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#3254387 - 10/10/20 08:34 PM Beavers
Borkborknomnom Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/04/20
Posts: 31
Loc: Florida
I have been out beaver hunting several times and I have learned a couple things 1 they are very active at night 2 they are very hard to shoot with a thermal scope in the water while swimming 3 17 HMR is not enough bullet to kill one 4 you better shoot him on the bank and get them fast or you'll never see their body again....
Anyone have any other tips?

#3254396 - 10/11/20 05:18 AM Re: Beavers [Re: Borkborknomnom]
Kenlguy Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 932
Loc: central WA
Around here they are considered a fur bearing animal and shooting one is a big no-no. You even need a special permit if they are causing damage. Or call in a licensed trapper.
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#3254413 - 10/11/20 01:09 PM Re: Beavers [Re: Borkborknomnom]
KjBeachy Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/15/16
Posts: 215
Loc: VA - Virginia
1. Night vision works better than thermals. 2. 6.5 creedmore is overkill, but gets the job done

#3254612 - 10/13/20 07:07 PM Re: Beavers [Re: Borkborknomnom]
vahunter Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 2062
Loc: Virginia
I have killed many using a .22 mag and winchester 40 gr hp's
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#3254644 - 10/14/20 07:46 AM Re: Beavers [Re: Borkborknomnom]
Rhett Steele Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/20/15
Posts: 480
Loc: Southern Indiana
I've waged war with the vermin. They've wrecked my corn field and out foxed me on my limited trapping knowledge. Now that I've got the traps set right I can't catch them. Thinking my rifle will be a better way of getting them, that is if I can find out what time to wait. The first night I walked up on them and was gunless bank trash looking at them with a light. Ever since I've gone with intent to blast them and can't find'em.


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