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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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disposable stakes and coyotes

what would you say the minimal length for a disposable stake for coyote is and do these type of stakes work good for yotes
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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

Depends on the type of soil you are trapping in. I started using disposable stakes with 18" of cable and quickly realized it was way too long. The areas i trap have very rocky soils. I now use between 12-14" of cable and have absolutely no problems with coyotes even budging them.

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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

What size cable you use? 1/4" 1/8" or bigger?

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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

3/32. If it is strong enough to hold a coyote as a Cable restraint it is strong enough to use as a stake cable.
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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

1/8
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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

when making up your own stake heads you will realize that 1/8 cable is a big pain to work with...the 3/32 cable will hold any furbearer in the state and then some....but hey its your money!!!!
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3/32

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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

14" 3/32

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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

Andrew!! Again Depends on your Soil!! Bershire Makes a great stake, In all types. Soft ground, STD and Hvy Fox Hollow Makes a great one as well but more costly!!. We use mostly STD Bershire on our lines as when it gets bent up by hitting rocks etc. we can re bend it back. Hvy DTY breaks!! Fox hollow wont bend or break but too expensive for our cheap blood! We do use Fow Hollow on all of our drowner sets as they are the best to drive in deep water!! Fox Hollow is the best in our opinion But still use Berkshire as we are cheap!!
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Re: disposable stakes and coyotes

Berkshires are exaclty that IMO. Cheap junk that bend or straighten when driving. Why in the world anyone would pinch pennies on anything as important as a anchoring system is beyond me.....
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