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#266410 - 07/19/07 07:10 PM How many swivels on your coon traps?
Mystic Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 1186
Loc: Connecticut
I think three swivels are standard for coyote traps. I'm just curious, how many of you put extra swivels on your coon traps?
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#266463 - 07/19/07 07:43 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
Timber Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 447
Loc: Stafford VA.
1 seems to work pretty good for me. Never thought about putting extras on my coon traps though. It wouldn't hurt anything.
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#266498 - 07/19/07 08:11 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Timber]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
I always just put 1 swivel on my coon traps....yeehaw
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#266507 - 07/19/07 08:15 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: redneck_cowboy]
Big Har Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 375
Loc: Saranac Michigan
mine swivel at the trap, the stake, and this year one at mid chain.
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#266527 - 07/19/07 08:26 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Big Har]
LOV 2 TRAP Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 1435
Loc: wisconsin
 Originally Posted By: TrapperHarley
mine swivel at the trap, the stake, and this year one at mid chain.
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#266625 - 07/19/07 09:41 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: LOV 2 TRAP]
RayA Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1679
Loc: odessa Mo.
I use at least 2 on coon traps 3 sure aint gona hurt.I dont want that chain to have a chance a binding up.
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#266642 - 07/19/07 09:49 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: RayA]
wheelers Offline

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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 19427
Loc: Minnesota
I use 2

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#266648 - 07/19/07 09:53 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: wheelers]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 677
Loc: Pa
Swivel at the trap and at least 1 extra. long chains have 3.
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#266652 - 07/19/07 09:55 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: coalminer]
frozentoes Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 435
Loc: Holmen, WI
Most of mine have a swivel at the trap and a swivel at the end of the chain. I do have a few that have a mid chain swivel as well.

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#266658 - 07/19/07 09:59 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: frozentoes]
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Mine have 4 swivel points. one at the trap two in the mid chain swivel and one at the stake. Chains are stock length.

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#266660 - 07/19/07 10:00 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: ]
logan Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2033
Loc: Michigan
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#266661 - 07/19/07 10:00 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: frozentoes]
Chad Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 455
Loc: Ohio
For dry land coons I have three. All my land traps have the same chain/swivel setup.
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#266677 - 07/19/07 10:10 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Chad]
goatchin Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 855
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central N...
1 at stake, 1 mid-swivel, and 1 comin from the trap
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#266750 - 07/19/07 11:18 PM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: goatchin]
CedarRivrTrappr Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1595
Loc: St. Ansgar, Iowa
I have a swivel at the end of the chain, one in the mid-chain, and another swivel point (just the j hook) at the trap. Thats what I'm using this year, I figure it can't hurt and if when gets tangled in a bunch of junk this will help keep the animal comfortable.
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#266795 - 07/20/07 01:40 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: CedarRivrTrappr]
Casey S. Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 106
Loc: Fulton, IL
Same as CedarRivrTrappr. I do have a few that don't have a center swivel just to see if there is a difference.

Casey S.


Edited by Casey S. (07/21/07 11:25 PM)

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#266820 - 07/20/07 04:33 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Casey S.]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 9569
Loc: Oregon
One at the trap, one in-line and one at the stake. I would put more on if I thought they would help. Now for otter I would reccomend at least 23 for every six inches of chain.
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#266828 - 07/20/07 05:15 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Ole Hawkeye]
Mystic Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 1186
Loc: Connecticut
I should have asked this too, how many use shock springs with stakes? When I was a kid i always used a drag for coon to keep them from pulling out. I'm thinking of trying staking this year so would probably include a spring unless it isn't necessary. Thanks for the info.
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#266835 - 07/20/07 06:22 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
longear Offline
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Registered: 03/16/07
Posts: 1120
Loc: western pa
Most of my coon traps are 1 1/2 coils baseplated and center swiveled with three swivels. Also have installed chew guards. I feel confident the coon will be there when I get there. Most of my coons are caught on dry land.
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#266935 - 07/20/07 09:17 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: longear]
Mystic Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 1186
Loc: Connecticut
Longear, how do you add chewguards? Where do you get the material? Thanks.
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#266957 - 07/20/07 09:51 AM Re: How many swivels on your coon traps? [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
TrappinK-9's Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1268
Loc: IOWA
3 on every chain.
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