Does anyone know how hunters harvest beavers with laikas? I have seen after-photos of such hunts in groups designated for Finnish Spitz and Norrbottenspitz in Finnish. However, I have only seen Al Melcalf do it in Laika groups.
The only method I know is hulking down, waiting them out and sniping them with a a .223 Rem while swimming, then sending in a Labrador to retrieve.
Pavel seems pretty interested in the dams we found. He wouldn't leave them alone, and kept going back 1km just for them according to my GPS when I couldn't figure out why he wasn't keeping 15 minutes intervals with me. He keeps coming back to this area the last several times, sometimes going several kilometers out of his way just to get here.
I know he tried to catch muskrats before they dove underwater.
Just curious since it's legal to hunt beavers here. It's not something I can find in the old fur-trapping books about hunting with dogs.