may i ask why you would want to nightlatch your traps?
i personally think its pointless
This is the best picture i could get on my camera of the nightlatch I prefer with a stock dog on a #2 bridger. Reasons I like to nightlatch. Animal puts full weight on trap pan, just like stepping on surrounding area, pan only has to fall 1/16", trap fires, foot pushes pan to bottom of trap = good pad catch. Traps are pre-adjusted prior to season for pan level and pan tension. Whether you set day or night, you know when you click, your good. Almost zero pan travel or creep needed to fire the trap. I know there are some people on here that don't see the need to night-latch, and thats fine by me. This is only why I like to do it. For some of you guys that don't nightlatch, do you think there are disadvantages in nightlatching, or just don't think its worth the time? I have heard all the why you should's, but never, why you shouldn't. I am also assuming we are talking land traps for canine's and coon's.