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Beaver hunt Traps, loops.

Before we begin to consider the topic of hunting for beavers, let’s see what this animal is, where it lives, and what hunting methods can be used. The beaver is quite a massive animal, its weight can reach 30 kg. It has strong hind legs, and weak forepaws.

A distinctive feature is the teeth-incisors, which protrude from the mouth, and allow it to gnaw through the tree, even under water. This animal has a very delicate ear, and suspecting something immediately hides in the hut. That is why many people prefer to use traps on beavers.

Beavers prefer to settle near the calm rivers, reservoirs and lakes. One of the main conditions for choosing housing for them are densely planted shrubs and trees. Also important is the presence of water and coastal grass, because they feed it to her.

In Ukraine, the prey of this animal is allowed from November to February inclusive, but hunting for beaver in the spring and summer is prohibited. Although in many countries and practiced. To hunt a beaver, you must have a license, otherwise the prey of this beast is not legal. Do not forget that in our country it is strictly forbidden to use traps for beaver. So, if you are a supporter of such a hunt, you will have to go hunting in neighboring countries, for example, in Russia or Belarus. With us, beaver can only be hunted with a gun. And since the daytime during the hunting season for this beast is rather short, you will not be hindered by flashlights for hunting.

Hunting a beaver with a gun.
In preparation for the hunt, it is worth looking at where this animal lives. It is not difficult to see even with the naked eye. A lot of fallen trees, gnawed shrubs, will take you on the right track. Watching habitats should be in advance, and immediately before the start of the season you need to check them for animals. To determine this is quite simple, it is necessary to examine the surrounding area for the presence of dams and fresh bites on trees.

One of the ways is to sit down. Best of all, if there is an opportunity to hide in a trench, if there is none, then a large fallen tree or a bushy bush will do. Since the beast is very cunning, and has an excellent ear, you should behave as quietly as possible, and sit against the wind. Because if the hunter is noticed, the beaver will leave his home with his family for a very long period. In such conditions, it can be used as an air rifle for hunting, and a firearm.

You need to be prepared for the fact that in this position you can sit for more than one hour, but since the beast always comes unexpectedly, you should always be on the alert and keep your weapon loaded. Aims right at the head or region of the cranial spinal cord. If you hit a young individual will remain in place, but the older beaver may try to escape.

Another option would be hunting from a boat at night. In the dark, the beaver can quite close to let the boat to itself, because at night it does not react so sensitively to the loud sound. Binoculars for hunting will be an excellent helper in tracking, especially if they have a night vision function. At that moment, when you notice a beaver, experienced hunters advise on the contrary to add speed to the whole, the waves disorient the beast, and the person sitting on the bow of the boat must quickly shoot. It is important to shoot exactly at the target – the cannon can dive and swim into the hut or drown. Of course, it will not take him far away, but it will not be easy to find.

Hunting beavers trapped.
Few people know that putting a trap on a beaver is not so easy. In order for it to work you need to know a lot of information. First you need to study the beaver’s lifestyle, where and at what time it moves. It is best to trap near the house itself, but it should be disguised, because, seeing a foreign object near its habitat, the animal can change its route or leave its habitat.

Traps should be well treated from foreign odors, since the beaver has a very sensitive nose. First of all, it is necessary to get rid of the factory lubricant, for this purpose gasoline is perfect – it removes the role of a solvent. Next, you should get rid of the smell of gasoline and iron, for this trap can be rubbed with needles and soak in water.

For portable traps can be attributed to the frame, arc and penetrating, to the pressure – through passage. In addition, you can use all sorts of traps (loops, etc.). Metal traps are oppressive and oppressive. You can make a trap on a beaver with your own hands, and you can buy already ready. In those countries where hunting with traps is allowed, there are strict restrictions on their species. For example, in Belarus you cannot hunt for loops, and from the traps you can only use numbers from the 3rd to the 7th.

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