OK Doc I was able to get out and play with it for a while. Unfortunately I did bugger up getting all the knots and loops right, but I did get it to work somewhat. My other issue was finding a stick that had the wright slipperiness to it... Too slippery and the loops would just slide around and wouldn't hold, too rough and the trap was very hard to trigger. I suppose that's why it's called the "nail" trigger, having a head on the end with the cord to the engine would solve about three fourths of the woes I found. I also found that the anchor line loop that is used on the trigger end of the stick should be perpendicular to the stick, otherwise it will just slide all over the place and it just doesn't work.
After doing some deer scouting and maybe setting up a stand or a blind I will try again tomorrow, I was running out of daylight today. I had intended to do some other traps as well but did not have the time for it.
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