[quote=redneck_cowboy]advantages-less pan has to travel to fire for mink,muksrat,weasel and other small critters
Disadvantages-if a yote,bobcat or fox was to trip it it could end up with a toe catch and pull out
I completely disagree.. I use night latched traps for all my fox, coyote, and cat traps. They work very well and when coupled with the proper pan tension can virtually eliminate toe catches. The reason being that an animal has his weight on the pan when it goes off and you get a very sudden, short, quick release with no pan travel. This eliminates problems with animals pulling back because they felt the pan move so they no longer have there weight forward on the pan (especially soft stepping cats). I cant think of any disadvantages that would keep you from doing it unless it is time or effort.
Edited by Andy Smith (01/01/08 07:17 PM)