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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling out stakes

I am literally sick to my stomach over this. I just put this set in yesterday and used an earth anchor on it. Supposedly the best anchor to use with cable restraints. At least that is what I read when I was researching online and told what to use instead of rebar stakes when talking with a couple of trappers. I have been replacing ALL my rebar stakes with them. Well I donít know what it was but it got the earth anchor out of the ground. I looked all around to see if the actual cable broke and couldnít find anything. So I am assuming this happened. I feel terrible about it and the thought of an animal running around with the cable on it makes me really upset. I walked around for hours hoping to find the animal entangled somewhere else but I couldnít find anything. I sure wish we had a little more snow. I just donít know how I could have done any better to prevent this. I shopped around and spent good money on top of the line products so I had to do something wrong. Any help would be appreciated

I know this informatoion is a litle spotty but what do you guys think. Just got this from my son who just started trapping.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: Pulling out stakes

It could have been another person who actually stole the snare. Was the area torn up from an animal or was it clean like a person did it.

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Re: Pulling out stakes

Did you set the anchor when making the set? I have seen times when the anchor came back up the hole with the driver and was only a couple of inches from the top with the cable in the hole. If we knew the style of anchor it would help. Some systems have a load line and a release cable. if so was the trap connected to the correct line.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 03:16 PM
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Re: Pulling out stakes

Have used Duck bills for years on a 9 inch cable and never had anything pull them out.
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Re: Pulling out stakes

I will get back to you guys on this, when I find out the answer to your question. Thanks
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Pulling out stakes

He said the ground was tore up pretty good in a circle. He thinks the ground was so soft that it just pulled the anchor out. Thanks again for the advice.
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Re: Pulling out stakes

If you used too large diameter of a driver, they can pull out.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: Pulling out stakes

Sounds like the ground may been too soft for the earth anchor...a critter in a cable can't really get the fight the can in a foothold...can't pump the stake or work it much...and, if they try, the cable sinches down and they stop fighting...


I use pogo disposable anchors..once I drive them I pull on them to set the anchor and to make sure they are in...

Not sure how long of a cable you used on the anchor...some areas require long anchors..I have lots of clay around...10-12" is plenty in most my areas..I run 15" cables to be safe...

And when I get it in, I pound the hole from the driver closed...


I've never had an issue with anything pulling my anchor out...but gotta make sure they are in good...been a number of times I pulled them right back out easily...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 11:02 PM
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Re: Pulling out stakes

Never had a problem with duck bills. I use them on cables and traps never had them pull out.

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