When my place was built in 1983, the only access was a road/damn built through the middle of a farm pond about 1 acre in size. During the last few years the beavers have invaded and have a lodge on each side of the road. They routinely clog the culverts between the ponds, raising the water level on one side which softens and erodes the side of the road. I nab a few out in the open with a shotgun every now and then, but I've been told the best way to control them is with snares. I got me a couple and set them on obvious slides and trails but have had no luck. Any pointers all you well seasoned trappers can give me will be much appreciated.