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Other Activities => Trapping => Topic started by: Cougartail on May 18, 2020, 08:51:52 PM

Title: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 18, 2020, 08:51:52 PM
Anybody using double doors for cat trapping? Had refusals on the single doors I had out.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: JakeLand on May 18, 2020, 09:15:19 PM
Yep I got one ! I can set as a single door or as a double door with conibear triggers in the middle. The idea is having a duck or chunk of beaver hung from the top of the cage and connected to the trigger as a ambush set . Caught one cat and it was a juvenile female that probably would have went in any size cage as she was pretty small
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 18, 2020, 09:25:51 PM
Did you build it or buy it?
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: JakeLand on May 18, 2020, 09:40:01 PM
Did you build it or buy it?
its home built by a buddy he makes most my cat cages as I don’t like pans on cage traps I’ll post some pics tomorrow as they’re all at my other house
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 18, 2020, 09:53:28 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 21, 2020, 01:10:49 PM
Anybody own Comstock double door cat traps?
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: UrbanTrapper on May 21, 2020, 05:06:12 PM
I won a Comstock double door cat trap at our Rendezvous a couple of years ago and it catches cats (and otters) very well!  I caught two cats and an otter in it this year.  I bought three more of the newly improved model (locking rings are joined with a bar so you can't forget get to set them to fall) in a nested set this year. I called and spoke to Jim directly to make sure I got the three cage discount and the savings on shipping.  For a baited set I keep one door closed and have easy access and plenty of room to hang a large chunk of beaver meat in the back.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 21, 2020, 05:19:18 PM
Thanks for the reply. Is the trap good quality?
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: UrbanTrapper on May 21, 2020, 05:25:32 PM
Yes, very good and you could get them powder coated for a little bit more.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: UrbanTrapper on May 21, 2020, 05:31:20 PM
Bruce Vanderwort's double doors are also excellent.  His "B.O.B." (Beaver, Otter Bobcat) Traps feature a Conibear type trigger and can also be used under water for beaver and otter.  Bruce's BOB traps are COLLAPSIBLE so you can get way more of them in your truck and they are more easily manpacked. Shipping for Bruce's traps could be almost zero if you picked them up in person.
 
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Alchase on May 21, 2020, 05:32:54 PM
That cat does not look happy, LOL
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: JakeLand on May 21, 2020, 05:53:15 PM
Finally pics
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/721cdf885fdab00feb4ecfec8024884d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/a424f9c6b735f57d5f98a3678603b6fb.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/e3645bffbb9e0ff1aabbd8497c49e0eb.jpg)

56” long
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 21, 2020, 06:15:42 PM
Bruce Vanderwort's double doors are also excellent.  His "B.O.B." (Beaver, Otter Bobcat) Traps feature a Conibear type trigger and can also be used under water for beaver and otter.  Bruce's BOB traps are COLLAPSIBLE so you can get way more of them in your truck and they are more easily manpacked.

Do they have spring loaded doors that are recessed?
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: UrbanTrapper on May 21, 2020, 08:54:48 PM
Bruce Vanderwort's double doors are also excellent.  His "B.O.B." (Beaver, Otter Bobcat) Traps feature a Conibear type trigger and can also be used under water for beaver and otter.  Bruce's BOB traps are COLLAPSIBLE so you can get way more of them in your truck and they are more easily manpacked.

Do they have spring loaded doors that are recessed?


I'm not sure what you mean by recessed.  As you can see from the picture, Bruce's BOB traps have doors with very strong springs and they open and close from the inside.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Humptulips on May 22, 2020, 09:30:43 AM
I've tried my traps set for bobcat with both doors open and I do not see an advantage over just using one door. It sounds like a good idea but in practice  I have not caught more cats with both doors open.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 22, 2020, 12:18:05 PM
Bruce Vanderwort's double doors are also excellent.  His "B.O.B." (Beaver, Otter Bobcat) Traps feature a Conibear type trigger and can also be used under water for beaver and otter.  Bruce's BOB traps are COLLAPSIBLE so you can get way more of them in your truck and they are more easily manpacked.

Do they have spring loaded doors that are recessed?


I'm not sure what you mean by recessed.  As you can see from the picture, Bruce's BOB traps have doors with very strong springs and they open and close from the inside.
The doors are inside the trap when set/loaded. Thanks!
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 22, 2020, 12:23:12 PM
The eastside cats are very spooky. Back when I trapped. them with footholds I had far better luck with trail sets.
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Cougartail on May 22, 2020, 07:09:21 PM
Finally pics
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/721cdf885fdab00feb4ecfec8024884d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/a424f9c6b735f57d5f98a3678603b6fb.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/e3645bffbb9e0ff1aabbd8497c49e0eb.jpg)

56” long
How much do they cost? They look nice!
Title: Re: Double Doors
Post by: Humptulips on May 23, 2020, 04:13:33 PM
Bruce Vanderwort's double doors are also excellent.  His "B.O.B." (Beaver, Otter Bobcat) Traps feature a Conibear type trigger and can also be used under water for beaver and otter.  Bruce's BOB traps are COLLAPSIBLE so you can get way more of them in your truck and they are more easily manpacked.

Do they have spring loaded doors that are recessed?


I'm not sure what you mean by recessed.  As you can see from the picture, Bruce's BOB traps have doors with very strong springs and they open and close from the inside.
The doors are inside the trap when set/loaded. Thanks!

Maybe a better picture. 11x11 but it works the same as the 11x17.