Viewing post #1372588 by SteveM
|Sue, just a little feedback in case you still have GopherHawk on your wish list.:.
The trap needs to have soft (not hard and not loose) soil to work. Many of my gophers are in the paths between rows where the soil is dry and hard. The little "augar-like" pointed tool they include to dig the hole is not strong enough to work in hard soil. Now that I think about it, I should have realized that from watching the video. The GoperHawk works fine in soft soil and my percentage of catches looks like it will be about the same as with my Macabee traps. It is a good compliment to my Macabee traps and I'm glad I purchased it. It seems to be well built so I think it will last quite a while.
Kind of ironic, the two weeks before I ordered the GopherHawk, I hadn't caught a single gopher with my Macabee traps. Each ofhe 4 days after I ordered it I caught a gopher with my Macabee traps. Now I only have 2 or 3 gophers doing the tuber buffet so between the two types of traps I should be able to get them under control.