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#5973695 - 08/12/17 12:42 PM Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews
YOTEBOY Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Saskatchewan
If you've used this this trap what's your review ?

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#5973703 - 08/12/17 12:54 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
lee steinmeyer Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 5865
Loc: Wheaton Ks
Son.... grin They are a copy of the old Montgomery dogless, with better lock up than the original Monty's had. I think they are a decent trap, but I don't like the fact that if you want offsets, they just bubble the jaws to hold them open. That lowers the lock up. They need an offset jaw model with the offset cut out of the jaw. I don't think anything has changed since I've last looked at them. JMHO
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#5973718 - 08/12/17 01:15 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
red mt Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 2312
Loc: montana
When bubble is added to a trap sand or lightly grind a bit off each jaw on the outside will gain the proper lock up again
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#5973766 - 08/12/17 03:03 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
YOTEBOY Offline
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Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Saskatchewan
Lee (Father), I'm not a big fan of the Montgomery traps but I thought I'd give these "improved" ones a try this season. I'll try 6 if I don't like them you can have them next time I'm home. smile But I thought I'd check out everyone else's opinion of them .


Edited by YOTEBOY (08/12/17 03:04 PM)

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#5973805 - 08/12/17 04:05 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
lee steinmeyer Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 5865
Loc: Wheaton Ks
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#5973817 - 08/12/17 04:36 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
Rammer Offline
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Registered: 01/29/15
Posts: 826
Loc: South Dakota
I've ran them for 4 years or so now. Mine aren't modified, just 2 coiled standard jaw, with baseplate added and extra swivel. I've caught lots of critters in them, they have been very foot friendly. Skunks, coons, coyotes, fox all held and no damage at all. My only complaint is how low the pan sits. I had a few issues when I first got them getting stuff under pan, but that wasn't a fault of the trap. Now I throw several extra leafs under the pan and have been good to go.

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#5973821 - 08/12/17 04:47 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
red mt Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 2312
Loc: montana
Rammer they are talyor made for screen
I know some people do not like it
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#5973825 - 08/12/17 04:52 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
Rammer Offline
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Registered: 01/29/15
Posts: 826
Loc: South Dakota
Red, I've run screen with them and without. I am going to run with screen again this year.

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#5973902 - 08/12/17 06:31 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
mttrapperguy Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 699
Loc: missoula, mt 59803
they are pretty much all I use for cats and have had excellent results with them. I just wish they were made in the USA

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#5974308 - 08/13/17 08:52 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
Gulo Offline
"On The Other Hand"

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 208
Loc: Idaho
Yoteboy. Back in the 70s, I was a huge fan of the Monty's. Now that I've returned to Idaho from Alaska, I needed to gear up a bit on coyote traps. Got a couple dozen Montana's to see if they were comparable to the old Monty's. Started out with 2 dozen each of the #2s and #3s. Wasn't at all disappointed. Next time I need to bolster coyote/red fox/bobcat footholds, will pick up another couple dozen of the #2 Montana's. I've found I prefer them over the #3s for what I do. Hope this helps...

Jack

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#5975080 - 08/14/17 05:42 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
John Graham Offline
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Registered: 09/30/14
Posts: 117
Loc: WYOMING
The Montana Off-set jaw traps have a 1/4" long piece of key-stock welded in opposite corners of the jaws to create a 3/16" off-set. In reality, when a coyote sized foot is in a trap, does the jaws ever close down to 3/16"?

The pan is SUPPOSED to be below the jaws of the trap. It is a hug advantage in the long run. The animals foot is within the jaws of trap that much more, when the trap is fired.

They are tailor made for screen covering. I use a galvanized screen, but steer clear of the super-stiff black stuff.

And yes, I guess I wish they were made in America too. But, I guess when 98% of our fur heads back over that way, I think it's a fair deal. Besides, we pay plenty of shipping, welder wages, box printing and a hundred other costs along the way. UPS makes as much on a dozen traps as I do sometimes. We make plenty of stuff right here in Wyoming, and it all trickles down, I assure you.

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#5975127 - 08/14/17 07:29 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
Gulo Offline
"On The Other Hand"

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 208
Loc: Idaho
Well put, John. I'm certainly happy with the traps...

Jack

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#5975161 - 08/14/17 08:53 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
warrior Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 6038
Loc: Georgia
If they were made in the US the Washington bureaucracy would make as much on the traps as well.

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#5975187 - 08/14/17 09:41 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
garman Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 1081
Loc: minnesota
I used them for a few years they are a very good trap. Well built etc. I ended up going to sterlings otherwise I may still be using them.
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#5975226 - 08/14/17 10:27 AM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
Morris George Offline
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Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 55
Loc: McComb, MS
I ran a dozen of the Number threes for one season here in south Mississippi and found them to be very strong well made traps. The only draw back I had with them was most of the catches were above the pad on the ankle. The result was a lot of damage to the leg which made the yotes unsuitable for the live market. I ended up trading them for some number 2's and 1.5's which are also very good traps and I like the round jaws better. I did catch and hold a couple large otters with the #3.
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#5975570 - 08/14/17 07:31 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: Morris George]
braveheart Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 136
Loc: S.W. Iowa
If a person is slow at skinning.I would not use the heavy black screen either because a person catches to much by using it and to many hours would be spent in the shed skinning. I have tried the noodle screen would rather use cup cake liner. Just my 2 cents. The trap works great with heavy black screen.

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#5975648 - 08/14/17 08:40 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
red mt Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 2312
Loc: montana
Other reason I like heavy black screen and one once the trap is adjusted the way I like it,i agree with John below jaw level. I do not like to see outline of the pan on a heavy rain or a wet snow heavy screen will not let that happen.
But I know Andy W ran coffee filter on his victor Monty's .
So there other ways out there for sure
Heavy black screen is my vote because easy use once the pan is below jaw level.
One mistake imo is running low pan tension is cause a lot of people cuss screen.
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#5975649 - 08/14/17 08:41 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
swet158 Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 256
Loc: Wyoming
I have 4-5 dozen of the #3 Montanas. Great trap. They are my go to on cats and coyotes. I use screen with them and always get good pad catches. Great trap, John. Thank you for bringing the dogless back and improving it.
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#5975665 - 08/14/17 08:59 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
okiewolfer Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/17/14
Posts: 61
Loc: western Oklahoma
I've been running nothing but #3 Montanas for the last 5 years. I have absolutely no complaints except I don't have enough of them. I refuse to set a trap with a dog on it anymore unless I'm water trapping. The low setting pan is one of the things I love most about this trap by the time his foot gets down on that pan he is committed and there's no turning back for him.

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#5975697 - 08/14/17 09:25 PM Re: Montana #3 Modified Trap-- Reviews [Re: YOTEBOY]
John Graham Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/30/14
Posts: 117
Loc: WYOMING
I agree, the 'noodle screen' is worthless, and I cant see any benefit in using at all. Slow at skinning? I have a skinning machine!

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