Trapping with snares

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by Chrisingeorgia, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    I've had good success over the years trapping coons and beavers with snares. Is anyone else doing it the old fashioned way?
     
  2. warcraft1975

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    whats the old fashioned way? legholds?i run snares from time to time for coyote and bobcats
     

  3. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    lol You got me there Tom. I guess "old fashioned" wasn't a good way of putting it. I see snaring as a more primitive means of trapping as opposed to metal traps like leg holds. It's more rewarding to catch an animal in a trap you made with your own hands.
     
  4. gooboy

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    i don't use snares near as much as i used too. never have tried them on coons much. used to catch quite a few beavers in them though. only broke them out once last year to catch a coyote that was visiting my carcass pile. after trapping season is over, i plan to do some snaring for coyotes in the red river bottoms in northwest louisiana. i have never tried catching coyotes for the live market but i'm looking forward to trying it.
     
  5. warcraft1975

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    i have been playing around with them a bit this year for coyotoe and bobcat with mixed results......did you know that snares really havent been around all that long?they werent really used in any great number untill the 1950's or so i have been told.i do like them they are easy to set and real cheap!!! i love cheap. you can buy 5 dozen of them for just one dozen of good legholds
     
  6. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    Snares were widely used among North American Indain tribes. Infact they're probably used much less now days then they were back then. We have the benefits of supermarkets and fast food. Food for thought ;)
     
  7. Chrisingeorgia

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    Bobcat sounds interesting. To bad we don't have any around here that I know of.
     
  8. flannelman

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    wats the best way to make a snare? they could be useful around here for the abundence of coons
     
  9. Chrisingeorgia

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  10. flannelman

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    thanks for that sight man, im gonna go check the local laws and see if it says anything about snaring and make a couple. that was helpful
     
  11. warcraft1975

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    i just buy mine, you can buy them almost as cheap as you can make them
     
  12. warcraft1975

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    chrisingeorigia, i am pretty sure you got cats down that a way,heck just look around steep ravines and see if you can pick up there tracks
     
  13. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    I met some hunters who claim to have seen a bobcat, but I've never neen one and I have been hunting the same woods for years. I have seen some tracks on the sandbars along the river that are definitely feline but look too small to be a bobcat. there's also lots of residential areas near by which makes me think they're probably from a house cat. I don't want to risk catching a pet.
     
  14. crazy

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    Bobcat tracks are not as big as you might think. They are bigger then kitty cat though. Just because you been hunting the same woods for years don't count out bobcats not being there. I have only seen one bobcat on our farm outside the fact of being in a trap.
     
  15. Thomas P. Conley

    Thomas P. Conley New Member

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    Anyone have a site to purchasing snares?
     
  16. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    try prosnares on the web thats where i get mine
     
  17. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    The snare shop. They have every thing you need with great service.
     
  18. warcraft1975

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    no afence or anything but i wouldnt wish the snareshops snares on anybody.they do have alot of good stuff but the snares just isnt one of them
     
  19. flannelman

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    i set up a coon snare a weeks ago. i went to check it out today to see if i got anything and to my luck, it looks like the coon ripped the stake right out of the ground and got away with my trap. it is boggeling my mind how it got the stake out...i knew they were strong and fiesty but god dang
     
  20. warcraft1975

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    i would suggest useing earth anchors like a berkshire or something like insted of stakes they are lighter and have a better holding power