- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Commercial trappers in New Hampshire say they’re getting more beaver removal requests as international fur prices have fallen.

Commercial trapper Anton Kaska tells New Hampshire Public Radio (https://bit.ly/2bP0kkT ) he has received more calls over the past year and had to trap over the winter for the first time. He says his spring rates increased by nearly a third.

Beavers can build dams in one day that hold several feet of water.

Biologist Patrick Tate says trapping is the most efficient and economical way to control their populations.

Trapper David O’Hearn says he sold his beaver pelts for $48 apiece in 2013. The average pelt price this year is about $13.


Information from: WEVO-FM, https://www.nhpr.org/

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