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TBone Mcghee
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« on: November 24, 2013, 07:37:24 PM »

I've got several beaver tails frozen.  Would they make a decent bait?

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:41:28 PM »

Short answer yes
Long answer, cut them up in small pieces and place them in a glass jar with cloth over the lid (to keep flies out), set in the sun for several weeks and the oil will render out and float to the top. Draw off oil and use as lure. This is the same as making fish oil for bait, but beaver tail works great on predators.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 07:58:37 PM »

Bounty for my tails,at least half the tail.Rest goes in my bait pile behind the house,along with the skinned beaver.Picked up 5 yotes,1 red fox,and 1 bobcat in the three weeks I was able to set it last year.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 10:51:01 AM »

coonman's right tbone!     keep about 5 inches of the end of the tail for the bounty.  either turn em in, or trade w others for lure...  ( like me Smiley )   

cut off the thick end, and chunk it up for bait.    believe me, its enough smell   and they all have the castor smeared all over em...   if yer feeling brave, ya can cook em a little bit and pour off the juice!   but do it OUTSIDE!   LOL     its smells    strong!    and i doubt MOM would understand!        about everything will hit the beaver castor smell...   coons, fox,   coyote bobcat..    even skunk..   
   

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