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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 06:46 PM
Clarification on Bodygrip Size.


The body grip size regulation reads "Body-gripping traps with an inside diameter jaw spread greater than 5 inches, but less than or equal to 7 inches must be set in a natural body of water.".

I've got small natural drainage ditches running out of the back of my hay field. They are dry most of the year except after heavy rains, or during the spring thaw. They're only about 2 feet wide maybe a foot deep. Can I legally set 220's in them? Im hung up on finding a legal definition of "natural body of water" and if it needs to actually hold water when the trap is there.
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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 07:34 PM


" Can I legally set 220's in them?"

A natural body of water would include the presence of water.




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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 10:23 PM


the way i understand it if there is enough water to cover the bottom jaw it is legal. that does not include setting the trap in a pie pan placed under a fence and adding a 1/2 inch of water.
now to answer the obvious next question, yes i have heard or guys that thought using a pan was legal.:o

now with that said imo a 160 is plenty big enough for a coon and will reduce the chance of a nontarget.




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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 11:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ric  
" Can I legally set 220's in them?"

A natural body of water would include the presence of water.


Yes, but even then is it a body of water? In my thinking it's not because it a temporary circumstance, and not submerged like a 330 would be.

[Edited on 17-9-2017 by Ol Three Fingers]
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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 11:47 PM


It would be legal , as long as there is water present.
When it dries up , no .
#220 is too big for most Ohio coon, 5x5 ,6x6 better size .
I kill many coon every year in #110 set in mink trails.




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[*] posted on 17-9-2017 at 11:47 PM


All water is temporary some more so than others . Those traps will have to be wet if its a 220 or 160.



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