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Trap Chain Setup #7285223
06/13/21 03:01 PM
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Oklahoma
We-Sa Offline OP
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Is this too long? Im wanting to set these up for a mixed species line. [Linked Image]


I don't know, Chief, if he's very smart or very dumb.
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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7285226
06/13/21 03:04 PM
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I wouldnt say so, I think mine are just a touch shorter, but not much. My setup is a swivel at the trap, 3 links or #3 machine chain, midchain swivel, 3 links of chain, end chain swivel, then 18" of #2 machine chain to a super stake, everything welded

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7285229
06/13/21 03:12 PM
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central arkansas
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Looks good to me


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7285253
06/13/21 03:30 PM
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Oklahoma
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Thanks fellas. After seeing the over-all length after adding the 9/16 washer, the JC Conner rod swivel and the mid-chain swivel I started second guessing my set up.

Ill use a 3/16 quick link to make the connection to my anchor chain.


I don't know, Chief, if he's very smart or very dumb.
Capt. Quint
Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7285295
06/13/21 04:08 PM
06/13/21 04:08 PM
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keep an eye on the chain. that twisted will fail after a lot of use. a small dog on a chain like that will always get loose eventually. Looks to be in good shape now but you need to check it often. same with your swivels. they will begin to open up after awhile if not welded. when one does replace the rivet rather than pinching it closed again.


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7285400
06/13/21 05:46 PM
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Will do, thanks danny


I don't know, Chief, if he's very smart or very dumb.
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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286158
06/14/21 11:28 AM
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Don't think you can ever go too long in chain for coyotes as long as you don't stake treats near stupid stuff like fences and saplings. You can go too short and risk stake jacking

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286169
06/14/21 11:37 AM
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I run a mixed line also and that is the same length I use with 3 crunch proof swivels. Never had a problem with yotes jacking it out. I use 13 to 15 inch cable stakes with wolf fangs


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286224
06/14/21 01:24 PM
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The system I use is one I've used for a couple seasons and I really like it. One crunch proof swivel at the base, 8" to 10" of US straight link chain, another crunch proof swivel on the end, then my earth anchor. It holds very well, they can't yank around so much that they can bend up your trap or hurt themselves, and they can't tear up as big of a catch circle while they are in the trap. I use it from skunks to 'yotes! Easy cheap, not has much hardware to conceal at the set...I love it!

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286261
06/14/21 01:56 PM
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I run crunch proof at base 3 links of #3 machine chain crunch proof swivel three more links of chain another crunch proof swivel attached to 18in. Chained wolf fang works well very heavy duty never had any issues. [Linked Image]
Did the same set up on my fox traps just used #2 machine chain instead of #3.

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286572
06/14/21 09:25 PM
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It's good to hear all the differences, and similarities, in trap chain setup.


I don't know, Chief, if he's very smart or very dumb.
Capt. Quint
Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: The hammer] #7286577
06/14/21 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by The hammer
I run crunch proof at base 3 links of #3 machine chain crunch proof swivel three more links of chain another crunch proof swivel attached to 18in. Chained wolf fang works well very heavy duty never had any issues. [Linked Image]
Did the same set up on my fox traps just used #2 machine chain instead of #3.

Exactly how I rig mine, with the exception of I run a super stake instead of a wolf fang

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286694
06/14/21 11:28 PM
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Yall guys pound in the full 18?

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: Wanna Be] #7286835
06/15/21 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Yall guys pound in the full 18?

Depends on the soil conditions, if I'm in a tilled field with soft dirt I'll bury all 18", if I'm in rocky ground or hard ground I may only get it in 10-12", which is why I run chain on my anchor instead of cable, the chain will lay flat if I cant get all 18" in the ground, just makes the chain setup a bit longer. Works great for my area since I trap a mix of farms, mountain ground, and even some slate pits, very versatile

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: JesseA] #7286894
06/15/21 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JesseA
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Yall guys pound in the full 18?

Depends on the soil conditions, if I'm in a tilled field with soft dirt I'll bury all 18", if I'm in rocky ground or hard ground I may only get it in 10-12", which is why I run chain on my anchor instead of cable, the chain will lay flat if I cant get all 18" in the ground, just makes the chain setup a bit longer. Works great for my area since I trap a mix of farms, mountain ground, and even some slate pits, very versatile


Same here, I cant guarantee how deep I can get a stake driven. Except for a couple of farms Ive been afraid to try the wolf fangs where I usually trap, too rocky.


I don't know, Chief, if he's very smart or very dumb.
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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7286943
06/15/21 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by We-Sa

Same here, I cant guarantee how deep I can get a stake driven. Except for a couple of farms Ive been afraid to try the wolf fangs where I usually trap, too rocky.


I used a combination of super stakes and wolf fangs last season, and on some of my rocky farms where I had to really smack em to get em drove in, I played heck trying to get the fang driver back out, and then when I pulled them they were bent in the shape of a U, and I could tell from how they were bent that they bent when being driven in. From here on out super stakes only for me

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: JesseA] #7287009
06/15/21 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by JesseA
Originally Posted by We-Sa

Same here, I cant guarantee how deep I can get a stake driven. Except for a couple of farms Ive been afraid to try the wolf fangs where I usually trap, too rocky.


I used a combination of super stakes and wolf fangs last season, and on some of my rocky farms where I had to really smack em to get em drove in, I played heck trying to get the fang driver back out, and then when I pulled them they were bent in the shape of a U, and I could tell from how they were bent that they bent when being driven in. From here on out super stakes only for me

I really like my super stakes but they still have their problems as well. Drive one down between two larger rocks and you'll have heck to pay getting it back out, but then that may be true for wolf fangs too.


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: 20scout] #7287035
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I've run into that with super stakes, but I had a puller made at a local welding shop by a fellow trapper that hooks to the chain and can usually have them out of anywhere, once in a while though I'll get one thought enough that I'll snap the chain trying to pull it

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7287072
06/15/21 04:10 PM
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I've learned to use longer chains in areas that badgers may be a concern. Traps on short chains may have the anchors (re-rod or earth anchors) dug out. Keeping them farther away from the anchor point may be beneficial.

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7287076
06/15/21 04:19 PM
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I lost a Jake and two rebar stakes to a badger recently. Ill find that sucker eventually.


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