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Hill County Park Board approves $4,500 for beaver trapping funding


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 1:30pm

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A beaver swims in Beaver Creek in 2020. Hill County Park Board allocated funds for trapping beaver in Beaver Creek Park. Park Superintendent Chad Edgar says something needs to be done fairly quickly to reduce beaver-caused flooding that is restricting access to cabins and campgrounds in the park.

The Hill County Park Board Monday unanimously approved allocating $4,500 of its budget to be used to pay for beaver trapping.

Beaver Creek Park Superintendent Chad Edgar said that would provide, at $30 a beaver, funds to trap up to 150 beaver.

Trappers in the first decade of this century told the board they had trapped 100-150 beaver a year without making a significant dent in the population.

Edgar said he needs to do something quickly to provide access to campgrounds and cabins in the park.

He said flooding from beaver dams has gone over roads so cabin owners can't access their propert...

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