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What would you pay for BEAVER?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by WhiskeyDeltaTango, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    Not sure how many trappers we have here on TW, but hopefully one of you guys has had to deal with nuisance beavers (no not a crazy ex-girlfriend).

    I do have trapping experience and have trapped beavers before, but my question is about price. I am managing a piece of property for a guy and need to get rid of 2-6 beavers and destroy 2 ~30' dams. The problem is I don't know what to bill him!! I just want to make sure both he and I are getting a good deal. Yes, I have searched the web but no one lists prices.



    Ok, I'll throw some labor details out just some you guys can brainstorm a ballpark number with me.

    Setting 6 - 12 traps @ 20mins a piece
    Removing 2 Dams @ 3 hours a piece
    Clean up and Disposal @ 30 min per dead beaver

    The whole job will probably take a minimum of a week but it will only be a one visit per day. I'm thinking $300-$500 bucks depending on how many beavers. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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    everyone loves Beaver!
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I broke the dam
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    ah yes, a seasoned canadian trapper
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    Come on! some one! any one!
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    Wow. It's funny how issues vary from region to region. The closest animal I have had to deal with here in southern California is a gopher.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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    haha pesky gophers.

    No one can call me out for not searching on this one
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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    Hahahahahaha.

    I just stick the hose in their hole. Give them about 10 seconds before they can't breathe and have to pop up somewhere for air.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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    then its just the old arcade game, whack-a-mole!! Gophers sound like fun.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

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    I use to stick small dynamites :D
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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    I have to big a heart to play real life whack a mole. So I just toss them in the neighbors yard.


    Dynamite!? Of word gets around between gophers you will never have gopher problems ever again.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    well....Tj imported m80s. When i lived in fontana, my uncle had a rancho right near AB Miller Highschool and me and my cousin had to deal with it.
     
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    I went to AB Miller.
     
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    depends on what kind of beaver you're talking about?
     
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    Not the beaver I'm thinking about!;)



    later tig1
     
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    Two thirty foot dams?

    If you're doing it by hand and they are holding much water I think you have far underestimated the time it will take to remove and clean the area where the dams are concerned.

    How do you plan to remove them?

    What type of tools will you have?

    Will the blocked water way be able to move most of the debris away or will you use another method to dispose of it?

    How large is the creek?

    How large are the bodies of water they retain?

    How large are the timbers?

    How rugged is the terrain around each dam?

    Having done similar work on my own property in the past it pretty much ranks a 00 an my fun scale.
     
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    The creek channel is about 36-40" deep and 8-10ft wide. The trees used to build it average 3" in diameter. I can near bout drive my truck to the dams well within winch range. I was trying to figure out a way to use my truck to rip them open. And I will only be removing the larger timbers from the water and letting the little stuff be.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    For any job I do, I estimate my time to be worth ~$30/hr.

    Obviously, it goes up for specialty skills (computer programming, video production, technical drafting, explosives), equipment rental (cameras, lights, chainsaws, power washers) or if it's just nasty, nasty work you'd have to pay me a ton of money to do.

    Price goes down if it's just manual labor, favors, barter, or if I'm trying to bang the chick hiring me.

    For me, a typical day rate (10 hours) is about $400 w/equipment.

    Figure out how long it will take you to finish the job, what the potential costs to you are, and what you're comfortable charging and go from there.
     
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