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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Best Fox trap

I am new to trapping, I would like to know what size trap and coils (offset or not) is the best to use for trapping fox. Also if the trap would hold a coyote.
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Re: Best Fox trap

I'm using Duke OS #2 Coil Springs for Fox and Coyote, no problems so far.

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I'm using the same!
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Re: Best Fox trap

Bridger 1.65 or 1 3/4. I like offsets.
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Re: Best Fox trap

I am using Bridger #2 Offsets w/ 4 Coil. Caught my first fox today with a high left foot catch. It had EXTENSIVE foot damage. I was setting for coyote but got the fox. I don't know what I could have done different.
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Re: Best Fox trap

I used some Bridger #2OS 2-coils this year. They did not do any damage to the foxes. But I wasn't really happy with how high they got up on the leg. I was using them and MB-550's due to the abundance of coyotes.

My favorite dedicated fox trap is the Bridger 1.65

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Re: Best Fox trap

i'm useing duke 11/2 13/4 4coiled MB550 and sleepycreek 13/4 4coiled briger 1.65 and #3's and as of now the Duke 13/4 4coiled get's my vote as a all around fur catcher i got everything from coon to coyote's and Bobcat's with very minor Damage Note if you are going to use ANY DUKE Coil spring Trap make sure you clean up the end of the Dog with a file
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Re: Best Fox trap

Lighten tension, and raise pan might help with lowering height of trap contact. I run #2's with super light tension, and pan slightly higher than level. Mostly get great foot catches in Monty #2's.
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Re: Best Fox trap

mb450 or Bridger 1.65 with sterling pans.
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Re: Best Fox trap

Duke 1.5's are a good trap to start with.........

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