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Julyl 17 2014
- Haines Pallet Co has a new email address. haines.pallets@xtra.co.nz

       
 

April 28 2014
- Copycat traps are still about. Be aware that all DOC series traps have DOC stamped on the frames and kill bar and are fitted with the Waddington trigger.
- Haines Pallet Co has a new email address. haines.pallets@xtra.co.nz
- There is a new supplier of trap boxes based in Te Anau in the South Island. Wood Logic. See Stockists page.

       
 

July 23 2009
- A new ultimate possum kill trap on the market. Designed by the intrepid Phil Waddington. The trap is available from CMI Springs and is called Trapinator.
- Real good trap carrying pack frames are now available from Morris Metal Products.
- More moongeese are gone. Twenty Doc 250's are working at Kii/James Campbell wildlife refuge, Oahu, Hawaii.

       
 

Nov 20 2008
- Trap prices have gone up, bugger! See the latest lists here.
- There are some neat screensavers here made by the trap artist Peter Cruikshank.
Please download them at your pleasure:
Doc Logo screensaver (3.5 MB)
Exploding trap screensaver (10.5 MB)
Rat in trap screensaver (75 MB)
Screensaver installation instructions can be found here.

       
 

Sep 11 2008
- Total Doc traps out of factory this year to date = 16,000!
- The first 200 Doc traps were exported to England for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, they will be Doc trap agents for UK.
- The first 50 Doc 250's are about to be exported to Hawaii for introduced Small Indian Mongoose control.
- Latest news from Resolution Island. 290 Stoats form 3 checks.
- The first published articles on Doc traps in the UK.
Keeping the Balance - Protecting New Zealand's Kiwi
Keeping the Balance - A future for spring traps

       
 

Jan 30 2008
- In October 2007, 30 Doc 250's have gone to protect Leatherback Turtles in St Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands - Caribbean.
- Doc traps have been approved for use in Britian by Defra for grey squirrels, rats, stoats and weasels (introduced American Mink to be tested in Doc 250's soon).
- Total traps produced in 2007: Doc 150 = 6302, Doc 200 = 7529, Doc 250 = 810. Total = 14641
- New instructions for setting tool. Click here.
- Trial results showing Doc 200's perform better than Mk6 Fenn traps. Click here.
- Trial results showing Doc 200's perform better than Victor Professional rat traps. Click here.

   
       
 

May 24 2007
- 50,000+ Traps produced to date by CMI springs.
- Stainless Steel traps are now available.
- Mongoose control - A field trial in Hawaii has resulted in Doc 250's being proven to humanely kill mongoose. View Report.
- Trap setting tools for the Doc series traps can be purchased from Haines Pallet Co or CMI springs.
- Prices of traps have changed. Please view new PDF's here.

   
       
 

Dec 14 2006
- 40,000+ Traps produced to date by CMI springs.
- All Stainless Steel traps will be avaliable July 2007. Doc 150 = $32.40, Doc 200 = $36.40.
- There is a good article on Doc Traps in Open Space magazine Nov 2006.
- Eradication of Stoats at Resolution Island (22,000 Ha) begins next year, 2500 Doc 150's will be used.

   
       
 

Jul 20 2006
- Latest results from the comparative stoat trial. View here.
- From now on all trap orders are through CMI springs.
- Traps in boxes are available from Haines Pallet Co.

   
       
 

Jun 23 2006
- 30,000+ Traps produced to date by Curtis Metal Products.
- The Doc 350's are on the back burner till summertime.
- Latest results from the comparative stoat trial: (97) Doc 200 vs (52) Fenn Mk6. This trial will continue till winter 2007.
- Latest results from the comparative rat trial. The trial is now complete and the DOC 200 was shown to be significantly better then the Victor.
- BIG NEWS. Curtis Springs has been purchased by CMI Springs. Business as usual.

   
       
 

Feb 24 2006
- 23,000+ Traps produced to date by Curtis Metal Products.
- The Doc 350's are scheduled for NAWAC testing in March.
- Latest results from the comparative stoat trial: (97) Doc 200 vs (52) Fenn Mk6.
- Latest results from the comparative rat trial: (207) Doc 200 vs (161) Victor professional.
- From late 2006 all Doc series traps will come standard with stainless steel treadle plates.

   
       
 

Oct 27 2005
- 20,000+ Traps produced to date by Curtis Metal Products.
- The prototype Doc 350's are currently being field evaluated. These traps will target feral cats and possums.
- Trap setting tools for the Doc series traps are now in production and can be purchased Curtis Metal Products.
- A stoat eradication project has just been completed in Fiordland using Doc 150's. Coal Island has been cleared of stoats, this job will be confirmed in 2 years.

   
       
 

Aug 11 2005
- 19,000+ Traps produced to date by Curtis Metal Products.
- Stainless steel/zinc pasivated - Combos can now be purchased from Curtis Metal
Products. These traps will provide trappers with an almost indestructible tool. Prices are
1. Doc 150 = $21.60
2. Doc 200 = $21.85
3. Doc 250 = $37.00

- Doc 250's are now in full production and the first 1500 are on the hill. Beauty!
- A setting tool for the Doc 250 is currently being trialed. These tools fit all 3 traps and provide the trapper with complete confidence and safety.

   
       
 

Apr 15 2005
- 14,000+ Traps produced to date by Curtis Metal Products
- Single traps can be ordered from Curtis Metal Products, Previously you had to order a minimum of 10 units.
- Haines Pallet Co produces the complete range of trap boxes/tunnels.

   
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