trapping Science

Why I became a beaver trapper
Jan 11, 2022 07:22 ET

When hunting season is over and the woods are soft and quiet with snow and when you struggle to get outside during the dark, cold, winter days, that is the perfect time to trap beavers.

I trapped my first beaver three years ago. My friend Jeff lost a few apple trees to the creatures, so I volunteered to try trapping them. The small, meandering stream on his property was frozen over, which made spotting fresh beaver signs easier, but setting traps harder.

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