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#5047 - 02/26/06 04:32 PM snaring fox? please help
Newtrapper07 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Mondovi Wi
I am wondering the best way to set up snares for fox as i would like to try and catch some next year. But I have no idea how to rig one up. Also is there a certain snare that i should look for that is specifically for fox? How big should the loop be? and how high off of the ground should it be?

#5048 - 02/26/06 06:27 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
old yeller Offline

Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 29
Loc: PA
Newtrapper, this was the first year that PA guys could use snares. I didn't know anything about them so I got Hal's book "Snaring 2000". This book will cover all the details you want to know, such as making snares, how to set them, where to set them, it is really good. I caught 6 fox this January with snares. I owe my success to the book. Hope this helps.

#5049 - 03/01/06 06:16 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
Dan68 Offline

Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 65
Loc: Winslow, Indiana
I use a 48", 3/32, swiveled snare with a wammie. I like the berkshire and quarter size washer locks. I use a 7 to 8" loop and put the bottom of the loop 7" off the ground.

I use these same snares for beaver and coon.

I read snaring 2000 also and it is a good book. It describes how to make snares also.

Barringer's book, Snaring in the Space Age, is good also.

#5050 - 03/02/06 09:01 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
45/70 Offline

Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 832
Loc: South Georgia, usA
1/16", 7X7 is all that is needed for fox and bobcat. While heavier cable may catch some fox and bobcat, it will also, IMEx, cause avoidance in these animals. Use a small, light weight lock, and a good swivel. The snare I make for myself is 1/16", 7X7, on 44" stock, a vinyl support collar, my own homemade lock, and a L-type swivel. If I need to reach an anchor point further than my "stock" snare will reach, I use extension cables.
RKBA !!!

#5051 - 03/03/06 07:01 AM Re: snaring fox? please help
Trapper Joe Offline

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 41
Loc: New brunswick
I just made up some fox snares 1/16 with 1x19 cable and a camlock. When loaded they are wicked fast. I've never had a red fox chew cable to amount to anything so 1/16 is fine. Coyotes are another matter. smile

#5052 - 03/03/06 04:50 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
tnoll Offline

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 61
Loc: central PA
Old Yeller, PA is Cable Restraints. Its hard for me also to not say snares.

#5053 - 03/10/06 02:21 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
Newtrapper07 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Mondovi Wi
Thanks for all of the comments. My computer has been down for a while and i just moved so i haven't been able to use the computer much. I plan to buy hals book on snaring and also a few others. once again thanks for all the help -Greg-

#5054 - 03/10/06 07:29 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
BillWI Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 339
Loc: Bonduel,WI,US
Welcome You can get a copy of the Cable Restraint regs from the DNR. This will give you a pretty good idea on whats legal and not. Like 1/16 and 1x19 wire aren't legal in WI. That and the only lock legal at this time is the reverse bend lock frown . They tested more locks and some other things this winter so hopefully they can get the regs loosened a bit. Also look at the WTA website and see if theres a summer reandevous near you most will have cable restraint demos.
Bill smile

#5055 - 03/10/06 07:34 PM Re: snaring fox? please help
bushog4 Offline

Registered: 11/12/01
Posts: 28
Loc: scottsburg virginia
I highly recomend Newt Sterlings book.Had him for an instructor at the fta trappers college and he is definatly the master of the snare.Good luck!

#25344 - 10/17/17 12:15 PM Re: snaring fox? please help [Re: Newtrapper07]
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