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Re: Securing Footholds ( on Land)

depends on the soil.i use berkshires the most,but sometimes i can't drive them.then the rebar comes out,if it wouln't go,the drags come out.

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earth anchors for coyote, and cable for coons like how they show how to do it 3 minutes into this video. if coon trapping where i can't find a spot to use cable i use rebar.
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Re: Securing Footholds ( on Land)

Rebar all the way. I'm always loosing the the drivers lol. I will use berkshires when the ground is too soft, and even then I'll only use them if I'm out of wood stakes.
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99% of the time i use double ends with rebar one 16 inches and the other 18 inches. i do have a few spots where i leave some cable stakes in the ground year round and just hook the trap up in the winter
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Re: Securing Footholds ( on Land)

I use rebar but upcoming season will only be my second one out. I plan on using earth anchors as deitch mentioned so i can let them out and just hook up in the fall. I am gonna pre set them while scouting but only where i see obvious signs.
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Re: Securing Footholds ( on Land)

dietsch, what's the idea behind the shorter stake, a few less hammer blows?

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Re: Securing Footholds ( on Land)

I use rebar stakes all fall long.......I don't do a whole lot of walk-in trapping, and the ground is so hard and rocky here after you get a few inches in, it is almost impossible to use disposables......

In the winter time, I use heavy grapples almost exclusively......

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dietsch, what's the idea behind the shorter stake, a few less hammer blows?
no real idea behind it. i always used one 16 inch stake as a kid, then coyotes showed up. my buddy mande me some 18 inchers so i had about an equal mix, so thats what i use
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