Apr 30 2013

Beaver Hunt

Published by at 11:44 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Managed to be off for a few days on a location further to the south where I have secured some rights for hunting beaver. I shot two, one of them showing in the beginning of the skinning stage on the photo further down. Spring is late this year and there was quite heavy snow just a few days ago (before this blog update). Most of the lakes have ice on them still.

As an interesting side note this is the only location that I have seen where the beavers fell and eat the bark of masses of Scotch pine. Usually they stick to decideous woods.



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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Beaver Hunt”

  1. Maton 01 May 2013 at 2:06 am


    Great post.

    Beavers are quiet numerous in the area i live in.
    There are some trappers, and some people have told me that they shoot them and leave them in the water, to ‘clean them out’… I dont think anyone around here considers them food, which is a bit sad.

    I have only ever seen one jackpine that the beavers chewed on.
    Are there decidious trees in the area or did the beavers cut down the pine by choice in the area you hunted in?

    If you are interested, some primitive beaver traps are described in the book ‘I live in the woods’ by Paul Provencher. I believe there might be a copy online somewhere. If not, I can email you one.

  2. Gorges Smytheon 01 May 2013 at 2:43 am

    I’m thinking that they may not taste so good if they’ve been eating pine. I know pine squirrels have a flavor different from grey squirrels.

  3. Torjus Gaarenon 01 May 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hey Guys

    Gorges, they might taste differently, but I’ll manage to shove them down my throat anyway… hehe.


    I don’t think they prefer the pines, but they have pretty much exhausted the leafed trees so I think they do it by necessity. But it seems to have a positive effect overall. The beavers there are quite big in size.

    If you could send me that e-book, I’d appreciate it a lot.

  4. Oleon 26 Aug 2013 at 4:47 pm

    How does the liver and kidney of the beaver taste? Any good?

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