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.
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.