Dale | January 26th, 2023
We live in an urban environment where the city refuses to manage the coyote issue. Dogs, cats, possums, wild rabbits, red squirrels, all disappearing at a alarming rate. We see them every where, evening during the day and honestly, they simply do not care about the presence of humans. Attacks on children are now increasing in neighboring cities and still, our city refuses to take action. \nThe first night we placed the collarum in our backyard we captured a coyote. \nYouTube videos helped to teach proper placements with obvious success. \nWe're so happy to have the collarum in our arsenal of tools to combat these apex predators. \nWhile most neighbors and the city neglect the issue, we're not giving in quite so readily.
Anonymous | January 6th, 2023
I bought this for some stray dogs in the neighborhood... Still, haven't had a chance to test it out on them.. However, I was able to test it out on feral pigs and it worked amazingly well. Just swapped out the thick cable that it came with for kill snares, baited with frozen corn cobs, and caught 2 decent little pigs in two days. \nOn a down note.. i did not receive the fluffy bite piece shown in the picture. And the whole trap needs to be screwed to a two-foot piece of 1x6 scrap wood if you live in soft soil.. otherwise, it is very difficult to set. And you really have to make sure to set up to funnel the target directly into standing in the right direction. Otherwise, it will just whack them in the side of the face.
Kevin Eskow | January 29th, 2021
Good trap for locations but not suitable for snares such as open property. Cable is heavy and I believe it slows the trap down. Will be trying smaller diameter snare cable soon. Only complaint is that the throw arms seemed a little narrow for our big coyotes in NJ but I opened them up just a bit and works fine. Make sure to wire tie your bite piece to the trigger if the ground freezes so you don't get bait thieves.
Elston G. Boldery | November 15th, 2020
I received the product quickly after ordering. Within days I had figured it out and got it set on a Sunday and on the following Tuesday had a coyote. The cable was trashed after the first catch, so the description saying its good for 3 or 4 catches obviously isn't correct. But even with that I was satisfied with how it operated. I still think it's a little pricey for what it is.
Roxie Tenhoff | June 9th, 2020
I purchased this coyote live trap a few weeks ago. I caught a raccoon and it bent the wire. WCS was happy to replace the cable, and the day after receiving the new cable I captured a coyote. Thanks so much!
Rick Appleby | October 7th, 2019
Caught a coyote on my first attempt. These traps are very effective!
Larry | June 4th, 2018
This trap is nothing less than amazing. Super strong construction but light weight. Easy to use and specific to the target animal. I've been using it with the T bait bar and wiring chipmunk and squirrel carcases to it. I've had opossoms and young foxes spring the trap and it let them be. I even had a broadtailed hawk eat the bait without springing the trap. Coyotes are another matter. It gets them. One thing I did was to fix the T so that I could take it off. When it's off, the set tong from the Victor Out O' Sight mole trap makes a perfect lever to set the trap. Wire on the bait, put it on the trigger, and secure it with a cotter pin and let er' rip.
Tim Julien | April 11th, 2016
We have used them for over ten years with confidence. Very safe around people and pets. Only device we use in many situations.
Mike Wilhite | April 11th, 2016
If you do urban predator control work and you don't have a Collarum in your arsenal, you're missing out! Whether it's fox, coyotes, or even a stray dog that you're after, the Collarum is the best answer for SAFE, live capture. Using traditional traps made me nervous in the urban setting with children and pets in the area. With the bite pull triggering system, a kid can step on it all day long without setting off the trap. In the rare instance of an incidental catch I can rest assured the no harm will come to the captured animal.\r\n\r\nThe Collarum is definitely MONEY in my pocket!
Ryan Hall | August 29th, 2015
At a time where coyote problems are increasingly becoming a issue in many residential areas across the nation, everyone is looking for safe, effective management and control measure of coyotes. With methods of snares and foot holds being a liability in neighborhood use, this offers safe and highly effective control methods. We are 100% convinced, and will be utilizing it in our control management plans. Thank you to WCS and Alan Huot