The Project Gutenberg eBook of Deadfalls and Snares by A. R. HardingScattered from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean are thousands of trappers who use deadfalls, snares and other home-made traps, but within this vast territory there are many thousand who know little or nothing of them. The best and most successful trappers are those of extended experience. Building deadfalls and constructing snares, as told on the following pages, will be of value to trappers located where material — saplings, poles, boards, rocks, etc. The many traps described cannot all be used to advantage in any section, but some of them can. More than sixty illustrations are used to enable the beginner to better understand the constructing and workings of home-made traps.
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Wolf Matters. Worldwide Wolf News. Their use dates back thousands of years, as evidenced by their depiction in cave drawings and it's use is still widespread today. While some snares are concealed under dirt or snow, snares are most commonly placed along existing animal travel routes, or along the anticipated path of travel an animal may use when approaching bait or other attractant or in enclosed areas with lures or baits. Killing neck snares are popular in Canada and in particular Alberta where they are set on trap lines with the intent to kill canids wolves, coyotes, foxes. Educated estimates place the proliferation of these snares in the tens of thousands in central-western Alberta alone. Killing neck snares are commercially available and their use is being taught by professional trappers at various trapping courses around the province.
First published in , is an instructional book for trappers on the art of building deadfalls from logs, boards and rocks, and making snares and toss poles, for catching all types of furbearers , such as skunk , opossum , raccoon , mink , marten and bear , and coop traps for catching wild turkey and quail. The author states that thousands of trappers around the world use deadfalls , snares and other homemade traps, but among American trappers there are many thousand who know little or nothing about them. The book contains 50 line drawings of differently constructed deadfalls made of logs, boards or stones, coop or pen style traps, trigger designs, and snare sets. There are also chapters on skinning, stretching, handling and grading fur pelts, plus a listing of Newhouse steel traps, available in the early s. The building, baiting and setting instructions are written by various American and Canadian trappers who are named only by their country or state of residence. Another trapper says: In my opinion trapping is an art and any trapper that is not able to make and set a deadfall, when occasion demands, does not belong to the profession.