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Havahart® Large 1-Door Animal Trap

Model #: 1079

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  • Ideal for humanely capturing armadillos, cats, groundhogs, muskrats, nutria, opossums, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, small dogs, small foxes, and beavers
  • Dimensions: 31.98 in x 10.6 in x 12.14 in
  • One spring-loaded solid metal door
  • Smoothed internal edges prevent injuries to animals
  • Designed for higher catch rate and fewer escapes
  • Made to last - Resists rust and corrosion
  • Comes fully assembled and ready to use
  • Trigger rod is located outside of the trap so animal cannot damage it while in the trap
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Best used for:
Small dogs
Small foxes
Havahart® Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap Having trouble with a skunk, raccoon or opossum? The Havahart® Large 1-Door trap is a humane solution for trapping live animals. Offering safety features for you and the animal, this all-metal trap is made in the U.S. and designed, tested and used by professional trappers. Measuring 32-inches long, it’s perfect for capturing and removing the most common nuisance animals in North America.
Large 1 Door Animal Cage Trap
Designed for You by Trapping Professionals The Havahart® Large 1-Door Live Animal Trap is designed by trapping experts to be the most effective, reliable and durable trap of its kind. It is carefully constructed with a fine-tuned tripping mechanism that specially targets heavier critters, such as cats and raccoons to eliminate false triggers. The powerful trap door also ensures quick, secure captures.
designed by trappers
safe for you and the animal
Safe for You and the Animal For You: A solid door and handle guard protect you from contact with a trapped animal, and the carrying handle allows you to hold the trap away from your body while the trapped animal remains safe and secure. For The Animal: A strong door lock holds the animal safely inside the trap, while smooth, rolled internal trap edges prevent injuries to animals as they are being transported, or as they struggle to escape.
Havahart® Traps are Built to Last Havahart® builds the strongest, most durable traps with premium materials, intended to endure harsh weather and unpredictable animal behavior. Traps are constructed of industrial-strength, one-piece wire mesh, which is galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. A solid door and steel reinforcements add to the durability of the trap, ensuring an even longer trap life.
built to last
Simple to Operate You don't have to be a pro to use this Havahart® large trap. Its design allows users of all experience levels to trap, transport and release raccoon-sized animals.
Target These Unwanted Animals Use this trap to help you capture these unwanted animals in and around your home or business:
  • Armadillos
  • Cats/Stray Cats
  • Groundhogs
  • Muskrats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
Stray cats feral cats
Five Stars "This trap is easy to use and very reliable. It's also very tough and can be transported easily. I have recommended it to all who need one.” (Review from Arnold)" Read More Reviews »
Havahart® Large 1-Door Animal Trap Product Details Interested in learning more about this humane live animal trap? Take a closer look at its in-depth specifications. Complete Product Details »
Havahart ® Large 1-Door Animal Trap
Model # 1079
Dimensions 32 in x 10 in x 12 in
Weight 9.95 lb
Door Type 1 Spring-loaded Door
Materials Galvanized steel; One-piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Animals Armadillos, cats, groundhogs, muskrats, nutria, opossums, raccoons, skunks
Our Guarantee Your satisfaction with our products is our top priority. Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.
Made in America
Proudly Made In America Havahart® traps have been proudly manufactured in the United States for over 75 years.
About Havahart® Havahart® has been a trusted name in wildlife control solutions for over 70 years. Since our early beginnings, we have prided ourselves on delivering caring control methods for wildlife by offering live animal traps, conscientious animal repellents and safe electronic solutions. We design every product with the consumer and wildlife in mind. From beginners to experts, Havahart® has the solutions you need. More About Havahart® »

Havahart Trap - Model #1079

Model # 1079
Dimensions 32 in x 10 in x 12 in
Weight 9.95 lb
Use On
  • Armadillos
  • Bobcats
  • Small dogs
  • Small foxes
  • Beavers
  • Cats/stray cats
  • Groundhogs
  • Muskrats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door
  • Smooth, rolled interior edges to keep the animal from injuring itself.
  • Handle guard to protect your hand from the animal.
  • Multiple trigger settings to capture bigger or smaller animals.
  • Strong door lock to prevent escapes.
  • Galvanized steel to resist rust and corrosion.
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Usage Notes
  • Check with your local or state game commission to determine the lawful method of releasing or relocating a captured animal.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
March 4, 2020
Did the job! By Lori

Trap did the job!! Prompt shipping and great customer service...highly recommend!!

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Review posted on
December 11, 2019
Great trap By Jim

So far I have caught 2 possums, one gray fox, one raccoon, & one cat. I find the raccoons will steal the bait & not set off the trap if you don't put the bait in the ground under the trap & then anchor the trap so they can't turn it over.

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Review posted on
September 11, 2019
Good trap!! By Geo

Good trap, I used to trap a Groundhog. Was able to catch the groundhog within 2 days of setting up the trap. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is that after the groundhog tripped it he must have jump around and caused the handle and metal plate on top to come off. Over all product worked good.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative

Hey there! We are so glad to hear that your trap was able to catch this wily groundhog, but are sad to hear that it may have been damaged in the process. This trap is covered by a one-year replacment policy, and we are happy to provide more information about this policy at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242). Give us a call!

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Review posted on
July 24, 2019
Not escape proof & poor customer support By Jasarthur

Last year I rented a Havahart from the county parks department to catch armadillos. It was a sturdy older model. The 1079 I bought on Amazon is flimsier, but it has caught some animals. One objection is the handle is insufficient to carry the trap level with a critter at either end. I'm tempted to clasp an over-the-shoulder luggage strap to each end. The other objection is having to hold the door manually or use a stick to hold the door open for releasing. Would a latch have been so hard to include on this model? My big worry is this... I checked the trap today and an animal had managed to escape! The locking mechanism ("door lock frame") was laying on the ground and the wires were bent up by the door lock. Probably raccoons. I've contacted Woodstram using their online form for a replacement--we'll see how they respond. My 30-day Amazon return window closed last week. UPDATE: A week later and no reply from Woodstream.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable feedback. We appreciate these suggestions and have shared them with our Product Manager for review. We are sorry to learn that an animal managed to escape and damage the trap. Our traps are covered under a one year replacement policy. Please reach out to us directly at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.

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Review posted on
June 5, 2019
would not buy again By Merlen E.

Easy to use but didn't work for us. Raccoon was able to eat bait repeatedly without triggering the trap. I think the product miss strategically placed steel plate to prevent the critter from using the side and roof to climb over the trigger plate. We tried to change the context (relocate it, conceal it in different ways) with no help. Now it got into my attic to nest and did a lot of damage.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear about this experience and would like to know more, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance, we're happy to help.

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Review posted on
May 21, 2019
Wily Armadillo By Pilar

Havahart stands behind their products. I recently had a “Wily armadillo” that actually broke out of the cage by pushing the door backward somehow, after I sent pictures and voiced my concerns, they sent me a new trap and suggested I put a heavy weight on the top to prevent the door latch from being pushed. Armidillos are difficult to catch because you have to “channel” them into the trap, but I’ve trapped them before (over 40 in a borrowed Havahart trap). I hope to catch this little versaraptor soon!

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Review posted on
April 18, 2019
If you need to trap raccoons..........this is the trap to get! By Barbara

Have caught 10 raccoons in 3 weeks ! Bought 2 Cages. They are standing up well - No damage and work like a charm. I live in a large subdivision near river wetlands and not far from farmland, so raccoons are a perennial problem but really bad this year. Got into my attic to nest and did a lot of damage ( ripped up the ridge venting to gain access).

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Review posted on
April 15, 2019
Best traps By Don

I have one of your traps that is 20 plus years old and working fine. I bought another brand from a local hardware to help with the large number of raccoons and it was hard to set, hard to trip and I gave it away and bought a new one from you that caught a coon the first day.

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Review posted on
April 15, 2019
Great traps ! By Barbara

Bought two of these traps and have caught 3 raccoons in them. I am very satisfied. They were baited with large marshmallows; 4-5 at the back of the cage and one at the entrance midway between the door and trigger plate. Raccoons love marshmallows! They love sugar and they also look like "eggs" to them which is also a favourite food.

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Review posted on
April 14, 2019
Great product quality By Neal

I bought this trap a few weeks ago to catch a groundhog. It was delivered within a couple days. I setup the trap about 15 feet from where the groundhog lives and I was able to catch him the next day, Took him about 10 Km away and was easy to release.

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Q.How do you release the raccoon? I have watched all of your videos, and there is nothing about releasing them. I have a 1079 large 1-door trap. Thank you.

To release the animal, lift the lock on the trap, lift the door up and insert a stick through both sides of the trap to prop the door open. Walk away from the trap and the animal will exit when they are comfortable.

Q.What size of crap should I use to catch large raccoons?

This trap is ideal for capturing raccoons. We recommend any of our large or extra large traps. Please click here for the options we have available.

Q.I have a 1079 trap, but the trigger (#5) does not hold the door open, as soon as I let go the trap closes. What should I do?

When hooking the trigger onto the door, we recommend pushing the trigger forward so that more of it hooks onto the door, making the trap less sensitive.

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