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« on: August 06, 2012, 08:08:18 PM »

Is there a way to make a drowning set with snares.Have three farms I trap some distance from here.Not enough coni's or footholds for the amount of beaver.This is a three day check line.Was going to try snaring beaver for the first time this year.Would work great in this situation.Is it possible?
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 08:54:28 PM »

I have some 5 /64 1x19 cut just long enough to make a 10" loop with a #6 swivel.   Works good.   

 I also have some with a drowning lock built into the snare.  Hook the drowning lock on the snare to the drowning lock on your slide wire.  Add a weight like a window weight to the top end of your snare. You can drown a beaver in 2 ft. of water when there set right. Works great on a drowning rod.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 09:44:06 PM »

Wish I could find a good source for window weights... Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 09:47:16 PM »

Wish I could find a good source for window weights... Undecided

2" pvc. capped on 1 end.  6 in. eyebolt and a bag of quick crete. Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 09:50:04 PM »

Wish I could find a good source for window weights... Undecided

2" pvc. capped on 1 end.  6 in. eyebolt and a bag of quick crete. Undecided

 Doh!  I don't want to know how to make (thanks for the info)...I was scrounging for some "Obamer Weights"  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 10:17:25 PM »

farmland area and woods area are set different.
i use a 20" snare with a lock on a slide wire, t-bar stakes on both ends.
sets up real good and fast. you can go from the top of the bank to the water with these setup's.
i also use them for getting animals away from the public.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 10:49:06 PM »

 When you gonna show me how to get a beaver size loop with a 20" snare? Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 03:10:44 PM »


Sure.  Take a beaver snare that doesn’t have much more cable than what you need to make your loop and then fasten it to your drowner Lock.  Bing bang boom, you’re done.  I prefer using cable and staking the deep end, but you can use weights, chain, or rods if you want.




farmland area and woods area are set different.
i use a 20" snare with a lock on a slide wire, t-bar stakes on both ends.
sets up real good and fast. you can go from the top of the bank to the water with these setup's.
i also use them for getting animals away from the public.



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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 07:41:57 PM »

There are also entanglement (aka killpole) options.  Where I trap, mine are usually 1/2”x60” rebar with a nut or washer welded a few inches from the top and a 12” piece of rebar welded about halfway down as a crosspiece.  You may need a longer or shorter one, I don’t know.  Never trapped in Arkansas.  Attach your snare to the nut or washer and drive the KP down to get the crosspiece as low as possible (without being on the bottom).  I usually want the crosspiece to be 12-18” underwater.  Wrap snare support wire around the KP so that your snare is half submerged or however you want it.  Lean a branch or stick so that it’s over the loop so that you can rub castor lure underneath it.  Place it where beavers will pass and that’s a wrap.  I’ve yet to have a live beaver when setup this way. 

You can use a KP with just a snare or with a beaver torpedo if you want, but it’s a very, very useful set for beaver damage control that’s very easy to make.


You can make the same set using a tree, but with rebar it’s quicker and easier in my opinion, and beavers aren’t going to chew it up like they chew on trees.

You can also hang multiple snares if needed for blocking off a culvert, but the additional snares will be knocked down when you bingo.  I generally just use one snare. 

For channels, you can use a blind snare on each side.


I’ve made lethal sets using a KP in water that was too shallow for a lethal foothold or snare set any other way. Try it, you’ll probably like it! One last thing...I hammer or weld a large nut about a foot from the bottom.  This lets me use it as a deep anchor for cable sliders if needed.  No sense in carrying extra gear when I can use something for multiple tasking s...


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