The Bush Master No. 1 leg-hold trap is the most well made and strongest trap that is available on the New Zealand market. This trap has been sold in New Zealand for over 40 years so it has been tried and proven to be a long-lasting strong trap suitable for capturing and holding large possums.
The trap was designed in the USA and is manufactured in Taiwan. It is a heavy duty and robust trap (it weighs 450g compared to the 375g weight of the PCR leg-hold trap) and is specifically designed for long-life and rugged treatment. Consequently they are a favourite of possum control contractors who who use their traps consistently throughout the year.
The Bush Master has two features not found in other makes of leg hold traps. A small dome on the dog which allows for a hair trigger setting and a hinge on the bottom of the trap where the chain is connected to help reduce the number of escapes. New top quality Bush Master springs are available on this site to recondition your old Bush Master traps. The springs also fit other good quality leg-hold traps.
For more information regarding the use of leg-hold traps click on the following link http://www.npca.org.nz/images/stories/NPCA/PDF/a4.1_leghold%20traps_2015-nov_lr_opt.pdf
For more information about what leg-hold trap are legal for use in New Zealand click on the following link https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/animal-welfare/traps-and-devices/#A