trap stakes

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my son has really gotten in to trapping but when I go with him he has a time pulling some of the stakes. Hejust grabs the trap n pulls hard some come up easy n some don't want to budge what do you guys do thanks in advance
 

furtaker

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I double stake with rebar when I'm not using drags and I just take a big pair of channel lock pliers, grab the head, and twist and tug until they come out. Some are a little stubborn depending on ground condition but most come out easy enough.
 

oldguy

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I double stake with rebar when I'm not using drags and I just take a big pair of channel lock pliers, grab the head, and twist and tug until they come out. Some are a little stubborn depending on ground condition but most come out easy enough.
I still double stake as well, and use a mattock to jack 'em out of the ground. Hook end of mattock under the top of the stake push on the handle and levers right up and out.
 

antharper

“Well Rounded Outdoorsman”
Funny I was gonna ask a question about what kinds of stakes everyone uses , had an old trapper let me go with him a few times and he used rebar also that he welded a nut on one end , and had a similar homemade stake puller , but I don’t remember him using double stakes
 

Mark K

Senior Member
I went with Earth anchors, super stakes. Rebar would be some serious weight to haul around, especially if you double stake. 4 dozen traps would be 8 dozen pieces of rebar. I would think a longer chain on the trap would keep a coyote from pumping a stake, but I prefer the shorter chain. I think it gives them less space to build up steam for a pullout. Think I had 2 pullouts all of last season Dec-August. That’s 2 too many, but I’ll take it.
 
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