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Bridger #4 long #7166240
02/02/21 01:15 PM
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Westvirginia
Ethan1234 Offline OP
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Here in wv were allowed a jaw spread of 6 1/2 inches or less and i was wanting to get some bridger #4 longs next fall but are they to big for yotes and if someone uses them on the forum can you post pic of your catch in them and for you all who have told me to get coilsprings i got you covered im wanting to get some mb 550s or some kb compound 5.5s if i can find them or i was gonna get some bridger #2 doglees and dog on fully modifieds

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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166401
02/02/21 03:44 PM
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They are not too big for coyote. Iíve used them before and theyíre great for coyote and bobcat. The only drawback is you have to dig a big bed for them, but thatís not an issue until the ground freezes.


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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166505
02/02/21 05:25 PM
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Use em all the time for yotes and cats


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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166549
02/02/21 06:06 PM
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I got a couple at Christmas, just to play around with. They are now night latched, and laminated, and they look like a beast of a trap, when compared to the 550's I'm running now. I haven't set them yet, mainly because I don't feel good about catching someone's dog in them. They do look like a nice trap, but I may try some #3's next time. JMO

Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: ebfarmer] #7166571
02/02/21 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ebfarmer
I got a couple at Christmas, just to play around with. They are now night latched, and laminated, and they look like a beast of a trap, when compared to the 550's I'm running now. I haven't set them yet, mainly because I don't feel good about catching someone's dog in them. They do look like a nice trap, but I may try some #3's next time. JMO


Do they come night latched and laminated


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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166667
02/02/21 08:03 PM
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I've got a few I had to night latch them and they were not laminated. I put an electrical junction box cover on the pan and glued a shingle on that for a few of them. I have some that I just sprayed adhesive on the j-box cover and put dirt on it. They are strong traps and it takes a big hole to bed them. I also laminated them and put a center D-ring on the base plate.

Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: lestan101] #7166759
02/02/21 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by lestan101
I've got a few I had to night latch them and they were not laminated. I put an electrical junction box cover on the pan and glued a shingle on that for a few of them. I have some that I just sprayed adhesive on the j-box cover and put dirt on it. They are strong traps and it takes a big hole to bed them. I also laminated them and put a center D-ring on the base plate.

Do you have a pic of one so i can see what it looks like done


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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166773
02/02/21 09:42 PM
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They donít come night latched or laminated, but I definitely recommend doing it when you get them. If you canít laminate not the end of the world, but definitely night latch. I know not everyone has access to a welder, but files are cheap. I use a pair of vice grips to hold the dog and use as a guide to file in night latches.


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Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Ethan1234] #7166792
02/02/21 09:58 PM
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Bridger #4 offset, [Linked Image]
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pit#2 pan baseplated. Not to big for coyote

Re: Bridger #4 long [Re: Fiske] #7166821
02/02/21 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiske
Bridger #4 offset, [Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
pit#2 pan baseplated. Not to big for coyote

Awesome man ill definately get some now thats a nice cat and ill modify them for cats and yotes


"You reap what you sow"
Im 15 and still the best trapper in glenwhite
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