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Sardines as beaver bait?

Old 02-20-2006, 04:52 AM
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Default Sardines as beaver bait?

I heard sardines work as beaver bait. Any truth to it?
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:13 AM
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Why would a vegetarian eat fish ?
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:50 AM
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Default RE: Sardines as beaver bait?

Not sure, that's why I asked.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:24 AM
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Nope, as kevin said beavers are vegetarians and their entire diet basically consitst of the bark off of trees.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: Sardines as beaver bait?

How often should I "freshen up" the bait (castor scent, poplar oil, or poplar twigs/bark)?
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:38 PM
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Once a week is plenty. Beaver are much more attracted to sets with visual appeal rather than scent. That should be the main focus of the set, if they don't see it they generally will miss it.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:28 PM
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I just drive a cool car and call em stuff like baby and sweetheart! It works!
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:00 PM
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Default RE: Sardines as beaver bait?

Sardines may work for many things but I don't think Beaver would be one of them. If you want to try something a bit different, try a piece of Apple instead of the usual offering of a few twigs from a Poplar or Willow. For some good trapping advice, check the trapline community bulletin board at www.sullivansline.com . As on most sites, there are a few on there that may rub you the wrong way, but overall if you enjoy trapping it is a good site.
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