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:roll: I know, but I was going to try to pick up some new traps at the Ohio State Convention this year. I have been leaning towards BMI K9 Wolfers. How fox friendly are they. I have grey fox , reds and the occassional coyote on the line. I don't have a mig welder so there are very few modification that I can make. I would like to target coyote. I know that some would go to a #3 but Ohio has a 5 5/8 jaw spread limit. I would also appreciate any other suggestions on other traps. Thank you very much. John Miller
 

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I have been playing with some new canine traps myself this year due to the grey/red/ coyote mix. I haven't tried the BMIs, but will say both the Bridger 1.65 in an offset, laminated, base-plated-4-coil and the Sleepy Creek 1.75 offset, base-plated have been great traps. The Bridgers were a bit harder to get tuned right, but I the long run I think they will hold up better on the coyote......if I ever get one this year. Both have been user friendly on the fox.
 

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I was kind of suprised by the vote for the 1.65. I thought that a coyote foot was almost too big to fit in the 5 inch jaw spread. And after the modifications it would run the price way up. I was wanting to stay around the $100 mark per dozen. And keep the modifications to a minimum. I should have said that in my 1st post ,sorry about that.
 

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The BMI K9 wolfers are a real nice little trap. They have smooth thick offset jaws a paw-i-trip pan system with a nite latch. They work good on both fox and coyote and no modifacation is needed, just dye and wax or dip. Try a dozen I think you'll like'em. Hey and while your at it try some of asa's bobcat call lure , I tried it this year and I really like it.....B.....
 

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coyote traps

I am able to get away with smaller traps for coyotes here in Nebraska because our coyotes just are not that big. I think other regions must see the "super" critters, but it is a rare day when I catch a coyote here that is over 25 lbs wet. I had to find something that was also easy on ***** and fox, as well as coyote, since any one of them could end up in my dryland predator sets here. With **** prices up nicely, and fox a real plus this year, still had to be able to pinch a coyote if one worked my set. I've held several coyotes well in even little #11 longsprings, and our coyote's feet aren't that big at all. I won't set anything larger now than a #2 longspring, which is actually even less jawspread than a #2 coilspring...more comparable to the #1.75s or the #1.65 coils, in fact. Any of these seem to still get a very decent pad catch on coyotes but not too high up on **** or fox feet, for my liking.
I had some of the older BMI K-9s and I really liked the smooth edges of their jaws, slight gap when closed, and the button on the end of the dog that acted as a nice night-latch or secondary setting position. I held everything in them except front foot caught *****...and with our good male ***** pushing $20.00 this year I had to let the k-9s go and opt for a tighter jaw closing model.
 
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