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Losing traps? #7724389
11/22/22 06:23 PM
11/22/22 06:23 PM
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Missouri, USA
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Pofarmer10 Offline OP
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Have you ever lost a trap to a coyote?


Its not how you start, its how you finish - Jim George

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724392
11/22/22 06:26 PM
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Iowa
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Anchor your traps properly and it won't happen.

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724395
11/22/22 06:29 PM
11/22/22 06:29 PM
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Georgia
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Yes

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724396
11/22/22 06:29 PM
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I had one break a cable on a super stake.

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724404
11/22/22 06:37 PM
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I had a 2 foot stake driven in the ground 3/4 of the way in. (I hit solid rock) Hd squirrel as bait and came back the next afternoon. I think it was coyote tracks but can't be sure. No stake, traps, no nothing. What happened?


Its not how you start, its how you finish - Jim George

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724405
11/22/22 06:38 PM
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Almost. At a fox set. Coyote had stake pumped out a ways

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724409
11/22/22 06:42 PM
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Was the set tore up?

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724413
11/22/22 06:48 PM
11/22/22 06:48 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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Double stake. Eric

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Giant Sage] #7724431
11/22/22 07:03 PM
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Pofarmer10 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Giant Sage
Was the set tore up?

Not really. I mean where the trap was and a circle around(about a foot diameter) the where the trap was.


Its not how you start, its how you finish - Jim George

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724437
11/22/22 07:11 PM
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Thief?

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724441
11/22/22 07:13 PM
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Re: Losing traps? [Re: corky] #7724472
11/22/22 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by corky
Thief?

I doubt it. Its not near in anything public.


Its not how you start, its how you finish - Jim George

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724477
11/22/22 07:42 PM
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Minnesota
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Learn to over anchor

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Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724480
11/22/22 07:45 PM
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No.
Rule of thumb is to anchor for an elephant.

Last edited by jabNE; 11/22/22 07:46 PM.

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Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724493
11/22/22 08:08 PM
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yep
Still makes me sick to think about it. DLS on a drag that an old friend gave me and showed me the basics of catching coyotes.
Had a black coyote around, trap and drag gone one day. I looked for 3 days, finally went back and found chain by accident. Tangled in a less than 1" cedar bush and broke chain (double loop junk we call swingset chain). Changed chains and will never use that stuff again on anything bigger than a rat.

Can't say I caught the black coyote, but I never got another picture of it and I had been getting pics regular on game camera

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724505
11/22/22 08:20 PM
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I watched one take off with my brand new 650 -- cross staked but in riverbottom sandy soil. --- never did find that one.

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724508
11/22/22 08:24 PM
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Iíve had a couple but I still believe I lost them to the two legged animal.

Re: Losing traps? [Re: H2ORat] #7724511
11/22/22 08:26 PM
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IF you set enough traps. No matter what you do. You will lose one

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724561
11/22/22 09:15 PM
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Yes I have when I just used one stake. 2 stakes in the ground or disposable now.

Re: Losing traps? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724699
11/23/22 12:10 AM
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Yupper, I was 15 at the time,,, I had a #3 dbl long that I blended on perfectly in a blind trail set,,,, everything was perfect,,, except my staking method,,, I drove a stake through the metal ring and pounded it in the ground.. i didnít know about cross staking and proper swiveling then


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