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Cables on DPs #7283761
06/11/21 11:17 AM
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Hey guys just put some 3/32 cable on my dps.
Made a bigger loop so i could rap around trees easier. Some cables are shorter than others and some a quite long.
Do you think if the cable is long enough the coon will have enough force to pull out? Or do you think that I'm overthinking it?
Thanks guys! smile


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7283774
06/11/21 11:51 AM
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I'm thinking it needs plenty of swivels. Cable is great and very strong as long as it doesn't begin to untwist into individual strands.

JMO but having used wire on coon traps I know coons can give wire or cable a workout.

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7283775
06/11/21 11:58 AM
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The DPs I have, do have swivels. Most have 2, thats 4 swivel points. Should be good then!


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7283776
06/11/21 12:08 PM
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Good, that should take of that then. Sounds like your good to go then. On the long ones be careful of entanglement as a few wraps around a fixed object will defeat any swiveling past the wrap.

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7283781
06/11/21 12:21 PM
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Ok, thanks!!! laugh


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7283786
06/11/21 12:37 PM
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Snug the cable up. I arrived at one and the coon climbed up the tree with the DP on him. Another one went over a limp and was able to pull out.

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284473
06/12/21 11:55 AM
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put an adjustable loop at the end, that way you can open the loop and feed the trap through then cinch it down. this will make it harder for the coon to take it up a tree. I learned that the hard way a few years ago and had to get a ladder to get my coon and trap out of a tree(first branches were about 10ft high. other than that it works well

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284480
06/12/21 12:06 PM
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Big coons can and do chew through 3/32 7x7 cable. Why not just stake the chains so you aren't limited on where you put them? Cables sound a twisted mess to deal with after only one catch, coons tear up everything.

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284496
06/12/21 12:37 PM
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What ADC said. Also with stakes (either rebar or cable) you can put them where you want instead of needing a tree to wrap cable around.

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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284508
06/12/21 01:09 PM
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I use 5í of chain and coyote size grapple hook ( drag) hook around tree grape vine root ect. They donít go very far.


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284512
06/12/21 01:13 PM
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I think I'll try my cables and if coons chew out or I have too much trouble with them climbing I can always cut the cables off and switch to rebar stakes.


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284514
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Thats how I've been running them last 2 seasons. Pros and cons. And I've had to adjust. Some of mine, like yours were pretty long. And I had pullouts after they twisted around and had leverage to pull out. So what I did was put a snap link on cable. And if I saw there would be entanglement. Than I wrapped it around tree. Post, whatever enough wraps until it was shortened up enough to avoid the reach. Than simply added quick link on cable wrap end to fixed end. This took care of that problem. I do like the system. Cause less stuff to deal with. And I can prebait. And have a dozen dps out in a matter of minutes. Alot of mine are 6 feet long. Looking back at it. Thats way to long. But thats how I had to modify with snap link. I never did take into consideration what ADC mentioned about coon chewing thru cable. I do know they do that in snares.

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284525
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I use 3/32 cable on my DPís. Have for years and have never had a coon chew through one or break one. Now the coon up a tree thing? Well yes I have. LOL
Oh and Iím not saying a coon canít chew through it or break it just so we are clear. Never say never right. Lol

Re: Cables on DPs [Re: plainstrapping25] #7284536
06/12/21 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by plainstrapping25
Thats how I've been running them last 2 seasons. Pros and cons. And I've had to adjust. Some of mine, like yours were pretty long. And I had pullouts after they twisted around and had leverage to pull out. So what I did was put a snap link on cable. And if I saw there would be entanglement. Than I wrapped it around tree. Post, whatever enough wraps until it was shortened up enough to avoid the reach. Than simply added quick link on cable wrap end to fixed end. This took care of that problem. I do like the system. Cause less stuff to deal with. And I can prebait. And have a dozen dps out in a matter of minutes. Alot of mine are 6 feet long. Looking back at it. Thats way to long. But thats how I had to modify with snap link. I never did take into consideration what ADC mentioned about coon chewing thru cable. I do know they do that in snares.

Would you mind taking a pic of your set-up so I could understand it better? Thanks! smile


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284712
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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284742
06/12/21 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
The DPs I have, do have swivels. Most have 2, thats 4 swivel points. Should be good then!

All my dog proof traps get center swiveled. Thank me later.


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284744
06/12/21 08:31 PM
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i run 1/8"cable on mine. a extra swivel. never had a pullout or a climber. i make my back loop adjustable to tighten up on the tree.a double ferrel and a single ferrel makes it easy.


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Re: Cables on DPs [Re: MySide 🦝] #7284795
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I have run the adjustable cables a lot, sometime they get twisted up bad, cut off n pitch , cable is cheap. This is a fast system , have used these cables with foothold s aslso.


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