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March 23 2014
Copies of DOC traps in NZ
Fellow trappers this is a small note to provide you all with new information. There are two companies manufacturing and selling a copy of the DOC 200. The companies are Combined Industries Ltd of Auckland and Pest Control Research of Christchurch. Both companies call their trap "DOC style 200 Trap". These traps have not been tested against the NAWAC (National Animal Welfare Advice Committee) standards for humaneness. If you are purchasing these traps be sure you are informed by asking if you are buying the copies.
Happy trapping.

       
 

July 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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