Havahart® Large 2-Door Trap

Model #: 1045

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  • Item #1045
  • Best Used For: Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Nutria, Opossums, and Raccoons
  • Dimensions: 36” x 10” x 12”
  • Constructed with Sturdy, Rust-Resistant Galvanized Steel
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Model #1045

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Designed for You by Trapping Professionals

The Havahart® Large 2-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 large animals and eliminates false triggers. Its spring-loaded doors deliver effective captures and prevent escapes.


Simple to Operate

You don't have to be a pro to use this Havahart® two-door trap. Its design allows trappers of all experience levels to capture, transport, and release animals like woodchucks and raccoons with ease. Check out our How To Set video to see how simple the trap is to operate.

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Safe for You and the Animal

For You: A handle guard and solid metal doors protect you from contact with the animal, and the carrying handle allows you to hold the trap away from your body while an animal is inside.

For the Animal: Strong door locks keep animals safely in the cage, and smooth, rolled edges prevent anxious critters from injuring themselves during transport.

A Two-Door Trap is Effective and Versatile

Two spring-loaded doors allow animals to enter from either direction, increasing your odds of a catch. Additionally, a two-door trap can be less intimidating to the animal as it provides a clear path and unobstructed line of sight from one end of the trap to the other. Place two-door traps against walls or along animal travel paths in order to capture critters as they move from either direction. Two-door animal traps can also be set with only one door open, giving you the ability to try different methods of capture.

Havahart® Means Built to Last

Havahart® builds the strongest, most durable traps with premium materials, intended to endure harsh weather and unpredictable animal behavior. Made in the USA, this trap is constructed of industrial-strength, one-piece wire mesh, which is galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Solid doors and steel reinforcements add to the durability of the trap, ensuring an even longer trap life.

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

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

Made in the USA

Havahart® traps have been proudly manufactured in the US for over 70 years.

Havahart Trap - Model #1045
Model # 1045
Dimensions 36" x 10" x 12"
Weight 12.75 lb
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Type 2 Spring-Loaded Doors
Animals Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Nutria, Opossums, and Raccoons

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 19, 2018
sloppy release interface on secondary door By Marshall

I purchased this trap brand new in the box from gsohardware on ebay seller last May... It worked fine last summer but now the secondary door will not fall when the floor plate is pressed. The interface for the secondary door is very, very sloppy. I called havahart and asked them about the warranty... A manager told me that unless gsohardware is an authorized dealer then I am out of luck. Also the warranty is good for only one year. To me it more about the principal than the money. The havahart company engineer should take a close look at the design on that interface. They have had a lot of time to get this right. The most casual observer can tell that the interface need to be improved. To say the least, I am somewhat disappointed in havahart's customer service at this point in time.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for providing us with detailed information during our phone conversation! We have shared the feedback with our Product Managers. As discussed, we recommend contacting the seller directly to find out if they have return options. Our warranty covers the trap for one year when purchased from an authorized re-seller and 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) with any questions.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
January 1, 2018
Works great, but needs larger and more secure finger guard plate around carry handle. By Wajon

Got two of these traps last Summer to deal with a neighborhood invasion of ground hogs/woodchucks which some ignorant neighbor had let move in to their unused garden plot! This is a densely populated neighborhood, in the middle of town, but close to a large field surrounded by wooded embankments. A mother dug a den somewhere in that underused garden plot, and soon she and her young growing specimens were invading everyone's yard and gardens! Actually saw one strolling down the sidewalk on more than one occasion! So I first rented a trap, a much older version of the two door variety. It worked, but when I got a skunk in it, I called a professional and paid him to deal with the trapped animal. He said he'd never use one of those older models, because the animal could simply eventually roll the cage onto it's side, or even over upside down, and in that case the door just opens and the animal escapes. So after that I purchased two new models which have a much more secure door locking system. And they worked beautifully. All in all last Summer I captured 3 woodchucks, 3 skunks, and an opossum! I did not get the easy set style, and it is a bit tricky to get the catch set just so. This year I've purchased the smaller size traps to deal with grey squirrels and I did get the easy set, and that works so slick! If I were to purchase the large sizes again, I would get the easy set for those too. But easy set or not, Havahart traps work beautifully for capturing and relocating critter pests. I gave these only a four star, because the guard plate around the handle, to shield ones fingers from the critter inside, is much too small, and it is not attached very securely. One of mine fell off, and thankfully I noticed and secured it before an animal had got inside. On the older style that I mentioned the whole top of the trap was a solid and that was much safer to pick up and transport. So that older style didn't secure the doors well, but it guarded ones fingers better. The new styles have much better door locks, but much skimpier finger guard plates.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 29, 2017
Great buy By mama

Very impressed was all set to go and did the job perrrrrrfect

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 7, 2017
I would not recommend; I would not buy another one By CB

Trigger rods do not come pre-assembled; instructions are worthless; trying to put trigger rods together is not easy.

Response From Havahart®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for sharing this feedback. This trap should come completely assembled when it arrives in the box. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring so we may better assist.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for troubleshooting.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 7, 2017
Excellent trap By Bob

Caught three groundhogs within 12 hours and relocated them. They didn't appear to seriously hurt themselves with this trap like other traps I've tried.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 20, 2017
Not happy By IRv

Not happy with this trap. Had armadillo trapped but when I went to pick up the cage to transport him he was able to push the trap door open and bent the wire framing of the door and escaped. The flaw is the angle at which the trap doors close...which makes it easy to pry open.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Havahart® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We apologize for this experience and would be happy to provide assistance.

We recommend checking traps often and placing a blanket or tarp over the trap when an animal is captured.  This helps to calm the animal and reduce the efforts to escape.  

Our traps are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 4, 2017
would recommend : HAVAHART® LARGE 2-DOOR TRAPit for those with critter problems. By chiefironcalves

I have this trap and have had much success trapping cats and skunks (24) to date.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 30, 2016
The trap worked beyond my expectations By Chuckers
We purchased the trap within this past month and the first time we set it, we caught the woodchuck that has been terrorizing my plants. We released the animal in a wooded area about five miles from our house and have not seen him since. So glad about that
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 12, 2016
Great sensitivity! By Vbgri
This item arrived very fast and has great sensitivity. It's very easy to set and caught the raccoon within days !
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 12, 2016
Works well. By Al V
I bought this a couple of months ago to take of a ground hog problem. Once I had the cage in the right setting, i.e. under my deck vice beside, it worked great. My friend borrowed it, and he caught himself a raccoon. The only thing wrong with it is that I lost the handle already. That design issue needs to be addressed but the rest worked great.
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Q.How do I bait the trap? I need to catch a cat and I have no idea where to put food??

If the trap is set with both doors open, the food should be placed on the trip pedal in the middle of the trap. This trap can also be set with one door open. When setting it this way, the food should be placed all the way in the back in front of the closed door.

Q.Is there any way to adjust the sensitivity of the tripping mechanism on the 1045? Thank you.

There is no adjustment for the sensitivity.  For animals that are smaller or lighter, taping some weight (such as coins) to the trigger pan can help. Also, placing the bait under the trigger pan will cause more interaction in that area and can increase the catch rate.

Q.Please describe the differences between the Model #1045 and #1050 Havahart traps? Is one better for catching groundhogs?

The difference in these traps is the size. The 1045 measures 36” x 10” x 12” while the 1050 measures 42” x 11” x 13”. Both traps can be used for groundhogs, depending on their size.

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