Model # MGK-08

Internet #203840414

CINCH Traps 3 in. Medium Gopher Kit


3 in. Medium Gopher Kit

$4360 /each
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Product Overview

CINCH Traps is one of the leaders in mole and gopher control and has been a trusted brand for over 100 years. All our products are manufactured in the USA (Oregon) and we take pride in our superior quality and customer service. We strive to develop a high quality product and remember if it is not stamped “CINCH”, then it is not the original.

  • Durable and long lasting galvanized steel, quality craftsmanship, so you can get rid of the rodents time and time again
  • Bigger than your average trap, this one will not get away from you, with the one end of the trap bigger than the tunnel, the rodent will not be able to drag it down the tunnel
  • You can remove the gopher or mole without seeing the end result, the Cinch swing arm will stand up vertically to let the consumer know they have the catch, then open the trap and release the rodent in the tunnel
  • Our traps have been used by consumers, farmers and professional trappers for the last century, no one beats the quality of our original traps or the customer service that Cinch Traps provides to thousands of customers worldwide
  • Get rid of this gopher or mole before it takes over the yard or garden, Control the problem with CINCH traps
  • This size is for tunnels approx. 3 in. in diameter
  • This package comes with three traps, three flags and a brochure
  • Other search names: Choker trap, Cinch trap, Gopher trap, Scissor trap, Permanent removal trap, Metal trap, Easy-set trap, Effective trap, USA made trap
  • Trap sizes are approximate and for reference only



Product Depth (in.)
4.5 in
Product Height (in.)
12 in
Product Width (in.)
6.5 in


Application Type
Pest Type
Safe for Pets

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I just insert this into a gopher hole (without opening up the hole)?

Asked by: Frank
I don't think so unless it's already a big hole. A Hora Hora works great at opening up the hole a bit. The 3 inch means a 3" hole.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2017-06-10

Is this safe to have in a yard with kids and dogs?

Should I section off the areas with the trap?
Asked by: Katie
If you think the kids would pull it out, it might be good to section it off. The trip mechanism is very light so it's easy to trigger. The jaws are in the ground so they wouldn't get hurt by those. The spring bar slaps up against the metal with a good amount of force when it trips so if their fingers are near there, it would hurt. I don't think a dog would get hurt by it. It might spook them if it tripped while they were pawing at it.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2017-06-10
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Customer Reviews

3 in. Medium Gopher Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. I bought these to try as my other traps weren't working that well and were getting ... Works great. I bought these to try as my other traps weren't working that well and were getting older. I set them in the evening and I got two gophers the first the next night. Two had dirt filled in around the trap without them tripping, but I should be able to get them the next time. They're a little tricky to set the first time as they're a bit different than the other types, but once I understood how it works, it's pretty easy. It does take a lot of force to get the first bar down but it gets easier as you go. For those thinking these are expensive, there are three in on box.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cinch Traps Excellent! After numerous attempts to eradicate a single monster gopher with at least 4 other trap types unsuccessfully over a couple month period I was told about these traps. This gopher had seemingly become wise to the other styles and readily tripped them by pushing dirt onto the trigger, or perhaps it was its gargantuan size that they were ineffective. I bought the large and medium sizes to deal with the range in our population. This one was effective on the first attempt. We had literally lost hundreds of dollars of plants and now this space is free of further damage. The different mechanism is likely a part of its success. Wish the traps were coated with zinc or something more protective as they will likely rust badly in time and the delicate slide of the trapping mechanism might have too much friction. It would likely fail then. Suggest having trigger on edge to take the least resistance to spring. Good strength is needed in hands to set these.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The 3” size was too large; I exchanged for the... The 3” size was too large; I exchanged for the 2-1/2” size I had had before and they are fine.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gopher trap in the world!!!!! Got two gopher the first night I placed trap. The cinch trap is better that other traps because it worked the first time. No more gophers since. The word is out among the gopher community to stay away from my yard...THE CINCH GOPHER TRAP WAS A CINCH TO SET.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from catch thoze pesky varmints with these traps4 Excellent product. Easy to use, set and reset. Very effective
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best overall size of trap I now have quite the collection of medium cinch traps. These tend to fit most holes and I've had quite a lot of success with them. The trick seems to be setting as many traps around the active areas as possible. If your holes get backfilled, try to find where it opens up again or look for fresh gopher dirt piles to set in. I'd rather set 5 in the same area than try my luck with 5 scattered around the property.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective Used it get rid of gophers ruining our lawn. Got all of them. Works as advertised. Look no further. This is it.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cinch traps are great! Faster delivery than stated which was nice as the ground squirrels were active.
Date published: 2016-05-17
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