The Tomahawk Model 403 is a collapsible turtle trap that easily folds flat for saving storage space. This trap uses a traditional trip pan to close the trap door. Bait this trap with chopped raw fish in a mesh sack or bait box hanging near the back of the trap. Turtles will enter the trap to feed and step on the trip plate activating the door to shut. Placement of the trap should be partially submerged with the trap door facing deeper water and bait touching the water to ensure the scent from the raw fish enters the water attracting the turtle. When deployed this turtle trap measures 32L x 18W x 9H and is constructed from 1×2 – 12ga wire mesh. When collapsed it measures 32L x 28W x 1H.