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idahofishnhunt

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So decided this year I'm going to try a barrel instead of just doing it on the ground. For the most part I have what I need regarding all things except the size of the chain. Obviously I don't want to have to haul in more weight then I need to.

For those that are using chain to anchor your barrels...what size are you using, how many pounds?

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Duck-Slayer

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big chain, bears are stronger than you think, always... also find a barrel that is thick plastic or thicker metal, had a buddy have both of his barrel's ripped off a tree, the chain was still there but the metal barrel was ripped in half..... also I'll PM you with a few tricks....
Matt
 

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Seems like it's a Wisconsin thing, and since barrels are illegal here, we use hollowed out stumps, with a slab of wood across the top and a rock on top of that. Not sure if that trips your trigger but it is an idea with less hassle than a barrel
 

Rooster52

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Seems like it's a Wisconsin thing, and since barrels are illegal here, we use hollowed out stumps, with a slab of wood across the top and a rock on top of that. Not sure if that trips your trigger but it is an idea with less hassle than a barrel
Same as we do in Michigan
 

idahofishnhunt

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I did it on the ground last year, I'm hoping a barrel will make the bait last longer, and keep some of the critters...like birds out of it. I am going in further then I did last year, but I have a good travel route.
 

Mthuntinfool

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We can't bait in Montana unfortunately, so I cant be any help with first hand advice, but I would think cable would be as strong or stronger than chain, and a helluva lot easier to pack.
 

elkmagnet

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As Matt said using a cable or wire is usually strong enough but it will rip through the barrel. Part of the reason you use a larger chain is cuz its that much harder to rip through.
 
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I was going to use cable. I used a nylon webbing strap last year (all I had in the truck) and it worked...but my buckets were destroyed.
 
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