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Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

I wanted to see which coni everyone prefers for muskrat trapping and why.

Is there a reason to go with belisle or sleepy creeks (or any of the more expensive traps) over dukes?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

bmi"s not the cheapest,not the most expensive.best trigger system on a conibear.made in cleveland.strong and long lasting springs.ive got some that are heading for 20 years old.

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

There is no bad choice of a rat size conibear (110) they all work. No matter who makes it once a rat gets in it it's dead. With the chance of loss due to one thing or another the cheapest ones you can get is the way to go. I may not have the most experience in using them but im my 60 years I've never had a live rat or mink in one.

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

There is no bad choice of a rat size conibear (110) they all work. No matter who makes it once a rat gets in it it's dead. With the chance of loss due to one thing or another the cheapest ones you can get is the way to go. I may not have the most experience in using them but im my 60 years I've never had a live rat or mink in one.

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

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Re: Which conibear do you prefer for muskrats?

Forget about the 110's for muskrats and get some single spring 160's. Bridgers are fine and have a decent trigger. Dukes are ok, if you can find them used, but don't come in single springs.
Now, if you were talking mink, the Duke triggers are a little too stiff for mink, IMO.
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