The Duke Traps Heavy Duty Raccoon and Armadillo Trap (1112) is a humane live cage trap for wild animals like raccoons, cats and armadillos. It features a mesh cage with steel rod drop doors. This large sized professional trap will not harm the animal. This trap effectively catches and detains wild animals that lurk around commercial and residential areas. Certain states, such as New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, California and Washington have laws that restrict the use of certain traps. The wildlife agency in each can be contacted for further questions about trap use and trapping rules and regulations. Model 1112 comes with a bait hatch door.
I had gone through 2 of the Hav-A-Hart spring loaded traps. Armadillos just destroyed them - pushed through the door and completely the bent the cage rendering it scrap metal trash. This design is dillo-proof. First night out, I caught dillo-zilla. Highly recommended.
This trap will catch raccoon. The trouble is the raccoon tear the trap apart! First raccoon caught tore up the bait trip, the wire was ripped loose. Had to take trap apart and repair. Second raccoon tore a wire loose that goes around the cage so, had to repair that. This trap is built in Vietnam and in my opinion is not built heavy enough to handle raccoon! I will not buy another one!!!!!!
Bought this to replace Havahart trap that armadillos have bent and escaped. Perhaps this will work better as others have said, but two immediate concerns upon delivery of trap:
- The size stated on this website is 30"X13"X13". In fact the trap is 28"X12"X12"
- The ring lock system will likely slip and fail if the trap gets tilted over on its side and certainly its bottom by trapped animal.
We'll see how the trap performs in the real world.
This is a 100% armadillo proof trap. I have purchased several "heavy duty" of a more popular brand but have had 3 armadillos escape. They bend other traps by pressing on the door (that closes on a 45 degree angle) until it springs open. 'dillers are powerful animals; This Duke Trap really is heavy duty, better built, better price, easier to set and nothing larger than a mouse will get out. I HIGHLY recommend this trap.
I'm needing a good trap for raccoons. I want to see if it is something I can set myself. I need to know how it is set and what causes the trap door to close.
At the moment we dont have any videos on how to set the Duke Traps. There is a lever near the front of the door that you allow the front door to set on when you lift it to the open position. The bar that is there is connected to the pedal at the back of the trap. You will place the bait in the back of the trap behind the pedal to ensure the animal gets all the way in and on the pedal to set it off. It should be fairly easy to set once you get it in your hands, however you may be able to find a how-to video online from others that have purchased it or live animal trappers reviewing the product.