Huge beaver.....

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Huge beaver.....

Postby jamesmc » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:44 pm

My cousin traps and got this beaver this morning. I know there are bigger ones out there but it's the biggest I have ever seen. It's laying in the back of a rendevous and is almost touching both sides. It measured 42 inches from nose to tail and weighed 61.4 (lbs). I thought you guys might enjoy it......

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Postby Preacher1011 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:38 pm

HOLY COW!!! That's a huge beaver. What did he get it in?
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:04 am

Nice! Congrats to your cousin.
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Postby jamesmc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:35 am

Preacher1011 wrote:HOLY COW!!! That's a huge beaver. What did he get it in?


I don't know much about trapping but I know it was a foot hold trap but I couldn't tell you what size. The strange thing to me is it was taken in a small creek (about 10 feet wide).
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Postby don taylor » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:46 am

If it were mine, I'd see about donating it for a display in a Pa game commision office or something. Thats huge.
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Postby jamesmc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:59 pm

don taylor wrote:If it were mine, I'd see about donating it for a display in a Pa game commision office or something. Thats huge.


He told me today he is getting it mounted. It would definately be an interesting conversation piece.
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby ducksrlivetrap » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:32 pm

wow thats almost as big as my wifes beaver :moon:
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby captainduckhead » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:37 am

:lol: I'm sorry your wife has such a huge beaver...
About this one though, That's a big sumbitch! Back in high school I caught one that weighed 81 lbs. and my father claimed to have caught one back in the early '70's that weighed 83 lbs. I think the NYS record is 112 lbs. But I may be mistaken. The one I caught had huge chunks out of it's tail that had healed over, and the hair on it's belly had rubbed mostly off. The one your cousin caught was on a small creek because he'd probably been kicked out of his colony, that's what the younger beavers do to the old ones. He was most likely traveling to find a new home. I caught my big one on a very small pond the size of most peoples living rooms.
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby aggiechiro » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:58 pm

i dont know your cousins fiances, but if money is an issue, a european mount looks really good on a big beaver. i have one that only weighed 45 pounds and it looks great.
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby waterfowlinfirefighter » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:38 pm

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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby Preacher1011 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:20 am

The pictures a little small, but that looks like a huge one too.
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby Greg Wile » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:40 pm

It is not that huge but it is a nice sized one for sure. I have caught several that were 70+ lbs and 2 that were over 80. Most however are in the 40-50 lb weight range.
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Re: Huge beaver.....

Postby charlie beard » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:22 pm

Nice beaver.I dont't know what the record is now,but back when I was trapping in the 60s the record was a beaver caught in Alaska in the spring full of pups tipping the scales at 154 pounds.

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