I have found a new way to hang many of my traps. Instead of driving nails into trees, I began using light duty chain and S-hooks. It started when my Dad did not want me putting nails into his trees. After some scrounging we chained Trap11 to a buckeye tree. It worked exceptionally well.
I purchased several lengths of chain and some S-hooks late last week and used them to hang 6 traps over the weekend. After several mishaps with traps hanging on nails I am happy to report that those days may soon be behind me. My traps are not very secure on nails until I put the ratchet strap around the tree. Using a short section of chain is easier when by yourself. Once the trap is chained around the tree it is secure. You don’t need to worry about it falling off of a nail while getting the strap situated.
It also makes it easier to move traps around. If I have a trap out for a month with no hits, it needs to be moved. In the past if I wanted to move a trap I needed at least a hammer. Using chains I don’t need to remember any equipment. If I get off of work early on a nice day I can change some things up on the way home.
I know a lot of people who would let me hang a trap in their yard as long as I didn’t drive a nail into one of their trees.
What do you think? See any shortcomings that I missed? let me know in the comments….