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Problem Animal Snare Trap

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This is a snare trap that i use for smaller game such as rabbits and birds.
 
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Step 1: Items You Need

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The items u need are very simple to get and are not very expensive if u already have a good knife\

1)Some kind of cord u can tie a good, strong knot into I used bank line (what people use to set bank poles)

2) a good sharp knife

3)somewhere to set your trap

Step 2: Tie the Loop

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In this step u tie a loop to put back over the end of ur line

1st Picture: Just fold one end of ur line down to make a loop

2nd Picture: (Isn't very good) Take the loop and tie like u do for the first step in tieing ur shoes u know criss-cross. Pull tight

After u get ur loop tied put the other end of the string into the loop and u should have a snare

Step 3: Setup

Go to the place where the animals are causing the problem and tie the open end of the line to a strong anchor.

Next dig a hole (within reach of your snare) big enough and deep enough for your prey to get their head into.

Next bait the bottom of the hole

Next make your snare sit just on the inside of the hole.

Now wait check every 2 - 3 hours
caseysu312 months ago
Blurry pictures, just saying
Hippymike962 years ago
great idea! tried it but cought nothing, any ideas? also what should i use for bait for squirles?
EmmettO4 years ago
I'd be really interested in knowing how to do this but I have no idea what is happening in this step. I get that I'm looping one end of the rope over and tying it. . . somehow like tying shoes. How does that make a trap? Am I making some kind of noose? More or much better pictures would be great and a more thorough description is needed here.
snoyes6 years ago
I inherited a knife exactly like that one from my grandfather. Unfortunately the handle had become brittle and fall apart.
venom52 snoyes4 years ago
looks like a ka-bar or a sheffield and the handle is made out of leather rings you could take it to a blade smith or a tack shop an have it repaired
americas_HERO2393 (author)  snoyes6 years ago
i also got the knife from my grandfather it is still going strong though
My friend actually has that same knife and he inherited it from his mother.
rofus5 years ago
that rope is way too fat. the animal is going to be on to something
gone2 rofus4 years ago
haha ur right XD
Cann0n5 years ago
... i've built tons of trap. for the best results, i'd use a figure 8 on a bight and feed the running end through. as far as digging a hole and leaving the rope in the hole doesnt seem very effective. animals are smart. with a snare, you'd need a load bearing mechanical advantage system. i prefer a black plastic 55 gallon drum on a pulley system. bending trees over is very unreliable and more difficult than running a garden hose up the tree. I had use nearly 400 feet of hose to our auxiliary wale. as far as the triggering system, you have to use an anchor. i use a 5' stick about 3" thick driven nearly all the way. as far as the triggering system, simply use a clovehitch to attach a pin between the working end and the load bearing end, near the anchor and wrap it around the anchor once. you can notice that you should be able hold the load by holding the pin in place with one finger if set up at the right angels and such. take a thin trigger pin (2' long stick) and run it to hold the load pin in place using another stick rammed in the ground. i use a long knife i paint hot pink to 'disarm' the pin from accidentally yanking off a finger. that is a basic crash course on catching uncle bill from finding your moon shine still.
I am trying to catch a dog that has been loose for awhile in Florida. Would this trap work on a quick dog, and, if so, can you help me with some pictures or a more elementary explanation of how this whole thing works. I get the idea of the 55 gallon drum trapping the prey, but can you simplify it for me. Thanks, I appreciate it..
PetervG6 years ago
So why do you kill rabits and birds?
if you lost in the woods you would need to know how to catch food right?
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Yeah you can BUY food.
Sure, go do that, we dont care. People like this dont belong in instructables anyway,
ITS OUR CULTURE! =|
=D
And when you "buy" food, its exactly the same as killing the animal and cooking it yourself. Its just that the meat is already cut up. You seem to think that when you BUY food it just comes out of nowhere, that people made the food from crude oil or something.
You are banned from Instructables :O
i prefer home grown food it tastes better. I also sell rabbit hides and eat the rabbits
americas_HERO2393 (author)  dsman1952766 years ago
this is not for the woods i use it in my backyard
americas_HERO2393 (author)  PetervG6 years ago
rabbits eat my plants in my garden as do the crows i kill
Rabbits are good eating if cooked right and I am sure some of us have eaten crow
americas_HERO2393 (author)  awoodcarver6 years ago
i have never tried crow i have only caught one and i killed it and burnt the body although i do plan on trying it next time i get one
trappingal5 years ago
the animals will see that rope and will not, for the most part, go anyway near it. if you use that you might catch a rabbit that doesnt have alot of sense. to make an effective snare you need 3/32 cablefor normal animals and 1/8 inch cable for hogs and the like. in alot of states, here for example what you showed isnt even legal.
Sunny1246136 years ago
My friend would love to use this
I've found the most effective trap I've ever used was an intestinal chain. Ill likely do an instructable on it when i have time. but you could prolly figure it out on your own, you might like it, its pretty effective for birds, less so on rabbits, but kinda ok.
DELTAWOLF056 years ago
the rabbits will just chew right though this!!! get some good trip wire or something, it's not expensive