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Cage Traps. #7976167
10/21/23 07:37 AM
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Chris Rhoads Offline OP
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Question about cage traps and manufactures. Iíve seen Freedom Brand Professional Series Cage Traps and would like to opinions on them. In the past Iíve used Comstock and Z-Trap.. Thanks

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Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Chris Rhoads] #7976445
10/21/23 03:14 PM
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Our preference is Safeguard pro model series. Tomahawk has very good cages also. I don't like gravity door traps much even though we have a few tube traps that are, all that I purchased years ago to try them. Comstock's are very good power door traps also.

No traps of quality are very cheap any longer unless you get a buyout deal from someone, or they need $$ fast.

Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Bob Jameson] #7976578
10/21/23 06:56 PM
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Thanks for the information!

Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Chris Rhoads] #7977449
10/22/23 10:09 PM
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Safeguard traps are single door, meaning there are fewer options and fewer opportunities to make catches that double door traps offer. Traps with pans also offer fewer catching opportunities. There are times that a baited trap may be all you want, but when you get to a location many times you don't know what will be required to make the most productive sets to get the job done as quickly as possible. If you are looking for traps that provide the most options, double powered door traps with a wire trigger not only allow for trail and den setting to catch animals going in either direction in positive sets, but also provide for setting vertically, sideways and up side down if needed like a conibear trap. Also, with powered doors there is enough pressure on the trigger to offer a great deal of stability. Even if the traps are rolled over they are not apt to fire prematurely. One video shows a raccoon roll a Comstock over on its side and then enter to snatch the bait before getting caught.

Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Chris Rhoads] #7977463
10/22/23 10:22 PM
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Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Jim Comstock] #7978514
10/24/23 10:22 AM
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Thanks Jim! Some good information!

Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Chris Rhoads] #7983569
10/31/23 06:55 AM
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Hi Chris, Here's my take on your Question. For me Freedom Brand is a specialty trap, I use the 9x9. Trips easy and catches those light footed animals. I really don't like traps w 1x1 wire though, get tired of cleaning out all the dirt and debris. Comstock is #1 for versatilty and high catch rate. I even use dbl door w both doors open, baited when I need to set away from hole for multi catches. Gravity door my favorite is Wickencamp Pro series - they last forever and also have high catch rate. I have some Tomahawk 10x10 that I use a lot and 10x12 for the bigger raccoons. Haven't tried Safeguard.. A few Tube traps are necessary for change up. The smaller tube traps, 8" or 6" are nice for easy handling of skunks. Also use 7" Wickencamp or 9" Freedom for skunks wrapping at least half with cardboard and ductape. Can wrap the Comstock as well in Positive set for skunks. Note: All my traps are staked down with a rod pushed through them. Good luck!

Re: Cage Traps. [Re: Chris Rhoads] #7983672
10/31/23 08:56 AM
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Hi Chris, Here's my take on your Question. For me Freedom Brand is a specialty trap, I use the 9x9. Trips easy and catches those light footed animals. I really don't like traps w 1x1 wire though, get tired of cleaning out all the dirt and debris. Comstock is #1 for versatilty and high catch rate. I even use dbl door w both doors open, baited when I need to set away from hole for multi catches. Gravity door my favorite is Wickencamp Pro series - they last forever and also have high catch rate. I have some Tomahawk 10x10 that I use a lot and 10x12 for the bigger raccoons. Haven't tried Safeguard.. A few Tube traps are necessary for change up. The smaller tube traps, 8" or 6" are nice for easy handling of skunks. Also use 7" Wickencamp or 9" Freedom for skunks wrapping at least half with cardboard and ductape. Can wrap the Comstock as well in Positive set for skunks. Note: All my traps are staked down with a rod pushed through them. Good luck!

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Re: Cage Traps. [Re: J.Melton] #7983995
10/31/23 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the information!

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