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 Post subject: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 16:13 
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of dogless traps? I noticed they cost less then coilsprings of the same size.

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 18:51 
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Heres my take on'em. In theory the dog can "throw" a foot out if they step on it or it make a poor catch by raising the foot too high. Dog less eliminate that possibility. Too me dog less are a little more hazardous to set for beginners or uninitiated. Both bed the same, but the dogless ive used i had a heck of a time adjusting the trigger weight, they seemed to have more "creep". Theyre not my favorite but ive usedem and still do on rat pole sets and rat floats. Some love how flat they set too.

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 20:04 
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The newer dogless styles adjust much easier now. There are 2-3 main styles and set ups, all work quite well. They do set very flat, and with no dog hazzards to ever think about. No foot flinging but more importantly no dogs to get chewed up or chewed off. I like them and are one of my favorite predator traps. I esp like the MB 650, 750 and Sterling 500 and 600 style triggers and dogless design. I like them over the other designs because i hate messing with a loose jaw in bedding traps, and with those traps both jaws are solid and pinned down. Everyone has their own favs though....

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 20:09 
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As far as advantages:
1. You can set them in areas frequented by people that walk their dogs without fear of the dogs being caught.
2. They are "species specific" as in directly made for raccoon although they will catch possums, skunks and the occasional mouse and chipmunk.
3. Relatively easy to set.

And the disadvantages:
1. Limited to the species listed above.
2. A bit too conspicuous to people.
3. If no type of cover is used, they will get clogged up with snow or ice and possibly get jammed with bait.

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 20:18 
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Lol! Rick....toss me one of those brewskeys!!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 22:02 
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trapperrick wrote:
As far as advantages:
1. You can set them in areas frequented by people that walk their dogs without fear of the dogs being caught.
2. They are "species specific" as in directly made for raccoon although they will catch possums, skunks and the occasional mouse and chipmunk.
3. Relatively easy to set.

And the disadvantages:
1. Limited to the species listed above.
2. A bit too conspicuous to people.
3. If no type of cover is used, they will get clogged up with snow or ice and possibly get jammed with bait.


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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014, 22:19 
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Umm.. That made me scratch my head... I had to reread everything, thought boy i misread that.. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
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I will not use anything else for yotes and cats. Ever! I have some 1.75 bridgers and they will only be used in high theft areas. If anybody steals them they will be doing me a favor. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: dog less traps?
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2014, 05:35 
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I'm not sure what's so funny?? When you take the "dog" out of the trap, the trap loses it's ability to catch canines......The only thing I can say is that Richard must have a secret dog that trips the pan in his traps to make them appear "dog-less".............. :--D I wonder when the cat-less trap is coming out...................

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