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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2018, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Trap size?

What trap size would you recommend for fox in PA. knowing coyote are a possibility. Moved to PA from Idaho/ Montana and trapped coyote there but used #3's which might be too much for fox. Appreciate your thoughts.
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you will gat a lot of different answers , but 1.75 of a quality brand is what i find best . the mb-550 is about perfect , and i also like the smaller 450 .
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Your threes will be fine. We have more coyote than fox in my area of pa. Check jaw width, as most #3's will be okay as long as no outside lams.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2018, 01:48 PM
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i love the MB450s and they hold yotes to.
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I have caught and held fox and coyotes with #2 coil springs off set

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Mb 450, mb550 offset, 1.75 bridger,victor,duke all work good on fox, bobcat and coyote in PA. The 1.75's might need a little straighting out (pan an dog) after a coyote was in it.

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What part of Pa are you in?Why would anyone move from Idaho to Pa?lol
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I use #2 coil, laminated and offset jaw. Modified with a stronger base plate, center mounted chain, 4 coiled. Mine are Bridgers , but there are many other quality brand traps out there. A lot of traps can and will hold a fox, but a coyote can really fight a trap if it wants to. If you’re catching both in the same area, I’d use a trap that will hold the coyotes. A #2 is a little big for fox, but the offsets and lams will help eliminate damage to a fox’s smaller leg.

Good quality chain and lots of swivels too. I think the 4 coils shine if you’re trapping this time of year as they will be faster when it gets bitter cold.
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550 is a great size but i prefer 450's, just seem easier to bed and nothing excapes
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550 is a great size but i prefer 450's, just seem easier to bed and nothing excapes
my thoughts exactly , i bought the 550 first the tried the 450 and that's what i grab on most occasions
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