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 Post subject: i need trap size help!!
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2007, 21:39 
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Location: Northestern, PA
what size legholds do you use for coyote?
what size for fox
what size for coon
what size for bobcat?

i hope someone can help me
i also wanna know how you get your forum from newbie to trapper


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 Post subject: traps
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2007, 21:42 
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I use nothing but dukes. some will disagree with their quality. For yotes I prefer 1.75 or 2 cs.
fox 1 1/2 or 2 cs
coon 1 1/2 cs, 1 cs, 11 dblong spring
cat,, never trapped them but hear tell a #3 or larger is best.

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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2007, 15:02 
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If you like dukes then STEELWALKER said it well, I agree with him.

As far as going from newbie to trapper.... get involved and start posting and your "level" will continue to rise. But its not the level you have on here, its the experience you aquire, there are alot of guys on here that dont have 10000 posts but they are very knowledgeable about trapping.


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2007, 19:20 
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Location: W.V.
I use 1.75 victor & duke for all the animals you listed


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2007, 20:35 
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Location: Arkansas
#2 Bridgers for everything!!!

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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2007, 22:53 
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Bridger's for sure!
#3's are a good all around trap
i would use a bridger #2 or 1.65 for coon but if theres other animals around like fox or coyote it would still be good to use a #3 just in case a big coyote comes along but #2's will do the job to.
you'll just have to exp. them for yourself
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PostPosted: 22 Dec 2007, 11:35 
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Location: Georgia and Texas
I use 1.5 coils for all the above... I will set #3 coils for Coyotes and other in open areas when the trap is to be staked down... But a 1.5 coil and 6' of good kinkless chain with a drag system will hold anything you should go after.

As far as brand I use Dukes because of cost and they are holding up just fine... Its all in how you treat and maintain your equipment.

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Fox 55
Coyote 22
Bobcat 21
Racoon 58
Opossums 5
Skunk 4
Beaver ???????

Traps go back out a just a few more days.....

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PostPosted: 22 Dec 2007, 15:38 
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Location: Arab, Alabama
Duke #2s are inexpensive and work good on coon and fox.


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I use #3 for everything....besides coon.....1.5 should be good for them.....the reason i use #3 is the size of a bobcats foot......a 36inch tom has a pritty big foot. Lets say it is 2.5 inches across.....in a #3 trap his whole foot is inside the jaws not allowing it to be thrown out or a toe catch....using a #2 the cats foot can touch the pan and the jaws at the same time....this allows toe catches and throw outs.
I am mostly after cats since that is where the cash is...but they work good for song dogs and are deadly on fox.....I have cought alot of grey fox by both feet....makes it kinda hard to get away.
just my two cents.
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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2007, 13:16 
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Joined: 04 Nov 2007, 15:33
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Here is a website that should help Traps4kids.com then goto trap size.
ps not jest for kids.


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2007, 13:34 
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Joined: 20 Dec 2006, 18:37
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Location: central pa
brand is each users preference or cash supply
longevity is like they said 'care for them and theyll last'
trap size depends on alot of factors like your areas critter size and what your primary targets are as too small of a trap and 1 large critter is either a pullout or a damaged trap its amazing how much damage the right critter in the wrong trap can do and as they say 1 pullout couldve paid for a couple traps
2s and 3s are a good size for all the largers and even the 1 3/4 for fox or coon
maintain the springs though on all a weak spring makes a 3 worse than a 1 1/2 ive found this out the hard way ive had 2 pullouts from some used 3s i bought pulled them all for rebuild now

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