This two-day training has the goal of providing an overview of how to run a beaver business with details that will make you a stronger beaver-trapper! Participants will engage in a day-long classroom learning to include the behavior and biology of beavers, as well as an overview of beaver management. We will learn the different sets for capturing animals on land and in and around water, understand principles and techniques used to increase selectivity of sets, various ways to anchor traps and the importance of anchors, identify parts of cable-restraint and foothold traps, and how they are used. Actual hands-on practice with traps and equipment.
- Beaver Biology
- Management Overview
- Benefits and complexities of Beaver Dam Removal
- Water Trapping Safety
- Tools of the Trade
- Running a Beaver Business
Hands-on Trapping Demonstration
On the second day, the class will move to an active beaver trapping site to put what they've learned into practice.
Actual hands-on practice with traps and equipment. This field experience will include a tour of an active trapping site with examples of in-water sets, crossovers, slides, castor mounds and beaver exclusion devices.
Demonstration will be held in the field, so dress accordingly for weather predicted for that day.
Classroom Day 1 Location:
Greene County Extension Office
100 Fairgrounds Rd.
Xenia, OH 45385
Hands On Day 2 Location:
Elm St. (no physical street number)
Spring Valley, OH 45370
Hampton Inn & Suites Xenia-Dayton
194 Progress Dr.
Xenia, OH 45385
Holiday Inn-Roberts Centre
123 Gano Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!
Thank you to our Educational Sponsor!