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    I know there is now a snare that you can use for coyote that does not kill them, it holds the animal and anything other than a coyote can be released. Is there any other use for a snare similar in size to one you would use for coyotes outside of an under water situation?

    I am asking because this past winter my neighbours dog was caught in a "coyote snare". When he first told me I assumed it was one that was not a killer, the new legal ones, but I saw the burns on the dog just last week and he said he almost had to cut it off, this was not a dog safe snare.

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    Are you talking about neck d
    Snares or the foot snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchhunter View Post
    Are you talking about neck d
    Snares or the foot snare
    The dog got its leg into the snare and it was caught around its neck and leg, not a light duty small game type snare, one setup for coyotes from the looks of it.

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    The required snare must be a RCR. Relaxing cable restraint with a break away mechanism rated at 122 pounds. The total snare must contain two swivels and cannot be more than 5 feet. With stops that prohibits the snare from fully collapsing.


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    Here is a pic of the legal snare in Ontario.
    For coyote and fox. This is not what you would use for beaver. Notice the stops that prohibit the cable from getting too large and too small. Its not possible to get a dogs foot caught in this snare.

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    First time I saw those they were being used in conjunction with a bucket buried in the ground with bait in it. Found out later that guy was using them to 'catch' coyotes to use for dog training. A sheep farmer was using his service to get rid of the yotes on his property.

    Thanks for the more detailed explanation...
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    Assuming it's Grenville Twp. you're referring to, it's against the law to use suspended land snares (eg. a snare that has a one way "choke-down" snare lock on it) at any time. Any snare that could hold a dog's paw would be illegal. An RCR could legally be used during open season for wolf or coyote, but definitely not for fox as stated above. If the township has a deer season where dogs are allowed, then you can't even use RCRs during this period. You'd be charged under the FWCA if you told a CO,or they saw evidence that you were you were targeting fox with an RCR eg. you'd have some serious explaining to do if the CO checked your RCR's and found a 6 inch loop size, 5-6" off the ground. The RCR must be set in a manner that there is zero percent chance of entanglement (eg. any rooted woody vegetation, fences, etc) and no chance of a retained animal reaching water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    Assuming it's Grenville Twp. you're referring to, it's against the law to use suspended land snares (eg. a snare that has a one way "choke-down" snare lock on it) at any time. Any snare that could hold a dog's paw would be illegal. An RCR could legally be used during open season for wolf or coyote, but definitely not for fox as stated above. If the township has a deer season where dogs are allowed, then you can't even use RCRs during this period. You'd be charged under the FWCA if you told a CO,or they saw evidence that you were you were targeting fox with an RCR eg. you'd have some serious explaining to do if the CO checked your RCR's and found a 6 inch loop size, 5-6" off the ground. The RCR must be set in a manner that there is zero percent chance of entanglement (eg. any rooted woody vegetation, fences, etc) and no chance of a retained animal reaching water.
    Right on there. Thats a bit more detailed. But accurate.
    Its unfortunate cause its much easier to set up suspended snares. The RCR its okay but a lot of restrictions when using them. Time, placement etc.


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    There has been a bunch of sketchy stuff going on around my place, but I have no clue who is doing it and you also want to watch what you say to some people some times.

    I did not think they were legal outside of the RCR type, but even that is really recent.

    When he told me a snare I thought an RCR, but then when I saw the burns on this dog I realized how lucky that dog is to be alive.

    I have permission to hunt on this property, probably good I do not have a bird dog yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    There has been a bunch of sketchy stuff going on around my place, but I have no clue who is doing it and you also want to watch what you say to some people some times.

    I did not think they were legal outside of the RCR type, but even that is really recent.

    When he told me a snare I thought an RCR, but then when I saw the burns on this dog I realized how lucky that dog is to be alive.

    I have permission to hunt on this property, probably good I do not have a bird dog yet.
    Big problem with the Information Age and the internet is people have access to stuff they haven’t in the past much more easily and some who don’t know any better do things they should not , such as setting snares where they shouldn’t be set or are legal to set , we’ve seen the same with large bodygrip traps that aren’t legal to be set on land in some areas of the province and uneducated people do it thinking their going to solve a problem they have and it leads to a much bigger problem
    You got one shot at life where are your sights aimed today ?

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