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Broad Footed Moles (Scalopanus latimanus)in the Trapline Mole Trap
This first video gives an introduction to the trap and shows a basic setup on an active mole run, plus some results.
This video shows the correct technique for bedding or stabilizing the set traps into the soil, which is an important determinant of trapping success.
This is a detailed look at how to set the trap, done by Trapline Products' professional hand model, Maynard Stanley.
Adjusting Trigger Sensitivity on Trapline Mole Trap
The sensitivity of our trap can be adjusted by bending the last 1/4 inch of the trip bar downwards to increase sensitivity, or upwards to reduce sensitivity. Our traps are manufactured with a slight downwards bend in the end of the trip bar, as shown in picture to the right. If a trap is firing on it's own, or otherwise seems too sensitive, this slight downwards bend can be removed with a pair of pliers. Don't over do this adjustment. Bending the end of the bar up to the point where the bar is straight should be more than enough of an adjustment to prevent over sensitivity.
Note that if traps fire as you place them into the mole runs, this may be caused by bumping the square trigger pan of the trap against the sides or top of the mole tunnel. This problem can be corrected by holding the trigger pan forwards with a finger while sliding the trap into the tunnel. No adjustment of trigger sensitivity is needed in this situation.
Slight downward bend at point of arrow increases trigger sensitivity of traps. This bend can be removed to decrease sensitivity.