I have switched up my plans for this fall and will be running all Duke 1.5s for coon,mink and fox. I dont trap coyotes so this is my only need for traps...I have used mostly NW's until this along with victor...
MB traps one doz 450s.one doz 550s 1/2 doz 650c 1 doz 405 eliminators (from the 70s) 14 lil grizz 5 pak DHDPs 4-330 doz 110 1/2 doz 120 1/2 doz 220 around 50 antique traps (mixed) 2 mole traps 7 live traps 2 minnow traps and a hand full of snares. More traps then I use. When my Fur check comes I'll probably get more traps Its a sickness.
My trap of choice for coyote trapping is also Bridger #2 offsets along with some modified #3's. I also run some Duke 1 1/2's, Sleepy Creek #11dj and some old Victor #1 & #1 1/2 longs for rat trapping. My preference for beaver trapping is the Bridger #5 for hind foot trapping and the Bridger #2 modified for front foot trapping.
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Post by huntingmaxima on Mar 28, 2010 13:31:54 GMT -6
I have alot of MB550's but I do not like the offset. They have cost me some fur, I drove up to a set twice last year and had a coon lung out of the 550. No more offset for this guy. As soon as the reg jaw 550 come out these will be for sale. Other than the offset they are not a bad trap. For beaver I run MB 750's and T-85's. I like them both but lean toward the t-85 because they are easier to set.