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but I'm new to the subject and the more I read, the more I want to get into it. It's a little late in the season now, but figured if I at least start learning the sets, modifying the traps, etc it'll give me most of what I need for next season. The reason I'm posting is that around the area here where I live is about the only place I can work until I get more land to use and the problem for me here is that the neigbors have quite a few dogs and cats that tend to roam around. Most of the sign I've seen around here over the past few years has been bobcat, but have seen a few reds lately too. I'm dying to get one of each if not more, but not sure as to how to handle it to keep the pets out of my sets. I'm sure there is no sure-fire way or gurantee that they won't get snapped, but would like to find the best way to avoid this. And, if they do get into a coilspring, is there that much damage to worry about?...I'd love to give the conis a try, but not sure til I hear from you folks. Can't use snares here unless half is covered in water and the coils have to be no larger than 5 1/2" spread which is no problem.
Any suggestions on which way to go?
Thanks for the great website :)
 

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I know this has been beat to death several

Also, what do you recommend as far as buying traps, either coils or conis, so I won't have to order better ones later? I'd rather get some good traps right off the bat and not have to worry about doing a big bunch of things to them rather than buying something more on the low-end and not being happy with them. I've always liked the looks of the Sleepy Creek coils with the off-sets.
Any advice on this?
 

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I used to really like the Bridger footholds but after seeing some Sleepy Creek 1.5 offsets I am now a SC man. I just picked up 5 dozen of their 1.5's regular jaw for coons/mink and will be getting some offsets next season for K-9's. They are a well made trap...
 

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I noticed from your profile that you have a TN. address, remember you are not allowed to set above ground any foothold except a cushion hold. snares are legal in certain parts of the state above ground. If you use regular or offset jaws and they are not cushion hold they must be under water or 12in, inside a hole. :cry:
 
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