Newly-restored archival film from around 1950 shows beavers being parachuted in a box over Idaho as part of a re-population program. The film clip was restored by the Idaho Historical Society and posted onto YouTube. It was part of a nearly 15-minute long documentary from the Idaho Fish and Game Department about live-trapping and transporting animals like the beaver and muskrat as a solution to overpopulation.
The film shows beavers being trapped and placed into wooden boxes attached by rope to parachutes. The minute-long clip that shows the actual beaver drop includes a narrator who says the animals are dropped near a stream or a lake.