Riana Cornelius (North Carolina) | September 8th, 2023
I had this rabbit in my garden for over two months and tried everything using a wire trap. I knew its movements pretty well by the time I got the box trap. The first day he did with the wooden trap what he did with the wire trap, which is to somehow get the food and clear out without getting caught. He was very small and knew me well also, I think, but once I moved the food back far enough to force him to step on the plate, I had him. I am not sure if the apple essence worked or if I had the food in just the right position at last, but I asked no questions. Got him out of here in record time and if his kin come looking for him, I am ready for them too. Thank you! It is great to walk around in my garden again without being paranoid any longer about what he is going to eat next.
James Emery (Minneapolis) | August 18th, 2023
I’ve had the rabbit trap for several weeks now. Even without any instructions on how to set it up, it was pretty easy to do so. I’ve baited it mostly with apple chunks, although I also occasionally used pieces of carrots and some lettuce. I also used the Apple Essence liquid a couple times at the entrance. So far, I’ve caught two possums and at least a dozen chipmunks, but not a single rabbit. There are lots of rabbits wandering around in my lawn. But none of them has shown any interest in entering the trap. Oh well. Two chipmunks got caught at once. I normally just open the gate door and let them go. One did so immediately. But the other wouldn’t come out. I’m trying to bait him out now. Hope he doesn’t die in there.
Claire Appelmans | May 1st, 2023
Well constructed trap. Caught our bunny and now the garden is growing again. I did have to add some bait (Brussels sprouts) as a trail to the trap to get the rabbit in, but I was very happy with the results. There are no instructions on how to set the trap, but after looking at some still photos I finally figured it out. Instructions would be helpful. A WCS representative did call me back (I had left a message after hours) to help me with the setup, so they are very responsive.
Steve Henrikson | July 16th, 2022
Well made and reasonably priced.
Mike Gephart | May 6th, 2022
These are pretty awesome wood traps good for rabbits that are testy and won't go into a cage trap. If you are using a cage trap for rabbits do you have to make the floor dirt or you'll never get them to go in there they will not walk on metal but even a blind dog finds his bone occasionally. The traps are well-made very sturdy traps They are worth adding to your arsenal if you trap Rabbits as frequently as we do.
Sarah | May 3rd, 2022
The number of rabbits in our neighborhood has dramatically increased over the past 4 years, and it's made it very hard to maintain a flower bed or vegetable garden without excessive damage. I've resorted to building a 20'x15' fenced in garden just because of them, but I'm tired of putting cages around all the plants they ruin in my flower bed. I got this trap hoping we could catch at least a few, but to my surprise we caught one after 3 days, then another a few days later. Both times I left the trap against the fence near their entry/exit points. I reapply 2 drops of the apple scent every day. I hope it continues to work this well. It's a wonderfully built trap, very sturdy and reliable. Much better quality than if I had tried making one myself. Well worth the price for something so well made.
Pam | September 4th, 2020
Well constructed and easy to immediately start using. Caught the garden destroying rabbit in 3 days. The apple scent seemed to help.
Land Shark | March 5th, 2019
I've been trying to get the local rabbits to go in my wire cage all winter with no luck. Even the squirrels would not go in. The second night I put the WCS wooden box trap out, I caught an extra large garden marauding rabbit. He was so comfortable in there, I had a hard time getting him out. I finally reached in a pulled him out by the hind legs. Wish I had a recorder on hand right then, as he started squealing at the top of his lungs. He wasn't hurt, but I guess that was his scared call. A recording of that would be good to use out on predator hunts. I'm sure it would have attracted many coyotes. The WCS box trap is easy to set and only a few drops of the included Apple Essence was all that was needed to coax the rabbit inside. The WCS box is re-set waiting for the next local rabbit to make a visit.