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#7152761 - 04/26/18 11:49 AM Snake sticks
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wyoming
Have this new snake tong coming in today for use at the ranch we manage, prairie rattlers. Any of you have them, how do they work for you?
We relocate the snakes or just move them from out of our way if possible. Our prairie rattles rarely get longer than about 4 ft but we do have a couple of 68 inchers skinned out from years ago.

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#7152773 - 04/26/18 11:59 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 420
Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
I have one similar to that one, same length but no lock. It works well and I always wished it had a lock on it. I have used it on rattlers over 5' with no problem, any longer stick makes it difficult to hold up the weight of the larger snakes.

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#7152782 - 04/26/18 12:11 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I bought mine about 18 yrs ago from Maverick Trading Post in the DFW area. My snake catcher is about 4.5' in length and made very similar just not with the serrated jaws.

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#7152867 - 04/26/18 01:50 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
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#7153118 - 04/26/18 07:13 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Iíve used the tongs before, but usually preferred a hook for relocating or keeping.
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#7153230 - 04/26/18 09:49 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 327
Loc: Arizona
My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

M

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#7153440 - 04/27/18 10:11 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
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I made one out of an old ski pole and small cable. Just a noose type catcher..

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#7153454 - 04/27/18 10:27 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: MClark]
ETexas Hunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: MClark
My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

M

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#7153762 - 04/27/18 06:18 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: MClark]
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Originally Posted By: MClark
My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

M
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#7153881 - 04/27/18 08:52 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: dredd]
AddicLee Offline
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Registered: 04/27/18
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Originally Posted By: dredd

Thx

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#7154021 - 04/28/18 04:44 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
Old Stony Offline
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Registered: 07/21/16
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Loc: East of Dallas
I sharpen up my tool regularly and it makes it easier to "relocate" the snakes.

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#7154127 - 04/28/18 09:08 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
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We have a hook also but thought tongs would work best in some instances.

Can't believe all you big 'ol guys are afraid of a little snake.

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#7154158 - 04/28/18 10:11 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
Originally Posted By: Wytex
We have a hook also but thought tongs would work best in some instances.

Can't believe all you big 'ol guys are afraid of a little snake.


It is nice to have both.
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#7154174 - 04/28/18 10:47 AM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wyoming
I think tongs will be an advantage when we move the little guys too. We were getting one out of the highway one time and that little 16-18 in" bugger could propel itself off of the hook. It was the most aggressive one we've ever moved.

Unfortunately folks up here like to cut the rattles off and leave the snake alive, makes for some jumpy encounters when they can't buzz to warn you.Those snaKes sometimes get sacrificed.

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#7155814 - 04/30/18 04:03 PM Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex]
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Registered: 11/11/04
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If there are enough of them around you need to "relocate" them last years dove loads really work well. Water Moccasins always get the benefit of #8 shot if I see them! I have a snake hook I made out of a 4 inch wide paint roller on a 4 foot extension handle. Took the roller stuff off of it and it works just fine. I will say I quit fooling with them (snakes) a couple years ago. The truth is I don't fear the snakes I just don't like them around my dogs or kids.


Edited by rickt300 (04/30/18 04:07 PM)

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