Imperial Animal Traps
Imperial Animal Traps
Live Animal Traps
Food storage is by nature finite. If a disaster like a full-scale economic collapse forces us into long-term self-sufficient living, we will eventually run out of stored food and will need to be able to hunt, forage, and grow our own food. A long-term survival plan has to consider a good food production plan. Unless you already have breeding animals and a well-established garden in a safe retreat area, this will mean starting from scratch. Live animal traps are a humane and efficient way to catch both nuisance and small game animals.
Stalking and hunting is very time-consuming and may result in expending as many calories as your catch will supply. Trapping animals is a much more efficient way of procuring either a direct food source or animals that can be bred for long-term food production. Live animal traps can also help you to protect existing food sources from problem or nuisance animals looking for an easy meal.
Live animal traps can be baited and set in moments and left to do the hard work of catching an animal while you go about other daily tasks or rest through the night. Unlike traditional snare traps that cause animals considerable suffering and may catch an animal that is not ultimately suitable for consumption, live animal traps cause no harm to the caught animal. Live animal traps ensure that only the intended animal is caught. The animal can be inspected and quickly and humanely slaughtered if found to be suitable for a meal or released unharmed if not.
Live animal traps can also be used to catch small animals to begin a breeding program for a long-term meat supply. Rabbits, for example, are plentiful in most parts of the continent, easy to catch in a live animal trap, easy to handle, and most importantly – easy to breed. Compared to hunting for food, trapping, raising, and breeding rabbits requires minimal effort and can keep you and your family supplied with meat.
If you have a garden or a chicken coop you’re probably all too familiar with the animals that like to think of it as their own personal buffet. While you can’t likely keep an eye on the area 100% of the time, live animal traps can patrol for you. Trapping the animals munching your veggies or disturbing your quiet chicken coop in the night allows you not only to discover what type of animal you’re dealing with but also to humanely remove the animal from the area. Live animal traps can also be used to capture rodents making an attempt at your storage food, or even larger animals like wild dogs or bobcats that may pose a safety threat to your family or animals.
In our online store we offer various live animal traps of the highest quality. From large traps intended for coyotes, dogs, bobcats, etc. to small traps intended for squirrels and other rodents to specific live traps for birds, we have the right trap for any animal.
We offer folding and rigid box live animal traps made from durable GalvaPerm wire and complete with safety lock doors, hand guards, and locking rear release doors.
Animal Trap Accessories
Live animal traps do need to be baited and you’ll need to offer appropriately appealing bait for the animal you intend to catch – easier said than done at times. Instead of wasting time trying to find the right bait for your trap on the fly you can purchase professional bait pastes for fast, easy, and accurate baiting of your live animal traps every time. Used by professional animal trappers, these bait pastes are specially formulated to attract only the specified animals. Packaged in 4oz jars, the baits are designed with anti-drying agent to keep them moist longer.
Trap covers are also available and are a particularly good idea for protecting your catch from hot sun or inclement weather while trapped. These covers also reduce the stress on the trapped animal by keeping them from seeing you – this can also protect you if your catch is a skunk!
Trap dividers will allow you to use your trap as a cage until such time that you are able to release, move, or slaughter the animal. Trap dividers can be slid into the live animal trap to keep the animal back from the door while you place food and water inside. Once the trap door is safely closed again, the divider can be removed to allow the animal full access to the cage.