North Dakota Hunter Safety Course


Conibear / Bodygrip Trap

The bodygrip trap catches the animal around the body and kills it. They are mostly used in a water setting. These traps come in different sizes, depending on the animal being trapped. The bodygrip trap is placed in a location where the targeted animal will swim through it. When the animal swims through it, the triggering mechanism is activated and the trap snaps shut, capturing the animal. There are restrictions on their use on land. It is used for trapping the following animals:

  • Muskrat
  • Mink
  • Otter
  • Beaver
  • Nutria