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Snares
28 September 2012, 14:36,
#11
RE: Snares
Snares are great, light weight and cheap, for someone new to the subject of snaring you could do a lot worse then this DVD http://www.fourteenacre.co.uk/category/shop/woodga/ for making and setting professional grade snares and results.

Although fourteenacre sell the snare making merchandise you might do well to shop around as with most things.
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28 September 2012, 15:03,
#12
RE: Snares
Or, you could go and visit the hunting forum where they have loads of free information about using snares.

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/


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28 September 2012, 18:14,
#13
RE: Snares
Can anyone rwcomend wire ect to make them for rabbits and foxes? And were to buy it?
And how to make them?
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28 September 2012, 18:59,
#14
RE: Snares
For rabbit you can obtain the proper 9 strand 24 gauge brass wire from most trap suppliers but I don't use it preferring to use stranded stainless steel wire (20kg B.S.)

Fox wire is a different beast. You need stainless steel (200kg B.S,) stranded cable.

Making snares I DEFINITELY recommend you visit hunting forum as detailed http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/

AND download the DEFRA Code of Practice pdf
http://archive.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pet...es-cop.pdf

Snares aren't easy to set as some folk believe.
There are laws on their use and you should find someone experienced to teach you the in's and out's of them.

Get it wrong and you'll just be frustrated as hell.
Get caught doing it wrong and the Wildlife Act will cane you good and proper.

I've been snaring bunnies for donkey's years and was taught by a poacher. Using them is not something you can learn from a book.

Making them is.







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28 September 2012, 21:53,
#15
RE: Snares
Thanks paul. Never tried them,been a must for a while. Get the idea on how to catch rabbits n squirels but practise makes perfect.
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29 September 2012, 01:00,
#16
RE: Snares
(28 September 2012, 15:03)Paul Wrote: Or, you could go and visit the hunting forum where they have loads of free information about using snares.

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/

Thanks for pointing this out Paul. I was going to mention the immense waste of money in the post by smudge, but didnt want to appear harsh to an obvious armchair prepper. Im all about manners you are Wink

I'll pm you in the morning if you're about, need some advice re wire
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29 September 2012, 07:45,
#17
RE: Snares
(29 September 2012, 01:00)00111001 Wrote:
(28 September 2012, 15:03)Paul Wrote: Or, you could go and visit the hunting forum where they have loads of free information about using snares.

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/

Thanks for pointing this out Paul. I was going to mention the immense waste of money in the post by smudge, but didnt want to appear harsh to an obvious armchair prepper. Im all about manners you are Wink

I'll pm you in the morning if you're about, need some advice re wire

Took longer than expected Exclamation
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29 September 2012, 09:48,
#18
RE: Snares
http://www.trapworks.co.uk/shop/rabbitsnares 30p just for the snare or £1.32 complete with peg.
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29 September 2012, 14:53, (This post was last modified: 29 September 2012, 14:57 by Paul.)
#19
RE: Snares
OK, this is a case in point.
BY LAW you have to have stops on your snares.
This stops the snares from trapping an animal by it's paw or unintended species like deer.
It also stops the target being slowly choked to death.

What? You probably thought that's how it was done?
The snare just catches the thing and holds it for you to dispatch not a long slow choke to the death.

Anyway it's 9" for fox, 5" for rabbit.

Looking at trapsworks "Pegged rabbit snare", it don't look that one is fitted.
OK they may be selling 'stopped' snares now but the picture doesn't show one.

If a tree hugger finds your trap line, apart from them probably wreaking the snares (which I've had done to me) they usually tip the wildlife officer off if you're doing something wrong.
The LAST THING YOU WANT is this chap(ess) coming round your trap lines or even your home.

Besides I've always found the manufactured snares are always a bit short on length.
Good quality (sometimes) but a tad short.

Don't forget though you'll need tealers (which hold the snare correctly) and decent ground spikes to hold the catch until you can get to it to dispatch it.
Remember not to use drags (heavy objects like branches) as spikes.
That will draw you a lot of hurt if found.
You may have to deal with all sorts of ground, stoney, gravel, clay, sand, all sorts.
You'll need different 'spikes' for different conditions.

I know I keep on bashing on about this but you can't learn to snare properly from a book.
Get someone who KNOWS the practical issues to teach you.
It's simple self preservation.






Whoops, the deer reference was about it snaring it's hoof.
Most responsible folk use breakaway snares to avoid that happening anyway.
Breakaway snares? Has a weak link in just in case you hook up a deer or dog thus they can 'break free' using their weight. So much to learn, so little time.

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1 June 2014, 20:49,
#20
RE: Snares
In the next few days I will be setting some snares as the local Rabbit population is looking very healthy, and I do like a good Rabbit Casserole. If anyone wants to buy good ready made snares then trapworks (the link given by BP in earlier post) make the best. Excellent quality. I may consider making a video, but I'm not promising anything as my desire for secrecy is a major factor. And if I wear a mask etc it just looks weird Big Grin
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