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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Snare Support Wire (pics)

I'm trying to be more organized, standardized, and efficient with this snaring game. I played around with a couple different designs for snare supports and finally settled on this one because it is cheap and easy to make, compact and packs easy, doesn't tangle when stuffed in a bucket, and best of all it holds a cable without much fuss.

I used a 60D common nail and welded a washer to one side to keep the stake from spinning in the ground. I took 60" of 11g wire, doubled it over and twisted it with my vise and electric drill. I used a suspended ceiling eye hook driver to stuff the cable into and it worked really well.
The overall useable length of wire is about 30", but it's stiff enough that you can bend it over to shorten it if need be and it still works just fine.

Drive it down so the washer is buried and you're ready to go. I've got 100 made so far.......lots to go.

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They are sweet but I wouldn't wanna put that much effort or money into a support wire. I got a roll of wire they use to bale cardboard and cut them bend an S into the bottom so it won't turn and your done. You gonna dye them or anything.
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If that works for you keep at it.
I've played that game already and immediately knew there had to be a better way. Getting that S-bend to stabilize into frozen ground (even with pilot holes)can get old quick.
I used wooden support stakes last year. I'm over them too.

I figure they cost about 30 cents to make for material. Time.....well it's something I like to do so I don't count that.
I spray painted that one just for the picture. I'm going to degrease and either paint or dip the rest simply for protection from the elements. I don't want to make them twice. LOL

I figure I can grab one of these out of the bag, and in 5 licks of the hammer I'm ready to hang a loop.


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That's a slick idea. How are you anchoring your cable?

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Chain stakes. I use chain so I always get them back. Broke far too many cables over the years and landed on my back when they broke.


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you have too much time on your hands
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Been using chain for several years on my traps, no doubt it's the way to go. Been looking at different ways to support cable. That's the best legal way I've seen yet. It really sticks in my craw the way we are over regulated with cable.

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Can you explain what you mean, we're over regulated.

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They give us a tool to use and take most of what makes it effective away. Meaning you can't set in heavy brush, or use kill poles. We are stuck with one size cable. Maximum loop sizes. Maximum distance off the ground. Not saying you can't catch fur with them, just not as efficient as they could be. It is rather tough to find a good place to even set up a bait station in January when all the grass is flat.

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They give us a tool to use and take most of what makes it effective away. Meaning you can't set in heavy brush, or use kill poles. We are stuck with one size cable. Maximum loop sizes. Maximum distance off the ground. Not saying you can't catch fur with them, just not as efficient as they could be. It is rather tough to find a good place to even set up a bait station in January when all the grass is flat.
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