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BDSUSA

BDSUSA

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Join date : 2017-11-10
Location : Idaho

PostSubject: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm

What is the consensus of using a chain wrapped live tree (12” or bigger) to tie off the bobcat trap instead of using a drag or double stake?
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moneyspots

moneyspots

Posts : 176
Join date : 2014-09-14
Location : The Silver State

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:12 pm

I can only speak for myself because everyone has their preference. I chain off 90% of my cat sets to anything i think will hold a cat which really doesn’t take allot. If I can’t wrap my chain around something i use a metal drag.
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rockpile



Posts : 93
Join date : 2013-07-08
Location : Nevada

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 pm

I tie off 100%. Like money says it doesnt' take much if you wrap around the bottom and the bush has a root structure.
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average at best



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Join date : 2016-08-16

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am

I do both, I do think using drags has less potential for foot damage as tying off to a tree gives the cat alot of places to get in a bad spot.
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not@home



Posts : 36
Join date : 2018-10-30
Age : 65
Location : Imlay, NV

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:32 pm

I have used drags that caught coyotes, old railroad splice plates, they are heavy and the last coyote I caught drug it a long ways before getting hung up in the sage. When I found him he was dead and his foot was broken up pretty good with open wound, not sure what killed him.
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ridgeback740

ridgeback740

Posts : 446
Join date : 2011-12-31
Age : 62
Location : South Central Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:22 pm

I prefer to tie off my traps, but since most of my trapping is on public ground, I will use a drag to get the animal caught, out of sight of anyone traveling along a trail or two track road where I've set the trap. A trapline that has traps tied off is a lot quicker to check, and when mother nature dumps a large amount of snow since the last check, don't have to spend a lot of time searching for a caught animal. I have also used a drag where there was that "perfect set site" so as not to have it tore up by any animal caught. A badger can really plow up an area and had many site destroyed by this critter.
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rockpile



Posts : 93
Join date : 2013-07-08
Location : Nevada

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:41 pm

I have a funny story. Years ago I found a cat track going down a dirt road while putting out a line. This road was not used much particularly during the season but still there were other people using it besides me.

So I went into a wash about 40 yard away and set it up. Put a lot of skunk lure up high to draw the cat into the set. Nothing.

Next season there it was again, cat track going right down the road. So this time I took a chance and made a set along the road and buried a drag and hoped the cat would get off the road and be hidden.

Two checks late, rounded the bend in the road and 100 yards ahead was a large cat doing flip flops and kicking up dust. He took the drag across the road and hung up on the first bush there. I was very lucky to get there first.
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BUCKSNBOWS

BUCKSNBOWS

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Join date : 2011-08-28
Age : 50
Location : NEVADA

PostSubject: Re: Chained tree vs drag or stake   Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:34 pm

Sometimes Trapping can be risky business!
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