The WCS Tube Trap’s great advantage is that it incorporates a tunnel making it easy for operatives to comply with the UK’s requirement regarding tunnel protection. This tunnel also has the added advantage that catches are hidden from public view. The WCS tube trap can be used either baited or un-baited, the trap itself acting as an attractant to inquisitive targets, or being sited as a ‘run-through’.
Correct effective trap protection is becoming an important consideration for all UK trappers regardless of their quarry target. We recently decided that this trap was worth another look and worked with its American manufacturer to produce a more powerful and effective variation for the UK market. The resulting trap has been approved by DEFRA and now appears on the schedule of approved spring traps to use in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The WCS tube trap is a ‘quality’ trap, constructed from a 380mm long, 21-gauge steel tube of 114mm dia, powered by a powerful double torsion spring. All parts are precision cut by laser, so there are no sharp edges to contend with. It has a pale green plated finish to give resistance to rusting. The English approved version has a considerably more powerful spring than it’s American counterpart and is additionally fitted with two ‘killing bars’ inside the tube.