This is an extremely simple set to make. Once you’ve located a run, the work is done. The run is simply the path that the beavers’ travel on. Typically it will be worn down below the level of the pond floor, or it will at least be packed hard versus mucky and soft. All you need to do is set your conibear in place and you’re ready for action. Watch the video below to see how easy yet effective it is.
Keep in mind, whenever you place a trap close to a lodge or den you greatly increase the odds of catching young beavers. This is what you want to do if you’re trapping to eliminate problem beavers, but if you’re fur trapping and want to leave seed animals you may want to avoid setting too close.