The 220 bodygrip trap (often referred to as the 220 Conibear) is a double spring body gripper with a 7″ x 7″ jaw opening.
The 220 is most commonly used to trap raccoon, skunk, fisher, bobcat, lynx and similar sized furbearers. It is sometimes used to target otter in waterways, but is typically considered too small for most beaver trapping applications.
Pro’s: much more powerful than the 120, can be used to catch larger animals. Provides a quick, humane kill to target animals.
Con’s: use is heavily regulated, most states require this trap be used in water, above ground level, or in low traveled areas due to potential to kill nontarget animals, including dogs.
Makes and Models
Victor – the original, owns the ‘Conibear’ name, traps are a bit pricey but good
Bridger – well designed, well built, rugged, and affordable. Currently I consider these the best quality for the price.
Duke – more affordable, but less rugged. built of lower quality steel and don’t seem to hold up as well. a good entry level trap for folks on a budget who don’t need them to last forever.
Sleepy Creek – not to be confused, they use their own numbering system and call these the #700. Same size, same design. I haven’t used them but they seem a bit pricey.
Belisle – top of the line. out of my budget, but friends who use them swear by them. the most costly of all bodygrip traps, but very high quality steel and innovative design make these the pick for top notch trappers who target high quality fur over a long period of time.