On dry land, 220s are great otter traps. In the water, 280 is usually a better choice in my opinion, although I’m more likely to set a 330.
IMO a 330-size trap is a poor choice for otter unless it is fully submerged. For fast moving otter’s a 330-size trap quite often closes on them to far back resulting in poor hip catches that don’t dispatch them quickly. My experience with the smaller 280 is that it closes faster and results in fewer, if any, poor catches. The 280 will also capture more of the incidental mink and muskrats that often trigger 330 beaver and otter sets without getting caught. Thus, it is the ultimate otter trap IMO.
For those who have PM me about trapping in New Mexico on BLM land . Here you go, you will need. = Non Resident License = 345 dollars Habitat Stamp = 5 dolllars HMAV Stamp 5 dollars. You will also need to take and complete = online Trapper and Furbear Ed class. Its free . And even a dumb old guy like me can pass it. LOL! You can get a BLM map for you phone that tells you where YOU are and where BLM and other lands are, you can trap on here. Https;//www.blm.gov/New Mexico Hope this help answer some questions
While I know nothing about it, my initial thoughts were that it was a good decision. Just heard Trump put a stop to the Pebble mine project. I dont know much about that area either, but I do know some outfitters that will be happy to hear that news. Seems like with Trump we just keep winning.
If an animal really likes a lure or bait they can't get enough of it. if it only has a mild curiosity appeal to them then maybe that curiosity can be fulfilled from a distance if too much is used. That's my experience from testing formulations. Coyotes do have an amazing nose and have surprised me how long they can smell a good lure.
I well say a lot of top shelf attractants (single ingredients) for coyotes will cause a rolling response if too much is used especially at flat sets. So sometimes caution must be used for this purpose.