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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