Iowa Hunter Safety Course



Snares are considered trapping devices, but they work differently than the other traps discussed so far. The snare is suspended above the ground - usually at the head and shoulder height of the targeted animal. As the animal walks down the trail, its head enters the snare. As the animal continues to move forward along the trail, the snare tightens around the animal's neck. The snare is a restraining type of trap - its locking device on the cable prevents the trapped animal from escaping. The snare is used for trapping the following animals:

  • Fox
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote