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Bodygrip trap

Bodygrip traps catch the animal's entire body.

Bodygrip Trap—In Pennsylvania, this trap is legal only in water sets

  • Designed to kill the captured animal quickly
  • Frame wires clamp furbearer’s body


  • Special type of body-gripping trap used only in water sets in Pennsylvania
  • Less expensive, lighter in weight, and less likely to freeze in cold weather than other types of traps
  • In Pennsylvania, snares are used only for beavers and must have a “stop-device” limiting its closure
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