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Does anyone use snares

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by vaiger, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. vaiger

    vaiger In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    I don't have cats, etc. where I live and I could probably set a few snares at night in strategic locations where other animals could not get caught. Is anyone else using them?
  2. boogiedog

    boogiedog Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Oakland hills, CA
    I would strongly advise against snares; illegal in many areas. Humane traps are betters - you can then decide the fate of the captured animal, and safely handle it.
  3. ga_goat

    ga_goat Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Lowndes County Ga
    I have used them before, as late as last week in fact , but this "set them where no other animals could get caught" isn't realistic
    they work well for foxes , and wildcats that generally won't go in a walk in trap but if you use them do it sparingly , and be
    prepaired to get up at daylight to check them and take them up during daylight hours .
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Set where they can not become tangled in something snares do not strangle the animal caught. They are extremely effective on fox, coyote, and bobcats. Not necessary to take them up each day. Simply close the loop and reopen it each evening. Go to trapperman.com for more information. Hardest part of snaring is developing the "eye" to determine where to place the snare. Determine whether or not snares are legal in your state. In NJ snares are legal, but legholds are not. Live traps are generally ineffective at catching red fox or coyotes.
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:X2 reading a book about how to use body grip traps applies to snares as well. I use them year round as well as coil spring long spring live traps and colony traps part of developing an eye for where to set them also need to be able to know where to not set them. I trap a coupla industrial rivers where there are no companion animals I trap a number of interstates where the same conditions apply they are Ideal there. Coyotes have been known hunt interstates for deer frequently. setting the proper loop size off the ground the right height I can catch one specific animal and not a non target or I am able to catch grey fox and coon with the same snare , both of which I target for fur and food value. good luck.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010
  6. vaiger

    vaiger In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thanks for the replies!

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