Join the DP Revolution!

T-Shirt are available now in time for Christmas! We are no longer using Tee Spring and have a vendor that does our shirts custom for us!

Join the dog proof revolution! Choose S-XXXL. These are custom made t-shirts of the highest quality. They have a design on the front and back and three colors. Show your DP pride!

S-XL Short Sleeve 27.00

XXL-XXXL- Short Sleeve 32.00

Comes in white or grey.


In Defense of Trapping

Below is a great article from the Sportmen’s Alliance. It discusses the need for trapping in animal population control and ramifications of trapping bans. As the anti trapping movement

Rubberhold Jaw Trap

Rubberhold Jaw Trap

In Defense of Trapping

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

National Trapping Association-Who They Are and Why You Should Care

This is a radio show segment from Clint Locklear’s Trapping Radio 2.0. Since there is a lot of negativity towards trapping, the NTA’s main focus is on getting the correct information out to the public regarding fur management. The National Trapping Association is a great organization. If you are not a member, I encourage you to get involved.

Source: Trapping Radio #175

To see more of Trapping Radio 2.0 you can see Trapping Radio 2.0

Today’s Catch

Well guys, this is the first catch from my DP traps that I set out several nights ago. The first is a 20lb boar coon that was taken on dog food and fish oil. Possums, I have learned love dog food too and are just as capable of being caught in a DP as that masked bandit of the night. Since I run a short weekend line, I had set out six Duke DP’s plus a Duke #3 and a snare. See I told you I liked leg holds a little! This was late on a Friday night. On Saturday afternoon, I checked the line and found those two possums above. On Sunday morning, I found Mr. Coon. I am not one to throw anything away. I am currently fleshing all three, while looking for someone to take the meat. Incidentally, I found out that coon peckers (sorry ladies) may be worth more than the fur is right now. This guy was definitely packing…….

When I worked my line on Monday morning, I found my snare and leg hold stolen and sets destroyed. I am sure some anti-American found them and threw them in the nearby pond. Such is the life of  a trapper.

What did I learn? Set your traps away from the road. Even on private property. Expect some losses. Put up cameras. Don’t get down on yourself or society. Tomorrows a new trapping day. Peace.


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The Duke

The Duke

Welcome to The Dog Proof Trapper.

This is a website by a trapper for other trappers and for people that want to know more about trapping and animal damage control (ADC).

Why dog proofs? Well, they are affordable, easy to set, and fun. The main thing I like about them is they are safe around kids and pets. If you live in a urban area or where there are loved hunting dogs like I do there is no better trap to use. They are safe around most domestic animals. We believe that in todays society, protection of our pets in the upmost importance. We accomplish our trapping goals with dog proof traps and kill proof snares.

There are many variations that can be used in different situations. Got a field? Throw a DP down. A log on a creek? Use one of the Freedom brands with the screw in mount attached to the log. In the barn around kids and pups? Perfect situation.

This is going to be an all out honest place for trappers and the public to come and be who they really are. God fearing, fur chasing, USA loving, outdoor living people with lots to learn and lots to share. This is a work of a dreamer and an entrepreneur. I look forward to building this site and gaining knowledge and most importantly, the friendships of others .