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    Your snare could be a bit to small and this is turning them. When I used to snare rabbits, we used a small gold colored wire call rabbit wire, it was quite strong and very thin. We never used gloves to set this, and it was usually kept in a drawer in the house, so scent did not seem to be a problem. We made the snare about 5 inches round, 1-3 inches off the ground, and had great luck. When you are using guide sticks, do not build a wall, make it look as natural as possible, just use a few sticks.


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    Okay, thanks riverrat. Cause i was using a wall that had like no spaces from one side to the other exept through the snare. i'll try that
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    Make sure that the path does not seem to be blocked at their eye level beyond the snare set. So they think they can get through.
    If they see a closed/blocked off section or too much new bush, they stop. Just like you if you came into your house and seen furniture changed around wouldn't you stop and carefully step around to investigate?
    And as said light persuasion to funnel them in.
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    Alright thanks tsitenha, so if there was some snow biuld up below the snare that was abnormal that would detur them?
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    Well I think a small pile of snow on their trail is normal, but a wall of vertical sticks isn't the way to go. I think the trick is to find a place where they are naturally funneled in.

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    so, what if i made a pile of sticks on each side to make it look like a fallen pile of trees?
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    Make it look natural, not like a wall....

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    Dude for rabbits I would say 1 and a half in. off the ground.
    P.S Dont use fishingline stick with the wire.

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    yeah, i mean like in this place where i am trapping there are many fallen trees. So, i lay down tree branches on top of eachother to form like a barrier but looks sorta natural would this detur them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickjames View Post
    yeah, i mean like in this place where i am trapping there are many fallen trees. So, i lay down tree branches on top of eachother to form like a barrier but looks sorta natural would this detur them?
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    What? There are no fallen trees. There are small standing dead willows, but thats about it.

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    Look for a game trail or a point were more than one converge instead of making a barryer+smoke your snear to kill your sent or the animals will not use that trail for 1-2 weeks.

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    Good info wild kid. How about heading over to the introductions section and telling us a bit about yourself.
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    Wild kid, thats a good idea. But what if they smell the scent of fire and it detures them because there is no smoke where i am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerXanatos View Post
    Good info wild kid. How about heading over to the introductions section and telling us a bit about yourself.
    I am a 13 year old hunter fisher trapper who lives in the south. and the smoke smell does not scare them.

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    okay,thanks (he ment go to the introduction section of the forum)
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    o well now yall know and im new to the forms

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    Hey wildkid, head on over to the introduction section and introduce yourself. not EVERY member will read through every post in this thread. Let EVERYBODY know a little about you please. thanks.

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    Hey man, its okay i am new to the forum aswell. (dont feel alone lol i made the same mistake) Oh, sorry all for the missunderstanding about smoking my snares i just didnt understand the concept of it, but my friend flanders helped me out.
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    Im not sure how were is it at?

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    Wild kid, he is a link to the introduction part of the forum. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...splay.php?f=14
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