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Bulldog came down yesterday afternoon and taught my son and I how to make some different types of snares. At the end of the day we set out 3 snares on about a half and acre and caught a rabbit and a squirrel.
Always wanted to know how to do that correctly.   :)


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Cool!!

You and Bulldog going to try and snare some gators at HOTB? Could be rather entertaining. :laugh:  :laugh:
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Sadist. Oh, wait, now I know why you were asking for that Rabsquirrelducken recipe. Carry on.

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Cool!!

You and Bulldog going to try and snare some gators at HOTB? Could be rather entertaining. :laugh:  :laugh:

Lou will probably just reach in and grab one.  :D

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Sadist. Oh, wait, now I know why you were asking for that Rabsquirrelducken recipe. Carry on.

:D Its a Thanksgiving thing. Southern style.

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Great. Did you try the deadfall?

When should I be there for the meal?   :D
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Ya gonna have dumplins with that squirrel?

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Ya gonna have dumplins with that squirrel?

Gonna have batter with that squirrel.  :D We let the rabbit go.



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Great. Did you try the deadfall?

When should I be there for the meal?   :D

:D Come this afternoon and we can split it three ways. Oh ya, bring a ham also because we are going to be hungry.

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Great. Did you try the deadfall?

When should I be there for the meal?   :D

:D Come this afternoon and we can split it three ways. Oh ya, bring a ham also because we are going to be hungry.

Oh...no we didn't try the deadfall. Maybe we will set one up tonight.

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That is weird.    :O

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You have any pics of these snares?  My cat is outside running around.  I need to catch him.  :D

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what's the weight limit?  I have a few places I'd like to set a snare or two but the targets are a bit heavier than a little bunny.
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Glad that you got to try out the snares before-the-fact. Hope that you never have to use them in a survival scenario.

Also glad that your State permits their use. They do, don't they? What...?? AARRRGGGHH...!!

I always carry three commercially made small game snares in my BOB.
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Glad that you got to try out the snares before-the-fact. Hope that you never have to use them in a survival scenario.

Also glad that your State permits their use. They do, don't they? What...?? AARRRGGGHH...!!

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I live in one of those strange places where if you eat what you kill you won't hear a word about it.   :)

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Glad that you got to try out the snares before-the-fact. Hope that you never have to use them in a survival scenario.

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I always carry three commercially made small game snares in my BOB.

I live in one of those strange places where if you eat what you kill you won't hear a word about it.   :)

I'm gonna throw a couple in my FAK so I will always have them. They will be nice to have in a bad situation.

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Bushcraft like that is a valuable tool. Add some primitive firemaking skills, land nav skills and shelter building and you're good to go.
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Bulldog came down yesterday afternoon and taught my son and I how to make some different types of snares. At the end of the day we set out 3 snares on about a half and acre and caught a rabbit and a squirrel.
Always wanted to know how to do that correctly.   :)

Sounds like fun.  Do that on my property and get 10x the squirrels and 3x the rabbits.  Plus a curious dog.
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Yes it is.

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Perhaps not as big a deal, but I recently learned I can catch fish. I know, I know, lure, line, pole... But I did catch a couple that I would eat for fun - a nice adolescent trout and a big Bluegill. I let 'em go, but I would have. I really would have.

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Perhaps not as big a deal, but I recently learned I can catch fish. I know, I know, lure, line, pole... But I did catch a couple that I would eat for fun - a nice adolescent trout and a big Bluegill. I let 'em go, but I would have. I really would have.

Learn how to clean and cook them if you haven't already.

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Bluegill aren't worth eatin'. Too many bones...

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Perhaps not as big a deal, but I recently learned I can catch fish. I know, I know, lure, line, pole... But I did catch a couple that I would eat for fun - a nice adolescent trout and a big Bluegill. I let 'em go, but I would have. I really would have.

There's a Zen in fishing if you simply let yourself go into the moment. It's really a great way of spending time in the outdoors if your are trying to compete with somebody else.

And as eyebp suggested, learning to clean and cook 'em proper adds a whole new world of fun to being outdoors.


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Snares are also illegal in many states, the reason being that they often kill anything that stumbles into them, whether in our out of season.

Not sure if that's the case where you're at, but I'd check.
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Perhaps not as big a deal, but I recently learned I can catch fish. I know, I know, lure, line, pole... But I did catch a couple that I would eat for fun - a nice adolescent trout and a big Bluegill. I let 'em go, but I would have. I really would have.

There's a Zen in fishing if you simply let yourself go into the moment. It's really a great way of spending time in the outdoors if your are trying to compete with somebody else.

And as eyebp suggested, learning to clean and cook 'em proper adds a whole new world of fun to being outdoors.

I'm a pretty good cook and have gutted and deboned fish before. I imagine that the Bluegill has a bunch of pin bones as ribs. Heck, I'd gut it and cook it whole. Save that head, tail and bones for a nice broth. The tail and fins make for a nice chip, crisped over an open fire.

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I beg to differ, bluegill filets are very tasty, need a bunch of them to make a meal but that just means you get to fish more.

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