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------Snaring Armadillos #5690618
11/05/16 11:21 PM
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Anyone ever do it on purpose? What about accidentally?


Can it be done?

Understand that this is for grins. If it doesn't work, I'll set a 220, and it'll be case closed. I snagged one in an 8" leg snare. He made a light catch circle, twisted up the cable, and he went on his way.


I'm thinking that a mink custom diller snare may do the trick. They jump, buck, run, and I think that I better have plenty of swivels. My custom diller snare is 1x19 3/64" Loaded HARD with a slim lock. I didn't want anyone to accuse me of skimpin' on the swivels, so I spared no expense. (2) 8/0 inline swivels, (1) 12/0 inline swivel, and (1) universal swivel is what I decided would suffice. I anchored it with a Berkshire HD, and I used a 24" 3/8" kill pole with support wire to aid dispatch.

Ya know, the neck is about the only place to hold em. If the loop gets around the shell, results will be marginal at best. That's why I'm thinking about a 3 1/2" loop, set 2 inches off of the ground may just work. Like I said, this is just for grins. I have to take em out either way, might as well try something new!


Think it'll work? It's a hot trail.



Anyone?





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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690637
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I know 220s don't work for me on dillers. I can't do land snares or for anything other than flat tails so no hands on experience. However I suspect it wouldn't be a high percent option.

Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690638
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I have caught a few. Not easy to do consistently. I first started trying with 1/16th cable. Never held one in it. I think I they may have been to fast and was catching the snout. I have caught a few with 3/32 cable. It's like snaring a football.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690639
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All the ones I caught were right behind the shoulders. Never could get 1 on the neck.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690648
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I have faith in you. Cool post, look forward to seeing how you make out with it.

Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: warrior] #5690659
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Originally Posted By: warrior
I know 220s don't work for me on dillers. I can't do land snares or for anything other than flat tails so no hands on experience. However I suspect it wouldn't be a high percent option.



On my waterlines, I flat smoke the dillers in 160s and 220s. I even caught one in a half submerged 220. Dangedest thing I saw all day. They're almost as bad as grinners sometimes for me, but at least when I get a diller I know that I've at least done something. They burrow in levees, and they're guilty of making holes that are only good for spraining ankles and breaking bones for livestock mostly, but I can think of at least an occasion or two that a diller hole was at least caused me to stumble. I believe in getting rid of the jokers.

Bodygrips on Hstands will flat smoke dillers in my experience


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690660
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This last season. The season before I caught 7 or more, less than 15. Can't remember at the moment, I have it written somewhere.

Anyway, this last season I caught quite a few. Probably at least 30


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: AirportTrapper] #5690671
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Originally Posted By: AirportTrapper
I have caught a few. Not easy to do consistently. I first started trying with 1/16th cable. Never held one in it. I think I they may have been to fast and was catching the snout. I have caught a few with 3/32 cable. It's like snaring a football.



I'm assuming the 3/32 was with a sure lock? After seeing how those things lock down, I believe it. I imagine something like that is a must for holding one by the body, but I believe it. Sure locks may be big, but they lock down tight. I wanted to use a sure lock this time, but I like using a size bigger than the cable, and the 1/16" sure lock just felt like it was too much for the tiny loop with the 3/64".
Sure locks are dang good locks.


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I have faith


Cool. I Appreciate it.


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690678
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Yes, it was 1/8th inch sure lock. I was using bmi mini locks on the 1/16th. Never messed with 3/64th cable. I may try it again this week with a camera on it.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690765
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Oh yeah, I like this! Get-m. Never would have thought trapping armadillos would be so much fun. You have hog snaring down to a science, Now you are going to figure out diller snaring. Cottonmouth snaring next, maybe?

Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690862
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Will be waiting for you to post the results. I have toyed with the idea myself.


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5690992
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Well, I had a bite, but didn't connect. I reset the snare, did a better job centering up the loop, and I lowered it to about an inch above the soil. I'll probably set 2-3 more today to speed up the learning experience.



Next action update: Monday Morning


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5691011
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Airport, the 1/16" with BMI you tried....was it 1x19 or 7x7? Were you going for the neck or body? I'm wondering if 1/16" 7x7, 6-7" loop for the body might work. Maybe the 7x7 could cinch up on the shell a little better than 1x19, maybe not. For this time, I want a neck catch, but for the next one I'll probably try for the body. As I said, I had one in a leg snare long enough to coil the cable and make a light circle, so there may be a future in shell catches if I make the same size loop but lock on top. My lock being on the bottom may have caused the escape with the legsnare.


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5691016
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All I use is 1x19. I had a few circles and kinked snares with nothing there. I was running a 4 inch loop 1 inch off the ground.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
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I will set a few Monday with a camera on it and see what happens.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5691022
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I just realized I messed up. I've made the correction. The slim lock needed to have its Tang closed a little to bite on the 3/64". I may have wasted a neck catch last night, because the lock didn't lock! Fixed now, ready for round 2.




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I say your odds are at least 50-1 ... , so after resetting the snare 49 times you may finally get one . The diller body is not snare friendly

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Originally Posted By: Aix sponsa
I just realized I messed up. I've made the correction. The slim lock needed to have its Tang closed a little to bite on the 3/64". I may have wasted a neck catch last night, because the lock didn't lock! Fixed now, ready for round 2.





Do you ever file the burr off the back side of the "tang " ? . It makes close much faster.
I do this on all of my slim locks. I wish Newt could tumble them or something to remove the burr. . They still lock up solid after I do this.

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Originally Posted By: AR Swampboss
I say your odds are at least 50-1 ... , so after resetting the snare 49 times you may finally get one . The diller body is not snare friendly




Right, which is why my priority is to work on trying to get the neck. As for the body post I made, I'll cross that bridge when I get the neck snaring tried a few more times. I agree, the body is a tough target. They're a little armored football.


I've never filed the burr on my slims.


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5691872
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Day Two


I made 2 more diller snares. One with 7x7 3/64" with a Deathblow mini cam, and another 3/64" 1x19 with a Slim.


All 3 showed signs of being bulldozed. Back to the drawing board. I will make a smaller loop to see if that works. I suspect the leading edge of the shell is hindering my efforts to get a good neck catch. I have something else in mind for it.....if I could present a loop without the support cable area being in the way, I might be able to pull it off.


I have high hopes for day 3 action, because I'm pulling out an Indian trick. Stay tuned.


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