I agree and disagree with Mr Otter, bodygrips don't discriminate, although used in the right places you can catch some big quality coons with these. Most of my landowners let me use them, and there is a few who don't. I always ask about dogs or any pets and if these are okay to use. Some landowners want the dogs gone too if they are out there and shouldn't be. I will not set these even with permission if I feel there is a chance for a domestic animal to be caught. This is where footholds come in. Using caution and a little sense, you can set numbers of these out and still sleep at night. To me, these are the best way to harvest coon and stay out of water.