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#121263 - 03/04/07 06:12 PM homemade stakes
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 7036
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
how do u guys make stakes for coon?i am going on my 2 year coon trapping and was wanting to know how to make coon stakes?
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#121272 - 03/04/07 06:16 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: BlakeTheTrapper]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
Rip some pallet wood. It's usually hardwood. Make sure to double check for nails or you'll be buying a new sawblade.

If you don't wanna do that....get some pine stakes from Lowes. They work fine...just ditch the ones with bad knots.

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#121276 - 03/04/07 06:17 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: DanielE]
waterfordcooner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2462
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
i would just spend extra and get rebar....eventually with wood...youll have a bunch of toothpicks
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#121278 - 03/04/07 06:18 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: waterfordcooner]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
Not if you put them underwater \:\)

I use hardwood....broke one this year (stomping it in)....and had none chewed.

Besides...wood hold much better in the mud than rebar...and they're lighter too!

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#121316 - 03/04/07 06:31 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: DanielE]
Geezerman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5794
Loc: Allen County, Indiana
I still like cable stakes, but I've used rebar too.

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#121319 - 03/04/07 06:33 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: DanielE]
Zeak Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1216
Loc: SE, Michigan
I just picked up some leftover pieces off of the side of a deck my dad had built for somebody. They were like 1.5x1.5 in and around 38in long or so. I couldnt even get some of them outa the mud.

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#121424 - 03/04/07 07:21 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: Zeak]
bobcatrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 647
Loc: NW Kansas
idk i'v had trouble with rebar being pumped out by coon there 2ft long so i switched to berkshires
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#121426 - 03/04/07 07:22 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: Zeak]
coonhusker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 998
Loc: mid-east, NE
i work for a manufacturing co that w orks with all types of metal
i can dig 1/2" rod out of the scrap hopper at random lengths and cut to my need then i pick up some washers and weld em up easy as pie.
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#121437 - 03/04/07 07:28 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: coonhusker]
dcampbell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1947
Loc: livingston Tx
i use 1-2 inch on coon also and never had one leave with a stake. water or land. my stakes are 28 and 30 inch. double stake if he is near a bank where he can get above the stake.

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#121976 - 03/05/07 06:56 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: dcampbell]
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 7036
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
could i make my own wood stakes for coon?
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#121988 - 03/05/07 07:05 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: BlakeTheTrapper]
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 7036
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
im only 12 and was wanting to make some homemade stakes for coon next year
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#121992 - 03/05/07 07:06 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: BlakeTheTrapper]
YouthCooner901 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1051
Loc: TN
does any1 have anypics of their rebar stakes???
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#121993 - 03/05/07 07:07 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: BlakeTheTrapper]
jason Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 146
Loc: Ridgeway,MO
I live about 10 minutes from bethany and i can get u hooked up with some stakes either rerod or wood.

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#122006 - 03/05/07 07:13 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: jason]
k-9hunter Online   happy
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1586
Loc: ontario,canada
i use wood stakes to hold all rat beaver coon traps will even use them them on my coyote line in sand i use 1x2 12" to 18" long
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#122702 - 03/05/07 04:38 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: ]
PAFOXTRAPPER55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1213
Loc: Pa
this was my 2nd year of trapping too and for the little bit of coon trappin i did i used wire to tie my traps to logs about 8 ft, or so, make sure theyre solid, and they worked great the coon only went about 10-15 feet and since tey could move it kept them from doing any chewing to their foot.

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#122710 - 03/05/07 04:42 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: PAFOXTRAPPER55]
YouthCooner901 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1051
Loc: TN
any pics of a nice rerod stake?
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#123469 - 03/06/07 04:26 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: YouthCooner901]
Smok Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 461
Loc: Northen Calif . , Shasta Co.
Trapper12 ADC has it right with wooden stakes but make sure they are made out of a hard wood please . I almost last my dog to a Kids trap years ago , not that you would not chack your traps every day , but someone did not . I found her a week latter just skin and bones , she ok now but if you use wood, and I think it's great, just make sourer you anchored it better then I can spell .I know you have very little money for trapping and that's ok I still do'nt have much money for trapping and one of the ways you can save money is wooden stakes ,just make them good and strong ,and if yoa need help you send a poast here I am sure some one will help yoa
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#123584 - 03/06/07 07:42 AM Re: homemade stakes [Re: TexA 68 & going]
old rat trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 207
Loc: Kentucky
you guys are lucky, the creeks here are bedrock bottom, i have to use a big rock. but the rock i use is big enough to keep him there but will give when the coon makes those first to or three hard pulls.

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#124202 - 03/06/07 05:21 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: old rat trapper]
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 7036
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
does anyone use drags?
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#124431 - 03/06/07 07:15 PM Re: homemade stakes [Re: BlakeTheTrapper]
foxman12 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 90
Loc: South Carolina
yes I do, hey you don't no how to make stakes
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