A while back, I wrote a post on trapping and mentioned that I would show you how I make my snares. Now first I want to mention that before you use snares check the Fish and Game regulations in your area. In many places they are illegal to use without special permits.
Today I am making a snare out of 3/32 cable. This is a good snare for coyote sized game. To make it, I need about six feet of cable, a washer, one ferrule and a cable stop. For tools, you will need a drill and bit, a hammer and good pair of wire cutters.
Start by cutting your cable into an approximately six-foot length. You will then loop the cable back through a ferrule to make a small loop about 2-3 inches in size.
Next, take your washer and drill a second hole in it just big enough for the cable to slide freely through. Then bend the washer in half to about a 70-degree angle, with the second hole at about 90 degrees to the bend.
Now take the washer and slide the cable through the hole that you drilled. Loop the cable back and run it through the hole in middle of the washer. Now put the cable end on to prevent the cable from pulling loose.
This should complete your snare. To use the snare loop the cable around a small tree or post and run the working end through the small loop. This will secure the cable now go ahead and set the working end up in your game trail. When the working loop tightens, it not will release and allow your game to get free.
This is a reliable snare that will work well, but like anything else, it has a learning curve.