DOC 250 trap for ferrets, stoats, rats and hedgehogs (incl. shipping)
Buy a humane, NZ designed predator trap that comes complete with a custom made wooden tunnel box.
This price include GST and shipping throughout NZ (for both urban and rural addresses). Note: We don't ship to the Chatham Islands and there is a limit of 5 per order.
These traps are used primarily to trap ferrets but they will also effectively and humanely kill stoats, rats and hedgehogs.
Note: DOC250s have a very powerful trap mechanism. Make sure you have attended a training course and read the safety instructions.
- Serve up some meat (e.g. rabbit, hare, beef, possum), Eraze, salted rabbit and/ or fish. Fresh hen eggs can also be used if stoats are being targeted.
- Lures should be changed regularly (exactly when and how often will depend on where the traps are) and disposed of away from the trap.
- If you are using this in your backyard, place it somewhere easy to access.
- If you are in the bush or on farmland, place the trap along ridges, tracks, roads, farm buildings, and creeks/rivers – basically, anywhere that’s easy to reach.
- Set them on lines about 1km apart with a trap every 100m (1km by 100m).
- Put a number on each trap and keep track of how many you’ve set, when and where.
When should I check my trap?
- Traps should be left out permanently.
- Checks will depend on the season (ferrets are easier to trap in late summer and autumn) and how long your bait/lure takes to rot.
- DOC250s have a very powerful trap mechanism. Be very careful when using these traps.
- Make sure the lid is screwed down at all times so that children can’t access the trap.
- When you change the bait make sure you use a safety clip or ‘unset’ the trap.
Maintenance of traps
- Traps should be regularly cleaned with a wire brush — this removes mould, fur etc.
- Un-sprung traps should be set off at 4-6 weekly intervals.
- Traps should be regularly maintained, including checking for worn pivots and weakened springs.