Beaver are active at night, but are most easily viewed before dusk.
Because they live in a wet habitat, prepare to be around wet areas
Few beaver ponds have mosquitos. This maybe because the fish and other water wildlife consume them
Watch out for the "pongee sticks". These are the chewed off end of willows are like sharpened pencils. Wear heavy shoes
Take a camera. If you use your cell phone put it in a Ziploc bag so it does not get wet.
Be quiet. Especially if this is the first time you have visited them. They have become wary after years of trapping.
Be patient. If you set quietly, you are more likely to see them
Talk to them. Sometimes beaver respond to gentle talking.
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Report a beaver sighting
Important message from Idaho Fish and Game: "If you discover a possible poached animal, please do not disturb, approach or move the carcass. Important evidence can be corrupted. Call IF&G at 208-232-4703 immediately and report what you see"