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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Trap for coyote

I have read so much about trapping and what size to use for a certain animal. I know a lot of it is opinion and not fact. So my question is...Is a bridger #2 ok for coyote?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: Trap for coyote

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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Re: Trap for coyote

Yes a Bridger #2 will work for coyotes but you may want to consider a few mods to make them better. They should already be baseplated but making sure they have crunch proof swivels, laminating, and bubble welding the jaws will make them a better coyote trap. 550's are also great. A little on the high end of price but ready out of the box and they are made in the USA!
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Re: Trap for coyote

I'll tell you what...bridger #2 are a great trap..but unless you have a lot of time and know how to weld it's better to spend the extra money and get the trap already modified...they sell bridgers that are already modified for 4 dollars more per trap..it's totally worth it...or you can look at a Montana #3...whatever you catch in that trap is not getting out...
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Re: Trap for coyote

I use the bridger #2 offsets and they have been very effective on coyotes.

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Re: Trap for coyote

Thanks fellows.

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Re: Trap for coyote

Iíve been using #2 Bridgerís since 2000 and never looked back. Iíve modified them, they are as good as any trap on the market.
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Re: Trap for coyote

out of the 6 yotes I snagged last year, 2 were in MB450 OS and the rest in 550 OS. If you have the extra funds, the MB's are great, but so are the Bridger's.

Will be trapping in Missouri and Iowa for a while this winter and will be running the 550's exclusively for the yotes and cats.

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Re: Trap for coyote

Yep, I've caught a couple with a fully modified Bridger #2 (laminated offset jaws, 4 coiled,center base plated)

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Re: Trap for coyote

For sets targeting fox I use some Bridger #2 OS.

If I'm targeting 'yotes I go MB 550 OS.

I haven't caught a 'yote in a Bridger yet. My odds are 50-50 that it (unmodified) will hold a big coyote.

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