Loops for hares are usually set at the same time as traps for other animals, in order to collect as much prey as possible, and not to beat the legs in the hunt for one hare. As a rule, the placement of snares on hares is carried out in the winter. At this time of the year, the hare actively moves in search of food along trodden paths, since it is difficult to move along snowdrifts in addition to the paths. In addition, in the summer it is more difficult to put loops in the right places, because the paths are invisible. The success of such a rabbit hunt depends on the proper installation of the snare and the material from which it is made. For a successful hunt, it is better to familiarize yourself with recommendations on how to make a loop on a hare.
Silky on hares: features
Making loops on a hare can be made of horsehair, fishing line, kapron thread, copper wire. These materials are not strong enough, because the beast can easily cut through such a loop. Therefore, for the manufacture of the trap, steel wire is usually used with a thickness of up to 0.7 mm, capable of withstanding a weight of 20-25 kg. This wire can be obtained from clutch cables, telephone cables. Bundles of wire are removed from the cables, which are cleaned from insulation. After that, they need to be cut into pieces of at least one meter long and burned in a bonfire so that it becomes softer and can take the form that is necessary for the snare. It is necessary to burn it not on fire, but on coals so that it glows red-hot. Then the wire should cool down, after which it is necessary to get rid of the characteristic metallic smell, which will scare away the hare. To do this, you can boil the wire in a pot with grass and wood bark of the area where the installation of snares will be made. It is even better to add pine branches or needles: the resin envelops the wire, neutralizing extraneous odors. After this, the snare should be placed in a clean bag, not brought into the room, and it should only be put on the path with clean gloves. The gloves that will be used for installation can be boiled together with wire in coniferous broth. The wire should be solid, without nodules, tears and clamps, because the hare will easily break such a loop when trying to break out of the trap.
Making loops on a hare
A hare trap is made as follows: you need to do something like a noose. To do this, at one end of the wire, by twisting the short end around the long one, a ring with a diameter of 5-8 mm is tightened. Then the opposite end of the wire must be passed through the resulting ring. For convenient carrying, you can fold the loop several times.Hare trap
The diameter of the loop itself should be 15-20 cm so that the snake closes on the neck of the animal, which will minimize its attempts to break out. If the snare is too large, it will be pulled across the body, which will increase the chances of the hare getting out of it. A hare that is too small may bypass or fail. More specific sizes of snares are established by experienced hunters based on the individual dimensions of the animal, which can be determined from special literature or from its tracks in the snow.
Before installing the hook, you need to check it for signs of oil, rust, constrictions, knots. If there is no certainty that the thickness of the wire will support the weight of the animal, you can make a double loop, make it pull up or outweigh. If there is such a possibility that the hare will gnaw through the wire, a 10 cm long tubular bone should be drawn through it so that it moves freely along the wire, but the snare must be pulled up.
How to make a snare on a hare: installation
After the correct wire is chosen for the manufacture of the trap and prepared in the necessary way for installation, it is necessary to correctly place the made snare. So that when trying to escape the animal the wire does not twist and does not break, you can tie a strong nylon thread to its end, attach it to a tree so that the trap is perpendicular to the path. The lower edge of the net should be at a distance of 10-15 cm above the ground. If there are no trees or bushes nearby, it can be tied to a wooden peg inserted into the ground. When the animal falls into the trap, it will rip out the peg and, dragging it along, will catch in the nearest bush, where it can be easily found in the footsteps. Instead of a peg, you can insert a long stick at an angle to the ground, such a pole the hare will not be able to pull out. If the trail passes through shrubs, you can install several loops (from 5 to 10 pieces every 3-5 meters).Hare Trap Pattern
The trap is placed only on a fresh hare path, i.e. you need to make sure that the animal has passed through it more than once. If for a long time there was no snow, then there is no certainty that the tracks are fresh. During the installation of the trap it is better to ski so as not to leave traces.
When installed in a snare, a small bend is made in which a ring of wire is locked, making sure that it does not self-tighten.
Traps are set for 1-2 days. As a rule, this time is enough to catch 1-2 birds with one stone, but not enough for predators to find them faster. Do not install snares in places where hunters pass in order to avoid getting dogs there.
How to make a net for a hare in the form of a net
In addition to the loop, the hare can be caught on a net that is knitted from kapron filament with diamond-shaped cells measuring 66 mm (in autumn) and 77 mm (in winter). Its height should be 1.2-1.3 m, width - 30 or 50 meters. The net must be attached to pegs or trees using a nylon cord so that it falls on the animal when it gets into it. At the same time, a hare is carried out on a hare. You can make a tropic with the help of a net: a rectangular mesh 1.0-1.2 meters high is attached to the pegs from below, and from above using pegs and a cord, tensioned similarly to the method described above. At the same time, when an animal enters the net, thin branches, on which rings are fixed, break, catching a hare.