Utah Hunter Safety Course


Box Traps

Box Trap

Commonly referred to as a colony, cage or basket trap, this has swinging doors at both ends. A targeted animal enters the trap by pushing on or swimming past the swinging door, which opens to the inside of the trap. It is hinged under a light spring pressure. Once the animal is in the box trap, it cannot escape. These types of traps can be used on land but are best suited for wet locations. There is no triggering mechanism that the targeted animal has to step on. It is used for trapping the following animals:

  • Muskrats
  • Rabbits