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Leg & Body Trap Information




Q: What is Duke's history and how long has Duke been in the trap business?

A: Duke Company was originally established in 1938 as a local Pecan and Fur Skin merchant business which we still operate to this day. The company is in its third generation of family ownership led by T.A. Duke and Bill Duke. We began producing our line of traps during 1986 as a complementary business to our Fur Skin business and have expanded our product line over many years.

Q: Is it true that these traps are illegal in the United States?

A: No. Within the United States, most wildlife laws are governed by state wildlife agencies and most states encourage responsible trapping to keep wild animal populations in check. The following states have laws that restrict the use of certain traps: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, California, & Washington. Other states generally encourage trapping and their laws provide guidance on where traps may be used and the trap sizes permitted. If you have further questions on trap use in your respective state, please contact your state wildlife agency to request a complete set of Trapping Rules & Regulations.


Q: Why does Fleming Outdoors sell Duke Traps over other brands of traps?

A: Every model of Duke Traps is tested extensively by trappers and every trap is guaranteed to perform to your expectations. Independent testing has concluded that Duke Traps are equally effective when compared to other brands of traps and with selling prices often 30% lower than other brands, Duke offers an exceptional value.

Q: Why would someone choose to use a Body Trap?

A: Body Traps offer the user a very efficient method for quick capture and dispatch of wild animals. In outdoor settings near creeks, rivers or ponds, Body Traps are placed in travel runs for targeting muskrat, mink, otter and beaver. As Body Traps result in a lethal capture, responsible trappers should only place body traps in settings where domesticated animals are not present.

Q: What criteria should I use to choose the correct size of trap?

A: Consider the setting you are planning to trap and the animal you are targeting. In water trapping, often a Body Trap or  will be your best solution. Trapping land animals is normally accomplished with a foot-hold leg trap. We recommend that you match the target animal with the trap size listed on this website. Best results occur when a trapper matches the correct trap size suitable for a target animal.


Q: How can I get my target animal to walk over the leg trap or through the body trap to catch the animal?

A: We offer a variety of lures and baits that will attract your target animal to your trap. We have lures for animals including raccoons, squirrels, fox, coyote, beaver, otter muskrat and mink. You can visit our Animal Trap page for view our lures. If you cannot find your target animal you can visit our animal trapping tips page for natural baits.

Q: How can I get information on trapping specific animal using body or leg traps?

A: We offer a variety of books that explain in depth how to trap various animal including raccoons, squirrels, fox, coyote, beaver, otter muskrat and mink. You can visit our Animal Trap page for view our books.

Q: Before I start trapping, do I need to enroll in a Trapper Education Course?

A: Many states require beginner trappers to enroll in a Trapper Education Course before being licensed to trap. We strongly encourage this form of education for anyone who is planning to trap because this course provides many important concepts on responsible trapping techniques and animal behavior patterns.