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New wolf snares? #6600695
08/22/19 08:26 PM
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Looking to have 3-4 dozen 3/32"x19 snares made up with "toothed", (notched), cam-locks. With 6' of pigtailed #9 attached
I see the Snare Sop now want's $40.60, per dozen for their wolf snares, including inferior Berkshire locks.
Guess the tariffs on cheap Chinese steel is catching up?
P.M. me, or just post suggestions.

Last edited by alaska viking; 08/23/19 09:35 AM.

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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601039
08/23/19 07:48 AM
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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601109
08/23/19 09:37 AM
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Oops. Thanks, Newt.
Might consider micro-locks with kill-springs, but have no experience with them, yet.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601162
08/23/19 11:12 AM
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I have not caught a lot of wolves, but both the toothed cam lock and the micro lock, both with a 50# compression spring have work very well for me on both the wolves and coyotes I have caught being DOA and most with very little site disturbance.

My preferred and most efficient coyote/wolf snare:
--6 ft of 1X19 5/64 cable with end swivel for attaching +/- 6 ft extension to it.
--using a 3/32 micro lock on 5/64 loaded cable.
--50 lb compression spring
--double 3/32 ferrule for a whammy

Good success in wooded areas requires tying off high and SOLID in most situations to a tree or something that does not bend. A solid tie allows for solid locking and tying high keeps the snare and lock high up on the back of the neck by forming an angle of about 45 degree from the animal to the snare tie/anchor point. This will make the snare set up on the neck just behind the ears where the carotid arteries are most exposed, which is the desired kill zone for a snare. Also, if the coyote/wolf pulls backwards the snare will be over top of its head and it wonít be able to chew.

Last edited by bctomcat; 08/23/19 03:51 PM.

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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601175
08/23/19 11:33 AM
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Thanks, BC. Where does one buy such snares?


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601176
08/23/19 11:36 AM
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I don't know, I have always built my own.

Last edited by bctomcat; 08/23/19 11:42 AM.

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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601177
08/23/19 11:36 AM
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Save money and made your own. Not really necessary to have 9 wire pigtail.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: isnarewolves] #6601707
08/23/19 09:51 PM
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My snare very close to what Tom described only using the Magnum springs for wolves . Build myself for about $5.00 Can each. I use #9 support wire in a drilled hole at an angle in the anchor tree and then goes through a whammy on the snare.
Marty Senneker in Alberta is the person who has the toothed cam locks, springs, and triggers made up for the Senneker snaring system. Although not on his store page he does make and sell snares. Marty snares around 600 coyotes a year. I closely follow his snare making instructions. https://www.martysenneker.com/ Website: https://canadiancoyotecompany.com/

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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6601984
08/24/19 10:57 AM
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Trapper Gordís in debolt Alberta will have what you need you can go on his website and look

Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6604686
08/28/19 03:02 AM
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Thru trial and error,
I found i liked the setup as described by BC tomcat
6ft 5/64 1◊19 with 50 # kill spring, except with 6 ft of #9 pigtailed.
I build dozens each year. You couldnt pay me to use those garbage Berkshires. I have 2 pigtail bender jigs. Buy all the parts and i would be happy to show you how I assemble them. It is pretty satisfying to catch a wolf....or 8, in snares that you made yourself.

Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6605430
08/29/19 08:34 AM
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Rally Hess on here will build you whatever you need.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6605517
08/29/19 11:08 AM
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I sent Rally a p.m., as well as a text.
No answer, yet.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6605662
08/29/19 03:42 PM
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You sure you want to use camlocks in Southeast? I would think you would have problems with the locks freezing up in that climate. Maybe I'm wrong, I didn't snare when I was living down there, but I know it's a issue up here when we end up with a warm spell, especially if there's rain involved.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6605889
08/29/19 09:17 PM
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X2 On Martenpine's post.

I refuse to use camlocks. Just a nightmare !!


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6606123
08/30/19 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
I sent Rally a p.m., as well as a text.
No answer, yet.


He's killing Beaver like a mad man for the county right now.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: white17] #6606157
08/30/19 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by white17
X2 On Martenpine's post.

I refuse to use camlocks. Just a nightmare !!


Agreed. After further consideration, am looking at micro-locks, and compression spring.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: 160user] #6606870
08/31/19 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by alaska viking
I sent Rally a p.m., as well as a text.
No answer, yet.


He's killing Beaver like a mad man for the county right now.

I was going to say the same .He gose after alot of beaver. Spend alot time out after them.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6607098
08/31/19 09:31 PM
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Yep, couldn't believe how much the price had jumped on snares last year, so I am building my own. I am trying the kill springs with surelocks/berkshire. I had issues with those locks bending, so hoping the kill spring will help with that. I'm assuming it is possible to get multiple uses out of a kill spring? Or is it a one and done type thing?

Another note, anyone have experience using snares after a forest fire? Had a chunk of my line burned over this year and imagine some snares took a hit. I'm thinking they should be gtg as long as they look decent.

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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: smalltimetrapper] #6607134
08/31/19 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by smalltimetrapper
I'm assuming it is possible to get multiple uses out of a kill spring? Or is it a one and done type thing?
Generally no, occasionally yes. I have no experience with the surelocks/berkshires but have had very good success with micro locks with compression springs.


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Re: New wolf snares? [Re: alaska viking] #6607148
08/31/19 11:33 PM
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I wouldn't take a chance on snares that have been thru a fire.One or two nice Alaska wolves lost would pay for a lot of new snares.Snares are cheap if you make your own.

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