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Am I being too picky? #7950756
09/14/23 04:36 PM
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NorthMtntrapper Offline OP
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So I am looking for a dogless trap to target coyote/fox/bobcat.

Would like 2 coil offset that wouldn't hold deer (landowners don't want deer caught or neighbors dogs hurt).

I don't want to mess with a lot of modifications.
Also want something that is available in current production/purchase online.

Any suggestions?

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7950775
09/14/23 05:10 PM
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Th8nk u can buy the #2 Bridger fully modified

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7950776
09/14/23 05:11 PM
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Or the alpha #2

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7950825
09/14/23 06:00 PM
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I agree with Yes Sir, both are good traps and meet your criteria.

Last edited by 20scout; 09/14/23 06:02 PM.

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Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7950875
09/14/23 07:03 PM
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Wolf Creek #2

Only adjustment needed is to file the notch to your preferred pound setting and go. But this is common to the Montgomery dogless system. Once set nothing to ever go out of adjustment.

Not needed unless live market but the jaw faces are a little rough, a moment with a file or sander takes care of that.


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Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: Yes sir] #7950899
09/14/23 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
Th8nk u can buy the #2 Bridger fully modified

X2 good trap

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7951048
09/15/23 04:00 AM
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I have 4 dozen Alpha’s and love them. I was switching over to all No BS traps this year in order to have everything be the same, but I couldn’t get away from the Alpha’s…. I have the #3’s and they are easy to set and seem like a well built trap.

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7951684
09/15/23 09:23 PM
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Somerset Pennsylvania
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Love my Alpha #3s. I bought some used bridger #2 dogless and wish I would have just bought more Alpha. I bought some No BS traps and sent them back and exchanged them for Alphas. Both are good and the No BS are built like a tank but I just like the Alphas more. I like to add a 1 1/2 size 4 coil springs to give them just a little extra zing but it’s not necessary.

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7951822
09/16/23 06:33 AM
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Bridger two offset fully modified in dogless model is a great choice. Many of mine I have removed the extra springs to make them two coiled. They hold coyotes just fine. Over time if the main springs get weak they can be easily replaced, or you simply put the original extra springs you took off and make them back to 4 coiled.
It’s is a great coyote and cat trap, and I’ve never had a problem with non-target issues you describe.
Jim

Last edited by jabNE; 09/16/23 06:36 AM.

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Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7951865
09/16/23 08:00 AM
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Thanks for the help everyone. I think I will get a half dozen alpha #2 and see how I like them.

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7952010
09/16/23 12:17 PM
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I love my ALPHA'S!


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Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7952112
09/16/23 03:37 PM
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I have a few fully modified dogless Bridger #2s and they're a great trap. They just require a little more tinkering than I like to get the pan level.

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: CountryCletus] #7997679
11/18/23 12:30 PM
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I use the Alpha traps for years. They seem to be one of the best for my trapping. Why would you be leaning away from the Alpha's countrycletus? I've used them for years with no problems, maybe you need to reconsider the way you are setting them?? Just a thought.

Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: NorthMtntrapper] #7998032
11/18/23 07:41 PM
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Something about this new member 555 don't seem right? whistle


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Re: Am I being too picky? [Re: backroadsarcher] #7998111
11/18/23 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
Originally Posted by Yes sir
Th8nk u can buy the #2 Bridger fully modified

X2 good trap

Agreed, I am a big fan.

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