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In order to snare wild boars, experts in this field use a 1/8-inch galvanized cable that is made out of steel preferably. The new models of commercial snares, as well as their extension cables, can be effortlessly cleaned by simply boiling them in detergent and hanging them in your backyard for 3-4 months, right until they develop a gray pattern. By doing this, you will take the sheen off new snares and permit for a more convenient concealment, which is exactly what you are looking for in a boar snare.

The wild hog snares can be aged to a dull gray pattern by boiling them in 4 tbsp. of baking soda for about 60 minutes or so. In addition, you might as well make them develop a darker look by boiling in brown logwood crystals and dye. You can easily find commercial dyes for snares at just about any trap supply dealer in your region. After boiling the snares, it is highly recommended to keep them clean of foreign smells/odors and securely store them into a container, along with broomweed, cedar boughs or other natural odors. In order to avoid scent contamination, use gloves while handling and setting the snares and never take them off until you finish the work.

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Hog Snare In Place
Let's talk now about snare placement, which is vital for doing a proper job. It's highly recommended that you first start searching for hog travel trails or crossings under fences that surround crop fields or pastures. The design of a snare consists of a loop of steel cable that is attached to a secure object and installed so that the loop will hopefully catch the hog as it passes through a confined space. An efficient snare must have a sliding lock mechanism that allows the loop to close, but never open easily. You can use a heavy swivel for the end of the cable that is attached to an anchored structure in order to reduce the issues regarding twisting and breaking the cable by the captured wild boar. Don't forget about a deer stop device in order to prevent the snare from closing entirely.

Experts in this domain recommend installing hog snares under fences where boars are known to cross in a frequent manner. You can identify these "crawls" by the tracks on the trail or hair caught on the fences. Usually, boars will push under a fence and bend the bottom wires up into a somewhat highly visible arc.

Do not forget that a snared feral hog (or any other large animal for that matter) will most likely cause significant damage to the fence and the surrounding area so you need to be prepared for this. Do not tie the snare to the fence wire; instead, secure it to a large drag or fixed anchor point. Where the fences are weak or if you want to avoid damage of the landscape caused by the nuisance hogs, get a hold of a cable extension in order to attach a snare to a large log or any other object that has a similar curb weight which will serve as a drag.

If you know that in a specific area the risk of capturing deer, goats, sheep or any other non-target animals is low, snares can be installed in the trails hogs frequently use. You could also very well place them directly onto the rubs that the wild boars are using. By doing so, the risk of catching non-target animals will be reduced.

Lastly, you must cut and use a flexible, yet sturdy piece of wire in order to hang the snare. You will have to bend an inverted "S" shape in the wire for giving enough support to the wild boar snare. The wire's tail end can be angled down into the tree or post for further support. By doing so, you will make sure that the support wire does not slip. When you are setting up the snare, remember to place the lock at either the 11 o'clock or 1 o'clock position in order to guarantee proper triggering of the snare when a hog enters the loop. This loop should be 11-12 inches and also has to be suspended about 7-8 inches off the ground.

By following these simple instructions you will be able to snare more wild boars, whether it is for hunting purposes or if they are considered a nuisance in a certain area.

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