About Hancock Trap Co.

The Hancock Trap was originally invented by Charles L. Hancock in the muskrat size trap for trapping muskrats in 1930. The trap was converted in size for live trapping of beaver in 1932 and was modified in 1975 by the University of Idaho to live capture river otter.

Since 1932

  • Easily sets up in 2 Minutes or Less.

  • Total weight of trap 29 pounds.

  • For use in beaver and otter damage control work.

  • For use in beaver and otter population transplanting.

  • For use in humane trapping methods.

  • Built from everlasting high grade aluminum and spring steel with a lifetime warranty against breakage of normal use.

  • Multiple animals can be caught in one setting.

(Patent #2590099)