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#6024068 - 10/12/17 11:02 AM Cheapest staking option
Fmjoutdoors Offline

Registered: 06/28/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Cambria co. PA
I am a college student that loves trapping but I do not have a ton of money to spend on it I have everything ready to go but I am still trying to figure out the cheapest most effective way to stake traps for coyotes. I trap in Pa. Thanks for any help.

#6024084 - 10/12/17 11:15 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Tom cat Offline

Registered: 07/03/16
Posts: 3919
Loc: Indianland sc
Rebar stakes is what I use I find junk rebar in the dumpsters on job sites and make my stakes
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#6024087 - 10/12/17 11:16 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
AirportTrapper Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 466
Loc: Louisiana
Earth anchors
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#6024088 - 10/12/17 11:16 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
jk Offline

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2547
Loc: Williamsport, Pa.
Cast iron super stakes on chain. Will last a long time.....jk
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#6024313 - 10/12/17 04:56 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
trapper20 Offline

Registered: 12/05/14
Posts: 1768
Loc: SW WI
cable stakes, you can make your own really cheap. rebar is more reusable but more expensive if you cant get your hands on it cheap

#6024319 - 10/12/17 05:09 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
lebowski Offline

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 2218
Loc: MI
cable stakes, reuse them.
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#6024336 - 10/12/17 05:44 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
HobbieTrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 10463
Loc: Eastern Shore of Maryland
In PA I would say rebar is going to be your best bet. Cable stakes are nice until you hit rocks or other buried debris.

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#6024340 - 10/12/17 05:48 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Ouananiche Offline

Registered: 05/05/16
Posts: 213
Loc: Canada
Lotsa "junkers" around here, rebar is the ticket... Post a craigslist ad for rebar (or whatever you use there, we have a think called kijiji here for online classifieds) and some guy that picks junk up around town will give you some for anything above scrap cost... if you have anything to cut with, you're good to go!
It'll probably be delivered too.

Edited by Ouananiche (10/12/17 05:49 PM)

#6024363 - 10/12/17 06:29 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
BigBob Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14175
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Rebar can be had from most construction sites, they will not try to save leftovers, and used can be had from road jobs.
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#6024380 - 10/12/17 06:50 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
hrdtoflw Offline

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 1136
Loc: Warren co Mo
Your cheapest option is a wooden clog, found or hauled in to your set. I know you said stakes, but tree branches and the like are free. It also gets a little sporty when ya mess up and use one thats too small.
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#6024418 - 10/12/17 07:46 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Malukchuk Offline

Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 2030
Loc: western alaska
Cube steaks are pretty cheap.
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#6024425 - 10/12/17 07:59 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Tactical.20 Offline

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 12339
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Home made angled pipe earth anchor

#6024433 - 10/12/17 08:04 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
nvwrangler Offline

Registered: 09/20/13
Posts: 866
Loc: Nevada
What size rebar works best?

#6024483 - 10/12/17 08:58 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
mainer Offline

Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 401
Loc: Maine
Can you weld and do you have access to a welder? Rebar is cheap, but you need a way to secure a nut or washer on your cut rebar. Or you can thread the top of the rod, put the nut on and mushroom it. Otherwise finished stakes run:

18" rebar stakes are around $25 a dozen.
18" cabled earth anchors are around $16 a dozen.

I would go with earth anchors if you don't have the means to make your own rebar stakes.
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#6024536 - 10/12/17 10:13 PM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Kn9ne Offline

Registered: 10/02/16
Posts: 53
Loc: New York
You can buy a roll of cable off of most trapping supply stores online along with whatever earth anchor end you so choose. Buy some of that along with some ferrules and you can make your own earth anchors really cheap.

#6024669 - 10/13/17 07:13 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Tactical.20 Offline

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 12339
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Rebar stakes for coyote would be a mistake, if used for traps, longer snares with long rebar stakes usually work ok

Edited by Tactical.20 (10/13/17 07:15 AM)

#6024674 - 10/13/17 07:22 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
Jurassic Park Offline

Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 1561
Loc: MB
Iíd say buy some earth anchors. You have a $15 trap and prob some bait or lure, prob a vehicle that needs gas, a hammer or some kinda tool to make a dirt hole and maybe a sifter. The cheapest thing is the earth anchor. Donít go too cheap on your method of anchoring or else you may lose your trap and thatíll cost you more than anything.
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#6024676 - 10/13/17 07:27 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Tactical.20]
Dfabs Offline

Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 1675
Loc: Morgantown, WV
If you want a cheap staking system that holds well, I would either go with Wolf Fangs, or Pogos.

#6024677 - 10/13/17 07:28 AM Re: Cheapest staking option [Re: Fmjoutdoors]
PAskinner Offline

Registered: 08/27/10
Posts: 2428
Loc: PA
I used to salvage angle iron from an old scrap pile in the woods. Worked fine and was free. 14 inches of angle iron will hold pretty good for fox and coon. With the influx of coyotes, you would need them to be longer or double stake.
Cable stakes are cheap short term, especially if you put them together yourself. Hard to retrieve and re use in some soils, though.
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