Re: Set making in frozen ground.
Up here the ground is froze about 2 ft down.
I use a hatchet to chop out a trap bed, a large wood cutting chisel to cut out the hole for dirt holes. and a 3 ft crow bar that I drive into the ground so I can get earth stacks in deep enough.I use the crow bar as sort of a pre drill type of thing. None of my stakes be it earth or angle iron are coming out of the ground till the spring thaw in March/April
You get out of your dog what you put in to your dog!