What size havahart trap?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MeadowBrookFarm, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. MeadowBrookFarm

    MeadowBrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    What size Havahart trap should I get for raccoons? They have two sizes listed for raccoons: 32 x 10.5 x 12 and 42 x 15 x 15.
    Thank you!
     
  2. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    either trap will catch and hold a coon. i use the 32 in . i have caught lots of coon in that trap.
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the small one will catch plenty of coons try taking a wiffle ball and wiring it to the trigger treadle after filling it with bait
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Bigger is better.

    Most animals won't hesitate to enter a trap that is large, when they will NOT enter one they think is too small
     
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  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with bear also. The bigger trap can be used to catch bigger predators as well.
     
  6. sixofus09

    sixofus09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I had some troubles. I got the 32". If I had the choise now I would get a larger one. Strap it down to the ground and wire the back shut. First time mine flipped and it got loose. The second time it ripped the back door open. I used tuna and pb with marshmellows. I think i got more action with the pb and marshmellows. GL
     
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a havahart 1089 which I am sure is the 32 inch one,but not sure on the other numbers. I have caught coons,possums,and groundhogs.Just put some zxip ties on the back door to hold it firm.
    I say get the bigger one.I got what was at the local home depot.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

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  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:VERY good information!

    Thanks!

    I have built a coupla them for folks and the measurement are not written in stone the Pvc make it easy to make them larger or smaller [​IMG]
     

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