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Looking for recommendations #7611361
06/23/22 10:02 PM
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Del Gue Offline OP
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Hi all, I’ve asked the same question various ways to various people, but I haven’t gotten any definitive answers yet… I want to get the best “do it all” traps. I’ve been thinking of getting 110’s for my muskrat and mink duties, but i was wondering if there’s something small enough for mink and skrats, yet big enough to hold a coon should it happen? Also what other traps can I use for multi-faceted purposes? Any input is appreciated, God bless!


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611363
06/23/22 10:06 PM
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coon, mink and rats = 1.5 coil spring..


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: grumley701] #7611368
06/23/22 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by grumley701
coon, mink and rats = 1.5 coil spring..

X2


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Catch22] #7611371
06/23/22 10:20 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by grumley701
coon, mink and rats = 1.5 coil spring..

X2

Yup


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611372
06/23/22 10:24 PM
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A 160 sized bodygripper would catch and hold all three as well.

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: ~ADC~] #7611375
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
A 160 sized bodygripper would catch and hold all three as well.



True dat...


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: ~ADC~] #7611421
06/23/22 11:44 PM
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Del Gue Offline OP
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That’s exactly what I was wondering, thank you!


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611423
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Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611425
06/23/22 11:54 PM
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Well If I were to pick a coil spring trap It would be a #2 or a 1.75 sized trap That sized trap will hold otter and coyotes and fox+ rats mink and coon. It's a heavier trap which will help in drowning mink and rat sized critters. And It also gets a higher catch on the leg.

The 160 BG would be my choice for coon rats and mink.


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611426
06/23/22 11:55 PM
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Rat Traps. Dispatches the catch!!! Fast and effective

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611427
06/23/22 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Del Gue
Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?

Just remember that the 160's need to be in water to be legal in Ohio.

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611434
06/24/22 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Del Gue
Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?



#155 is also a good choice for coon too. In weasel boxes rat traps with the big yellow pans or 1 1/2 LS. The 1 1/2 LS is also a great choice for mink trapping with it's light pan tension

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611438
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I do love my 160's --even work well on nutria - which I had doubts about. Even picked up an otter.

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611502
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Originally Posted by Del Gue
Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?


0s will work I used them for years but moved to 1 1/2s which will also work for all the other animals you listed

If using coil springs it helps to disconnect one spring, easy enough to do then just reconnect it when trapping something else





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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611533
06/24/22 07:59 AM
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Anymore my favorite muskrat trap is a single spring 160. Love the extra size compared to a 110. The springs are not hard to pop on and off.

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611611
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a good 1.5 coil will catch many species....

Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: SNIPERB🦝] #7611733
06/24/22 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Originally Posted by Del Gue
Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?

Just remember that the 160's need to be in water to be legal in Ohio.



Good catch, hadn’t even thought to look into it yet. Ohios trap laws are odd.


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: nightlife] #7611735
06/24/22 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by nightlife
Originally Posted by Del Gue
Thanks for the answers everyone, 1.5 coil springs and 160 body grippers it’ll be. If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?


0s will work I used them for years but moved to 1 1/2s which will also work for all the other animals you listed

If using coil springs it helps to disconnect one spring, easy enough to do then just reconnect it when trapping something else


Does the 1.5 not squish weasel’s?


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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611793
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Originally Posted by Del Gue
If I can add a secondary question, do you prefer rat traps or #0 long springs for weasel boxes?
Rat traps in a box or milk carton.[Linked Image]


Last edited by bctomcat; 06/24/22 04:37 PM.

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Re: Looking for recommendations [Re: Del Gue] #7611856
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[/quote]

Does the 1.5 not squish weasel’s? [/quote]

No more then say a conni will a mink or rat





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