The Castor Creek Hog Snare
This is one of the most inexpensive ways to safely remove hogs. Other traps can cost hundreds of dollars but this easy to use system is less than $30. In a field study on 1300 acres with 11 Castor Creek Hog Snares 15 hogs were caught over a 9 month period. The snares caught zero non-target animals. Catching non-target animals like deer, dogs, and bears can be unfortunate for both the animal and the trapper. Especially if the animal is protected species or is caught out of season. Cable snares and spring traps can cause injury to non-target species but the Castor Creek Hog Snare uses nylon footloops that rarely if ever catch non-target animals. If caught, all other species can easily escape but hogs cannot. This makes the Castor Creek Hog Snare ideal for catching hogs one-by-one.
Patented Trigger Release
Traps keep catching, even in the same spot. Need new footloops? No problem! Order replacements whenever you need them. The patented trigger is what makes this product unique. With this trigger, snaring is easy for all ages whether you're a novice or a pro.
2. On the opposite side of the trial, drive an anchor in the ground. (You can use anything for an anchor, metal rebar, a stick, or anything that will not pull out of the ground.)
3. Attach the trigger to the anchor. When set, the trigger should be approximately 12 inches above the ground.
4. Bend the spring pole down and attach the main line. The end of the spring pole should be approx. 3ft above the ground, when the snare is triggered and the spring pole is deployed, there should be enough tension on the line to hold the hog's foot several inches above the ground.
5. Tie the trigger trip string (the fishing line) to the anchor pole (rebar, stick, cane, etc.) on the other side of the trail.
6. Place the foot snare loops (flat nylon rope) on the ground on each side of the trip string. The loops should be approx. 12 in diameter, in the center of the trail, directly under trip string. Leave 2 or 3 inches between the loops. Use small sticks, leaves, etc. to camouflage the trigger assembly.
7. Place sticks, twigs, and brush on each side of the snare setup to guide hogs down the center of the trail.