Water Trapping Archive


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~Catalog~

Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Beaver - chain drowners #105854
02/23/07 05:48 PM
02/23/07 05:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 149
idaho
I
idahowildlander Offline OP
trapper
idahowildlander  Offline OP
trapper
I

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 149
idaho
Has anyone tried chain drowners how are they. Are they worth the extra cost?

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: idahowildlander] #106003
02/23/07 07:07 PM
02/23/07 07:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 375
Highlandville, Mo.
B
Bill Kipper Offline
trapper
Bill Kipper  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 375
Highlandville, Mo.
I dont understand why they are needed. We catch a lot of 50 or 60+ lb. Beaver, and just wire the slide wire to the bag of weight. Never a problem with the right size wire. Looks like extra weight and extra cost for nothing gained to me.


Bill Kipper
Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Bill Kipper] #106015
02/23/07 07:12 PM
02/23/07 07:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,890
Northern Illinois
M
MChewk Offline
trapper
MChewk  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,890
Northern Illinois
I have used them since the 90s and love them! They are a bit costly at first but after the first season they are paid for. They are heavier than wire/cable but I just got tired of replacing the stuff. I use a 12-15 foot piece of #2 machine chain and if too much just s-hook up to shorten up. Slick!

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: MChewk] #106023
02/23/07 07:16 PM
02/23/07 07:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
G
Grubstake Offline
trapper
Grubstake  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
yes they work great and last forever, i run chain drowners on some and cable on others, its actually easier to set up the chain drowners, i use quick links to change the lengths and create loops, my locks are homemade, 3 inches of inch and a half pipe with a arm welded to it facing foreward.

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Grubstake] #106075
02/23/07 07:42 PM
02/23/07 07:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,137
se. mn... age..64
Jim Blakley Offline
trapper
Jim Blakley  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,137
se. mn... age..64
I use chain drowners for all my water sets,and have for 15 years. the cost is covered by their long life and ease of use.


.....Ive been at this Game for over 50 years and have no plans to stop................
Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Jim Blakley] #106251
02/23/07 09:08 PM
02/23/07 09:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 357
Big Lake, Minnesota
C
Canatrapper Offline
trapper
Canatrapper  Offline
trapper
C

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 357
Big Lake, Minnesota
I have never heard of these? Can some one explain them a little better? Is there a site I can go to to read about them?

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Canatrapper] #106257
02/23/07 09:13 PM
02/23/07 09:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
G
Grubstake Offline
trapper
Grubstake  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
there is an article on chain drowners in the new ffg

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Grubstake] #106264
02/23/07 09:17 PM
02/23/07 09:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 855
Sherburne, New York (Central N...
G
goatchin Offline
trapper
goatchin  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 855
Sherburne, New York (Central N...
yeah i read that in ffg-just came a couple day ago. interesting read. I dont have any beaver terr. trap yet but the system looks like a good plan.


"Duct tape, ratchet straps, zip ties, balin twine, bungie cords, WD-40, and a bigger hammer can fix any thing and WILL save the world some day"

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: goatchin] #106285
02/23/07 09:32 PM
02/23/07 09:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
G
Grubstake Offline
trapper
Grubstake  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,919
Lotw MN
cana, it works just lie a wire or cable drowner but its made with chain, you need a bigger lock of course,

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Grubstake] #106690
02/24/07 08:13 AM
02/24/07 08:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper
Tim Bauer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
I've built and used them for several years. The best part is I can use the same lock for either chain or my rods. The lock is permanently attached to my trap and I can use whatever drowner I want. I use 2/0 chain that is 10' long, it has a universal swivel at the top for staking and I use a kwik link at the bottom. Tie plates have worked best for weights for me. Here's a pic of my lock.

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Tim Bauer] #106699
02/24/07 08:21 AM
02/24/07 08:21 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
330-Trapper Online content
trapper
330-Trapper  Online Content
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
Tim, Show one on a Chain with the two end in the photo...

Nice photo!


NRA and NTA Life Member
www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: 330-Trapper] #106731
02/24/07 08:52 AM
02/24/07 08:52 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 357
Big Lake, Minnesota
C
Canatrapper Offline
trapper
Canatrapper  Offline
trapper
C

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 357
Big Lake, Minnesota
I don't think I have ever seen these before. Thanks everyone for explaining this :-)

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: 330-Trapper] #106734
02/24/07 08:54 AM
02/24/07 08:54 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper
Tim Bauer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Here's a pic of the chain set-up. I use this when I can use a drowning rod, chain abd rods are all I use for footholding beaver. It's the quickest way I've ever found and the beaver is always at the bottom.

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Tim Bauer] #106741
02/24/07 09:00 AM
02/24/07 09:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
330-Trapper Online content
trapper
330-Trapper  Online Content
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
PM'd you Tim


NRA and NTA Life Member
www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Tim Bauer] #106743
02/24/07 09:02 AM
02/24/07 09:02 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,831
Georgia
W
Wade Lacey Offline
trapper
Wade Lacey  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,831
Georgia
Dumb question but were do you guys get these tie plates? Also Mr. Bauer you said that your trap is permanently attatched to the lock. Well on the rod method how does your lock come off the rod when not in use,i see how it comes off the chain but dont get the rod. Thanks

Last edited by Butch; 02/24/07 09:03 AM.
Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Wade Lacey] #106755
02/24/07 09:12 AM
02/24/07 09:12 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper
Tim Bauer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
The lock slips over the U shaped end of the rod and there is a stop welded to the bottom end of the rod to prevent the lock from coming of at the bottom. Look at the pic earlier in the post to see the lock on the rod. At an angle it will slip right over the top.
Tie plates can be found along the tracks or if you can find where the railroad is working the guys will sometimes let you grab a bunch. Otherwise you can get em from the scrap yard but they do want a couple of bucks each.

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Tim Bauer] #106805
02/24/07 09:45 AM
02/24/07 09:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,831
Georgia
W
Wade Lacey Offline
trapper
Wade Lacey  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,831
Georgia
Thanks tim i thought it might slip off the top end of the stake when not in use but was'nt sure. Nice setups. I am assuming it is your lock that MTP sells?

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Wade Lacey] #106815
02/24/07 10:05 AM
02/24/07 10:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper
Tim Bauer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
yep it is, they are great people to deal with.

Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: Tim Bauer] #106974
02/24/07 12:42 PM
02/24/07 12:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
330-Trapper Online content
trapper
330-Trapper  Online Content
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 25,002
Minnesota
PM'd you again Tim... I'd like them...


NRA and NTA Life Member
www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: Beaver trappers chain drowners [Re: ] #107298
02/24/07 06:07 PM
02/24/07 06:07 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper
Tim Bauer  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,101
central MN
xdawg, it is 1' square tubing

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  tmrschessie, ~ADC~ 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1