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A Guide to Using Snares for Beaver Capture

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Extensive field testing indicated that beaver could be captured as effectively with snares as with Conibear or leg-hold traps. Snares were less expensive and did less physical damage to beaver than Conibear or leg-hold traps. A trapping procedure is outlined to help inexperienced trappers capture beaver consistently with snares.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, PO Drawer LW, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State 39762

Publication date: August 1, 1985

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