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Ratio when snaring and other questions
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 Posted: Sun Oct 30th, 2011 09:29 pm
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Can somebody give me a rough idea of the success rate when snaring pigs? 50%? 25%? Just curious. I'm brand new at snaring but not new to hogs in general. I put out 4 snares this afternoon and just went and checked them. 2 out of the 4 had been tripped and the noose was down tight but no pigs. Think I'm doing something right if I'm getting trips and certainly don't expect instant success but curious as to what the pros are getting.

Also interested to hear how often folks are checking the snares. I'm on just 20 acres and my original plan was to sit on the front porch and listen for the squeal:lol By 9 pm I couldn't stand the suspense any longer! I plan on cat napping tonight and check the snares every 3 or 4 hours but that may be too often? I know I've got pigs moving thru the property at all hours of the night. Trail cameras are telling that much.
Any help or advice would be appreciated!
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 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 11:42 am
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There are many variables to hog snaring that do not come into play when snaring other animals.
Size of the animal is one, and probably the hardest to compensate for. Set for small hogs and the larger hogs knock the snares down. Set for large hogs and the small pigs trip the snare. Finding a happy medium is the key. Identifiyng track size or useing trail cameras can help by showing what size hogs you are dealing with.
Setting a snare to trip too lightly will also cause a lot of misses. Always have the lock positioned at 11 or 1 o clock. This will "help" eliminate tripped snares due to pigs, birds, coons, wind, ect.
Snare construction has a lot to do with performance. Loaded vs non loaded, type of cable, lock style, ect, all have to work together to perform properly.
Catch ratio will vary. Sometimes it seems like I can't miss, and sometimes it seems like I can't do anything right. If I had to pick a number, I'd say on avg my connect rate is around 80%-85%.
Here is a pictorial I did on setting hog snares.
http://boarmasters.mywowbb.com/forum8/714.html
If you have any question feel free to ask.



 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:55 pm
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Thanks NuToy!
My snares looked pretty much like the ones in your pictoral although I don't think I paid much attention to where the lock was at. I will next time. Where is your support wire touching the snare at? I've looked all over for a close up picture with very little luck. I found that if I bend a 90 in the very end of the wire and slip it under one end of the lock that it seems to stay put but releases easily as well.
I'm dealing with the usual assortment of sizes. Everything from 20 pound shoats to some really big boars. 300+ pounds. When I checked the snares at midnite last night I had one tripped and stretched out to the point that the lock was straightened out. That wasn't a baby pig!
Thanks again for the advice!
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Here is a close up of how my support wire attaches to my snare. The round coil that the twisted support wire plugs into is called a wammy. I make mine own wammys and support wires so I can get the fit I like. The connection is nice and snug, which allows the loop to be pulled down before it releases.

 

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Makes sense now! Thank you! The snares I bought from boarmasters have a short piece of clear tubing that slides back and forth. I wondered what that was for! LOL
Thanks!



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The clear tubing is the whammy, but Nutoy has found out that the twisted wire wammy (looks like a spring) that he makes, works much better.



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Set snare 20 times. caught one. Learned one lesson.

We always set the snare to catch the hogs coming INTO our land(propped up on a bob wire hook, down side if the come from the other way they simply knock it over). One night they came in from the other side and left the property all of them knocked over. Now we set half each way.

We always set for a neck snare and always set under a fence where we see they are going under. I am 100% safe towards deer with these snares. Anyways, one morning went to check and I busted out laughing as it looked like 4 or 5 40 lbs hogs went right through the head snare and it was still upright.

If you do set fence lines, set on both sides and this will increase your chances. As far as size, I am not interested in the smaller ones, but if you are set accordingly.

I have gone from 3 to 9 snares and this will be my 1st weekend to set all 9, I'll post any pics of catches. Going to run the trap this weekend too.

Boarmasters could maybe add to the fenceline issue, I am just learning as I go.

My only catch was a 256 lb'er so I have no complaints.

I truly do not know if I will ever shoot a hog from a blind again.

You can go to your tube and search wild hog snaring parker style and see the 26 second video where the bastage charges me when I get within about 7yards. he took a .45 and bleed out shortly after.



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Active hog trails will be beat down to a muddy mess. Deer normally do not travel these trails. They will travel these trails, one after another, with few exceptions.



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