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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Cable Restraints

Just registered for a CR class next month and while the trapping forum is hot, I figured it was a good time to ask questions.

I read the regs regarding CRs, I'm wondering who all is using greater than 3/32" cable? I'll be setting for coyotes as much or more than foxes next year so my goal is to hold them. I'm assuming 1/8" cable is probably popular amongst the guys targeting yotes? I plan on getting some cheap disposable stakes for anchoring instead of the chain stakes I'm using now.

Are you using just a bent piece of 9 gauge wire to support the CR?

I'd love to see some set ups, particularly closeups of the rig itself, but where they are set in the field would be helpful too.

I'm completely new to CR's. Definitely not abandoning traps though, just adding another tool to my bag of tricks.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: Cable Restraints

Do you have a link to the classes?
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.register-ed.com/programs/24

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Re: Cable Restraints

Thanks
Looks like its full
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: Cable Restraints

may be dumb question but is there any around the williamsport area
how did you find that?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 05:53 PM
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Game commission website under hunter education/ classes. Wow they filled up quick
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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Re: Cable Restraints

Dont think ive ever seen a snare heavier than 3/32"...

Ive held 2 yotes in 1x19...well...1 was held long enough to be stolen...i still count it as i know it was a yote and know.it was shot by a deer hunter and stolen...

Ive gone away from #9 wire...i use a stick and run #11 wire off the stick pounded into the ground...






I buy mine from snareone...unless you plan on using a bunch of them it is IMO best to leave it up to a master snare builder....the secret is how the cable is loaded....you can save money building your own...but i rather pay for quality...


They are simple and effective....hardest part for me is discovering trails that are worth cabling...but i dont have many critters here so that makes it tough for me..


(There is a cable in the 2nd pic...i took that pic for someone asking how formula 1 works...highly recommend dipping your cables in it!)
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 07:14 PM
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Re: Cable Restraints

mauser, can I ask why you stopped using #9 wire?

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 07:53 PM
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I could never get it solid enough for my liking...i found it and easier to grab a stick and wrap 11ga wire around it...

I just pound the stick in the ground enough to make it solid and thats it...then at the end of the year i pile them up and save them..

The 11ga wire is thinner...but there is only a short length of it so it is solid...doesnt bounce or twist...when a critter walks into the loop the cable fires...no play in the support or anything..
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I use ghost rider cables from dakota snares...they are camo...really blend in well.and they make them pa legal
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