Spring and summer

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Doug B.

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Now is the time to try and get everything ready for this coming season. I made a stake puller out of metal fence posts to pull my wolf fang stakes.
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I welded a chain hook on it to hook the last swivel on my trap chain.
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I also made some stabilizers for my Bridger 150 body grip traps.

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These are for mink and muskrat. I know most places in Georgia don't have either one of those, but we have them here in the mountains. I did make one just like these except bigger so I could use a 330 in it. I will probably try to make a couple more of the larger ones. I also need to to make me some rebar drowning rods for beaver.
 

antharper

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Great ideas , I bought the fox hollow earth anchors and built a puller similar to yours and wound up breaking 2 of the chains and wound up having to dig mine up with post hole diggers , may need a different anchor system in this red clay but already invested to much in what I have with the driver and anchors
 
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Doug B.

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Great ideas , I bought the fox hollow earth anchors and built a puller similar to yours and wound up breaking 2 of the chains and wound up having to dig mine up with post hole diggers , may need a different anchor system in this red clay but already invested to much in what I have with the driver and anchors
I understand what you are saying. I use a 2" auger bit and drill for the stubborn ones. That will make it easy for my puller.
 

furtaker

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Nice work! That fence post may bend though if you put too much pressure on it.

I guess I'm old school because I still double stake with rebar. I also use drags in brushy areas. I've tried a couple different kinds of earth anchors before but I gave up on them since they are such a pain to pull. I always dug them out with a shovel though so if I got more creative like ya'll, I probably could have made it easier on myself.
 
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Doug B.

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Nice work! That fence post may bend though if you put too much pressure on it.

I guess I'm old school because I still double stake with rebar. I also use drags in brushy areas. I've tried a couple different kinds of earth anchors before but I gave up on them since they are such a pain to pull. I always dug them out with a shovel though so if I got more creative like ya'll, I probably could have made it easier on myself.
In some places where I trap is field edges where the ground is kinda soft. This puller will pull those with all ease. Anywhere the ground is much harder I will use a 2" auger down beside the anchor and the puller will then pull them easily.
 
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