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#28531 - 11/02/22 05:22 AM conibear trigger length vs. depth of catches
musher Offline
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How does trigger length affect how deep an animal is prior to firing the trap?

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#28551 - 11/17/22 09:38 AM Re: conibear trigger length vs. depth of catches [Re: musher]
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The longer the trigger, the more likely the trap will fire sooner. Short triggers can allow the animal to ge will into the trap before it activates. Short triggers on a 330 can result in a lot of hip catches on otter, as the otter works to avoid that trigger by sliding under it. Same it true for mink. With longer triggers on 330's I catch most of the big beaver right behind the head.
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#28552 - 11/17/22 09:50 AM Re: conibear trigger length vs. depth of catches [Re: musher]
musher Offline
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That was what I thought, but I wanted to be reassured! Caught a couple of beaver by the tail this year.

Thank you.

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