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    Big beaver

    Was able to trap this beast yesterday. First beaver for me, seems extremely large! Can you eat beaver? Keep it clean fellas...Click image for larger version. 

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    nice catch!!! yes you can eat it! i have eaten one and know others who have also. not bad something worth trying

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    Nice plew! Yes, you can... they are delicious! There are actually quite a few recipes if you Google it. Enjoy!

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    Yes that is a big beaver. He will be an XL or blanket when stretched.

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    Did you weigh it? Been some caught around here between 50-60 lbs. Thought I heard of one pushing 70! But we have lots of beaver around here! Lol

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    About 20 years ago I trapped a 68, and a 73 pounder in northern Wisconsin out of the same house.
    If you trapped it out of a creek, or river it'll likely taste good, but if it came out of a pond with no water flow in our out, I'd pass on eating it.
    Congratulations on a great beaver!

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    Yep, that's a good one for sure. I've caught dozens of beaver when i trapped in the 70's and yes they are good eating.

    Beaver+crockpot=Fine dinner, just skim of the fat like you would bear roasts in a crockpot.

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    I have personally caught 2 beavers. Bother were with snares in Pennsylvania when they first legalized them. a 42 and a 52 pounder. I had to carry them out 1 mile in snow 2 feet deep. Then I scraped and fleshed them for 8 hours because I had no idea what I was doing...I then tanned them with some of that tanning solution that is in the orange bottle. They are on the wall and I decided that was was the end of my beaver snaring. lol

    I was out deer hunting a couple weekends ago and seen some otter so I ordered a dozen 280's. Never used these traps before but I can tell you this much... a mistake would definetley break your fingers at a minimum....Jesus...these are powerful traps.

    I figure once I catch one I will get it stuffed on the wall and that will be the end of my otter trapping days too because they are about a mile from the road as well...lol

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    They're alright. Really fatty and rich. I would smoke the meat for several hours, then finish in a crockpot or roaster
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    yes some consider it a delicacy. often tastes, and smells like fish
    AS GOES THE CHURCH, SO GOES THE NATION

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