Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

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Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby Goose Doctors » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:25 pm

Hey guys, there's a creek running through about a mile of my grandpas farm. Every year there are a few wood ducks that sit on it. There's about 7 beaver dams on it now though, every year they seem to build a new one. Wondering if it's legal to remove them and shoot the beavers. Also wondering if it's a good idea to remove them, or do the ducks like to sit in front of them in the still water? Please let me know what you know, thanks.
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby xtrema13 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:25 am

We'll they do it on duck dynasty. I'd get some TNT and boom.


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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby DKMF » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:48 am

Rip em down! Trap and skin those beavers!
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby Goose Doctors » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:00 pm

I checked into the legality of it and I am allowed to rip them down and shoot them. I still amnot sure if I should though based on ducks preferences for slower moving water. The creek is small, probably only 10-12 feet across
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby tstueck » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:03 pm

I think ducks like still water but you could scout the creek and see if they land there in the summer
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby Goose Doctors » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:31 pm

the creeks real slow moving, i would just leave the farthest down dam and let that pool up
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby DukDukGoose » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:19 am

Goose Doctors wrote:the creeks real slow moving, i would just leave the farthest down dam and let that pool up


+1
Woodies love streams and beaver ponds. Let it pool up at one spot and concentrate the birds!
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby send the dog » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:04 pm

Or, encourage the beaver, help the beaver out, become one with the beaver and turn those ponds into a utopia that the greenheads would flock to.
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby pinfeathers12 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:38 pm

Let me know if you need an experienced beaver trapper!
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Re: Can I/ should I rip out beaver dams?

Postby Goose Doctors » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:05 pm

pinfeathers12 wrote:Let me know if you need an experienced beaver trapper!


Lol i might just have to resort to that if there's a few that escape the barrel of my 22! :thumbsup:
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