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foot hold for otter #6728065
01/13/20 09:46 PM
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While checking my bobcat blind sets after work today I came across a fresh otter hole as I have my traps on a small creek where the cats have been traveling. Do I put a blind set next to the hole? I did see where it did its job. Not much of a toilet as the hole wasn't there yesterday. My new MB550 are in the dish washer now. I have MB 650 but not sure if they are to big for otter. Any thoughts appreciated

Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728071
01/13/20 09:48 PM
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You got enough water to drown him?That'd be the deciding factor for me.

Last edited by Boco; 01/13/20 09:49 PM.
Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728074
01/13/20 09:48 PM
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dirt hole with fox gland lure will work, the 550's will hold otter just fine.


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728087
01/13/20 09:51 PM
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Minnesota
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Originally Posted by coykill
While checking my bobcat blind sets after work today I came across a fresh otter hole as I have my traps on a small creek where the cats have been traveling. Do I put a blind set next to the hole? I did see where it did its job. Not much of a toilet as the hole wasn't there yesterday. My new MB550 are in the dish washer now. I have MB 650 but not sure if they are to big for otter. Any thoughts appreciated

They're not too big....Ive Nailed otter in them....swivel them up

But like cotton said ...550s work too


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728100
01/13/20 09:57 PM
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Northern Maine
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Both will work.I would want a middle swivel and a swivel on both ends of the chain.

Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728172
01/13/20 10:40 PM
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a chain made of swivels wouldn't be overkill for otters

wink


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728184
01/13/20 10:48 PM
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I think otter are probably the strongest, toughest animal that you are ever likely to trap. If caught on the ground have a strong trap and pay a lot of attention to how the trap is fastened.
I use a #48 Newhouse with six feet of twist link chain on my dry-land sets.


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: waggler] #6728197
01/13/20 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
I think otter are probably the strongest, toughest animal that you are ever likely to trap. If caught on the ground have a strong trap and pay a lot of attention to how the trap is fastened.
I use a #48 Newhouse with six feet of twist link chain on my dry-land sets.

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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: waggler] #6728242
01/13/20 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
I think otter are probably the strongest, toughest animal that you are ever likely to trap. If caught on the ground have a strong trap and pay a lot of attention to how the trap is fastened.


Agree with that statement. People tend to underestimate how tough they truly are.

Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728382
01/14/20 06:51 AM
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Cotton is correct - The more swivels the better!


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728463
01/14/20 08:51 AM
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Here's one in a victor 3N

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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728467
01/14/20 08:55 AM
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Nice Otter Blak spot


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: the Blak Spot] #6728499
01/14/20 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
Here's one in a victor 3N

Nice looking otter

Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728596
01/14/20 11:17 AM
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Thanks!


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728700
01/14/20 12:51 PM
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Try releaseing them. Here in my part of Pa we have no choice and we have a lot of otters. The zone above me had a season last year so I bought a permit but there is no season now there this year. Sooo no otter for me this year......jk


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728716
01/14/20 01:17 PM
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I have had almost no luck at all in holding otter in the 550's on dry land. With their tapered feet they pull out.


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728722
01/14/20 01:22 PM
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650 is not too big for otter.


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728769
01/14/20 02:23 PM
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I have caught a quite a few as incidentals in Duke 1 1/2's and have yet to have one pull out. While I would not target otters with these it tells me that a strong trap that does not have offset jaws should be sufficient with enough swivels and proper staking. I would think the 550's would be great as long as they did not have offset jaws. Many were caught for transplanting with the 11's.
I also feel that because of the way the otter is constructed that a bigger trap does not cause any unnecessary damage as I have not seen any with the MB 750, although these were water sets.


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Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728798
01/14/20 03:00 PM
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My go to foothold trap for trapping otter in the water is the #14 jump.

Re: foot hold for otter [Re: coykill] #6728802
01/14/20 03:03 PM
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i think ya forgot to send the coordinates.










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