Now for “How to Build a Snare Trap” number 9. This is another trap that is pretty good for security. You can use this for small to medium game anywhere from rabbits to hogs, depending on the size of your build. It is called the sprung spear trap.
First a word of caution. At any time that tension is pulled, do NOT be in front of the spear. The trigger of the sprung spear trap can be a hair trigger, and also it may slip while you are setting it. This can be just as dangerous for you as you wanted it to be for your game.
Yet again, I gave a narrow diagram for you to look at, and follow what I have written. Let’s do this!:
1. Find a springy shat, or green limb to use as a spring and tie it to a strong tree.
2. Find a thick rod, or nearby sapling that can hold the tension of the spring and put it in the ground.
3. Fasten your spear to the shat of step 1.
4. Tie a rod with a short line (tension line) to the fixed rod or sapling.
5. Tie your trip line to the base of the tree and attach a wooden dowel on the other end of the line.
6. Get a third rod.
7. Make a loop out of smooth material like smooth rope, a keyring, a small strong branch tied into a loop, etc.
8. Pull the tension back on the spear, and place the wooden dowel that is on the trip line, the rod on the tension line, and the third stabilizing rod into the ring as I show you in the photo.
9. There is an alternate method that you may use if you look at my first photo from field and stream.
The animal will trip the line, pulling the dowel, which will catch on and remove the ring. The trigger (rod on the tension line) springs out of the way, allowing spear to slam down, hopefully into your game.
This should only be used in a remote location, since you could hurt people with it.
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