How to make a snare (little details)
You will need about 2 feet of .024 or .025 brass, copper or stainless steel wire.
The first step is to make a loop in each end of the snare. One loop is slightly larger than the other.
Twist the large loop so you make a figure 8. This is the part nearly everyone leaves out.
Bend the figure 8 over onto itself so you have a double loop. This double loop serves as the lock. You will not loose an animal using this lock!
Next, slip the smaller loop through the double loop lock.
Attach some type of cordage to the smaller loop. This is another important step. The cordage prevents the animal from twisting and breaking the wire. The type of cordage is up to you. I’ve used some paracord sheath for this demo but you can use natural cordage if you choose as long as it is strong enough to retain the animal. The length of cordage will depend on how far it is to the anchor.
That’s all there is to it. Remember the double loop lock. That’s an important piece. A single loop can and will lose an animal. The double loop lock will not.