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Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods #6771527
02/15/20 05:50 PM
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silkyplainscoyot Online content OP
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Which one do you like better and why?

Thanks.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6771533
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Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6771544
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I'll comment about 155's. I bought a dozen from every manufacturer to test. These were used for fisher and marten. I then added 10 dozen Bridgers. After three or four years I sold them all and bought 10 or 12 dozen Belisle's. If I was rat trapping i'd try the Bridger 150s because of the price. For me the NWs are not worth the extra cost.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: ebsurveyor] #6771556
02/15/20 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ebsurveyor
I'll comment about 155's. I bought a dozen from every manufacturer to test. These were used for fisher and marten. I then added 10 dozen Bridgers. After three or four years I sold them all and bought 10 or 12 dozen Belisle's. If I was rat trapping i'd try the Bridger 150s because of the price. For me the NWs are not worth the extra cost.

What do you like about the belisles better?

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6771599
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I love the Bridgers for rats and mink

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6771610
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I'm thinking about trapping some fisher and marten again this year and by using the 5 inch conibears or smaller I still have to use the exclusion cages but not the ones with the mazes I was debating going with the belisle 120's or the 155's where I sold all my fisher and marten traps.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772162
02/16/20 09:58 AM
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Bruce check out the Duke 155 too.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772305
02/16/20 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by silkyplainscoyot
Which one do you like better and why?

Thanks.


I haven't tried the Northwoods. So I can't really say.

But I can tell you I've sold all my #110s and gone strictly with Bridger #150s, and they work just fine.

Bonus is, for me anyway, they set right on the KB stabilizer square up making them super for bottom edge sets.


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Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772336
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Thanks guys. I have 110's for rats and been considering giving the 150's a try.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772364
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I like the Bridger150's. Work great.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: wheelers] #6772371
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Originally Posted by wheelers
I like the Bridger150's. Work great.


Same here, no complaints. I will add that the new springs are strong and some folks complain about the springs eye holes.

Iím thinking about giving Victor and Belisle a try, not that it adds to the conversation.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: MChewk] #6772467
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Originally Posted by MChewk
Bruce check out the Duke 155 too.

I might have to check them out

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772469
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I sure wished they made a belisle 155

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772506
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I like the Bridger 150's. The trigger is sweet!

Make sure to get the Magnums. The first ones (regular) that came out weren't the best.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6772509
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I own a few Bridger 150s. Overall they seem like a good trap. They are a little bigger then a 110 which can be nice when trying to block a slightly bigger run or den hole.


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Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: Bruce T] #6783461
02/26/20 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Originally Posted by ebsurveyor
I'll comment about 155's. I bought a dozen from every manufacturer to test. These were used for fisher and marten. I then added 10 dozen Bridgers. After three or four years I sold them all and bought 10 or 12 dozen Belisle's. If I was rat trapping i'd try the Bridger 150s because of the price. For me the NWs are not worth the extra cost.

What do you like about the belisles better?


Dead animals in the trap with Belisles.

Re: Opinions on 150 bodygrips. Bridger or Northwoods [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #6783527
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If you're using them for coon go with the CTM 5x5. For rats the Bridgers are good and economical. I don't care for the Northwoods at all.

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