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Old 02-21-2007, 11:39 PM
model 70 model 70 is offline
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Leghold trap chain length and 'yotes

What's an ideal length for the anchor chain on a coil spring trap when trapping for coyotes? The trap will be anchored to stakes, not a drag. Also, are 3 swivle points enough or do i NEED to add a spring?
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:03 AM
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Long chains help lessen the coyote chance of pumping the stake out of the ground.

The best thing is to double stake with stakes driven in at opposing angles. There are double staking devices sold. I think that Berkshire makes them.

Another methoud is to take heavey snare cable and double ferrels. Make some thing like this O--O out of the cable. Slide the cable thingy thru the swivel at the end of your chain, then drive your stakes so they cross under ground. A yote can't pump them out of the ground.

More swivels are better than less. I don't think that the spring is that much of an advantage.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:31 AM
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Ain't much of a coyote trapper but I've heard that long chains give the coyote the ability to get a run at it and eventually he'll pull out of the trap.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:55 AM
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so? any suggestions on length? thanks guys.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:28 PM
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so? any suggestions on length? thanks guys.
Ya know woodstream has been making traps for lots of years.I'm guessing that they would make a trap for coyotes with the right length chain for the job.
I've had critters pull stakes before. I just did as multibeard suggested and double stake it.You wanna make sure the stake is long enough for the soil. For instance sand takes a longer stake than clay.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:53 AM
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Let me add if you can pull the stake without busting a nut it needs to be double staked. I always cross stake if I can pull the stake without a puller on it.
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