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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 15:12 
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What type of catch pole do you guys prefer? How long is the pole you use? What animals do you find it benefits you the most with?

And finally... does anyone have plans for a homemade pole?

Thanks- Keith

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 20:24 
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KD,
My catch pole is any stout saplings in the immediate area. I simply use a stout sapling and pin the critter down if I intend to release it. This includes small coon and fisher if I don't have a tag. Have also released quite a few small Red fox from whatever yrs. litter so they could grow. Would never try any catch pole on coyotes no mater what size. I like my skin intact.
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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 20:31 
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I’ll try to describe the one I built… I took a 5-foot piece of metal conduit about 1 inch OD. Then I took a hacksaw and holding the conduit up and down I sawed a notch in the end about 1 ½” deep and wide enough for a small chain link to fit in it. Then I got a 6 foot piece of chain (small dog chain) and a 2’ piece of 1/8” cable. I attached one end of the cable to one end of the chain by running it through the last chain link and using a 1/4" nut mashed on the cable. Then using a drill, drill a small hole through the side of the conduit 1” from the opposite end you cut the notches in. run the other end of the cable through this hole and use a single ferrule to attach the cable to this hole. Then drop the chain back through the conduit. This will leave a cable loop at one end and the chain sticking out the other end of the conduit. To catch the animal, put the loop over the animals neck pull the chain and hook it in the notch on the back of the pole. To release them pull the chain out of the notch and let it slip back through the conduit.

This little cheap pole is great for releasing critters you don’t want to kill, and I have used it to release some big dogs as well. It would work equally well to dispatch cats.

I’m sure that’s all clear as mud. Here are some pictures....
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Here it is in action releasing an otter...

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 21:40 
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Thanks ADC. That is a geat setup. I'm going to make one of those. :D

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i made one a while back like adc's i like it alot,i use it ofr everything except coyotes


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