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 Post subject: Using Drags
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2010, 20:14 
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Is a drag a safer bet for canines or should I stick with stakes? Also, how do I attach them.

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2010, 20:18 
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as long as u have cover for the drag to get stuck in yes....you can wire them in, s-hook them, swivel them in ....use a drag chain length 5 feet long ....make sure you have severl swivel points

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
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if you use drags remember that from time to time you'll need to search for them and sometimes they disappear ! i currently am looking for a 1 1/2 cs on a drag now i think i caught a coon in it and a yote came buy and drug it off somewhere ! good luck

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 01:07 
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hey steve how far north are you from say college park md?

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 01:16 
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This is where have a good trap dog can come in handy. Two things I will suggest though if you do use a grapple. 1 loosely hook about a 2 foot long piece of flagging into the grapple. This will fall off a few feet down the trail and give you a direction of travel. The other is to weld a couple small spikes of some kind onto the side of the grapple. That will cause better drag marks as the grapple is drug off in the dirt or substrate.

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 10:22 
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This is where have a good trap dog can come in handy. Two things I will suggest though if you do use a grapple. 1 loosely hook about a 2 foot long piece of flagging into the grapple. This will fall off a few feet down the trail and give you a direction of travel. The other is to weld a couple small spikes of some kind onto the side of the grapple. That will cause better drag marks as the grapple is drug off in the dirt or substrate.


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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 12:03 
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Drags are get for coyotes but terrible for cats in timber country. I have no coons but do no they climb trees same as cats unless the drag is quite heavy.

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 13:04 
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Im sure that if you grabbed the drag and pulled the animal out of the tree it would land on you and be very unpleasant. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Using Drags
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 17:31 
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That fellow was about 40 ft up the tree. How they get the drag up thru all the limbs baffles me.

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