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 Post subject: snares
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 08:24 
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im from pa and wanted to know what size snares to buy for smaller game like coon and fox???? lookin to buy a dozen here so i can put them out during x-mas break.

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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 15:27 
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frist did you take a cable restraint class?Second you only aloud to use restraints on fox and yote.


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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 19:51 
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or for beaver but it has to be 3/4 of the way underwater. Im still lookin to take my class. But make sure you have the class first. And then the season is only 2 weeks long.

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 Post subject: Cable Restraints
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 21:39 
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You can use the cable restraints from Jan 1 until Feb 17 '08 for fox and coyotes. They can be used for beaver Dec 26 to Feb 17 08. This is right from the book. But like stated you need to have taken the course to be legal and they watch this real close due to the newness of their being made legal in the state. And there are only Pa legal cables that you can use also , length, number of strands in the cable, stops and such. They are pretty restrictive yet.

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i also think the book says that its ok to use them underwater as long as their underwaer.. unless i miss understood it.

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I use 5/64 cable on my snares it works great for anything from coons to coyote. I have caught numerous coons,fox,coyote,otter, and even a few cats without the least amount of trouble.

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2007, 08:36 
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from the cable book minimum 3/32 7x7 or 7x 19 cable
a deer stop at 8 inches maki8ng minimum loop 2.5 inches diameter
a breakaway system rated at 325 lbs or less commercially made
at least 1 swivel built in to restraint
maximum loop stop at 38 inches makin maximum loop at 12.1 inches [book states 38 inch diameter but its a misprint
relaxing style washer or lock no smaller than 1 1/4 inches diameter
non stainless cable
6 feet maximum length from anchor point
not be equipped with compression choke spring or any other mechanically power system

when set they must be ;
have loop set at no less than 6 inches or no greater than 12 inches height above the first solid surface beneath it
must be at least 12 inches from length of snare stretched out 360 degrees away from any entanglement you are legal to cut vegetation and stick it into ground within this circle but it has to be small vegetation not over 1 1/2 inch round trees or bushes
remember its illegal to cut veg on state , federal or any property you do not have written permission
trap must be tagged
must have certification card on your possesion on the line at all times
yes season is 6 weeks long for fox or yotes
no coon are not legal
on land only canines not even bobkitties are to be taken this way [ cant wait till 4d gets put on to that trapping list we have 30 pounders + in some parts ]

yes its worth the class
cables are around 15 a dozen if you buy them
they dont freeze often enough to jam
you can trail set the hell out of an area by the snow tracks itll get em
no more baiting or luring after set
just glass them to see that they didnt droop and go on
what better to have traps that can be put up in less than 4-5 minutes and taken down the same with experience

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what book is this info in


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its the cable restraint book issued to you at the course pa game commission teaches for restraints i dont think it can be obtained except at the course
very interesting class 1/4 ethics 1/2 restraints and making of them 1/4 hands on setting and making sets

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