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curmudgeon

Bexar, AR

#23169 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Beavers clog up rivers and streams here that supply water to people. The forest service goes in and uses dynamite to blow those beaver dams sky high and guess what happens to the little beavers. Yes people first is the way it has to be!
a guy was having problems with beaver damming up a stream. At great expence they would dynamite the dam and the beavers would built right back. So I took my 690 JD excavator (track hoe) over there. It has a hydraluc thumb and we took apart the dam stacked the sticks and logs alomg the bank. then I dug all the dirt,gravel and sloop out of the creek bottom and slung it along the bank. We cleaned it out for a 1/8 mile clear to the bedrock. there wasnt anything left to anchor the dam to and the beaver left. It made me a nice payday and the owner was delighted.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23170 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Beavers clog up rivers and streams here that supply water to people. The forest service goes in and uses dynamite to blow those beaver dams sky high and guess what happens to the little beavers. Yes people first is the way it has to be!
It's human control of everything that has been to the detriment of HUMANS!!
Dam rivers, reroute rivers, build on floodplains, etc....
And guess who DIES all the time because of so-called control and our "humans first" theory?
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23171 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
He doesn't own any elk.
I bet he doesn't hunt elk in Michigan either does he!

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#23172 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Next ignorant question!
Only four words, are you getting weak in the knees Ms. New Mexico, or is it Young Ms. Fulton County Now?

School me------LMAO
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23173 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO!!!
Beavers don't have that type of family structure, silly!!
Really, so not only are you a bird and coyote expert but now you are also a beaver expert!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23174 Mar 5, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> your a idiot that tree I would estimate is 50 years old. And every year it has little black cherries that birds eat. the landowner isnt gonna and cant wait 50 years for another tree to grow. that land is overflow land during the spring. already those beaver have dug a hole under the bank and chewed down many smaller trees that are a natural berm that prevents erosion. The beavers wont be there much longer. We thought about putting wire around the tree to prevent chewing. but that wont work because the beaver are also digging under the tree and will chew the roots. The tree and preserving the land is more importiant and preferable than having the beaver. there are no young there isnt a lodge or nest yet. and there never will be at that location.
You are the idiot to assume that I meant the only way to replace a tree that acts as a post is to wait 50 years for another tree like it to grow! LOL.
I'll spell it out a little more clearly for you, okay? Attach the damn fence to a different tree, or a post or build some other strong structure. To assume that tree will stand there forever just because you kill a beaver is idiotic. I guess AR doesn't get strong winds that could easily take down a large tree along a river.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23175 Mar 5, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> your a idiot that tree I would estimate is 50 years old. And every year it has little black cherries that birds eat. the landowner isnt gonna and cant wait 50 years for another tree to grow. that land is overflow land during the spring. already those beaver have dug a hole under the bank and chewed down many smaller trees that are a natural berm that prevents erosion. The beavers wont be there much longer. We thought about putting wire around the tree to prevent chewing. but that wont work because the beaver are also digging under the tree and will chew the roots. The tree and preserving the land is more importiant and preferable than having the beaver. there are no young there isnt a lodge or nest yet. and there never will be at that location.
Sounds like it would be very easy to relocate the beaver to another area.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23176 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Next ignorant question!
Do you like birds?
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23177 Mar 5, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> a guy was having problems with beaver damming up a stream. At great expence they would dynamite the dam and the beavers would built right back. So I took my 690 JD excavator (track hoe) over there. It has a hydraluc thumb and we took apart the dam stacked the sticks and logs alomg the bank. then I dug all the dirt,gravel and sloop out of the creek bottom and slung it along the bank. We cleaned it out for a 1/8 mile clear to the bedrock. there wasnt anything left to anchor the dam to and the beaver left. It made me a nice payday and the owner was delighted.
You should see how these damn beavers have destroyed areas in Northern New Mexico. They can cut down dozens of Aspen trees weekly to build there dams. People around here usually shoot them on sight..
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23178 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's human control of everything that has been to the detriment of HUMANS!!
Dam rivers, reroute rivers, build on floodplains, etc....
And guess who DIES all the time because of so-called control and our "humans first" theory?
So you are against progress. technology, building, humans, WHAT?
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23180 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the idiot to assume that I meant the only way to replace a tree that acts as a post is to wait 50 years for another tree like it to grow! LOL.
I'll spell it out a little more clearly for you, okay? Attach the damn fence to a different tree, or a post or build some other strong structure. To assume that tree will stand there forever just because you kill a beaver is idiotic. I guess AR doesn't get strong winds that could easily take down a large tree along a river.
WHOAA, wait a minute sister, yesterday you didn't call people names but today is apparently different. Look at you! LMAO! LOL!LOL!LOL!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23181 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you like birds?
I like to eat some and shoot others!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23182 Mar 5, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Only four words, are you getting weak in the knees Ms. New Mexico, or is it Young Ms. Fulton County Now?
School me------LMAO
Maybe I am jealous because I wasn't the Salem prom queen like you were. But then again I heard you had your prom dress off for that young man before the first song ended!

LMAO!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23183 Mar 5, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
He has his soap box, he just prefers visiting over politicking.
The current administration released a bunch of dangerous criminal illegals in AZ. The local sheriff sent a letter to Secretary Napolitano asking for an investigation. The release of those criminals was done with no communication to the sheriffs dept in that town ahead of time. Anyone in congress from either house could call for an investigation. Will there be one? The silence is deafening.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23184 Mar 5, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> a guy was having problems with beaver damming up a stream. At great expence they would dynamite the dam and the beavers would built right back. So I took my 690 JD excavator (track hoe) over there. It has a hydraluc thumb and we took apart the dam stacked the sticks and logs alomg the bank. then I dug all the dirt,gravel and sloop out of the creek bottom and slung it along the bank. We cleaned it out for a 1/8 mile clear to the bedrock. there wasnt anything left to anchor the dam to and the beaver left. It made me a nice payday and the owner was delighted.
There's a beaver dam in our river up north. I'll be delighted when I finally see get to see and photograph the beaver swimming around up there.
Reality Check

Alexander, AR

#23186 Mar 5, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's far from hypothetical. Beavers were in alot of trouble until recently.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Ma...
There is one species of the beaver in North America and beavers are distributed statewide in North Carolina.
Beavers provide many positive benefits to people; their ponds help control erosion and sedimentation, recharge groundwater resources and provides valuable habitat for waterfowl, herons and other wetland wildlife.
But the beaver’s dams can also cause flooding in agricultural fields and residential areas. They can also destroy timber by chewing on or felling trees.
The best way to prevent conflicts with beavers is to manage their population by letting licensed trappers remove them during the regulated trapping season (November 1 through March 31 statewide), when they can be used as a renewable natural resource because its pelt, meat and castor oil are highly valued.
The beavers were in trouble because people were trapping them mainly for their pelt. That is the same as the example I used about the whales. In other words, I agree with you on that point. We have a responsiblity to hunt animals on this planet responsibly and that killing animals to harvest them isn't a bad thing. I was simply saying that beavers were not endangered of becoming extinct because people were killing them just to be killing them.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23187 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I bet he doesn't hunt elk in Michigan either does he!
Not so far. I don't know if it's even legal. Most elk here are on farms, though he says he heard an elk bugling while deer hunting in the back yard last fall.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23188 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Really, so not only are you a bird and coyote expert but now you are also a beaver expert!
I am not a jack of all trades. Stick with just bird expert, okay?:)

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23189 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>You should see how these damn beavers have destroyed areas in Northern New Mexico. They can cut down dozens of Aspen trees weekly to build there dams. People around here usually shoot them on sight..
So people in the southwest are just as ignorant as they are in the south?

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#23190 Mar 5, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I like to eat some and shoot others!
Here is your budget, Republican style.

WASHINGTON -- A new short-term budget bill introduced on Monday by House Republicans includes a bizarre provision banning federal funding to anti-poverty group ACORN, despite the fact that the group has already been stripped of federal funding -- and has been defunct for nearly three years.

The federal government will shut down if a continuing resolution, or C.R., is not approved by March 27.

Rogers' bill also explicitly bars the use of the funds it appropriates for computer networks that do not block the viewing and exchange of pornography. It further bans the transportation of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to facilities in the United States, even though the Obama administration has not transferred any detainees from Guantanamo since 2009 and has announced no plans to do so.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/acor...

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