Proper off season storage of fur traps is very important for maintaining proper function.
Keeping any style of trap, including bodygrip traps, compressed for an extended period of time will weaken them.
The level of damage done to the springs when left compressed depends on the overall quality of the trap components. If the metal used for the spring is cheap it won’t last long being set.
Another common way of damaging the spring is storing it in heated temperatures or when soaking in boiling dye.
To avoid heat damage do not leave them submerged in boiling water (no longer than seven minutes) long or stored where temps get high.
Follow these simple steps and your traps will have a longer life.
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