Fur-trading pioneers of the 1800s relied on the long spring trap to maintain their livelihoods, and with their unrivaled holding power, experienced modern-day trappers prefer this proven, secure trap for their nuisance wildlife control needs, as well. Today no one builds them better than The Duke Company of West Point, Mississippi. Long spring traps are among the most traditional foot-hold restraining devices used to catch and hold wild animals. Like other foot-hold traps, long springs are manufactured with steel components but are powered by tempered steel springs that extend out from the trap. With its 4” jaw spread, this Duke #1 Long Spring Trap is perfect for catching minks, muskrats and other small wildlife.