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Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's #255870
07/10/07 06:02 PM
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Well here is one snare set up I use in areas that I dont want to walk to more then once a week, it stays working in some of the worst weather too.

I start with two pieces of woven wire fence and make kind of a tunnel out of it like this.






And then I will hang a chunk of rabbit in it from the top, just so it will hang down and the cats can see it as the are checking it out, I didn't have it today when I went and built this for the pictures I just used a glove to show what I was talking about. This is what it would look like.





After I have the rabbit I will put in some good gland lure inside also, and after I have all the bait and lure inside I will cover it with pine or cedar bows, I have even used sage brush to cove them too when I was in big sage brush, heres what it looks like covered. Always make sure and cove the top real good, I have had some cats try to get at the rabbit from the top of it, so I make sure and cover the top where the rabbit is well.






Here is some pictures of it from up and down the wash, as you can see it has its own eye appeal, and then I will add some flags on the trees close to it just for more eye appeal.






Here is the way I will hang the snares, I put one on each end at the very beginning coming into the cubby.





I put in a stake right beside the cubby to tie the snares off to this is what I ues, I have also use trees to tie the snares off to also.




Here is what the finished set look likes when Im done, I believe you could do the same thing with traps at both ends too, I have never tried yet but have always wondered if it would work. I have taken several cats in these little cubbys over the years.







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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: Cattrax] #255880
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Thanks for the pics cattrax. I have used a similar set for cats with footholds. I think it works better than a "regular" cubbie. The theory being, if a cat can see through, he's a little more likley to enter.

Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: Cattrax] #255881
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great post cat!! i think i saw a similiar set-up in tom mirandas cat trappin vid ... altho yours looks much better in my opinion !!! ... is the idea of the flags to get the cats attention on both sides of the walk-thru cubby and eventially it will work on thru ?? just curious


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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: Gary] #255883
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Man, thanks for going to all the trouble to set that up just to show us. I have used this set before with footholds but never had any success with it. I think Location was my problem. I used footholds on a slide wire. Main reason being that if I catch a coon I can slide him away from the set and the other end is still working and the set isn't tore up.

Tell me, about how many cats do you catch a season in this type of set? Or percentage of success maybe?

Thanks for all your work
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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: Gary] #255894
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Gary I use the flags just to get the attention of any cat that may be walking by, and use them to draw them to the set, once they are there I let the lure and bait draw them into the cubby.

Purity, I dont use this a whole lot except in locations that are hard to get to and when the weather is real bad, I have caught cats in it but cant give you numbers right off the top of my head, but I did have two out in one location and caught a double once on it.


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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: ] #255906
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 Originally Posted By: lynx/cat-trapper
GREAT looking set...problem is if you hung a bunnie in Idaho..you'd be likened to Claude Dallas...(name of the set here)
lynx

Yeah, hanging a bunnie here would be bad, LOL. Put some good lure in there though, and you're good to go.

Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: ] #255909
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Great shots and great set up.



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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: deerhunter65347] #256029
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thankyou thankyou THANKYOU This sorta of post important. VERY informational


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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: crombie] #256057
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We can legally use a jack rabbit for bait


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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: mickeysdad] #256107
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Great idea Trax. Thanks. Wish I had someone to pack that fencing around though.


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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: white17] #256125
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Thanks for the visual Trax... I read about it in ffg (I think) a few months ago. I think it was by Tom Krause. Thanks again..

Could we archive this please...

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Re: Snare set I use on bobcats. With Pic's [Re: mtbadger] #256236
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now thats a dang good post Cattrax, thanks

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