Making snare traps

by Kaylan Burns
(Cypress, Texas, US)

In a survival situation, making snare traps is one of the survival skills that can be useful. Snares can be very elaborate, but simplicity is best, and as always success requires practice.


Basic snare

If you have a wire or string, that will work. To make the snare, make a loop; stick the extra through the loop to make the basic part of the snare. Make a loop at the end that doesn't have one yet. Then get the string and tie it through the loop that you have just made. Now tie it to where you'll put your snare.


Spring Snare

Find a sapling that is near an animal trail. Get two forked branches and make one about two inches long and the other one about four inches long.

Drive the four inches one into the ground. Then tie your snare to the sapling. Get the two inches one and tie it to the snare. Then tie it to the sapling and bend it so the two forks are hooked to each other and keep the snare down on the ground. Then use two small sticks as supports and prop the snare up.





When an animal runs through it, it pulls the snare, which pulls the forks, and pulls the animal up in the sapling and strangles it so you don't have to kill it.


Squirrel Pole

Get a long stick and prop it up against a tree. Make a simple snare without the extra loop or string. Then lightly rap around the stick so it's easily capable of falling to the bottom of the branch. Then balance them on the top of the branch so when a squirrel runs through, it falls off the branch, but is held by the snare and gets strangled.

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Snare Traps
by: Anonymous

I used to make snare traps. Catching is very difficult task. Success comes very rarely. As per my experience only one in ten attempts succeed. Any way good article. Thanks for posting.

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I am so thankful to you in many ways. This site has been so important in making my first camping trek a wonderful one, as I never had to face any harsh situation in a panicked condition, as I was well prepared as per the directions I have got from here.

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The blog is really
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The blog is really appreciable and i like to keep on visiting this site once again that it would help me in further thanks for sharing the info.

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Well done could use some pictures though

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HI
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THANK

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it is good but it is really really REALLY easy. i allready knew how to do it

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the Snare
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that was good info thanks it helped me alot

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you need pictures!
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could you take pictures for each step? it is very confusing

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good job

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This is to complicated
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it is easier to just buy a metel trap

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ha ha need some pictures
by: steve

ok, my son and i are reading this, i say yup, you can do that real easy, my son says, i dont see it. so we go out and i build him one. could use some pictures with your story, but, very informative anyway, since i didnt realize what a city boy my son had turned out to be now that he is 35 ha ha ha.
steve

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tieing the loop
by: Anonymous

this is good very good but how do you tie the loop in the wire

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Thanks this is very helpful.

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it's is helpful
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it's good but a little complicated for beginners.

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12
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Even if I'm twelve I still want to learn to trap and hunt by myself. Thanks for making this site.

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Drawings
by: d.o.m

Should do snare traps in a drawing so dummese like me could understand

Find a sapling that is near an animal trail. Get two forked branches and make one about two inches long and the other one about four inches long.

Drive the four inches one into the ground. Then tie your snare to the sapling. Get the two inches one and tie it to the snare. Then tie it to the sapling and bend it so the two forks are hooked to each other and keep the snare down on the ground. Then use two small sticks as supports and prop the snare up.

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