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A buddy of mine asked me if a #1 long spring was to small for raccoon. I told him that i thought it is too small. Am i right?

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  • A buddy of mine asked me if a #1 long spring was to small for raccoon. I told him that i thought it is too small. Am i right?

    A buddy of mine asked me if a #1 long spring was to small for raccoon. I told him that i thought it is too small. Am i right?

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    Hi...

    A #1 MAY hold a coon, especially if it is fastened to a light clog.

    However, the #1 1/2 and #2 traps are much preferred, due to their greater holding power.

    Too bad the Blake and Lamb traps are no longer being made...at least not in the #1 1/2 longspring stoploss. They were a fantastic trap. I've taken furbearers from fox and 'coon to beaver and otter in them...!!

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    • #3
      Well according to the NTA handbook it says that #1 and #1.5 are preferable(#2 traps will catch coon). I'd bet that bandit cuffs will make it a lot easier to get them in numbers though but they are more expensive.

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      • #4
        I agree with both of the previous answers.

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        • #5
          Yeah, too small most of the time. You can hold a coon in a #1, especially if it's a little one or in a drowning setup, but otherwise you'll get a lot of pull-outs with a trap that small. Much better to use a #11 long spring or a #1.5 coil.

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          • #6
            We both use 1.5 coils and we were talking the other day about what traps we had. Thats what brought up the topic. Neither of us are trapping rats right now so we had some unused #1. I guess i am going to try some weasel trapping with them till i get around to the muskrat.

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