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Best Mole Trap? #7227850
03/26/21 11:38 PM
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Im looking for getting some more mole traps. Since the new OOS traps are junk what do you guys recommend? Im between Fenn and Talpex right now but am open to other scissor trap brands. I have held the new OOS and they aren't even comparable to the old ones. I have a couple gopher hawks, but I am not totally sold on those yet. Also thinking about the step on scissor traps.

Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7227986
03/27/21 07:43 AM
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I like Steve's traps and No-mole. Just have never got much with OOS. JMO


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Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7228008
03/27/21 08:20 AM
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For price efficiency, size, weight I switched to Trapline mole traps many years ago. Once you get on to good trap setting mechanics they are hard to beat. I can carry several dozen in a 2 gallon bucket with my other tools and flags. 2 doz. Trapline traps weigh about as much as one OOS trap.

They are killer traps with a good track record. Double catches are frequent using them as well..

All mole traps work once you get on to setting each one effectively. I haven't used an OOS or Spear type traps since I developed my trap setting system for trapline traps.

No mole traps are too long and big for my likes but they also work fine with some practice with them. It comes to preference and how effectively you learn to set each type of trap.

Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7228009
03/27/21 08:21 AM
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Just a question... how much would you be willing to pay for a high quality trap similar to the OOS that would be made in America? I think there would be a big market for a quality scissor trap thatís made in America. But to answer your question, I would go with Steveís traps. I think they are just as good as OOS but they both have their pros and cons. Not one trap is necessarily the best for everyone.

Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7228037
03/27/21 09:09 AM
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Another vote for Steve's or No mol. No mol if you have sandy soil.

Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7232848
04/01/21 07:16 PM
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OK Iím not a pro but my neighbors worship the ground I stand on.The Nash mole trap will turn an idiot into a pro.Slit the ground with a knife for the two loops.


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Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7233560
04/02/21 05:57 PM
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Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7234843
04/04/21 10:24 AM
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Size, weight, cost and effectiveness. Those are all good points to consider when gearing up for commercial mole control traps.

Learning the most effective setting techniques for your device is obvious in that mix of importance.

Re: Best Mole Trap? [Re: Buck77] #7234952
04/04/21 01:52 PM
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A good (mole) trapper can kill moles with just about any GOOD trap.
I have learned that long ago.
That said, some traps perform better due to soil conditions and depth of runs.

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