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 Post subject: Duke 1.75
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 20:30 
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Are 1.75 to small for coyote or bobcat :?: and are 1.5 to small for bobcat :?: if so what should i get?


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 20:41 
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the 1.5s in no way are strong engouh for either the 1.75 can work well for yottes but i would go to at least a 2 or 3 for cats i have seen a cat dislodge a jaw from a #2 duke it did not get away but was very close if the 1.75 are 4 coil u should be able to handel both in my opinion some other on here will call me on that though and they r most likely right since i guess i am a rookie. me personaly from now on all i am buying is #2 and 3 dukes and maybe some 3 bridgers in either of these traps u can get either one look at the post new traps to me there is some good info about the subject on there when i ask a simlar ?

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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 10:54 
Properly set up, a 1.5 will hold a cat, but not for long. You risk having a lot of pull-outs, and you'd do best to add at least two stinger traps to the set to try and get a second paw....

A 1.75 is better, and it will hold both, but plcement is crucial as cats have big feet.


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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 11:06 
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just wondering where would u recomend placeing the stinger traps i may try this

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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 11:29 
About 18-24 inches out from the main trap. When they get pinched, they're going to start spinning and trying to get out, so you'll get a good backfoot catch because they aren't thinking of how hard their feet are hitting the ground.


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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2007, 21:32 
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a 1.5 wont work too well for cats or yotes. although i have caught a couple of yotes in 1.5s they arnt the best choice. i would go with a #2 or bigger for yotes and #3 or bigger for cats.

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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2007, 15:10 
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I still would stick to a #2 Blake and Lamb anyday over a duke or a bridger or even a sleepy creek. A #2 even held a small bear my dad had in a brushy yote' set with a drag!


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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2007, 20:56 
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I caught a bobcat in a #1 1/2 by the toe :shock: and man I thought that thing was going to get out of the trap and eat me


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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2007, 23:21 
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when it come to high dollar cats i dont mess around(same with yotes) i bust out the three's on them. decked out with all the bells and whistles. yep that will hold them..lol


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PostPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 14:53 
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My limited experience has showed me a 1.5 coil is only exceptable for soft animals like a fox. I use victor and mongomery coils in 2 for most work and for our big coyotes only a number 3 will ensure he is there tomorrow. I use 1.5 mainly for muskrat and mink and they work well but that is only me. I here they are good for coon but in N.B. you cannot leg hold a coon.

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