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#3090788 - 03/25/12 04:06 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
catamountNV Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: gardnerville, nv .
This is a great post, I'm wanting to make my own snares for next season for bobcat, just wondering what some of you snaremen would consider the best combo (lock, cable, etc.) for a very fast set-up? In my area the majority would be trail sets in sage and juniper/pinion areas. Steve Woods snare style is what I've been looking at, any opinions or suggestions are appreciated. LT, I can't seem to find true cam locs, everything I find is not of that spelling.

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#3108877 - 04/06/12 08:21 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Let me know what you need. I get mine out of Canada.

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#3115513 - 04/10/12 06:12 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
Coon King IV Offline
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Registered: 07/30/07
Loc: Missouri
Ive been thinking about using 1" fiberglass poles 1" in dia. for a quick set up. Im thinking w/ the right lock and a kill spring a yote wouldnt last long in one with its springy action.

Anybody tried this?
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#3115589 - 04/10/12 06:48 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: Coon King IV]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Originally Posted By: Coon King IV
Ive been thinking about using 1" fiberglass poles 1" in dia. for a quick set up. Im thinking w/ the right lock and a kill spring a yote wouldnt last long in one with its springy action.

Anybody tried this?


Think Clint or one of his guys already has you beat on this idea. I think they cover them with conduit to protect the fiberglass.

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#3187460 - 06/15/12 11:20 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Carbon ones are made in Minnesota.

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#3187771 - 06/15/12 04:52 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Clint explaining the fiberglass/conduit kill poles(About 6 minutes in for the kill pole)

http://wolfernation.com/viewpage.php?page_id=10


Edited by SNIPERBBB (06/15/12 04:53 PM)

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#3235770 - 07/21/12 12:47 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
I didn't see that one,...saw lots of others though....

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#3327219 - 09/18/12 08:25 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
lyonch Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
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#3327553 - 09/18/12 12:52 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: bowhunter27295]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
[quote=bowhunter27295]What a GREAT post!!
Now, to add another caveat, how do you treat your snares?

I have always boiled my snares for 5-10 minutes in baking soda to remove excess oils and remove the shine. I then store out in the weather hanging in a tree to further dull the cable. I have recently gone to a second quick boil, after they have weather a while, with logwood crystals to provide a more normal brownish twig color. The upper photo is after the logwood treatment and the lower just baking soda. I have found other dip and painting treatments to slow the snare down a bit.
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#3327585 - 09/18/12 01:18 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
lyonch Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
Water base paint thinned down a lot and sprayed through a paint gun. The thinner the coat the better! 350+ at a time.


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#3327842 - 09/18/12 04:13 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
lyonch Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
Past seasons i just used the old fashion rattle can, but now that i am making more and more every year to add the line i took some advice from a good friend of mine:


"Wash them in really warm water with baking soda, then hang to dry before you paint" I won't say his name unless he wants me to, then i'll edit it in here. He is a close friend of the gentlemen who started this thread!
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#3328207 - 09/18/12 07:31 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
stumper Offline
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Registered: 01/06/12
Loc: mitchell,South Dakota
For an average trail set how long is the optimal snare length for

Coon
Yotes
fox
Beaver

I am planning on using pogo 's to stake this yr..

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#3328300 - 09/18/12 08:19 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
nmborderyote Offline
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Registered: 06/30/12
Loc: New Mexico
New to snare making, but was curious if anyone has ever made a break away using a single strand of 7x7 cable and a ferrule attached to the lock. I saw this recently on Bobcatching 1 DVD, I need to go back and watch it again, to be sure. Just curious if anyone has used this technique, and results. Thanks
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#3328865 - 09/19/12 07:33 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: stumper]
lyonch Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
Originally Posted By: stumper
For an average trail set how long is the optimal snare length for

Coon
Yotes
fox
Beaver

I am planning on using pogo 's to stake this yr..



On average i would have to say 4' as your biggest loop will come from the coyote.
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#3329033 - 09/19/12 09:57 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: camlock37]
KRS Offline
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Registered: 07/15/12
Loc: South Central Idaho
Originally Posted By: camlock37
Thanks LT, I started making my own snares this year. I've made about 1500 hundred so far. Mostly 1/16" 1x19 with various locks. And some 3/32" 7x7. Your post pushed me in this direction. I have to say I have had a blast doing it. It will make me a better snareman as well. I attached a couple pics of my snare shop.


I am a total beginner, so I'm asking from my perspective:

Would you have anywhere close to the entire inventory set at any given time?

I was just amazed by the number you made. Assuming you made enough for this year and the next few years:

500 snares set at any given time
average time to set a snare, from leaving the previous to finishing the next = 5 minutes (VERY optimistic)
500 x 5 minutes = 2,500 minutes
2,500 minutes = 41 hours
So, 41 hours just to set 500 snares.

If you have a 35% catch rate (I have no idea what catch rates snares produce, so I'm just SWAGGING)
That's 500 x 35% = 175 coyotes caught on those 500 snares


Wow, I am amazed at the magnitude of time it would take to run that many snares.

How wrong am I on these estimates?

Great job, looks like it was fun to get into a process and make that many snares; you could probably tell when you were "on your game" and cranking them out.

Good luck,

KRS

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#3329766 - 09/19/12 05:34 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: KRS]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Originally Posted By: KRS
Originally Posted By: camlock37
Thanks LT, I started making my own snares this year. I've made about 1500 hundred so far. Mostly 1/16" 1x19 with various locks. And some 3/32" 7x7. Your post pushed me in this direction. I have to say I have had a blast doing it. It will make me a better snareman as well. I attached a couple pics of my snare shop.


I am a total beginner, so I'm asking from my perspective:

Would you have anywhere close to the entire inventory set at any given time?

I was just amazed by the number you made. Assuming you made enough for this year and the next few years:

500 snares set at any given time
average time to set a snare, from leaving the previous to finishing the next = 5 minutes (VERY optimistic)
500 x 5 minutes = 2,500 minutes
2,500 minutes = 41 hours
So, 41 hours just to set 500 snares.

If you have a 35% catch rate (I have no idea what catch rates snares produce, so I'm just SWAGGING)
That's 500 x 35% = 175 coyotes caught on those 500 snares


Wow, I am amazed at the magnitude of time it would take to run that many snares.

How wrong am I on these estimates?

Great job, looks like it was fun to get into a process and make that many snares; you could probably tell when you were "on your game" and cranking them out.

Good luck,

KRS


Shouldnt take 5 minutes to set a snare unless your spending a lot of time camouflaging your snares. If you can pre-set your snares and move in whatever you need to block down or camo the snares it can save a TON of time.

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#3330158 - 09/19/12 08:19 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: SNIPERBBB]
bctomcat Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
[/quote] Shouldnt take 5 minutes to set a snare unless your spending a lot of time camouflaging your snares. If you can pre-set your snares and move in whatever you need to block down or camo the snares it can save a TON of time. [/quote]

Agreed; and in most situations camaouflaging is not necessary either, IMO.


Edited by bctomcat (09/19/12 08:20 PM)
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#3330394 - 09/19/12 10:23 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
I leave snares out all the year round(closed in the off season)and only change them after a catch.
Once trapping season rolls around all I have to do is open the snares and re-inforce the tie wire on some smaller snares.
Waxing snares is necessary if you do this to keep the snares from deteriorating.
This method works best when gang setting bait jackpots,but also with trail snares.
Keeping a couple hundred snares working is easier than you might think.Many snares are set in groups of six so its not that cumbersome to tend that many snares.

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#3330518 - 09/20/12 03:00 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
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Registered: 06/15/10
Loc: SE-Central Iowa
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#3335080 - 09/22/12 11:31 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
TRapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Central IA
i have been snaring for over 20 years now but have never learned to load a snare. caught hundreds of coyotes, coons, and beaver without loading them but just bought 10 dz snares from jay gough out of perry, ia and the locks he has on these are
unloaded these locks don't slide well so i am goin to have to load them to get em to move right. or was this just a bad investment? thought i would go quicker this year plus at $88 for 10 dozen it was hard to beat, i should have looked alot closer
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