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#942369 - 10/20/08 09:57 PM Beaver - footholds
uncleduck Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 229
Loc: ND
im lookin at getting some footholds to use for beaver. what types do you guys use and what are some of the benefits of them. longspring/coilspring/brands?

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#942385 - 10/20/08 10:03 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: uncleduck]
1st RiverRat Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Tama country IA
bridger # 3 or duke # 4 for front foot catch I like the bridger #5 cs for back foot catches
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#942416 - 10/20/08 10:11 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: 1st RiverRat]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8681
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
MB-750

Benefits are that they were made in America and consitently hold Beaver !
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#942422 - 10/20/08 10:13 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: 1st RiverRat]
warden Offline
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Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 2543
Loc: Southwest Tennessee 45 yrs.
MB 750 back foot catch perferabably, but front foot is ok. They take up less room and are easier to bed then long spring traps. I like the fact that both jaws are locked down and can not be flipped. They are very strong and lock in when they make a catch any where on the Beaver's foot and I can still easily set they with my poor old hands. Now with that said if I could legally use a larger foothold trap I would use the TS 850. Good luck.
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#942483 - 10/20/08 10:45 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: warden]
Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 3906
Loc: louisiana
iuse both bridger #5 and mb750 either one will do the job fine for you
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#942502 - 10/20/08 10:54 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Kirk]
zachary scott Offline
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Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 510
Loc: Kentucky
I like a longspring #4 or #3 because I think they bed easier.

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#942508 - 10/20/08 10:57 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: zachary scott]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
I own MB750's, Bridger #5 Longs, Bridger #5 coils, and CDR's. I will reach for the MB750's first, everytime. The others are also great traps but I just like the MB's.
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#942569 - 10/20/08 11:31 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: j morris]
TasteLikeChicken Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4844
Loc: Oregon
MB 750s for me as well. Only foot trap on my beaver line. AWESOME beaver trap!
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#942575 - 10/20/08 11:35 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: TasteLikeChicken]
Jtrapper Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 15431
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
CDR's and TS 85's here.

Need setters with the CDR's though.
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#942579 - 10/20/08 11:39 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
Originally Posted By: Jtrapper
CDR's and TS 85's here.

Need setters with the CDR's though.



That is my biggest gripe with the CDR's Jackie. I absolutely love wire levers on coyote traps but dislike them on the CDR's. I have played with the TS's but don't own any. I did like what I saw though.
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#942585 - 10/20/08 11:49 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: j morris]
KYBOY Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4033
Loc: East, Kentucky
750's first every time for me..I like the looks of the TS85's though..Im gonna try soom soon..Ive never had any trouble catching beaver in any of the 7 1/2" traps I just like the 750's the best..
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#942589 - 10/20/08 11:53 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: KYBOY]
Jtrapper Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 15431
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Different strokes for different folks j morris, thus why we have CDR's, MB's, #5's, etc.

I just like having a problem beaver, CDR's hardly ever let me down.

Like the TS 85's cause the jaw's are larger but they are nice to be able to set by hand.

Now if i could just get a TS 10, with a 10 inch jaw spread, lol.
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#942596 - 10/21/08 12:00 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
KYBOY Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4033
Loc: East, Kentucky
Send me one of the 8.5's jakco, Ill make it a TS20" if you want,LOL
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#942624 - 10/21/08 12:54 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: KYBOY]
warden Offline
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Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 2543
Loc: Southwest Tennessee 45 yrs.
As I said MB 750 back foot catch perferabably, but front foot is ok. They take up less room and are easier to bed then long spring traps. I like the fact that both jaws are locked down and can not be flipped. They are very strong and lock in when they make a catch any where on the Beaver's foot and I can still easily set they with my poor old hands. Now with that said if I could legally use a larger foothold trap I would use the TS 850. Good luck.
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#942945 - 10/21/08 09:21 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: warden]
uncleduck Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 229
Loc: ND
Thanks for all the input guys. For the guys who use the mb-750s, do you think that the offset jaws or lamination is necessary for beaver, or regular jaw?

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#942947 - 10/21/08 09:24 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: uncleduck]
Towandatrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 504
Loc: Towanda, Illinois
Mb 750 all the way .

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#942956 - 10/21/08 09:35 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Towandatrapper]
warden Offline
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Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 2543
Loc: Southwest Tennessee 45 yrs.
Regular jaws.
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#943004 - 10/21/08 10:12 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: warden]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
Plain regular jaws
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#943250 - 10/21/08 01:20 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: j morris]
TasteLikeChicken Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4844
Loc: Oregon
I run all mine laminated. Some claim this will make them slip off the foot...LOL. NOPE! Reason I run them this way is because I'm on a 2 day check and often times have to hold them on dry land...as it is impossible to drown them as the water is too shallow. If you've never seen the catch circle from a 70 pound beaver ... it'll impress you! I use the laminations specifically for critter comfort. I have both the factory flat bar style and most I just laminate myself with roundbar.

Check out these pics. All are MB 750 laminated. Give you some idea of why you are hearing so many recommending them.

Front foot hook up.


Both back feet.


A thumb sized stick in a laminated 750 and no problems holding a good sized beaver.


Here's a marginal hold...plus a stick caught in the trap. Slipping?...I don't think so...LOL.


Bad picture...but check out the catch circle on this beaver.


No matter what MB 750 you choose...they'll do a great job for you. Hope I've convinced you laminated 750s hold just fine!
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#943298 - 10/21/08 02:00 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: TasteLikeChicken]
Trapper7 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1077
Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
I used to use the MB-750s but had too many pull outs with them. So, I switched to the CDRs and my problem was solved.

I did hear MB-750s have beefed up their springs though. That should make them a better trap. My only footholds are the CDRs.
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