I have a friend that i trapped with this year saying, if your going to trap beaver, get em with a foothold. but here, everyone says snaring is the way to go. Now i put thought into this and this is my outcome: snaring damages the pelt due to the animal struggling in the snare and the tight cable on the pelt causing "rubbing", now if these THOUGHTS are true, why do we snare beavers. why not foothold them so not as much damage is done? the only advantage to a snare is that it is cheap and a lot lighter than footholds. BTW, anybody with beaver footholds that they wish to rid themselves of?