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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Yote leg hold suggestions

I'm looking to buy some coils springs mainly for coyotes. I have some Duke #2 single springs, and a ton of 1 1/2 victors. I've read to use the double (4springs) 1 3/4 to hold them. Does anyone have any info they care to share?
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

A lot of traps will hold them...


But sometimes not....my buddy sent me a pic last season of a trap blown apart....think it was a 1.5 coil...

Coyotes are bigger stronger critters and can be tough on gear...

That being said, with a few modifications most traps will do..even a 1.5...

You will get a ton of answers but if you are wanting coyote traps get coyote traps...at least a #2 or a legal sized #3...

I like a square jaw trap...they seem to bed easier for me...and give a little more space than a round jaw..

I run fully modified bridger #2s as my land trap...I've caught fox yote and coon in them and no trouble...

2 coil vs 4 coil is kinda personal but I prefer them for a few reasons...one I run laminated jaws which add weight to the jaws...the extra springs help keep up the speed/power...two is for coming up through mud/snow/etc...just makes sense to me...but a lot of guys do fine with 2 coils...


Some guys will say bigger traps aren't needed....to each his own...a yotes foot in even a #2 makes the trap not look so big....
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

Thanks!! That makes since about the extra springs! That's some great info
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

I agree with mauser. I prefer 4 coil (most of my trapping is done during freezing conditions).
If money is not too much of an issue, I really like the mb550's (essentionally a 1 3/4 size).
If money's tight, alot of people have success with the duke #4. I have a bunch, and like brider #2 fully modified. With that being said, they cost almost as much as the mb550. If I had to do it again, I would just purchase the mb brand. You should also look into becoming certified to use cable restraints. They are a nice tool to use beginning Dec. 26th.
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

If I was to buy another dozen strictly coyote catching machines.....it would be the #3 Bridger. They have a jaw spread that is right at our legal limitation of 6.5" outside, and you can get them for less than $150/doz.
For a mixed line I have a pile of Bridgers from #1.5 - #3, but if I were to start over today I would take a long consideration at the MB550.


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Certified for restraints as of 4/14/13 with 6 dozen ready to go on 12/26/13. I just send my dad an email last night about the mb550's. thank you all for your advice, it's been helpful
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you do not need big traps to hold a yote you need a strong trap to hold a yote that being said any fully modified trap should hold a yote but i would not go smaller then 13/4
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

I've never had any trouble holding a yote in my Duke 1 3/4 and 3's.I only use 2 coiled traps too.I don't have time to tinker with my traps.All I do is cut the chain shorter to about 6",add mid chain swivel,nightlatch with 2 lbs pan tension;works great for me.I think the short chain is important with the traps I use.I never give the yote any room to test my gear.I'd rather have more gear in the ground for my $$ then expensive stuff.I do trap all public ground too so I have to deal with theft
I saw someone recommended the Bridger 3's.I was looking at them over the weekend and they seem like an awesome trap for yotes
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Get on YouTube and look at the vid of a rant from the tiny trap club. The message makes sense to me
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Re: Yote leg hold suggestions

The real wolfers, guys that kill coyotes year round for a living use traps with 6"-6 1/2" jaw spread. There has to be a reason for this.

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