Advanced Trap Vs Our Competitors

Comparing Advanced trap Beaver and Otter swim through traps.


Look closely when comparing different traps.



When you compare Advanced Trap swim thru’s to others using a similar lock bar door designed trap that uses a swing bar trigger, notice that in almost all of the competitor’s videos the traps are set in water, upside down, or on short runs. It has to be done that way to make the trap appear more open to the approaching animal, due to the trigger design, and to also prevent escapes. If a lock bar designed trap, without an “Advanced Trap” locking system is set right side up in water a fast-moving animal, going down a long fast run, hitting the falling door hard and fast enough can push the door open as it goes through, escaping. This can be remedied by making the trap longer and/or, turning the trap upside down, so the animal cannot get a grip and force the door open as it closes.  To also add to the remedy using a wider mesh, such as 2”x2” 12ga wire can be used to wrap the trap. It is best used on some traps because of the trap width, with some frame designs needing the added strength. By having a wider 2”x2” web, especially with a standard lock bar door trap set upside down, it is harder for the animal to get a close enough grip on the door to push the “closing” door as well as a closed-door. It is almost impossible to push open the closing standard lock bar designed door, when the trap is upside down. It also makes the lock bar harder to grab by the animal to release himself when the trap is upside down. A swing bar trigger and lock bar design combination like this limits the ability of the trap when setting for land sets as well as most live catch setting opportunities for relocating the animal. It also limits other features that may be added to the trap design, such a guillotine door on one or two sides and other door combinations.


One should also note that by placing the trap under water, upside down using a larger mesh than the door, the animal will work the larger openings in the main cage wrapped wire and not the smaller mesh on the door. By having the trap completely under water the animal has a very short time to make a decision and will always work the largest opening. A traps’ door designed this way can be made lighter and less expensive, but usually not as strong. Because of these weaknesses the trap is limited by at least twice the amount of set opportunities that can be made, trap design, and the most efficient use of the trap. The Advanced Trap doesn’t have this weakness.

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Advanced Traps, swing down door traps lock as they go down, like a ratchet. Because of this feature, trap doors can and are made of bars, or wire mesh covering. They work equally as well holding the animal whether the trap is set on land, in water, or underwater. By not being limited this feature allows Advanced traps to take advantage of the force of gravity and still have a stronger more open appearing trap to the approaching animal than the competition.


The patented Advanced Trap triggering system in combination with its powered guillotine door patent has more options in trap design making a more open, inviting trap to the approaching animal than any other cage “wire” triggering-door system for cage traps available today.

An Advanced Trap does not have the limitations of the swing bar trigger and a standard lock bar designed door of most competition.

The upside down promotion for a swim through trap is a gimmick to sell traps, making them appear as to do more and to appear more unique. All this information is evidence when looked at closely.