Kudos on knowing PA "cable restraints" are nothing more than snares.
This brings up something that I have wondered from time to time. I would like to hear a response from somebody that has been "around the block" like Hal. Also, anybody else that has trapped multiple states. Is there actually a difference between a "cable restraint" and a "snare"? I was always of the assumption that if the cable used a relaxing lock, it was referred to as a "cable restraint," and if it had a non-relaxing lock, it was referred to as a "snare." There was a discussion over on Tman probably a little over a year ago about this, and the answers that were given were all over the place. Is "cable restraint" just a feel good word that states like to use, or is there actually a difference? Does it come down to whether entanglement is used to make it a lethal set? What is the distinguishing factor between the two, if there even is one? I wish I would have asked Slim Pedersen this question too when I talked to him in October, but I didn't think about it. I know in some states, "snare" is like a 4 letter word.
I'm not sure what PA's laws are, but I know in WV we must use a relaxing lock, and either a breakaway or a deer stop, but in our regulations, the cable is referred to as a snare. WV does not offer a class. I would like to go take the PA class sometime just to see what kind of information is given in it.