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#6160817 - 02/17/18 02:58 PM Footsnares: popularity and spread?!
SHGYJ Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 3
Loc: USA

Dear fellow trappers.
Anyone of you using footsnares of any kind regularly, successfully and above all efficiently (catches vs. misses)?
What kind of footsnare are you using?
What set are you making and what species are you targetting?
Cheers.
J

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#6160984 - 02/17/18 06:03 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
Wolfdog91 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 4010
Loc: Amite county Mississippi
Went you the guy trapping hogs with foot hold ?

Anyhow are you referring to what some refer to as Wolfer Style foot snaring where there is a small snare placed low in the trail or are you talking about mechanical foot snares ? Right now the Belisle is one if the most popular. Newt Sterling is the guy to talk to about that
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#6161288 - 02/18/18 05:47 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
SHGYJ Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
Posts: 3
Loc: USA
Yes, I am.

I am referring to footsnares by means of catching the animal by its leg but not by its neck.

There is an increasingly confusing number of footsnares advertised. Seems every year a new one is commercialized...

There are „powered“/ mechanical ones like Belisle; Hold-a-Hawg (Hog Commander); Fremont; Aldrich; 220 Hog Foot Snare; SelectaCatch, etc. etc. ...

There are also „primitive“/ DIY variations powered by a pole or bungee cord: Castor Creek; etc. etc...

Plenty of variations among them and types in between: M15; SD Bucket snare;...

Newt is the expert. Indeed.

I am just wondering if there aren‘t any others among us here using foot snares regularly and efficiently?

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#6161563 - 02/18/18 11:36 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3125
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
They are legal in Wi, but haven't taken off. 1 of these years I will give them a try. To me, the Belisle looks better than the Fremont option.
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#6161604 - 02/18/18 12:10 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
AirportTrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 466
Loc: Louisiana
I leg/foot snare . No throwers though. Set right they are just as effective as neck snares.
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#6161688 - 02/18/18 01:20 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 13905
Loc: Wisconsin
Bet you won't catch and hold any coon with a foot snare. I can see coon having a hay day messing with foot snares set for canines.
Since the foot snare has no deer stop on It how many deer are going to spring these traps and then be released when the BAD does It's job.
I just don't see It having any practical use over a foot hold.
We got them introduced here In WI hoping that some day we will be able to use them to trap bear. It' kind of like putting the cart before the horse.
I might just have to try one just for S**** and giggles.
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#6162126 - 02/18/18 07:53 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: The Beav]
Boone Liane Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 2305
Loc: MT
Originally Posted By: The Beav
Bet you won't catch and hold any coon with a foot snare. I can see coon having a hay day messing with foot snares set for canines.

I just don't see It having any practical use over a foot hold.
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Because coon never have a hay day messing with traps set for canines?

Practical use over a foothold? Time!

How longs it take you to plant a trail set in HARD ground? Chipping and digging out a bed, cussing and sweating, lugging around bedding material, than trying to blend it all back (easier said than done sometimes).

Or, hang a foot snare in.......30 seconds.

They most definitely have a time and place. Pros, FAST and easy to set, handle weather well. Cons, gotta have a defined travelway with a good 10-12” tall surrounding cover and little to no entanglement. And almost always has to be moved after a catch.


Edited by Boone Liane (02/18/18 07:54 PM)

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#6162259 - 02/18/18 10:17 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 13905
Loc: Wisconsin
Not sure but I think he may have been talking about a launched loop. Not one that Is free hanging In trail. HIs profile dosen't tell us where he's from so It's hard to give advice.
And sure coon mess with regular foot hold sets. But you have a chance of catching a few.
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#6163647 - 02/20/18 05:32 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
Newt Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3767
Loc: Port Republic South Jersey
Leg snare - set in trail simlar to a neck snare
Foot snare- has a thower or other macancail divice to spring the snare
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#6163930 - 02/20/18 10:34 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
trappergbus Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 3221
Loc: Southern Michigan
What size cable is best for leg snares??
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#6164026 - 02/20/18 12:11 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 13905
Loc: Wisconsin
Wouldn't make any difference here since we would have to use a deer stop On a self hanging snare(CR).
I have enough problems with deer knocking down my CRs let alone hanging them so I was targeting foot or leg.
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#6164082 - 02/20/18 01:10 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
Yes sir Offline
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Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 815
Loc: Marion Kansas
I think I'm going to make some leg snares and try them next year

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#6164865 - 02/21/18 05:38 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: trappergbus]
Newt Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3767
Loc: Port Republic South Jersey
Originally Posted By: trappergbus
What size cable is best for leg snares??


Leg snares - my first choice is 1x19.Then 7x7 is far behind the 1x19

Foot snares - 7x19
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#6165771 - 02/21/18 08:07 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: Newt]
trappergbus Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 3221
Loc: Southern Michigan
thanks Newt.
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#6165850 - 02/21/18 09:30 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16390
Loc: Central Ohio
Keith Gregerson, who many would call (one of) the 'pioneer' of modern snaring, ( I know I would) is most likely the TRUE Original on foot snaring on predatory animals and bringing it into the mainstream.
That said, it is still an under used and (almost) lost art.

Now, this has nothing to do with a spring powered snare, but it has EVERYTHING to do with taking a length of cable with a lock to catch an animal, any animal you're after with regularity.
The trick is : using a fast CHEW PROOF cable and a lock that won't back off !
Believe me when I say this : That animal will have it's mouth all over it !

Now Keith used a 3/32nd cable that had been swagged down to a 5/64th size. I want to say it was a cable used in artificial limbs, don't quote me on that, but it seems right.
I can't remember if it was stainless or not. It would be my choice.

The main reason I feel it hasn't gained the popularity it should have is trappers had trouble 'holding' coyotes in cable as most cable could be easily chewed through resulting in a loss. Hence, the reason a 1X19 quality stainless cable is almost a must have, as is an inline swivel, as the animal will test it to the max !

Location, as with all trapping and snaring is key, as you will need some vegetation to help blend in the loop.
The smaller the lock, the less profile it offers.
You want a loaded snare, almost to the point, it moves at the slightest touch.
If anyone remembers how to swan neck a cable, that would be ideal, unless you are in a high wind area.

As far as loop size and all that, it's all easily shown by those of us that truly use it.

If you can learn to neck snare and foot snare, you will find yourself using a lot less traps !

L T G

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#6165916 - 02/21/18 11:23 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
red mt Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 3029
Loc: montana
True enough LT.
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#6166122 - 02/22/18 08:33 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16390
Loc: Central Ohio
Wish I could post pics on here. The format has changed and I'm not sure how anymore,

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#6166135 - 02/22/18 08:51 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 13905
Loc: Wisconsin
Neck snaring and leg snaring only work when you have snow so you know where to hang them. It's pretty much a crap shoot In most places without some snow cover. Yes there are certain situations when they work with out a snow cover. But I think I'll stay with my foot holds till we get snow on the ground.
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#6166281 - 02/22/18 11:22 AM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: SHGYJ]
AirportTrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 466
Loc: Louisiana
Lol^^^ I'd die waiting on snow.
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#6166400 - 02/22/18 01:10 PM Re: Footsnares: popularity and spread?! [Re: The Beav]
Wolfdog91 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 4010
Loc: Amite county Mississippi
Originally Posted By: The Beav
Neck snaring and leg snaring only work when you have snow so you know where to hang them. It's pretty much a crap shoot In most places without some snow cover. Yes there are certain situations when they work with out a snow cover. But I think I'll stay with my foot holds till we get snow on the ground.

uuuuuuuuuugh there's a few very productive leg snares I know down here and we get snow......... What one week out of the year
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