Snares for Hogs

watergatorwatergator Fort Pierce Posts: 153 Deckhand
Are snares legal for trapping hogs in Florida? I have a small plot that hogs tend to use as a travel corridor and I am thinking of setting a snare on their trails to get one occasionally to fill the freezer. There isn't really a good place to hunt them where a bullet wouldn't carry off the property and retrieving one shot with a bow has been very difficult because once they get into the pepper trees they're all but impossible to find or get to. 

Assuming a snare is legal, is there a good way to neck snare them without strangling them? I wouldn't want to get one after I check it in the evening and for it to die and spoil before I got to it in the morning.

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  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,810 Captain
    Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC.

    Per myfwc.com 
  • watergatorwatergator Fort Pierce Posts: 153 Deckhand
    Reel Teal said:
    Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC.

    Per myfwc.com 
    Thanks! The page I found only listed furbearers. I assumed it was fine for hogs but wanted to double check. 

    Now hoping someone has some info on keeping them in the snare but alive until I come back. 
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,810 Captain
    Reel Teal said:
    Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC.

    Per myfwc.com 
    Thanks! The page I found only listed furbearers. I assumed it was fine for hogs but wanted to double check. 

    Now hoping someone has some info on keeping them in the snare but alive until I come back. 
    that's the hard part. I gonna bet that you find a busted snare lol unless you get a piglet
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 866 Officer
    Reel Teal said:
    Reel Teal said:
    Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC.

    Per myfwc.com 
    Thanks! The page I found only listed furbearers. I assumed it was fine for hogs but wanted to double check. 

    Now hoping someone has some info on keeping them in the snare but alive until I come back. 
    that's the hard part. I gonna bet that you find a busted snare lol unless you get a piglet
    or some ones dog......then you'll be on T V......
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,810 Captain
    Reel Teal said:
    Reel Teal said:
    Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC.

    Per myfwc.com 
    Thanks! The page I found only listed furbearers. I assumed it was fine for hogs but wanted to double check. 

    Now hoping someone has some info on keeping them in the snare but alive until I come back. 
    that's the hard part. I gonna bet that you find a busted snare lol unless you get a piglet
    or some ones dog......then you'll be on T V......
    You mean a stray? 
  • Walker DogWalker Dog Posts: 2,143 Captain
    If you find a busted snare then your cable isn't heavy enough for catching hogs. I've known a few people who do it fairly regularly when they are having problems with them rooting. It is legal and there is a 24 hour check. I also know of some people who got themselves into a lot of trouble using them because they allegedly didn't use any common sense in where they put them and they didn't check them frequently enough.
  • watergatorwatergator Fort Pierce Posts: 153 Deckhand
    The snare is 1/8" cable, so Im not too concerned with one breaking it. If they do then Ill be impressed
  • nofishtodaynofishtoday Posts: 1,244 Officer
    Why not trap them?
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,775 Admiral
    I hear they catch cougars quite well.. but if you want to try one try using mule tape soaked in sour orange(hint).
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,489 Admiral
    Set what is called a deer stop on the snare cable. Whatever you snare will be alive.
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,489 Admiral
    Another option......lay a large cast net upside down with the tucks pulled up to a rope that goes through a Lilly and across to your tree stand. Have a weight attached to the rope that you can drop. You can't pull fast enough probably....... And yes......it works.  Best if you can find a old school nylon twine net to use.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,775 Admiral
    Brings back a memory.. We were struggling to catch bait one morning off Redfish Pass, so my buddy was on the trolling motor and I had the net. We saw what appeared to be a flash of bait so I popped the net directly over it, then all hell broke loose. In the end I lost a really nice Frank the Net to a manatee. It was a good fight until he blew thru the mono.. 
  • watergatorwatergator Fort Pierce Posts: 153 Deckhand
    Ill go ahead and set it and see what happens. Hopefully Ill find them relatively quick and alive.

    The deer stop is interesting. I may try that if the strangling is a problem. 
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,489 Admiral
    Ill go ahead and set it and see what happens. Hopefully Ill find them relatively quick and alive.

    The deer stop is interesting. I may try that if the strangling is a problem. 
    Better to try it before the neighbors dog ends up in there................
  • Florida BullfrogFlorida Bullfrog Posts: 2,510 Captain
    I dont think you can count on catching one anywhere around the head or torso and not expect to kill one. 

    You’ll want to look into leg snares. They work a bit like steel leg hold traps except with snare wire instead of a steel jaw. But beware, anything that will snare a hog above the hoof will also catch a deer, and deer have a tendency to thrash themselves hard. 

    A coyote can break thick snare cable. If a coyote can, so can a hog. It may kill them in the process though. 
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  • nofishtodaynofishtoday Posts: 1,244 Officer
    Talk about a monkey on your back
  • watergatorwatergator Fort Pierce Posts: 153 Deckhand
    Pinman said:

    You need Catch Monkeys Watergator


    I would definitely put in an application if they ever opened a season at Silver Springs. 
  • redredredredredred Clewiston Posts: 108 Deckhand
    Pinman said:

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