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Posted: 3/8/2011 1:13:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/8/2011 1:15:23 PM EST by silentrebellion]
I'm interested in trying trapping with snares. Can anyone give a brief break down? I've found a little info online, but I still feel like I don't know what's needed and where to get it. I looked at Cabelas and didn't find anything.

EDIT: I should clarify. I'm talking about wire snares, on trails. Not tree snares or anything else like that.
Link Posted: 3/8/2011 2:46:35 PM EST
Just make sure it is legal where you live. Stranded wire like used for haning pictures works best for small game. I have never snared anything bigger then a groundhog.
Link Posted: 3/8/2011 6:51:56 PM EST
Snares are pretty simply to construct. I used aircraft grade cable and bent washers. I salvaged the cable from a theater that was getting torn down and washers are cheap. Look on the internet for snare plans that use bent washers for locking devices.

Make sure they are legal where you trap.
Link Posted: 3/9/2011 3:24:45 AM EST
Go to Trapperman.com. It's the best trapping/snaring forum on the net. Lots of experience there and people are willing to share. You can also get books/videos on snaring from many trapping supply houses like Minnesota Trapline. Make sure it's legal first.
Link Posted: 3/9/2011 1:29:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By silentrebellion:
I'm interested in trying trapping with snares. Can anyone give a brief break down? I've found a little info online, but I still feel like I don't know what's needed and where to get it. I looked at Cabelas and didn't find anything.

EDIT: I should clarify. I'm talking about wire snares, on trails. Not tree snares or anything else like that.

Utah has an online course for the furharvester certificate needed for their trapping license:

http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/huntereducation/487-hunter-education-furharvester-course-online.html
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:51:45 PM EST
Good info! that should get me started.

I don't think you need that class to get your fur-bearers permit in Utah. Only a hunter safety card.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:13:40 PM EST
If you want to buy your first snare... ebay sells them.

I will buy my first snare for hogs tonite on ebay.

http://desc.shop.ebay.com/Hunting-/7301/i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&_nkw=snares&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282


what are you trying to snare? that will determine what you can do and as everyone has said... make sure legal in utah.


I learned a few things from this... i have never snared before:
iles.dnr.state.mn.us/recreation/hunting/trapping/modern_snares.pdf
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 3:06:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By 597newbie:
If you want to buy your first snare... ebay sells them.

I will buy my first snare for hogs tonite on ebay.

http://desc.shop.ebay.com/Hunting-/7301/i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&_nkw=snares&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282


You're kidding right?? You're buying USED snares?? For a couple bucks more, maybe, you can buy new ones with known specs to suit your purpose. Go to The Snare Shop and get exactly what you want.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 3:13:45 AM EST
Buying used snares is like buying used underware.

Snares are inexpensive enough new from quite few reputable sources why risk buying someones junk.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 1:52:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2011 1:53:36 PM EST by mjcOH1]

Originally Posted By silentrebellion:
Good info! that should get me started.

I don't think you need that class to get your fur-bearers permit in Utah. Only a hunter safety card.

http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/huntereducation.html

"The furharvester education course provides instruction in safe and responsible trapping. Course teaches proper trapping technique and device usage. You must complete this course if you were born after December 31, 1984."

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