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Remind Me on Cable Length #2761072
03/13/19 07:11 PM
03/13/19 07:11 PM
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AC870 Offline OP
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For DPs. Got to ready a new one or 2 and I forgot. I like the loop I can go around tree and come back through with trap.


“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” - Thomas Jefferson
Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761235
03/13/19 08:54 PM
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Mine are 6’. Just remember, the longer the lead, the more tangled up they can get. However, if u tie to a big tree, it can eat up 6’, easily. It’s all situational. I just bought six more Z Traps, and am only adding a Connor coil spring, another swivel, and about a foot of chain w a quick link, so that I can tie to eye bolts or rebar T stakes.

Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761354
03/13/19 10:32 PM
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Gonna have to look up Z traps.
It’s kinda pitiful. I been running one trap last several weeks. I had like 3 and 2 have disappeared.
I’ve caught 4 coons and a possum. I’m kind of addicted.
The place is small. 11 acres. I’m going to run half dozen next season.


“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” - Thomas Jefferson
Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761380
03/13/19 11:07 PM
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I usually just pull arm span lengths + another 6 or 8 inches to make the loops

Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761558
03/14/19 08:52 AM
03/14/19 08:52 AM
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The 6' drowner cable works good for an extention and will go around a variety of tree sizes


When I need expert advice I tend to talk to myself
The older I get the better I used to be
Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761609
03/14/19 09:40 AM
03/14/19 09:40 AM
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I would do one about arms length with a loop on the end big enough to put the trap through so you can loop it onto something. That's just easy so things don't get all tangled. Then build a few 6' extensions. Attached both to the trap with a quick link and you should be able to work with that on anything you will encounter. If you are running a LOT of traps I keep different length cables in different buckets and hook everything on with a quick link. Nothing hanging off the trap to get tangled.

Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761784
03/14/19 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AC870

Gonna have to look up Z traps.
It’s kinda pitiful. I been running one trap last several weeks. I had like 3 and 2 have disappeared.
I’ve caught 4 coons and a possum. I’m kind of addicted.
The place is small. 11 acres. I’m going to run half dozen next season.


The reason your traps are disappearing is because coons can chew through cable!


Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Emerson
Re: Remind Me on Cable Length [Re: AC870] #2761989
03/14/19 05:53 PM
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I think I had one toted off when I first started couple years ago.
I’ve misplaced another one in my dang piled up garage.


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