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Most foot friendly fox trap? #7214157
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What do you think is the most foot friendly fox trap, that will also hold coyotes?

Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214222
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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214277
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The 450 will also hold cats too.

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Thanks guys, offset, closed jaw, or the fox model?

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Thanks guys, offset, closed jaw, or the fox model?

Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214349
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Closed jaws.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214408
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If your State allows closed Id go closed. May just be me, but less damage with closed.

Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: Wanna Be] #7214516
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
If your State allows closed Id go closed. May just be me, but less damage with closed.

I have to use offset and I've noticed that to be true with fox. Most of mine are grey fox around here and have caught them in MB 450, 550 and Bridger #2 dogless all offset the MB do better with the wider jaw face but they often damage the foot. Wouldn't go offset unless you have to and if so use thicker jawed traps.

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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
If your State allows closed Id go closed. May just be me, but less damage with closed.

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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214539
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Mb 550 and bridger 1.65 and four coiled bridger 1.75


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: Ethan1234] #7214567
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Originally Posted by Ethan1234
Mb 550 and bridger 1.65 and four coiled bridger 1.75

Would'nt the extra springs increase damage?

Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214599
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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7214722
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When I trapped fox for the live market I used Duke 1.75s with both Inside and out side lams. Inside lams are more important that outside lams.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7215050
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Any 1 3/4 trap with heavy jaws i'm partial to the northwoods cause i have a bunch and the've been working for a long time No grays here


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Back when I trapped foxes in the late 80s I got by with Victor 1 1/2 coilspring. That would not be a option today with all the coyotes we have now. I use #3 Victor Montgomery 2 coil now and I have released a few foxes over the years with no problems.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7215851
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Originally Posted by rattrapper1234
Originally Posted by Ethan1234
Mb 550 and bridger 1.65 and four coiled bridger 1.75

Would'nt the extra springs increase damage?


No, prevents slippage...feet sliding back and forth.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7215988
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There are times when over powered traps will cause foot damage. It's just not apparent to the trapper because they are killing that animal and skinning It.

PM me if you want to.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7216214
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I spoke with Tim Caven several times, when I was starting possible live market trapping, back when he was coming to Georgia and doing it with Bob Young.
This was BEFORE he had the MB line of traps.
He and Bob had to keep fox AND yote feet in perfect shape to sell to that market.
They were using fully modified Victor 1.5's reg jaw and Sleepy Creek 1.75's offset jaws...thus started my trap modification biz for the NC boys round here.


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Re: Most foot friendly fox trap? [Re: rattrapper1234] #7216303
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I can tell you with certainty an MB550 2 coil offset will cause foot damage...close to 80% of the time. These are greys and not reds. Regular jaws not so much. Go down a little to the 450 regular jaw and none so far.

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Originally Posted by trapperjdb
Back when I trapped foxes in the late 80s I got by with Victor 1 1/2 coilspring. That would not be a option today with all the coyotes we have now. I use #3 Victor Montgomery 2 coil now and I have released a few foxes over the years with no problems.




Same here.... except went with the MB550's recently.

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