Thursday, September 24, 2009
The art of setting a snare
First, you tie some sheep legs to a large tree, using heavy cable, burying the spring to the snare at the base of the tree. Then you gingerly set thin steel strips and wire mesh in the snare so the animal will feel some support as it puts its foot into the snare.
Next, add some deadfall and sagebrush, piling everything against the sides of the tree to direct the animal's travel into the danger zone. Top it off with some screened dirt to hide the set, and you're ready for a bear.