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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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newby question

i got some traps that my dad had in his basement for awhile and figured i would give trappin a try and was wondering if these traps are to strong for raccoon, fox or bobcat (when the season starts)
they are #2 double coils
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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Re: newby question

#2's will work fine for coyote, bobcat or fox. I would not go any bigger for a fox trap through. As for coon I wouldn't use it unless you're running drowning rigs. I have seen coon get messed up in 1 3/4 sized traps before. I would get a hold of some 1.5's to use for coon, mink and rats. You can pickup a half doz. of the Dukes for about 30$. 1.5's would also work for fox as long as you don't have any coyotes running around (which is a rare spot these days). I would also recommend getting some books or DVDs on trapping. All the traps in the world wont help if you don't know how to use them. Some ones to get you started would be 4 Hour Watercourse by Alan Probst, which covers beaver, mink, coon and rats. Also Johnny Thorpe's Coyote or Fox Instruction are both good videos. If there is a trapper in your area you can tag along with all the better. Many trappers would be more then willing to take you along and show you some tricks.

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Re: newby question

Also spend some time reading back through the older post. There is a lot of information in those pages.

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Re: newby question

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Also spend some time reading back through the older post. There is a lot of information in those pages.
i agree with that. I am trying out trapping for the first time this year and i have read every post in this fourm and i have learned quite a bit
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