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· Grand Member<br>2007 Bowhunting Contest Team Winne
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I seen this really start a debate on another site, any where from 1.75 coils up to, MB 650s, and #4s.
However the MB 650s and #4s are to big for land sets in AR.
If yotes and cats is all you are going to catch I think #3s would be good, but if you are going to have the chance to catch fox and coon in them the #3s would be to strong, and you would lose a number of critters with broken legs.
I have been using only 1.5 dukes, with good results on Coon, fox and cats but am planning on getting some new traps next year and think I am going to go with #2 Bridger offsets. Have missed several critters that worked my set but just missed the sweet spot, hope the larger trap will help solve this.
Just my thoughs, hope it helps.
 

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For coyotes and cats I love four coiled #3's. They will hold what steps in them with very few if any pullouts, I can not say that about a two coiled trap of any make. My personal favorite is the Jake trap but they are very expensive.
 

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Foothold traps must be smooth-jawed.
Foothold traps on land must have a jaw spread no greater than 6 inches (measured from the inside edge at the dog).
Foothold traps in water sets must have a jaw spread no greater than 81/2 inches (measured from the inside edge at the dog).
bridger # 3 has 6 1/2'' jaw spread so it can't be used for land set--#2 has 5 7/8'' so offset is legal for land set--for non trapper some of these can be a head scratcher
 
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