posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 06:51 PM
Most excellent thread on ATS, No bs drama or being left scratching your head hehehe...Heed the disclaimer/warning....Thank you very much for putting
all this excellent info in one place Illuminis....With knowledge of target animal you can go for a leg or neck catch, and with the addition of a
spring above the clip it is turned into a killing trap by stragalation...I have seen the meat from Deer that has not been killed quickly/stressed it
does have a slightly different smell and color then a Deer that has died fast, some friends have eaten it, some have said the meat was tough and in
other cases they said it was just fine(the Bow Deer my friend got this year). I've never tried it so I couldnt say... You are exactly correct in that
an animal in a snare can be a handfull, they will kick, claw, bite, and otherwise try to make you bleed. Clubs also work well, but that puts you
closer to said teeth and claws, a fox/coyote can be knocked out cold if you hit straight down on the tip of their nose, it doesnt take that hard of a
wack either...Rabbits will make you sick quick if they are infected, A friend got tularemia last year, he wore gloves while cleaning them, but then he
washed his knife off in a stream and put it back in his front pocket and hunted for a few more hours, he got a rash where the damp knife rubbed on his
leg and then the flu-like symptoms that evening, to the hospital the next am...Use caution with the critters no matter if they are big or small...
Thanks again Illuminis...