Havahart trap junk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dustinnvnorth, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

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    Cought a coon the other day in an extra large trap 42x15x15. When i got up it was gone. Ripped the door off. Havahart said their traps are well built but nothing can contain a coon for more than a couple hours because they panic. They recommend checking the trap every couple hours. Really! Who gets up every two hours to check a trap? grrr
     
  2. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is crazy! Do you happen to be a hunter? What I do to keep coons away from the coop is i comb through the woods at night with a flashlight and gun. You can spot their eyes in the dark its a dead give away. What did you plan on doing with the coon after you caught it?
     
  3. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

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    we live in a neighborhood and the coons use the culverts as highways. not sure if they sleep down there during the day. cant shoot them the neighbors yard. they dont like that. i prefer to relocate the coons to the land fill.
     
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Interesting. Would be curious to see what damage was done. Wonder if they haven't changed their specs. Our three (standard size) model 1079's, purchased between `97-`99, are still in good shape (bent bars from shots through heads - some corrosion). No ripped./bent doors.

    You might look into a couple of Duke Dog-proof foot traps (make sure to anchor them securely with chain). They are a bit of a pain to set the trigger on, but coons go `no-where', fast...
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: If it was gone when you got up, HOW do you know what it was?
     
  6. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

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    i bolted one of the cuff trap inside the repaired havahart. a double trapped coon should not get away next time.
     
  7. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. Trapped about a dozen coons and not one has been able to "rip the door off".

    Wonder if the OP got a Chinese clone instead of the real Havaheart?
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  8. Greyfox Farm

    Greyfox Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally, I don't use live traps. For coon a Duke brand dog proof (aka a "DP") is an inexpensive and very effective trap. They are small, unobtrusive, and will ONLY catch coon, possum or skunk, any of which I'm happy to be rid of. A .17HMR completes the "relocation."
     
  9. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be interested in the dp trap. Where would I be able to purchase and would you explain what prevents a cat or dog from being trapped?
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    My dog got out of one of them traps as well as a bob cat, the rods that hold the door shut are made of aluminum and bend easily, i just changed the rods to stronger ones and now even my big ol dog can't get out
     

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