I saw where another new member posted on the subject of making snares. Its legal in my state to use snares for trapping of hogs and yotes during trapping season and I do just that so I thought I would share some insight into how its done legally and how to properly construct them. This is a cool self made gear project if legal in your state and helps with "outlaw quadrupede" (thats the legal jargon) population of feral hogs.
Warning if you do decide to build a few sets you better make certain what the law is in your state concerning possession and use for the times of the year.
For a hog set 10 -12 foot of 1/8 gal or stainless preferably coated aircraft cable, a couple single ferrule, a washer and some hognose rings.
On one end of the cable place a single ferrule and hammer it down, then bend it over so that it stays bent 90*
Now drill a hole slightly larger than 1/8" in each side of the washer and bend it 90* in the middle so the hole you drilled are across from each other. Slide one end on the cable with the 90* washer sliding over the single ferrule you hammered on earlier.
Simply slide the other end of the cable through the other hole in the washer so that the washer will slide tight when the set is pulled.
Slide a double ferrule onto the cable and make a tiny loop on the end you slid it on and hammer it down. This the loop that you will secure the set to the tree with by passing the catch loop around the tree and through the little loop you just made.
In our state deer stops are mandatory and are placed so the catch loop can not close all the way and trap deer, hence the name. I crimp hognose rings to the catch loop to make the deer stop.
You need many set as in 12-24 to stand a chance on active trails to be effective. If ever the need arose where this was the last resort you may scrap by but I reckon you will be a few pounds lighter lol!
If smaller game is legal in your state just use smaller dia cable and still build them the same way but with less length.
Good luck and hope you have enjoyed this legal post.
FYI please dont discuss how you have set them out or what you have caught or did not catch if they are not legal in your state as you will then be in violation of the forum rules and this awesome info will go to waste to those that would like to add another skill set to their knowledge base.