This Small Game Survival Snare Kit is for small game such as rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, marten, mink, opossum, muskrats, or other small animals. Each snare is made from 3/64 1×19 cable and is 48″ in length. The 1×19 cable holds a much better loop and has a higher nominal breaking strength of 400 lbs. Compare this to the 7×7 cable that only has a 270lb nominal breaking strength.
Each of these snares is loaded for speed. A “loaded” snare has memory bent into the back half of the loop. The result is a round snare loop instead of a tear-drop shaped loop. This increases the speed at which the snare closes which increases your catch rate. Each snare also comes with a quick set tie off end. These fasten around other objects such as tree limbs or roots and secure your snare at the set location. It also speeds up placement of the snare sets so that you can establish your trap line quicker and get back to work on other priorities and tasks.
When purchasing survival snares, remember that “ten or more is dinner for sure”. 3-6 snares is not enough. A total of 10-12 snares should be considered the minimum. The more snares the better. They are lightweight and do not require much space in your pack.
The snare kits also include heavy 16 gauge wire, enough to set out several snares at a time.
Each kit includes a handy snaring guide. It is a waterproof reference card that includes information for loop size and height off the ground for targeting specific animals.
This kit comes in a handy 8″ x 8″ resealable bag. It is compact enough to fit in just about any Bug Out Bag, Day Pack, or Wilderness Kit. Keeping several of these on hand can make a difference between eating and not eating in an emergency.
Snaring and the possession of snares may not be legal in all areas. You are responsible for checking and complying with your local laws.
How strong are these?
400 pounds is the nominal breaking strength.
How many are included?
You may choose a 3- or 12-pack kit.
Is trapping with snares legal?
Please check your local regulations and laws. Every jurisdiction is different for sport or emergency trapping.