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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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DPs and entaglement....

I'm curious if anyone is experiencing any pullouts using dps and entanglement. I've heard and read many times over where pullouts are quite frequent when used in this fasion. Has anyone kept track of the amount of pullouts vs catches. I am this year and when I'm done for I'll post the percentage rate. Every one set is cabled off with 1/8th in cable.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:57 AM
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Re: DPs and entaglement....

right now i'm 0 pullouts.i use the same setup you use,1/8 cable double loop with quick link.

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Re: DPs and entaglement....

If you have a lot of pull outs use a cable stake away from and trees or heavy brush
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Re: DPs and entaglement....

Same set up as you and cooncrazy and no pullouts. Finding plenty of my coons wrapped around a tree but they're waiting for me. Using Duke's and Z-traps.

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Re: DPs and entaglement....

i'll be setting out the line saturday,camera will have extra batteries!!

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Re: DPs and entaglement....

my girlfriend and i run 2 dozen Duke dp's last year and did 68 coons..all entanglement situations just as your doing renny and i only had 1 pull out..and the trap was not tangled or wrapped on anything...it was pulled tight over the creek bank..coon foot and about 6 inches of leader still in the trap or i would have said it was theft...
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Re: DPs and entaglement....

We have the same set up as you Renny and so far I've had zero pull outs and have caught twenty coons with only 10 DP's out.

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Re: DPs and entaglement....

Funny how this topic came up. 3 days ago I had my first pull-out using a griz because it got tangled around a sapling, even though the previous 15 lb boar was held just fine at the same spot. I've been using them for a few years now and have good success with them.

I think its partly my fault though. Last year, after I pulled some DP's, I forgot to un-set them....and saw my mistake around may/june. So it was set for roughly 4 months. The springs were noticably weaker compared to the others that I own
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Re: DPs and entaglement....

I kept track last week using all Duke, I had 19 hits, caught 14 coons and had 5 pullouts. All my pullouts came on dp's without shock spring. Last yeat I only caught 6 coons in 4 days, had health issues so I paid no attention.
I have 2 dz. with shock springs and 3 dz with out. Going to a new location this week , will see what happens.
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Re: DPs and entaglement....

oksus -- What trigger are you using?

The reason I brought this topic up is this is my first real try at using the dps. I had a guy that catches more than a few with these and he made it a point to tell me to avoid these situations because of his experiences. Then I had some others excellent cooners tell me the opposite. At this point in the game I've had very few issues..... almost nil.
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