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 Post subject: #1 coilspring
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2007, 20:21 
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Any opinions on this trap for coon? Mostly coon, mink, and rats in my area. Would like a trap to handle all these critters and not be to big for rats or to small for coon.


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 Post subject: Re: #1 coilspring
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Practical Outdoorsman wrote:
Any opinions on this trap for coon? Mostly coon, mink, and rats in my area. Would like a trap to handle all these critters and not be to big for rats or to small for coon.
They always pull out of them for me but I am putting door springs on them like a shock absorber . I use #2 or 160 or 220 some #1 3/4 but have the best luck with #2 my dad says he used to use #1 jump traps I only caught 1 off that one lots of pull outs try the spring they will catch them but I still like the 2's and have caught rats in them too they drowned right there if your in 2inches of water cant pick there heads up .

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Agreed, I don't have much luck holding coon in 'em either. I'd go with a #1.5 coil or longspring, or a #11 doublejaw. Sleepy Creek makes some nice traps available in all those sizes. Be sure you set-up your 'rat traps on drowners.

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I use #2 double long on mine and don't have any problems.

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I have a caught coon in #1 but i like the 1.5's their stronger and will also drown a rat in a good amout of time.


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wow....why do you guys waste a good #2 on a rat/coon set? i buy a bunch of used 1.5 or get brand new ones but dont dye them! the coons love to crab at shiny things in the water at night! :lol:

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i agree. a #2 is to big for both. the smallest thing i use a 2 for is a fox.


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i have used 1 1/2s for rats and coons have never trapped mink but have heard 1 1/2s will work for mink


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1.5s work on mink to. i caught one before season last year in a pocket set in a canal by a railroad bed. Perfect pad batch. He was released unharmed.


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Number one stoploss with a helper spring been using them since the early 70;s or the number 11's ...coon, rat. mink ,otter ,possum's these two trap's will hold them all and then some....If your stringing alot of steel out ..I can set the number 11's a little faster than the number 1 stoploss.the number one's bed easier but the number 11 have more holding power because of the foot placement in the trap.the foot can not slide over to the oppisite side of the spring because the number 11 has springs on each side ..that basicly keep's the foot centered in the jaws.swivel them in the center.you'll have no more pullout's.

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otter with an 11 ls!!?? wow i never knew that! i use 2's or 3's for them!

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I agree with Chiefton. A #1 stoploss or #11 is the way to go. 1.5's are equally good. But a #2? . No way. Like stated above they are too much trap for the species asked about. I too use them, but only on the fox/coyote line.

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If you put the helper spring's on the number 11's .They will hold any otter that ever swam.I have went to my set and had a 50 or 60 pound beaver waiting on me and that's in either trap.I then realizied the holding power of these trap's.If the jaw were bigger to accomadate the size of the beaver's foot,I have no dout they would hold him,most of mine were 3 toe catch's on the beaver's.... but they held.

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