Havahart® X-Large 1-Door Trap

Model #: 1081

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  • Item #1081
  • Best Used For: Armadillos, Beavers, Bobcats, Cats, Dogs, Foxes, Groundhogs, Opossums, and Raccoons
  • Dimensions: 42” x 15” x 15”
  • Made in the USA
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Model #1081

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Designed and Trusted by Trapping Professionals for the Heaviest Jobs

The Havahart® X-Large 1-Door Live Animal Trap is the largest and most rugged live trap, designed and trusted by professionals for the humane capture of big raccoons and fox-sized critters. The heavy-duty cage is carefully constructed to stand up to the strongest animals, and the trip plate's sensitivity is fine-tuned to the weight of a large beaver, groundhog or small dog, so smaller critters cannot falsely trigger the door closed.


Simple to Operate

You don't have to be a professional to use this Havahart® extra-large trap. Its design allows trappers of all experience levels to capture, transport, and release large, heavy animals with ease. Check out our How To Set video to learn how to operate a Havahart trap.

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Safe for You and the Animal

For You: Double steel carrying handles allow you to safely hold the trap away from your body while an animal is inside, and a large, solid handle guard protects you from animal contact.

For the Animal: An extra-strength door lock keeps the animal safely inside, while smooth, rolled trap edges prevent animal injuries as they are being transported.

Superior Strength and Durability

This Havahart® extra-large 1-door trap is the most robust, heavy-duty trap on the market. Made in the USA with one-piece, 12-gauge steel wire mesh, it's fit for the heaviest and most erratic wild animals, making for the best raccoon trap. A galvanized finish protects it from rust and corrosion, and steel reinforcements give the trap even more strength and a longer trap life.

Compare Havahart® X-Large Traps

Trap Opening (x x h)
Trap Length
10 x 13 in
42 in
15 x 15 in
42 in
Weight (trap alone)
Heavy-Duty Wire Construction
# of Doors
Door Type
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Manufacturer's Warranty
13 lb
standard trap
1 Year
22 lb
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 »

Made in the USA

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

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Havahart Trap - Model #1081

Model # 1081
Dimensions 42" x 15" x 15"
Weight 21.44 lb
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Mesh Door
Animals Armadillos, Beavers, Bobcats, Cats, Dogs, Foxes, Groundhogs, Opossums, and Raccoons

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 2, 2019
Had to fabricate the trigger pan so it lifts higher. Previously animals depressed the pan the door did not shut. This is in addition to fabricating the trigger that holds the door open. By Boss

Had to fabricate the trigger pan so it lifts higher. Previously animals depressed the pan the door did not shut. This is in addition to fabricating the trigger that holds the door open.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 3, 2019
Great sturdy cage By Wendy

This is a very well made large trap. We had a very big and smart Raccoon that broke 2 other cages. We caught him and then he broke the cages to get out before we got to him. Had it on camera. He did not get out of this x-large strong cage! I highly recommend this one!

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 24, 2019
A1 By Jim

Exactly as described Excellent

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 19, 2019
Helpful Hint By John T
Purchased this trap years ago but never used it. Yesterday a possum decided to take up residence in my garage. I got the trap out but it wouldn't set/trip. I called customer service and was told to use cooking spray to lubricate the trigger plate. That may have helped some but the trap still wouldn't trip. I then remembered that there was a "hint" that said to bend the trigger forward or backwards. I bent it backwards ever so slightly, reset the trap and the trigger plate worked like a charm.

I'm going to use it tonight...catch and release many miles away at a conservation area.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 5, 2019
Raccoon broke new trap By skunked

First time we used this new trap to trap a raccoon, the raccoon BROKE the door and escaped. Now the raccoon is back living on our house roof. I would NOT recommend this trap to anyone. Once a raccoon gets trap-shy, it will not approach traps in the future. It seems that these traps are not constructed very well; they are fussy to set and apparently prone to being broken by an animal pretty readily.

Response From Havahart®
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative


W're sorry to hear about this raccoon! We'd like to know more about your experience using this trap. Don't forget, all of our traps are covered by a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee as well as a one-year replacement policy. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for more information. We're happy to help!

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 27, 2019
Charlichon By The Calypso Ranch

I am a little bit disappointed because the trap needs a lot a adjustment to be able to work properly. Mostly with the door security latch. I did caught some animals, but I also missed a lot because of that door lock. The animals were able to enter the trap, eat the food and get out and have the door closed. These are mostly Racoons. My neighbor has the same problem with his 2 traps. They need some precision adjustment. This is a must in order to perform properly.

Response From Havahart®
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative


We're sorry to hear about your recent experience with this trap! The trap should function properly without additional modifications, and we'd like to hear more. Don't forget, all of our traps are covered by a 30-Day Guarantee. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)

Best regards,

Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
February 4, 2019
Great trap By Alan

Great trap, good quality

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
January 7, 2019
Quality By chill

Quality product. Well made

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
December 9, 2018
Been using havaheart traps for over 50yrs By Wayne

Been using the 1081. Xtra large trap now for Over 10 years now .love it Love getting up in the morning to see whats been lurking around the house . to date have caught squirels ferrel cats , raccoons and just caught my first fisher last wk i live in the suberbs so was surprised !! Received my first havaheart trap when i was 10 years old (birthday present) spent hours catching birds only had it one wk , when a lady backed her car up over the curb on top of it boy was i upset. Been using have a heart traps now for 50 years simply the best Various sizes

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
November 12, 2018
Poor trigger mechanism By BLW

The trigger mechanism on this trap is very poorly designed. Most of the time, there is so much play in the trigger arm that even pushing the trigger plate all the way to the ground doesn't spring the trap. Very disappointed in this trap as it seems like an obvious design flaw.

Response From Havahart®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


Your feedback is appreciated, thank you for taking the time to provide it! We have shared your comments with our Product Managers. This trap should trigger with minimal pressure applied to the trigger plate, if this is not that case, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance as this trap is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt.

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Q.We have a very large groundhog. I tried using my model 1084 trap previously used to capture a small rabbit, but the trap was too small. The groundhog was able to eat all the bait, trigger the trap and still get out. I think part of his body was in the way and the door could not close fully. Do you think I should get a large or extra large trap?

The dimensions for the Large 1-Door Trap (1079) are 31.98" x 10.6" x 12.14", and the dimensions for the X-Large 1-Door Trap (1081) are 42” x 15” x 15”. If you're worried about your groundhog not fitting in the trap, we recommend trying the X-Large trap (1081), as it has the largest opening (15"x 15") as well as the most length (42"). For more information, we are always happy to help at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)   

Q.I have one of the havahart medium traps, seems like the trigger is a bit tight all of a sudden, I've caught 7 squirrels in it but now it seems like it's just not setting the trigger off. I think a critter is coming and eating the food but not setting it off. Is there a way to adjust it to a lighter touch on the pan?

We recommend adding a small weight to the trip plate, whether it be a few pebbles or a heavier rock. This will ensure that even the smallest amount of pressure placed on the plate will activate the door. 

Q.Can it be used to catch coyotes?

We do not recommend using this trap for coyotes. Contact your local animal control for more information on deterring coyotes.

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