video How to Build a Tree Spring Noose Trap

This video shows how to build a trap using only what is found in the forest and a bit of string. Perhaps in a later video I will show how to make string/rope out of forest materials.

For now, enjoy. More videos are coming.
alivia2 years ago
Where is the vid? Maybe i am not seeing it cuz i am on an iPad?
skooky4 years ago
awesome. I've always wanted to learn to make one of these. Just an idea, if in an area without small springy trees and you happen to have a fiberglass pole from a small dome tent. Might be used instead ? I'll have to try it out.
ringai skooky3 years ago
Or if you have two trees close to each other, you could use a Spanish windlass to provide the "yank."
NightHawkInLight (author)  skooky4 years ago
Yes. A longer rope with a counterweight may also be used. Check out my youtube channel for more trap videos.
ztd12123 years ago
Just information for anyone wanting to use this, It is illegal in Most (if not all) states of the U.S. to HUNT with any type of game snare UNLESS you are in a survival situation. I am not an expert on state laws, so I suggest checking your local laws before setting these up to catch a wascally wabbit
loudboy5 years ago
That knot looks like a bowline. Is it?
NightHawkInLight (author)  loudboy5 years ago
You should change it from a bowline to a slip knot so it tightens when it is pulled
NightHawkInLight (author)  nerd974 years ago
It is a bowline with the leading end of the rope pulled through it, which makes a slipknot.
jmatthew4084 years ago
excellent video, i used this type of trap to catch a groundhog the other day. it was very effective (i used a counter weight though).
323maderas4 years ago
I might would point the two forks the other way. Where they point in there's a small chance they might snag loop while going up. Don't think it would affect operation of snare, would it?
Very well done, thanks !
batman964 years ago
I made one one time, but it was with a bigger tree and was pretty powerful, the trigger accidentally slipped and I caught my arm, it kinda hurt. I've made some this size, a different less sensitive mechanism, but they still worked good.
gomerk5304 years ago
Cool just went and made one works great. even if the sticks aren't perfect and are all bent it works. +5 and i appreciate it. wish there was a way to make it so the animal doesn't have to hang and suffer..
3merica8sk85 years ago
Nice ive always wanted to know how to do that.
cammel85 years ago


ryan10205 years ago
i always wanted to know how to make a trap like that. thx
lemonie5 years ago
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