snaring

Discussion in 'Trapping/Furbearing' started by bigfish988, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. bigfish988

    bigfish988 New Member

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    Oct 18, 2010
    just wondering if anyone has any tips or pointers on beaver snaring, im new to the area and going to try snaring for beaver this year because the area i have to trap is a very long walk and i would rather carry 2 doz snares than 330's
     
  2. bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Marshall,Mo
    First off,make sure your using Mo. approved snares.They must have a deer stop to prevent them from closing smaller than 2 1/2 inches.They must also have a swivel at the anchor point.Our snares must be set completly under water.I use them quite a bit and usually at castor mounds or pullouts.You can use them just like a conibear.Just put a dive stick over them causing the beaver to enter.The main thing with snares is to make sure they are stable.I use a #9 wire and plastic collars for supports.In a pinch,I've split a stick and used it for a support but the wire support is better.
     

  3. BowtechIAN

    BowtechIAN New Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Columbia
    I usually make my opening about 10 inches. Seems to work pretty good without a lot of closed snares and quite a few beaver.
     
  4. bigfish988

    bigfish988 New Member

    39
    Oct 18, 2010
    ok thanks, can u set the in a normal chanel, just like u would a 330?
     
  5. bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Marshall,Mo