Dec 29

To trap and catch more otter, bend your bodygrip trap triggers to get the job done

To catch more otter, bend your bodygrip trap triggers to get the job done

by Clint Locklear, Predator Control Group

Back when the otter prices were sky-high, us otter trappers were testing a lot of different way to catch more otter. I learned a lot about otter and trapping them during those long trips away from home. Below are some the things I am willing to pass on. Yes, I am holding some things back, a man needs to have a few secretes. If you take the time and make sure your triggers are set up to take most otters that try to go through your bodygrip trap, you will be making some nice money. Before we get into the meat of this article, make no mistake, otter can and do go though bodygrip traps and they can do it in numbers.

The first thing an otter man needs to make sure of, is to either buy or build some Bullseye triggers. PCG used to make them and now you can get them at Wildlife Control Supplies. The triggers make a 5 inch circle inside a 330 bodygrip trap. The otter will try to thread the circle trigger, but can’t. This is hands down the best trigger set up you can get your hands on. The next best trigger style is what I call a diamond shape. The wire is bent out on a 45 degree angle out from the base of the trigger base. half way down the length of the trigger bend the trigger back toward the middle of the trap. Now you will have one side of you diamond shape in your trigger. Now repeat the process on the other trigger wire. You are making an angled circle out of the stock triggers.

The next thing you really need to do is to start setting your bodygrips with the trigger on the bottom of the set. This makes the otter have to go over the trigger base and trigger wire. This is difficult for the otter to do. Now if you have your trigger on the top of the trap when set, the otter can duck and weave more through the triggers. This is not good. I do have to say that setting a trap like this is more dangerous to the trapper. the safety’s can fall off the springs. Plus the trap has to be flipped and that means you have to handle the trap more. A 330 bodygrip can play hell on the fingers, so pay attention, be carefull and safe!

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