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#3259483 - 12/03/20 08:10 PM Iowa coyote snaring report
mulespurs Offline
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Registered: 01/04/10
Posts: 138
Loc: NW IA
I used to snare about 25 years ago, quit because of a town job.

Decided to run a few snares this fall for coyote just for fun. I got the 14 year old neighbor kid to ride shotgun and learn a bit.

So far the tally is 1 coyote on the stretcher,1 raccoon on the stretcher and a 55 lb beaver from a 2 foot wide creek skinned and ready to stretch.

Then during this mornings run another coyote, that chewed off my 5/64" cable just as we checked. Sorta like the big fish that breaks your line when you bring him to the boat.

"Rat's" we said or something like that.

All within a mile of the house.

If I buy any more snare cable it will be 3/32" no more 5/64".

Iowa you have to have a deer stop, that might work against you sometimes.

I think I would rather use breakaways, but not legal here.

Kinda fun taking a new guy along.

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#3259495 - 12/03/20 09:14 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: mulespurs]
Softpoint Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 383
Loc: Washington
How I miss snaring..

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#3259841 - 12/05/20 07:43 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: Softpoint]
mulespurs Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/04/10
Posts: 138
Loc: NW IA
So when we checked this morning we found two that we had had chewed or twisted off.

Regrouping and adding more swivels.

Later Ray

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#3259848 - 12/05/20 08:37 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: mulespurs]
spotstalkshoot Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2415
Loc: so.mn
Swivels, kill springs, and longest cable for the set. I run at least 7' in open area, kill spring helps a bunch( with a good lock, not the old bent washer).

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#3260477 - 12/09/20 08:34 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: mulespurs]
Brad Phillips Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 1236
Loc: Gilbertville, IA
Deer stops suck. Would like to see them open the “book” and allow break- aways. Although opening the code can backfire sometimes.
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#3261016 - 12/13/20 06:02 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: mulespurs]
varmit_master Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 1937
Loc: ARKANSAS
That sucks. I love snaring. My snares also have a deer stop. But in Arkansas if u r 20ft or less from water no deer stop. I haven't had one chew out yet. I was using 7x7 5/64 a coon almost did. I am running 36 inch 1x19 5/64 mini pro lock. A #6 barrel swivel 36 inchs 7x7 3/32. In Arkansas u can only use a one piece lock. I have went to kill poles on everything. I like them there easy to use. No looking for a place to tie off to. Or have to carry a snare support. Beaver or coyote can't chew them up.

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#3261383 - 12/15/20 08:43 PM Re: Iowa coyote snaring report [Re: varmit_master]
spotstalkshoot Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2415
Loc: so.mn
Mn now requires a breakaway(must open the loop). The long snares I usually run will allow a coyote to open the loop in non tangle situations. So I'm looking at a slightly shorter cable and a loaded kill spring, to help reduce the momentum during end to end runs against the cable.

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