Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1985


Beaver have greatly increased their range in Texas due to restocking and construction of man-made water impoundments. Damages can generally be categorized into dike and impoundment damage, tree damage, and flooding or other damages. These total $9,326,541 for the fiscal years 1983, 1984, and 1985. Methods used to remove beaver include: conibear traps, leg-hold traps, snares, spotlighting, and technical consultation. Live traps are seldom used. Total number of beaver taken for fiscal years 1983, 1984 and 1985 is 5,158.