That was true at one time, but now they came up with a formula that translates into the actual weight of the felt, made from the beaver. At one time the weight used to include the weight of the leather also, or some such. There is a video of the process on utube I heard, if interested.A XXXX Stetson takes 4 beaver .
I learnt stuff here .
In the case of Stetson each X is one beaver pelt .
Kevin,If you keep catching the #'s of beaver you are. You will have that new hat in no time. How many beaver does it take to make a hat?
Yep, and the contract is 78 miles SE of me! I unloaded the snomo, and don't figure to need it anymore. Way too early. You may need to drag a boat out on the ice to fish pretty soon!! LOLIf your temps were anything like ours. You will be totally on the ATV from now on. Highs almost 50 light breeze no clouds. In just 2 days the lakes went from snow covered to standing water.
This is my best time of the year for fishing sunfish.
That depends, but roughly in bog ponds from 4-10'. Also varies with water supply in the winter, as tributaries freeze, and pond ice sinks. On lakes here, water can run up to 60 feet deep, but beaver houses are usually at the entrances or outlets of the lakes where water can be @ 15' deep. Lake water levels are usually quite stable throughout the year, so ice tends to be solid and stable. Not so much in the bogs and rivers, where varying tributaries and snow load change all the time. Bogs are really vegetation that floats and change with the snow load, and so does the ice thickness, especially in spring fed bogs. Some of those springs will stay open, or just have crusts on them after a week of -40 temps, because the minnows flock there and fan the water, where oxygen content is stable. In a hard winter here, many of the shallow bog ponds will have winter killed the minnows/ fish, due to lack of oxygen. Some winters when I cut holes like these, to trap beaver, when I return, the holes are full of frozen minnows, or still full of live minnows, so numerous, they keep the holes open for me. I don't have any problem finding Crappie bait.Rally, how deep is the water around the houses?
Not an in-store purchase for sure. Like everything else, I had to make it. Comes off by removing 6 nuts, and I usually leave it where the canoe is. Going to be moving the canoe tomorrow after pulling three dams.love the canoe carrier, bet you didn't pick it up at the wal-mart.
I can get explosive certified, but can't afford the insurance. Lords of London will insure me, but starts at 7K!If I were doing that kinda stuff I'd depend on hand grenades and dynamite. But then the beaver would rot on the bottom.
Just a thought. I have friends that work for MNDOT and they are explosive certified to blow dams. Could it be possible to have insurance coverage extended to you by agencies your are doing beaver remediation for, such as Counties?Not an in-store purchase for sure. Like everything else, I had to make it. Comes off by removing 6 nuts, and I usually leave it where the canoe is. Going to be moving the canoe tomorrow after pulling three dams.
I can get explosive certified, but can't afford the insurance. Lords of London will insure me, but starts at 7K!
Got one canoe spot pulled today and set up five new spots. I'm in three corners of one county and EC part of another county now. Was setting up the final spot at about 6 and the foreman from the NE part of the county calls and he has 3 new spots for me to set up too!