Havahart® Large 1-Door Easy Set® Trap

Model #: 1085

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  • Item #1085
  • Best Used For: Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Muskrats, Opossums, Raccoons, and Skunks
  • Dimensions: 32” x 10” x 12”
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – Set & Release with One Hand
  • Constructed of Galvanized Steel

Model #1085

Best Used For:


Expert-Tested Technology

Trapping nuisance animals has never been easier! Patented Easy Set® technology allows you to set your trap with one pull of a lever. Expert-tested and proven effective, Havahart® Easy Set® traps are the most robust traps on the market, contructed with rust-resistant galvanized steel and strudy hardware, making the handling experience safe and comfortable.

Easy to Set & Release

Simply bait the trap and then pull back the Easy Set® lever to set it with a single hand. The trip plate's sensitivity targets the animal's specific size and weight, while a solid spring-loaded door ensures a quick and secure capture. To release, just stand to the rear of the cage and pull back the Easy Set® lever. It's that easy - no more destructive digging, and no more tipped trash cans!

Safe for You and the Animal

Inside the cage, smooth, rounded edges and a strudy door lock keep the animal safely inside, while a solid hand guard limits contact with the carrier. And a rigid carry handle makes it easy to carry even large animals at a safe distance.


Effective & Trusted Since 1940

Havahart® traps are designed and tested by trapping professionals for the best efficacy and strength in the industry. Constructed of premium galvanized steel for added durability, these traps stand up to the test of time. And with the added features of a patented lever and enlarged handle guard, Easy Set® is the premium choice.


  1. Patented East Set® Lever:
    Set or release in one step

  2. Solid Hand Guard:
    Protect hand from animal contact

  3. Sensitive Trip Plate:
    Specific for capturing large animals

  4. Sturdy Door Lock:
    Keeps the animal from escaping

  5. Patented East Set® Lever:
    High-tensile; strong and rust resistant

Compare Havahart® Large-Sized Traps

Trap Length
32 in
36 in
32 in
32 in
32 in
36 in
# of Doors
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Easy Set® 1-Step Set & Release
Enlarged Handle
Galvanized Steel
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Learn more here »

Havahart Trap - Model #1085
Model # 1085
Dimensions 32" x 10" x 12"
Weight 13.25 lbs.
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gage Wire Mesh; Plastic Carrying Handle
Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door
Setting Mechanism 1-Step Easy Set® Lever
Animals Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Muskrats, Opossums, Raccoons, Skunks

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
April 14, 2019
OK for small animals By Chopper

Works well for opossums and cats, but raccoons have totally destroyed 2 different traps and escaped. My 40 year old trap is made much stronger and I have never had a raccoon escape. It is just very difficult for the wife to set.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative

We're very sorry to hear about your recent experience with this trap. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)  to discuss our 30-Day Guarantee and our one-year replacement policy. We're eager to assist!

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
April 2, 2019
Worked immediately By Diana

Definitely is Easy Set. I had so much problem with my previous trap that I thought I better spring for a 2nd one that I hoped would work. Worked immediately. Put a trail of banana pieces into the trap (per suggestion from a Nature Conservancy guy) and caught my groundhog immediately. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because he was banging so vigorously at the trap opening that I was afraid he push out. Put a piece of rebar thru sides and that held the door closed nicely.

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
March 29, 2019
Ineffective locking mechanism By None

Changing my original Five Star December 8, 2018 review. The trap is easy to set. It easily releases the animal. It's effective at catching the animal. However, we've caught eight raccoons. Of the eight, three managed to escape, which defeats the purpose of catching them in the first place. The door locking mechanism simply isn't strong enough. An "escape rate" of 37% is too high. Not sure I'd recommend this trap.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative

While we are glad to hear that the Havahart® Large 1-Door Easy Set® Trap was successful in capturing so many raccoons in the past, we are sorry to hear about your recent experience. Thank you for keeping us updated, and letting us know how your results while using this trap have evolved. We will be passing your comments on to our Product Manager, and using your feedback to make future products better. Keep in mind, our traps are covered by a one-year replacement policy from the original date of purchase with the submission of your original receipt. For additional assistance, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) 

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
March 23, 2019
How to fix the holding latch By hunter

The problem I encountered was a large raccoon entered the trap ate the bait and then pushed the door open and escaped, the latch is not proper to hold against a large raccoon pushing against it and escaping.I bought another of your traps[didn't get model #]not easy to set but caught the raccoon the first nite and no problem holding the animal.Any suggestions on how to fix the holding latch on 1085.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We would like to know more about this experience. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance. We are happy to help!


Online Customer Experience Specialist
Woodstream Corporation

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
January 30, 2019
Trip plate not sensitive enough By Jay

I use the smaller 2-door traps and they work awesome in catching squirrels and rats. However, the past two weeks I have used this larger model in order to attempt to catch something under my house that is too big for the smaller traps. I need some advice because the sensitivity knob cannot be set sensitive enough and the animal is merely grabbing the food despite it being placed at the back of the trap per the instructions without setting off the trap. It is either bypassing the trip mechanism altogether, or perhaps it is not heavy enough to trip the trap while stepping on it? I have even placed obstacles in the trap to force it to have to cross onto the trip plate, but to no avail yet. The problem seems to be with the lack of sensitivity with this particular trap. Can anyone offer me some guidance on this? I have adjusted the sensitivity screw knob many different ways, but nothing is working and the critter always gets away with the bait. Thank you.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to provide it! To further increase the sensitivity, weight can be added to the trigger pedal in the form of small stones, metal washers, and similar objects. Suspending the bait from the top of the trap may increase the interaction the animal has with the trigger pedal, ensuring a successful catch. These traps are covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
December 17, 2018
New easy set trap ,, By SP

The new easy set trap ls so much better to use than the older model. I wasn't intending to " get rid " of animals with it. I intended using it to catch a few cats so they can be brought to homes. Now anyone want to buy my other trap ? It's clean and new. I never used it. I will be keeping model 1085. It's easier to set.

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
December 8, 2018
Not good By Nacho

The trap work well as far as catching the large racoon. The problem is that it couldn’t hold it. The racoon easily overpowered the back lash and got out after eating the bate. It did this twice. So I don’t plan to use it again until I can custom modify the locking mechanism into something more stury that doesn’t allow a racoon to back out of it.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative


Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience. For the best results, we recommend monitoring the trap frequently. Animals can quickly become scared and anxious and will go to extreme measures to escape. To ensure a safe and successful catch and release, we recommend releasing the animal as quickly as possible.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions or for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
December 6, 2018
Excellent trap By None

Extremely easy to set the trap and just as easy to release the animal. Very quickly snagged two raccoons and one cat. Place the bait in the very back of the trap. My initial baiting I had the bait past the trip plate, but close enough to the trip plate that the raccoon was able to secure the bait without triggering the trap. The trap is well made and designed such that the animal cannot reach your hand when you're carrying a caged animal. I have no reservations in recommending this trap for the suggested animals.

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
November 20, 2018
This is the only trap you should ever use! By Thomas

This is the only trap you should ever use! We just recently bought this one so we had our own trap. We have enough trouble animals show up in our yard, it was just time to get our own. Before this we rented the same model of this trap that didn't have the easy set function. It worked great! We caught many animals including Opossum, Raccoon, and Skunks. Once we got two skunks at once! This easy set trap is definitely SO MUCH EASIER to use. Just one lever, and it's an awesome feature when you have to release the animal. The traps are made sturdy and will last for a good long time. I can't speak to longevity of this particular model, but the rental we used they had for many years and it showed very little wear after serving so many customers. Built tough to last. Highly recommended!

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Review posted on www.woodstreambrands.ca
October 27, 2018
Great Trap - Great Customer Service By RAmadon

After a skunk had damaged one of my Havahart 1085 traps, I called the company via their toll free number to ask about the warranty policy, as my purchase (through Amazon) was just a few days shy of 1 year ago. My call was immediately answered by a very friendly representative who told me they would definitely cover that type of damage (apparently their warranty is 1 year) She advised me to send (email) them at (ConsumerCare@Woodstream.com) a copy of my purchase receipt (from Amazon), a photo of the damaged cage and a brief explanation of what happened and they would process a claim to replace the trap. (I did as she requested). That same day, I received a return email (from a representative at Havahart – Woodstream) assuring me that a new cage was ordered to replace the one that was damaged and I should receive it within 3-5 business days. The cage arrived by Fed-Ex on as promised – I can’t say enough good about this company and their product! BTW: I have trapped several animals using Havahart cages and none have ever caused the damage this skunk did. I actually watched him through my kitchen window trying to get out, but it was the middle of the night and I could not take care of the issue until the AM.

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