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As I sit here, I want to show every single way on how to build a snare. Traps can be difficult to master, so I think it best to show you a Simple Snare. A simple snare is about as easy as it comes, so you don’t have to have extensive rope knowledge to build it.
You still have to think about what materials you are working with and the best way to place it so it has maximum intercept and hold.
The disadvantage of a simple snare is that you can catch something in it, but it does have the chance to get out because the snare can loosen around the animal if it isn’t actively pulling against it. If you have 20 snares placed strategically, you may catch something though.
The first step is to make a basic loop knot. You don’t want the loop to tighten down, because you want to keep as little friction as possible.
Next, you will pull a bigger loop through the first one. This will be the actually snare loop.
It is a good idea to use very tiny branches to hang and support the loop, so they can easily bend or break when the snare is triggered.
Then just tie it off to a nearby tree, limb, or post.
The idea is that the animal will pull tight against the snare, and as they do, it will tighten around their neck. If grace is on your side, you will have the animal suffocate itself, or at least not able to get off.
You will have to be very careful getting the animal out of the snare, or any snare or trap for that matter.
Go out now and try to build yourself a simple snare, then come back here and hopefully I may have more snares for you to try soon.
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