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Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384060
10/20/21 08:16 PM
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True guess that's never been a problem for me, I get as close as I can and use fish oil as a trailing scent but if you don't have trees it obviously isn't going to work

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Wild_WI] #7384063
10/20/21 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild_WI
True guess that's never been a problem for me, I get as close as I can and use fish oil as a trailing scent but if you don't have trees it obviously isn't going to work


grin some of us live in a nearly barren corn/bean field area.

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384452
10/21/21 10:15 AM
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berkshires on cable. never lost an animal pretty good dirt around here tho

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384727
10/21/21 04:23 PM
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I just use pogos on my dpís. A lot lighter than rods.

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384735
10/21/21 04:45 PM
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Berks and cable on all of mine, never had an issue. I use 24" cable in case of soft ground i go deeper and not so much on hard ground,, and they hold fine.
I trap a lot corn, bean fields, and creek banks.

Last edited by jabNE; 10/21/21 04:46 PM.

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Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384806
10/21/21 06:51 PM
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I used cable stakes for part of a season. I suppose its ok if you only trap a couple weeks or only use a couple or three dozen DPs, or you just don't move them around much but I was using several dozen and moving them every three days or so and pulling them cable stakes added a lot of work to the process. That is why I switched to rebar like I said, 24" 3/8 rebar stakes with nut tops. Never lost a coon but I don't set in mud with them either.

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384823
10/21/21 07:18 PM
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Bullet stakes with the retrieval ends really makes moving DPs easy unless you got a lot of tree roots...

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Tooltime] #7384987
10/21/21 10:42 PM
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I use 24" -3/8" rebar for mine whenever possible. With a washer and nut top. Bulkier and heavier than earth anchors but much easier to pull and move quickly. Soil types make a big difference of course. I prefer staking away from anything they can get tangled in, and as long as they can't get purchase pulling straight up I haven't had an issue. In fact, there were a few instances after a thaw or heavy rains where after a catch the stake was basically sitting in a wallowed out hole with no vertical resistance at all. Of course I pull and move it somewhere solid afterwards in such cases.

Re: DP trap stakes [Re: Gator Foot] #7385009
10/21/21 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Gator Foot
I just use pogos on my dpís. A lot lighter than rods.

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Re: DP trap stakes [Re: ~ADC~] #7385021
10/21/21 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
I use 24" 3/8" rebar. Just be sure they can't climb a tree and pull the stake. 1/2" nuts make good tops. I do not like T tops as they tangle and spin too easily.


This is what I use.

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