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#5573260 - 01/30/15 11:45 AM leg trap ?
colt45 Offline
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what's the best leg trap for coyote?
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#5574214 - 01/30/15 09:25 PM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
bdotson Offline
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#5574236 - 01/30/15 09:34 PM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
#3 or #4 long spring is my favorite. Depends on brand whether you need the 3 or 4. I can't remember the brand we use to buy in the 70's. Use to be Victors before that and I don't think they were the best made trap.

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#5574560 - 01/31/15 08:08 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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I use #3 coil spring and #4 in long springs, some are offsets some not.. I have a mixture of brands, Victor and I don't recall the better ones I have. Just pulled them out of a box 2 days ago, so I will look and get the name, but I believe they are Alpines.

There are things you can do to make the traps much better, like adding spring under the pan and filing the pan/latch point. I have caught allot of coyotes in cheap ole victors.
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#5574620 - 01/31/15 09:08 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Pittstate Offline
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Norwood is the name I was forgetting. Traps were very tough and came rough from the box. Like Western stated, there are things you can do to the traps to make them much more effective. Youtube is your friend!

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#5574631 - 01/31/15 09:17 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Western Offline
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I didn't have "Alpines" that is where they are made (been 10 years since i had them out grin) The are Livestock Protection Co. traps, made in Alpine TX blush

One of the best you can buy.

http://www.livestockprotection.net/traps01.htm
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#5574681 - 01/31/15 09:49 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Western Offline
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Sleepy Creek and Bridgers are good.
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#5574788 - 01/31/15 10:49 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
R. Edwards Offline
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Duke makes great traps for the money too. I'd look into #3 and #4 coil spring traps. My favorites for coyotes although a little overkill for small Texas yotes are Duke #4 CS OS. I would post some pictures of the trap mods I do, but mine are all in the ground. Youtube night latching a trap and look into adding an extra swivel in your chain if your going to be staking your traps down or using earth anchors.


Edited by R. Edwards (01/31/15 10:52 AM)

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#5577278 - 02/01/15 08:23 PM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
pdotson Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 89
Loc: east tx
Had 6 yotes and 1 cat in mb550s in the last 2 weeks. All held really well. Have some dukes and bridges but prefer the Minnesota brand. My suggestion is to invest in cable stakes too.

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#5577995 - 02/02/15 09:01 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Western Offline
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I used to stake and sometimes I still do if a property line is close, or loss of trap is likely. Most of mine I use a drag so I can use the set location again.
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#5578010 - 02/02/15 09:08 AM Re: leg trap ? [Re: colt45]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: S texas
Mb's and earth anchors all the way
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#5578505 - 02/02/15 01:49 PM Re: leg trap ? [Re: bdotson]
bdotson Offline
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Originally Posted By: bdotson
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