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#3250053 - 08/08/20 09:53 PM Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps
varmit_master Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 1931
Loc: ARKANSAS
I seen Bill Duke on u tube today. He was showing the 850 off. Said it would be a while before it comes out. Center swivel high levers. 8.5 jaw spread. Look like 550 kind of. Square bigger pan night latch. Would like to have a few for beaver and otter traps.

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#3250133 - 08/10/20 01:06 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: varmit_master]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 5607
Loc: NM
That's a lot of trap for a beaver. I found that #4 coilsprings about the perfect beaver trap. I still have a bunch of Herters #4's. Long springs tend not to twist with the critter. I trapped a lot of beaver under the ice on shelf sets with #2's and 3's all front foot catches. I pretty much went with all snares for beaver as I had to pack them a long way many times. I found snares worked better for me as the snare wouldn't spook a beaver where missing with a connibear would really mess with them.


Edited by AWS (08/10/20 01:07 PM)
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#3250177 - 08/10/20 10:52 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: varmit_master]
varmit_master Offline
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Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 1931
Loc: ARKANSAS
I use bridger #5 in 4 coil or dls. I use to use 3 or 4 jump. And I used 3 or 4 dlp also.
After going to bigger traps I like them more. I use them on all drowning rods. But if I can snare them I sure will. I like using a killpole with my snares.

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#3250321 - 08/13/20 09:43 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: varmit_master]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2002
Loc: so.mn
Home modified Montgomery #4 dogless 4 coils center swivel with sliders. Back or front foot, will hold by single toe with a bag on the end of drown rig. Best day 21 out of 24 sets in the spring, mud pie and homemade castor scent.

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#3250333 - 08/13/20 11:24 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: varmit_master]
varmit_master Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 1931
Loc: ARKANSAS
I was using drowning wire. But tried drowning rods went to them. I run bridger's #5 coil and dls traps.

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#3271307 - 02/20/21 01:14 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: varmit_master]
Ethan1234 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/21
Posts: 11
Loc: West virginia
I think bill duke is coming out with the duke 850 to compete with the ts 85
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#3271527 - 02/21/21 05:39 PM Re: Duke 850 wolf and beaver traps [Re: Ethan1234]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2002
Loc: so.mn
With dukes we always said buy 2 doz to end up with 1 doz that work.

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