Since we’re on the subject, I’d like to offer a tip concerning lengths of cable stakes. Where I trap I have quite a broad spectrum of soil types that range from heavy clay to the quite sandy, loamy stuff that makes you feel you’re pounding to China.
I make all of my cable stakes 24” long to accommodate all applications and load them as if they were snares! A heavy-handed, full-length pull over a ¼” rod will give you a very neat little coil of cable that will fit in the palm of your hand. If I drive only 14” in clay the balance of unused cable snaps back into it’s coil and lays better in the trap bed rather then sticking up.