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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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CR height and loop size...

Anyone wanna share their favorite successful loop size and height for CRs for yotes and for fox??

I know that's gunna be the biggest "make or break" of using CRs...

I took the class and know the "rules of thumb..."

Just was wondering inf anyone wanted to share loop sizes and heights they have found successful...

Do y'all use something different for grays opposed to reds?? Grays seem to be a shade smaller and when I see them they seem to run a bit lower...

Got supplies waiting on me at a supplier near my buddies camp and got 2 dozen ordered from snareone...hope they are here for Friday...leaving for camp Christmas night..picking up my order Sunday and will hopefully get atleast a few set Sunday...planning to stay most of the week next week....then pull em and head home and set "my line" to run...

Got a book ordered from snareone and from my other supplier...

3 dozen CRs and 4 dozen anchors...a bunch of S hooks and box swivels to connect the CRs to my anchor...I don't think it will hurt to use another swivel there...may help..idk..cheap enough to try..if not needed I will use them on my footholds next year...

Got 9 and 11ga wire, pruners, saw, ruler, 3 in 1, hatchet, bucket to carry it all, think I got it covered...shipping from my supplier will be reimbursed so I may shop on the extra money while I'm there...

Should I bother waxing my cable stakes and name tags? I know not to wax the CRs....but thought about waxing my stakes and name tags etc...?

Gotta get a cat tag...I know I can't set for cats with CRs...but I know if I don't have a tag, I'm gunna catch a cat at camp on accident and can legally keep it from my understanding...3$ or whatever, I will get one..and I will be calling at night anyways...never seen sign of them but they are likely around....
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Re: CR height and loop size...

you have a lot spinning through your head right now huh ?

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Re: CR height and loop size...

Lol...can ya tell???

This camp trip is gunna be intense...even if I don't fire a shot or catch a single critter...CRs, flintlocking, grouse hunting, and calling preds...oh my! I hope I have enough room for my arsenol...flintlock, 2 rifles, 2 shotguns...I need to start packing lol...


There's a fair sized pack of yotes that run behind camp....I'm gunna give em heck...for a couple days anyways...

I'm fired up about running the CRs this season...just overly worried about loop height and size...I'm confident I can get some sets to produce just off the top of my head...just worried about the loop..

I may be worrying too much...as long as its supported well and the bottom of the loop hits their chest, I should need a skinnin knife...

I've google and read tons the past few days...I guess I just gotta get out there and get em set and learn as I go...
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Re: CR height and loop size...

When I took the CR class it was stated that fox should be 8-10 inches off the ground with an 8-10 inch loop. Coyote is 10-12 inches.
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Re: CR height and loop size...

They are now teaching 6-8 for fox and 10-12 for yotes...
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Re: CR height and loop size...

thats good to know. thank you for the update.
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Re: CR height and loop size...

From what I've gathered, 6-7" is the ticket for fox...10 or so for yotes...


Ours gotta be 6" high and can't be higher than 12"...off the solid surface...
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Re: CR height and loop size...

It's a 2" difference. It really isn't a significant change but staying on the lower end may possibly reduce body catches. Although I caught a fox around the neck with a 10" loop set for a coyote. I think what's more important is blending the cable in with surroundings, and filling in voids around the outside of the loop with objects to lead the yotes nose through the loop. Like grass or twigs under the loop, and perhaps a blade of grass hanging over the bottom loop.

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Re: CR height and loop size...

Thanx banjo...appreciate the info! I have read about hanging a blad of grass or something from the bottom of the loop to make them put their heads through it...

That's another concern is concealment in the woods...field trails won't be so hard...but I got a few good pinch points on the top of my head on trails in pretty much open woods...unused atv trails, old logging roads, cleared fence breaks etc...or my own trails blazed in deeper snow later they hopefully follow...hard to keep it looking natural....and I've read not to "fence them in" heavily as it typically don't work out they will go around it...

Guess I gotta figure out what works for me...
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