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Muskrat trap question
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
I am making some new muskrat traps and was wondering about wire gauge and hole size.  There is a lot of different size wire so looking for tips.  1x1, 1x2, etc.  The most common I am seeing is 16 gauge welded wire with half inch x half inch holes. Thoughts??

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Re: Muskrat trap question
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 01:08:34 PM »
I would get 14 gauge 1x2 welded before galvanized. You should be able to get that at a feed and farm store.
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Re: Muskrat trap question
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 09:58:06 PM »
I would get 14 gauge 1x2 welded before galvanized. You should be able to get that at a feed and farm store.

That is what i use and you can even get it on Amazon. However, I advocate supporting local business.
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Re: Muskrat trap question
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 08:33:23 AM »
Perfect!  That's what I will do.