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Best foot hold for multiple species #7388078
10/25/21 08:15 PM
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I have an area the land owner wants trapped thatís filled with red fox, but would like to be able to use them for other species as well . Anybody have a favourite all around foot hold ?

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388080
10/25/21 08:16 PM
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Everyone is about to tell you 550 Duke or bridger.......


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388084
10/25/21 08:19 PM
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I am a MB guy but any number 2 size trap would be my general trap.

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388086
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i would think any #1.75 would do well for a mixed bag trap

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388087
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Northwoods 1.75 square jaw.


Eh...wot?

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388088
10/25/21 08:22 PM
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venango county,pennslyvania
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mb450 or 550.


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388101
10/25/21 08:36 PM
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I agree with number 2 size trap. I have used the #2 Northwoods since they have came out. I have since added a few Bridgers to the mix. I like the MB 550's but haven't put any of them in the ground yet.

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388125
10/25/21 08:52 PM
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I am a fan of making a set with a particular animal in mind and using a trap thats of the proper size and design for that animal. Since no two trappers agree on what that is just use whatever you got. You will form your own opinion as you gain experience. Wait another day and read through this post you will see what I mean about opinions. Unfortunately you only get experience by going out and setting traps.


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388138
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MB-450, Duke 1.75, Bridger 1.75 are good options


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388246
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I know you asked about foothold but what about some snares or body grips?


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388248
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Look at the bridger 1.5. A little bigger than the 1.75.

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388251
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One's made of steel,


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One and a half coil spring for fox and coon any brand.

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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388253
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1.75, #2 are good choices.

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: BandB] #7388276
10/25/21 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BandB
Look at the bridger 1.5. A little bigger than the 1.75.


Huh? A 1.75 is bigger than a 1.5.

#2 Bridger is my choice for an all around trap.


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: yotetrapper30] #7388292
10/26/21 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
Originally Posted by BandB
Look at the bridger 1.5. A little bigger than the 1.75.


Huh? A 1.75 is bigger than a 1.5.


Not the bridgers. And the 1.65 is bigger than both of them.

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388298
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According to their website, the 1.5 and 1.75 have the same inside jaw spread and the 1.75 has a larger outside jaw spread. But yeah, the 1.65 is bigger than both which doesn't make much sense, lol.


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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: tom ohio] #7388337
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Originally Posted by tom ohio
I know you asked about foothold but what about some snares or body grips?


Hi Tom
We have to use RCRs on that side of the district here kill snares arnt legal for K9s . I have a few of them but I wanted to try out some foot holds

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388349
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footholds also have to be offset or laminate/ padded

Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388351
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What do you mean by an "all around" foothold trap? There's no single trap that would be good for beaver and would also make a good muskrat trap. A good wolf trap isn't the best tool for catching fox (although fox are regularly caught in wolf traps in the Far North), and a fox trap would only educate a wolf. If you identify the other species you will pursue, you might get better responses.

When using tools generally, those made for a specific task are usually best at doing that task. A more general tool is good for various tasks but specializes in none of them. Traps are tools. The best traps for fox are usually designed for that critter.

If I wanted a trap primarily for fox, but useable for other species not including coyote, beaver, and larger, I'd get a dozen coilspring traps, size 1.5 to 2. I think you could take coons, muskrats, mink, and ermine along with the fox with these.

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Re: Best foot hold for multiple species [Re: RustyShacklefrd] #7388381
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What "other species" are you referring to? No way to answer your question without that info.

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