Catch and release squirrels easily with this Tomahawk Deluxe Rigid Trap Squirrels/Muskrats Easy Release Door - 603. Tomahawk Professional Live Traps are some of the best traps on the market due to their durability and ease of use. Made of 14 gauge galvanized wire mesh, the Model 603 features small 1 in. x 1 in. openings perfect for catching squirrels and muskrats. Galvanized wire mesh is virtually rust proof, making this trap perfect for years of indoor or outdoor use. In addition to the front trap door, the Tomahawk 603 features a easy release door for faster and easier baiting and releasing, making it one of the best selling squirrel and muskrat traps on the market today.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with this trap. It is easy to use and works. I have tried other traps and didn't catch anything. With this trap we have caught 8 squirrels in 4 days, hopefullly I won't have the problem of squirrels eating my tomatoes next year. Thanks for a great product!
I am usually a sceptical individual as I was when I purchased this squirrel trap. All I did was put some peanut butter on the bars of the cage at the opening, middle and after the trap step. In 2-hours I had 2 squirrels and the next day another one. The trap is so easy to use and set up. I took the squirrels out to the forest and released them with the easy release door. What a great, works as advertised product. Shipping was fast too.
We set this trap outside on the front porch. We put some bread with lots of peanut butter on it like the suggested and within maybe a few hours had our squirrel!! We just love this trap and happy to have spent the money! We relocated her at a park that has lots of trees and she can't get herself into trouble.
The trap mechanically works very well. However the 1 inch square holes in the wire are too large. ie: First the squirrels tipped it over and ate the peanuts that fell through. After I staked it down they were able to reach through the wire and pull the peanuts close enough to the side to get them out. I solved the problem by cutting three pieces of clear plixiglass the same size as the trap (about half as long as the trap on the sides) cut tiny holes in the plexiglass and wired them to the two sides and the back. Worked perfectly. I have since relocated 11 squirrels
How do you set up the Tomahawk Deluxe Rigid Trap for Squirrels/Muskrats Easy Release Door - Model 603?
The Tomahawk Deluxe Rigid Trap Squirrels/Muskrats Easy Release Door - Model 603 comes assembled and ready to you. To set the trap, first you must lift and hold the trap door open. Then you must pull the trigger forward and lower the door slightly so that it rests on the trigger. The door will remain open when it is resting properly on the trigger. At this point the trap is now set.
The front door consists of two wire panels. The larger of the two panels is connected directly to the trap and is called the “door panel”. The smaller panel is connected to the door panel and is called the safety door. Near the bottom center of the safety door is a wire loop which protrudes out from the safety door. Insert you index finger through the loop and then use your thumb to push the safety door all the way forward until it presses against the door panel.
Now lift up with your finger to pull the entire trap door up until it is against the underside of the top of the trap. While holding the door up, pull the trigger forward and then lower the door onto the trigger. The brass roller attached to the door should rest on the trigger and the door will remain in the open position. The trigger rod is a long rod that connects the trigger to the trip pan. When the trap is set and the door is open, the trip pan should be up off the bottom of the trap pointing upward at a slight angle. When an animal steps on the trip pan, the trigger is pulled from the door and the spring loaded door closes instantly trapping the animal.
What is the best squirrel bait for a trap such as the Tomahawk Deluxe Rigid Trap Squirrel/Muskrat Easy Release Door trap?
There are many options you can use to lure squirrelsto the Tomahawk Deluxe Rigid Trap Squirrels/Muskrats Easy Release Door, such as cereal, grains, nuts (especially peanuts), sunflower seeds, anise oil (a drop or two on bread), shelled corn, apples, mixed peanut butter and oatmeal or peanut butter and molasses, and popcorn.