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Snaring bears ( 18:43:59 WedMar 11 2009 )

It looks like we will be able to snare blackies in 16b, does anyone know when this will start?
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Re: Snaring bears ( 20:16:23 WedMar 11 2009 )

I incidentally caught a black bear in a Coyote set once about 20 years ago. In the process of getting loose she tore the trap into pieces. Every bush, tree, shrub, rock, etc.. within reach of her in the process was displaced and or torn to pieces. Once she got completely loose everything within 10 yards all around the area was attacked and also torn up to the best of her ability. She was pretty able. I arrived on scene very shortly after she tired of the destruction, and in fact heard some of the last of the commotion on the way into the set.

This was just a small black bear. Couldnít even begin to imagine what I may have walked into if it had been a snare, a non lethal capture, and it had somehow held up for just a few minutes longer. I am just glad it was a coil spring trap that came apart before I arrived.

Iíll leave the snaring of bears to you fellows with a strong addiction to adrenaline.

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 16:17:42 SatMar 21 2009 )

This goes into effect next regulatory year,(July 1, 2009).
Oh, to snare a bear! Truely must be the sport of kings!!! Sure would like to see a "How To.." video on this one. :devil::smile:

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 00:43:37 SunMar 22 2009 )

If these snares are set up in trees (6 to 7 feet) on an approach to an elevated bait there shouldn't be too many instances of finding a non-lethal or incidental catch.

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 17:09:24 SunMar 22 2009 )

We have a local bio here in Juneau that really perfected a method of foot-snaring brownies. LaVern Bier is his name.
I have seen pictures of some of his sets, but didn't think to ask him how the bears responded to a cable restraint. Bet it's pretty impressive.

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 09:18:50 ThuMar 26 2009 )

Here in Maine a foot snare is the only type of trap we now can use.
I've never snared a bear, But did catch a 60-80 lb. one in a coyote trap, and was able to release it.
Not even sure how the Maine law reads, but any foot snare i've seen was placed in a 5 gal pail with a small hole for the bear to reach in for the bait.
Belisle puts out a nice looking foot snare, but i hear from some Canadians that it doesn't work well. What does seem to work for them is a 220-330 conibear redesigned with a pan instead of the wire trigger. Coni is laid flat on the ground, cable is supported on the top, and when the bear trips the coni the snare is place high on the leg. as the bear runs the cable is tightened, coni is pulled off.


  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 11:37:52 WedApr 22 2009 )

use M-15 by Sauvageau (LPDQ) spring arm in 5 gal bucket at chest high. I use 5/32 foot snare on with 1/4 swivel with 3/16 tie rope around tree,This is the better and cheper trap now really effective,280 snare on the ground is'nt very selective trap but can use it for shy bear lost (educated with pail trap)
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Re: Snaring bears ( 22:50:30 TueApr 28 2009 )

I'd love to be able to foot snare bears. Only the CO's can do it here but hey regularily snare both blackies and Griz. A 900 lb grizzly in a snare is a sight to behold.



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Re: Snaring bears ( 14:36:13 FriMar 26 2010 )

I do have a bear snaring project going on with a Texas/ Austin University last summer 7/2009 had 28 days leg snared 57 bears of those 48 different bears, I used belisle bear snare and had no luck with this set up at all. Fremont bear snares used,also would`t use again, ALdrich worked the best of all and these were the old throw arms. the new ones the university had were not as strong. I would be interested to know what you all are using there. Are or is there a new things out now ?

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 15:48:38 SatMar 27 2010 )

Hi fergustrap,
was reading the bear snareing and you posted and would like to know more about how or what you used snaring bears in 5 gal bucket set and M15 Sauvageau (LPDQ) I don`t know about theses.
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Re: Snaring bears ( 15:56:48 SatMar 27 2010 )

hornhunter, where or who could tell me about useing 220 or 330 for leg snaring bears and how success rate?

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 19:37:03 WedJun 2 2010 )

I agree with Dan Wasson... I'll leave the non-lethal snaring to adrenaline junkies... coming up on a pissed off bear is not for me... Black bears are even more aggressive than grizzlies, they seem to have the bad-ass small guy syndrome.

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 21:19:05 TueAug 31 2010 )

Check with Fish and Game's predator control program snarers for that unit. I personally know one of them and heard how successful they are. I would suggest getting a hold of one of their bear snarers and getting tips. I'm sure they'd be glad to let you all know how they snare them. Incredible stats, man. These dudes are gettin'er done!

  
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Re: Snaring bears ( 04:46:13 SunDec 5 2010 )

bring a sharp knife if you go. we caught 3 in 1 day. and as far as aggression. they where all pretty calm. much like a lynx. now my partner caught a brownie. that was a different story. I dont recommend the foot snare method. the bucket snare is far more effective. toward the end of the winter contact the Alaska Frontier Trappers Assoc. they usually have a class with the adf&g on black bear snaring. first tuesday of the month at 7pm palmer library. oct-apr. stop in and say hi if you have questions

  

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