A step-by-step guide to setting a Macabee gopher trap. To prevent alerting the gopher to impending danger, wearing gloves is recommended to keep human scent off the trap.
1Swing trigger wire up from under frame.
2Spread jaws, using thumbs, by pushing downward.
3With left index finger, guide trigger wire hook over end of frame.
4While continuing to push down on frame, place the straight end of trigger wire through small hole in silver plate.
5Trap is now set and ready to be placed in gopher hole.