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 Post subject: snare anchor
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2015, 23:18 
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I'm gonna try my hand at snaring some coyotes but the problem I have is some of the trails don't have a tree anywhere close by to tie off to and the ground is so soft and mucky an earth anchor won't hold. There's just small, dead bushes everywhere. I was thinking about burying a cement block a good ways down in that muck and using that as my anchor. I figure even if the yote pulls it up he won't make it too far in all that brush. Does that sound alright or do you guys have something else i could try?

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 Post subject: Re: snare anchor
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2015, 23:56 
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If you are using an old concrete block, as opposed to a cinder block, and burying it twelve to eighteen inches deep, you should be good to go. If you bury a couple cinder blocks, that should also work. Use an extension to lower the angle that the cable will be in relation to your anchor. I know of some who have used drags, but I like to have snares ANCHORED. Helps to set the lock when they hit the end of the extension cable. You could also use a solid 7 or 8 foot log, about 6 to 7 inches thick. Cable off to the middle and they shouldn't go far.


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 Post subject: Re: snare anchor
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 07:57 
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When I'm scared the ground won't hold I just add add the cross stake anchor only takes a second and smash two 36 inch rebar in acrossed each other in an x shape haven't had one pull the stakes doing that...


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 Post subject: Re: snare anchor
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 21:10 
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Thanks guys. I would cross stake but I don't have any rebar stakes. Always used earth anchors. There's plenty of old logs layin around back there that I can cable off to and I have a big pile of cement blocks. Coyotes beware

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