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Author:  muskyman [ 05 Mar 2014, 19:40 ]
Post subject:  bobcat snares

I would like to get your opinion's the best size cable and type of lock's for mainly bobcat snare's.

Author:  Mohawk [ 05 Mar 2014, 20:35 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

No doubt, 1/16" hi grade cable (Korean made?) no Chinese junk! and I'm favoring cam locks. Micro locks have worked for me in the past but working through the learning curve I find that they aint the best bc there is a lot of friction to get past where the cam locks basically free fall to take up the slack. Hopefully CMJ or Amak will come along and expand on what I'm saying. I had a few cam lock cat snares in the past but never caught a cat in one until this year and it was in a snare I caught in one of Amak's snares. :D

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 05 Mar 2014, 23:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

1/16 in either 7x7 or 1x19, it won't matter. Although the 1x19 you will likely have to load to get to hold a good loop. Make sure it is quality cable as cheap cable is a pain in the keester to deal with. I would stick with a regular cam lock, not the ones with the teeth. Just the regular cams are more than aggressive enough. Sure locks are okay, but I still prefer the cams myself.

Author:  muskyman [ 06 Mar 2014, 15:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

thank's guy's for responding, our last fur sale start's tom. and I will try the cam-lok's with 1/16 cable.

Author:  Mohawk [ 06 Mar 2014, 20:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

There is the "hi grade" cable available on Minnesota Trapline Products. I've bought cable off of ebay dirt cheap, which would be good for cable stakes and extension cables but makes an ugly hangin snare. I've no experience with the toothed cam locks but the regular ones work real nice.

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 06 Mar 2014, 21:08 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

I have heard from some credible sources that the toothed ones dig in and fray the cable. On small cable they might cause the animal to be able to break the cable.

Author:  Sac Creek [ 07 Mar 2014, 20:10 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

cat-man-jr wrote:
I have heard from some credible sources that the toothed ones dig in and fray the cable. On small cable they might cause the animal to be able to break the cable.

I agree with everything you and Mohawk has said. I like the 1/16" cable in 7x7. I am now experimenting with toothed camlocks and 1x19 cable. I don't think you will have trouble with the toothed camlocks on bobcats though. I won't know for sure until next winter because my experiment will take until then.

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 07 Mar 2014, 20:33 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

Sac Creek wrote:
I don't think you will have trouble with the toothed camlocks on bobcats though. I won't know for sure until next winter because my experiment will take until then.



You are probably right. Cats expire pretty quick in snares and don't normally fight all that hard. 1x19 will probably help too since its a little harder of a cable.

Author:  biggihunter [ 08 Mar 2014, 08:21 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

This guy tought me to use 1/16 in 1/19 and slimlocks on all critters smaller than Coyote.
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Author:  cat-man-jr [ 08 Mar 2014, 08:38 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

I'm not quite sure he knows what he's talking about :lol:

I haven't ever heard of the slim lock, but just went and looked at them. Looks like a pretty fair lock. Suppose to be faster than the cams, which I don't know how you can get much faster than them, but I believe they would be as fast for sure. Suppose to be a real low visibility lock too, which it is. Good suggestion sir.

Author:  biggihunter [ 08 Mar 2014, 09:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

They sure are fast and are hard on them critters.
http://snareone.com/locks.html

Author:  Sac Creek [ 08 Mar 2014, 14:16 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

When a snare with a slim lock is hung properly it is a great dispatch lock on cats.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 08 Mar 2014, 15:11 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

Sac Creek wrote:
When a snare with a slim lock is hung properly it is a great dispatch lock on cats.


The above picture shows about 90-100 cats that seem to have fallen for the "slim lock". :shock:

Author:  biggihunter [ 08 Mar 2014, 19:38 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

I´m sure most of the cats were taken in DUKE #3CS even though quite a few were snared.
I spent 2 days with him on his line and we took about 5 cats + other critters.

Author:  muskyman [ 08 Mar 2014, 20:46 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

wow :--o that's a lot of spot's, he must know what he's doin. I picked up 3 doz. cam-lok's Friday at the auction and I have to go back tom. to get the cable and will pick up some slim locks and try them out.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 08 Mar 2014, 21:11 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

biggihunter wrote:
I´m sure most of the cats were taken in DUKE #3CS even though quite a few were snared.
I spent 2 days with him on his line and we took about 5 cats + other critters.



Don't bust my bubble Biggi, I was imagining someone taking that huge amount with snares! :wink:

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 08 Mar 2014, 21:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

I only counted 60 some odd cats. Still a good take. Biggi, where was this trapper from if you don't mind me asking?

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 08 Mar 2014, 21:58 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

cat-man-jr wrote:
I only counted 60 some odd cats. Still a good take. Biggi, where was this trapper from if you don't mind me asking?


Did you count the ones on the ground and the ones that were not in the picture?

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 09 Mar 2014, 00:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

I only counted two or three on the ground. No idea on ones not shown in the pic.

Author:  biggihunter [ 09 Mar 2014, 05:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

cat-man-jr wrote:
I only counted 60 some odd cats. Still a good take. Biggi, where was this trapper from if you don't mind me asking?


We were trappin MS close to the border to TN , more W than E :roll:

Author:  cat-man-jr [ 09 Mar 2014, 08:58 ]
Post subject:  Re: bobcat snares

Okay that makes more sense. Looking at the cats, he stretched them Nevada style, like most western trappers do, but the cats looked too flat to be western cats. Not a knock to him or his cats, its just what he's got. Plus he was getting red and grey fox.

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