Jack Attack

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  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I got a Foxpro Jack Attack for Xmas instruction 6 says insert stake firmly into ground.....it doesn't say what to do when the ground is frozen solid. Curious as to what solutions others have found?
     
  2. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    i have used a piece of 16" long 1/2 diameter rebar. drive the rebar into the frozen ground then use 3-4 zip ties to tie the jack attack stake to the rebar. works pretty well. It helps if you take a 4" grinder and sharpen on end of the rebar before you head to the woods.
     

  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Metal tent peg and rubber mallet or rechargable drill.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I would not want to be pounding in stakes at my call stand. I would build a small stand with 3 or 4 legs that sit on the ground parralel to the ground, with a piece of tubing or something in the middle that your stake will fit into....does that make sense?
     
  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does. Thanks. Was going to try to day, but wind is up a bit. Not Wyoming up a bit, but inconvenient.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    its beautiful here today, but its -5 so i dont feel like being tough today.
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Actually close enough to the house in some cases a pre drilled hole is feasible. Thanks
     
  8. HARPERC

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    We were supposed to get snow last night, and today. Once have a few inches it usually crust enough placing the decoy will get easy. Our last snow melted to bare ground mostly then froze hard. No subzero yet. Keep warm!
     
  9. tomestone

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    -48C wind chill here today dont have to wait long for the rifle barrel to cool off.:)
     
  10. HARPERC

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    LOL, I was sitting enjoying the fire about noon, on the computer by the window, watching it snow. Whitetail busts out of the brush with a big coyote on her tail. She runs through the front yard, and down into the lower part of the property. He stops at the brush line, but now I'm interested. The weather wasn't as bad as imagined, but still couldn't pull him from the brush.
    With your tripod idea it clicked that my partner has about a 12" tripod. This thing has followed us for 25 years nobody remembers where it came from. We've packed it to move a half dozen times, stored at my house when he got divorced, and vice versa. Totally useless until now, we've stepped over it, moved it griped about it, threatened to throw it away. Punch line 2 old guys rummaging through boxes, shops, garages, etc. saying I know the damn things here somewhere. Well these new "gorilla" things are about 10 bucks, and one leg can wrap around a sage brush if we get a serious Wyoming wind.
    A BC guide/friend reports -40 for their trapline hunts, I checked an online calculator and oddly enough -40C = -40F. After a certain point it's just cold in any language.
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    hahaha that reminds me of those two old coots on the movie Grumpy old Men
     
  12. RMulhern

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    2# C4 oughta work!