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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Bridger doglesses

Now that they've been on the market for two seasons that I know of. Does anybody have any opinions or experiences with them? Personally, after a little fine tuning, and I do mean a little, I think they're a great mixed line, affordable, reasonably priced trap. Although I would add that mine are laminated. Without the lams they have some pretty sharp edges and cutting potential...

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Re: Bridger doglesses

ive looked at them , never used any though . you may want to try and ask furdog , I know he has some . seems he caught a bear in one last year
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I bought a few. While this year I haven't set many traps, just cables, the few sets I have made were with these traps. I really like them. Only picked up a couple of reds and a few coon in those sets, but had absolutely no damage. Last year I did have a yote with a slight cut on top of its foot with one. Could have just been from being caught early in the night too. I would like to see others opinions on them too.

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I have a #3 dogless 4 coil, I ordered it inside laminated to stay within PA regs but when it came only one side was laminated. I used it this season in Missouri and ended up catching a big bobcat in it. He was held by 2 toes. I am anxiously awaiting the call that the KO traps I ordered at the convention are ready, I think they will be a better trap.

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Re: Bridger doglesses

I started using the #2's four coiled last season. Great trap sits really flat. I filed the night latch short to my liking. Last season I caught fox, coyote, coon and even held a bear in one. They stayed true , no adjusting after the catch. I did see some cutting on the fox and coyotes. For that reason I put JC Conners flat lams on. No issues this season. Very solid trap for the money.

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Re: Bridger doglesses

I use them with great success. My favorite land trap for fox and coyote number 2, 2 coil offset.
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I tried them this year for the first time, and really like them. I will be getting more.
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Re: Bridger doglesses

I bought a dozen Bridger #2 dogless this past summer. They were offset and laminated as well as 4 coiled. I took the 4 coils off as I thought they were just too much to set. It was a pain getting the pan tension adjusted and getting the pan to set flat. However, once I got it adjusted, I really liked them.

I bent the extra length on the spring pins after I removed the 4 coils to avoid any hang ups on the chain. I caught several coyotes and a coon last week and had no cutting on the feet. Good solid catches on all of them.

I didn't think I was going to buy any more after getting them adjusted but I may consider it now.
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Re: Bridger doglesses

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Now that they've been on the market for two seasons that I know of. Does anybody have any opinions or experiences with them? Personally, after a little fine tuning, and I do mean a little, I think they're a great mixed line, affordable, reasonably priced trap. Although I would add that mine are laminated. Without the lams they have some pretty sharp edges and cutting potential...

Thoughts?
Are you using 4 coil or 2?

I bought 1 when they first came out- never even figured out how to level the pan. I did like the profile of the trap- but I'm mostly fox catching so kind big for my needs...
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Re: Bridger doglesses

i run about 8 dogless #2s..at first I loved them, but they are very inconsistent with tuning which drives me insane. I typically now only plant if all my MBs are already in the dirt

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