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Drowners. #7107799
12/27/20 03:51 PM
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For my mink/raccoon pocket sets, is it a good idea to use drowning cable/wire or should I just give myself a long chain and stake out in deep water. Iím targeting mink but Iím probably gonna catch the occasion coon. Iím using #11ís and #1.5,s

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Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7107805
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I don't run drowners for those but considering the smaller size I'd probably go with cable as it can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.

Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7107807
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Iíd stake it well and use a stick in deeper water the drowner set will use up a lot of time, set for a mink anchor for a coon.


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Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7108719
12/28/20 07:28 AM
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I use 1/4" dia drowning rods for coon/rats or just a tangle stick


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Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7108722
12/28/20 07:34 AM
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Do it right, do it once and done. #2 chain you can use it for every species for the rest of your life.

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Re: Drowners. [Re: Green Bay] #7109093
12/28/20 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Bay
Do it right, do it once and done. #2 chain you can use it for every species for the rest of your life.

Brian

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Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7109097
12/28/20 12:57 PM
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Chain and tangle sticks.


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Re: Drowners. [Re: Law Dog] #7109115
12/28/20 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Iíd stake it well and use a stick in deeper water the drowner set will use up a lot of time, set for a mink anchor for a coon.

I liked to use that method even if it took a little more time to set up for two reasons.
One was, almost every time it drowned the animal.
Two, a coon caught without a drowning set will tear up the set making it unusable the next time around.


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Re: Drowners. [Re: Law Dog] #7109349
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Iíd stake it well and use a stick in deeper water the drowner set will use up a lot of time, set for a mink anchor for a coon.

I would do it this way. 4 or 5 feet of #2 american chain depending on depth a 36" stake staked( 3/4 in the ground) in deep water( 3 feet minimum depth or 1.5 times thr length of the animal ) add a swivel about mid way between the stake and beginning of chain. Stake it where the trap chain is taught so the only way he can go is deep-water. I like a 1.5 or 1.75 trap or even a number 2 depending on animal size.
The NO BS 1.5 will work on the coon even because it's a heavy trap so you won't need to go to a 1.75 or a 2 for weight purposes.

Just my 2 cents.

Last edited by PNW Mountain Man; 12/28/20 04:21 PM.
Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7109355
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If you can drive up to your sets trapping ditches etc, i like to use 3/8 cold rolled with a loop on the end to drive a t stake through. Put some weld on the rod about a foot from the end to stop the slide. Shove the end in the mud and stake it on the bank. Donít even have to get in the water.

Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7110243
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Yes definitely a slide lock device for extended checks. Without this coon just tangle up on the bank.

Re: Drowners. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7110282
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Definitely use downers. I have for a few years, and love them. One thing most of the time coon will be dead,saving time at the set. Also I've not had to dig a new pocket, it keeps coon from tearing up your pocket. I ordered my downers from Gerald Schmitt

Re: Drowners. [Re: mfergu8] #7110287
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Originally Posted by mfergu8
Definitely use downers. I have for a few years, and love them. One thing most of the time coon will be dead,saving time at the set. Also I've not had to dig a new pocket, it keeps coon from tearing up your pocket. I ordered my downers from Gerald Schmitt

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