Table of Contents
Foreword by Jeff Dunlap
What is a Cable Restraint?
What Exactly is an Entanglement?
Anchors and Supports
Loop Size & Height
Building Cable Restraints, Earth Anchor Rigs, and Support Wires
Where to Hang
Making the Set
Blocking and Guides
Running the Line
Thank-Yous and Sponsors
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"This book gave me the confidence I needed to finally connect on a coyote."
I’m in my sixth season of trapping, but I didn’t start trapping until after I retired. In my quest to learn about trapping I tried to read as much as I could. I joined the Wisconsin Trappers Association, FTA, and NTA. That’s where I discovered you and your writings. I really enjoy the articles you and your trapping partner put out.
I had just bought a mud boat and was hoping to trap raccoon along the Chippewa River in western Wisconsin. I saw that you had the DVD “Boat Line Bandits” and bought that. When it arrived I saw that you had this new book coming out and I ordered it right away. I had tried running a few cable restraints before, but I needed help.
I got the book in time to read in its entirety about the time that our cable restraint (CR) season opened. One of the biggest struggles I had with using CRs was finding a way to keep the support wire stable. That was clearly demonstrated in the book. I quickly made up some supports and did some scouting.
I found a spot with a lot of coyote sign. I followed all the recommendations you had in the book. Mainly, I liked the easy way of connecting the earth anchor to the CR. The simple set up of the support wire was solid and fast to set too.
This area I found was small, but I gang set it anyway. I was very confident when I left and could hardly wait for the first check the next morning. When I checked this spot the next day I saw a coyote bouncing in a catch circle in the tall weeds. The plan worked! Then I noticed movement behind the coyote. It was another coyote. I had a double!
The only other coyote I had in a CR was the year before and I watched him run away as I approached. He had chewed out. Getting a double on yotes after reading your book makes the book seem like magic.
Sorry for the long-winded email. I just wanted to let you know how much your writings are helping trappers. This book is an easy read with lots of great information. I had tried running cables before but needed a little boost to help me out. This book gave me the confidence I needed to finally connect on a coyote.
Keep up the great work.
—Bill Wrasse, Wisconsin
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