I hear you with the axe! First day I came home soaked. What kind of chisel do you use?
Funny you mention the runways. There are clear pathways through the cattails and that is where I caught that one beaver. I wonder if I caught him because of the bait or because it was a runway. Tomorrow, if there is no catch, I will try and stake some to the bottom like a channel set.
I'll keep hammering on this pond for a bit. I just need to be careful as the town conservation committee was very clear that they want seed left on this land.
I am loving this under ice thing! Beautiful walks into the ponds, no people and 72 hour checks...love it.
Thanks a million man. Very kind of you to share info so freely.