Trapping stakes

  • Advertisement

HB Store


User avatar
BackWoodsHunter
500 Club
Posts: 3011
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:13 am
Status: Offline

Trapping stakes

Postby BackWoodsHunter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:28 pm

I am in a welding class and we need a "project" :roll:

I am not confident enough in my skills to weld up any climbing sticks or anything like that but thought I would try my hand at making some trapping stakes. For the few trappers on here do you guys use the rebar stakes? If so what diameter is the rebar rod and how big is the nut you drive onto the stake? I know some guys use washers I have heard the nut to be a better move. They force it on then weld it so it holds tight. Any other suggestions for some welding projects? The class meets for 4hrs at a time once a week so thats a lot of time to weld I may need more ideas.


"The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind." Fred Bear
User avatar
muddy
Posts: 5563
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:04 am
Location: Hawkeye State of Mind
Status: Offline

Re: Trapping stakes

Postby muddy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:31 pm

18 inches long, 1/4 thick. If I needed more I'd use two and pound them in 45 degrees to the ground so their tops touched just above ground. That held a 55# beaver in wet ground for me with a short chain.

If you make them much longer you will need a backhoe to get them out on your own.
"Space for Rent"
User avatar
BigHunt
Posts: 11878
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:50 am
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Trapping stakes

Postby BigHunt » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:37 pm

i use rebarb stakes with a nut welled at the top just an inch down ...when i swing ive broke of the nut before so i put them a inch down from the top and wala .....
HUNT LIKE A BEAST
LKALIS
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:50 am
Facebook: NONE
Status: Offline

Re: Trapping stakes

Postby LKALIS » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:32 am

I USE 30 INCHES OF 1/2 REROD WITH 1/2 HEX NUT CROSS STAKED THEY DONT POP OUT MADE A PULLER OUT OF A PIECE OF LEAF SPRING AND A ONE INCH SQUARE HANDLE ABOUT 40 INCHES LONG LIKE A CLAW HAMMER CUT SLOTS IN LEAF SPRING WORKS WELL IN FROZEN GROUND NEVER FAILED YET CRITTERS ARE WAITING IN THE MORNING :lol:
User avatar
cbay
500 Club
Posts: 1191
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:39 am
Location: Mo
Status: Offline

Re: Trapping stakes

Postby cbay » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:47 pm

3/8 rebar is common i think. 1/2 better yet.
Some stakes i have bought also had a knot welded about 4 or 5 inches from tip and was called a dog knot stake. Supposed to reduce pull ups. Or a guy could tack something different down the stake to keep them down like some sort of wings/angled outward/flaps/?
Different lengths are also useful for different ground (18, 24,,,).
Scout.  Learn.  Hunt
NWGun
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:25 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Trapping stakes

Postby NWGun » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:04 am

Feel kinda dumb responding to old posts. I use 1/2 inch rebar 18 and 24 inches cross staked on most my land traps. I do have a few 36 inches for the peat bogs around here too. Rigged a dozen with MB chain stakes last year and really like them, gonna get more.

[ Post made via Android ] Image

Return to “Trapping”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest