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Huge traps for coyotes #7453518
01/07/22 04:41 PM
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Was watching Clint Locklear on youtube talk about how he likes cdrís with huge pans for coyotes and said he sees less paw damage than from a #2 sized trap because they dont fight the giant trap and it doesnt bite them as hard. Would take a bunch of waxed dirt, and i know its not legal everywhere. Who adheres to the bigger is better theory?

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453522
01/07/22 04:48 PM
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Little big imo. If a guy needs 7.5Ē jaw spread and a big pan to reduces his misses he needs to learn to guide better imo.
Maybe if all your guaranteed to catch is yotes. Donít think that would treat a domestic, fox or coon very well. Some things are out there to catch trappers more than to catch fur. Click bait.




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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453536
01/07/22 05:31 PM
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I like 6 1/2 outside jaw spread on my coyote traps. I don't see a 7 1/2 jaw spread trap grabbing anything a 1/2 higher making much difference. I've seen the pics of his catchs and unless I tried a 7 1/2 size trap and saw something different I'll believe him. I've tried smaller traps and ran into more marginal catches than I like.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453558
01/07/22 06:03 PM
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Boy some of yall re about to have fun with this thread

Gotta remember that was back when he was doing control work for a living on them ranches in texas and cats where brings alot of money. He's said on alot of of his podcasts ( I can try and find them for y'all if women wants) he wouldn't recommend eveyone and their mom just go setting cdr and the like on dry land especially in the east. Again in Texas it's a complete different ball game as many know.Theirs actually alot of people who do it ,they just don't talk about it. I know one guy in perticular, extremely good trapper, he experimented using big pan CDRs for live market coyotes. Said they worked extremely well, had a better catch percentage (plenty of pictures to prove it as well) but stopped using them for a few reasons. holding more black bear being one.Theirs an EXTREMELY accomplished trapper on here I've seen use them for coyote control jobs . Trail sets with them and the like.
Theirs also more that goes into this then just a bigger trap is always better. The trap has to be made a certain way and balanced.like a car can work but a mb750 is a horrible choice. I've chatted for hours with folks about this it's a special deal for special situations.
Best way I can describe it take a Duke 13/4 and a Duke #3 sit em side by side and look at em

But again alot of guys who do this just plain Don't talk about it due to flack from other trappers.

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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453584
01/07/22 06:39 PM
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I use Bridger #3 OS 4CS. Work great for me. Bigger doesn't seem necessary. I would recommend them to anyone wanting new coyote traps
Other good choices out there too. Its what works for you. As with rifles, fly patterns for trout fishing, having confidence matters !!!

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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453697
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I've seen that video and I have a mighty hard time believing an animal will have less foot damage from a beaver trap than from a number 2. Reckon how a CDR would treat a grey fox? I think he's talking out of his rear. No way I would set a trap that big on land here even if it was legal.

In one of his videos he talks about how the trap needs to be behind the dirt hole and then he shows night videos of coyotes approaching from the front, contradicting himself. His catch numbers are way higher than mine but he gives some mighty strange advice on stuff.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453730
01/07/22 09:01 PM
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550s offset jaws.. best trap ever made imo.

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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: canebrake] #7453733
01/07/22 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by canebrake
I've seen that video and I have a mighty hard time believing an animal will have less foot damage from a beaver trap than from a number 2. Reckon how a CDR would treat a grey fox? I think he's talking out of his rear. No way I would set a trap that big on land here even if it was legal.

In one of his videos he talks about how the trap needs to be behind the dirt hole and then he shows night videos of coyotes approaching from the front, contradicting himself. His catch numbers are way higher than mine but he gives some mighty strange advice on stuff.

I don't know what you were watching but in his Teachers of the Night video's the coyotes spend 80% of the time behind the dirt holes and he spent a lot of time pointing that out. I believe it was because of the camera in those videos and don't believe that was a normal reaction
That is why I remember what was happening on that night video.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453796
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I went to #3's four coiled. I laminated them also because I thought that size was a bit big and hoped the lamination would help. Prior to that I caught all my coyote's in #2 size coils.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: Dirty trapper 73] #7453812
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Originally Posted by Dirty trapper 73
550s offset jaws.. best trap ever made imo.

This ^^^


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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453821
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If trapping for coyotes I want a 6 1/2 inch trap.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: ShawneeMan] #7453910
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Originally Posted by ShawneeMan
Originally Posted by Dirty trapper 73
550s offset jaws.. best trap ever made imo.

This ^^^

Inside jaw spread of a 1 1/2. Stout trap but small. To each there own but I see more guys making there living catching coyotes with #3 than 1 1/2s.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: Yes sir] #7453915
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I like the MJ 600 Sterling. But I stll own LOTS of MB 550

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453923
01/08/22 12:14 AM
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Hmmm... Noticed about eveyone commenting here if from the Easter side of the US.....wonder what the western guys think. Seem to historically always been a divide on the subject


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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453924
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Think MB550ís are about as big as we can go. If an MB550 is considered a #2. Donít think thereís a size limit in water, but definitely on land. I couldnít imagine having to release 2-3 deer every check.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7453930
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MJs for me 500/600 either will do.

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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: Wanna Be] #7454053
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Think MB550ís are about as big as we can go. If an MB550 is considered a #2. Donít think thereís a size limit in water, but definitely on land. I couldnít imagine having to release 2-3 deer every check.

Deer just pull out of my traps. have a pic from trail cam lol

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7454067
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K9 Extremes for me. 4 coiled, offset, outside lams with 3 swivels. I have also observed that they don't seem to fight this tank of a trap. I'm sure the weight is most of the reason.

Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7454075
01/08/22 08:47 AM
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Iíd like to invite any of the ďbig ironĒ crowd on up here. Bring your CDRs, no BS Extremes, your throwback double longs.

Well go knock some traps in tomorrow. Grounds only froze down 18-24Ē. I donít even like chipping out a hole for a Monty 3 when itís like this and thatís more in line with #2 size traps these days!

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And Iím gonna throw the BS flag on foot damage. The bigger the trap, the heavier the trap. Heavier the trap, the more foot damage. Throw in some mud, even heavier trap!

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Re: Huge traps for coyotes [Re: DWC] #7454135
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Look on the bright side, in most years ur coyotes are worth twice the $ as ours for the extra work. Lol

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