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#6076247 - 12/06/17 09:14 AM trap pan setting for coon and fox
trapre Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 94
Loc: state college, PA
How many pounds of pressure should I use for a coon and a fox? That's primarily what I want to trap. I trapped last year and had many squirrel catches is there a way I can fix that, maybe by more Pounds of pressure?


Edited by trapre (12/06/17 11:25 AM)
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#6076305 - 12/06/17 10:48 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 3164
Loc: SW Montana
You might be able to keep most squirrels out but they bounce around pretty good and still might trip some.I'd try about 3 lbs and see what works.My bobcat traps have about that much tension and our small cottontails that weigh about 1 1/2 lbs,rarely trip them.A gray squirrel weighs about 1 1/4 lb but may be a little more energetic.The tracks I cottontail tracks I see on my traps,show that they are just taking small hops,not like going full out.I catch fox,coon,coyote and some skunks in the same traps.

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#6076310 - 12/06/17 11:04 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
trapre Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 94
Loc: state college, PA
Cool, thank you I'll try it.
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#6076352 - 12/06/17 11:47 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
jeremygranado36 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 147
Loc: Tx
I use 2.5 pounds on my duke 1 1/2 coils. Specifically for fox







Edited by jeremygranado36 (12/06/17 11:47 AM)

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#6076356 - 12/06/17 11:49 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
jeremygranado36 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 147
Loc: Tx


Video of a fox I trapped with those traps

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#6076363 - 12/06/17 11:59 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 24510
Loc: Northern Maine
Nice video
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#6076384 - 12/06/17 12:25 PM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
coolbrze Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 241
Loc: VA
Jeremy - think you need to set some triples!

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#6076387 - 12/06/17 12:27 PM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
trapre Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 94
Loc: state college, PA
lol. I'll try some 2 1/2
and some 3 pounds on my traps. Thanks for the info guys and cool video!
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#6076390 - 12/06/17 12:29 PM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: jeremygranado36]
trapre Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 94
Loc: state college, PA
Originally Posted By: jeremygranado36


Video of a fox I trapped with those traps
What kind of set is that?
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#6077288 - 12/07/17 08:31 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
jeremygranado36 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 147
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: trapre
Originally Posted By: jeremygranado36


Video of a fox I trapped with those traps
What kind of set is that?


Look at my urban fox thread I made a few days ago. Its a V shaped guided tight with 2 small holes with a q-tip with bait and lure. I trapped 11 fox here in town last week. around houses lol

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#6077335 - 12/07/17 09:08 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
Wright Brothers Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1471
Loc: Pa
In my experience 3 lbs tension on the bench can turn into a whole lot more in the freeze thaw freeze soil I have worked.
In general I set the pan so it wont fall when strap is unset. Big traps with wire pan cover get more tension.

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#6077405 - 12/07/17 10:19 AM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
PAskinner Offline
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Registered: 08/27/10
Posts: 2222
Loc: PA
I just put a bit of drag on the pan. I think they probably have about a lb with spring tension. Works fine for me. Misses most chipmunks and mice, but will catch big squirrels. Any more than that and a bit of rust can put your tension too high, IMO.
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#6077680 - 12/07/17 02:35 PM Re: trap pan setting for coon and yote [Re: trapre]
hippie Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 3821
Loc: pa
Keep them on the lite side if you want to catch greys in the winter.
This ain't Texas.

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