Beginners Guide How to Set Rabbit Snares [Instructions]

If ever you’re stranded in the wild with no food you have a high chance of catching some dinner if you know how to set rabbit snares. These traps will keep hunting for you while you are collecting firewood, starting a fire, building a shelter or even while sleeping. That’s the beauty of trapping; you simply set the trap then check up on it every 12 hours.

Setting up some snares to catch rabbits and other small animals is a simple and efficient way to get yourself some high-protein food in a wilderness survival situation. Remember to keep things as simple as possible, there’s no need to over-complicate the process.

Create & Set Up Your Rabbit Snares – A Simple 6 Step Breakdown:

Find yourself some copper, stainless steel, or brass wire between 20-24 gauge.

1) Cut off a piece of wire 20 inches long
2) Take one end of the wire and make a small loop
3) Spin the end of the wire to secure the loop
4) Feed the free piece of wire through the loop you just made
5) Make your large loop about 5-6″ in diameter
6) Attach the free end of wire around a secure tree that’s at least 1″ thick

There are countless types of snares and traps. Rabbit snares in particular are very well suited to a wilderness survival situation. You can build and setup each trap in only a couple of minutes.

Constructing Rabbit Snares

Making Snares Is Fun And Easy!

They’re the perfect size to land not only rabbits but many other kinds of small game as well. The larger the animal the more difficult it is to trap, small animals like rabbits and squirrels can be quite easy to get if you set your snares in the right locations.

Watch How To Make Rabbit Snares:

Snare Placement is Very Important:

Check On Your Snares Regularly:

If you occasionally practice snaring to get some experience you will become a great trapper in no time! Huge thanks goes out to Northernpike56 for allowing usage of his trapping tutorial videos.

If you’re not in a survival type situation remember to check the trapping laws in your area.

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