Photo Gallery

Thanks to those of you who have emailed photos of your success this year.  If you have other pictures you would like to submit please email them to:  davis@thompsonsnares.com.  We would love to include yours in our gallery below.

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Youth turkey season was successful here in Missouri and across the country.  While the following pictures have nothing to do with using Thompson Snares, we love to showcase the success of youth who enjoy the outdoors.  If you have a photo of your child or friend's child that you would like to have included here, please send an email with photo to the above address along with the child's name, age, location and a little bit about the picture. 

John Ancell, son of David & Janet Ancell, Macon, MO - 26 lb gobbler, April 10, 2010 ~ first turkey

Ryan Ancell, son of David & Janet Ancell, Macon, MO - 23 lb 15 oz gobbler, April 11, 2010 ~ first turkey

10 year old Allison Williams, daughter of Mick Williams, Ohio - 21 lb 4 oz gobbler with a 9.5 inch beard ~ first turkey

Will Clark, son of Mark and Christina Clark, Fredericktown, MO - 22 lb gobbler with 10 inch beard and 1 inch spurs ~ first turkey 

Also shown is Will's hunting buddy, Luke Korokis. 

The last day of regular season was a success for Luke Korokis of Madison County Missouri.  Shown below is Luke with his first turkey.  He bagged a 15 lb jake at 14 steps!  Congrats to Luke and to all the young hunters this turkey season!

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Damian Baptiste in Kilauea, Hawaii uses our 4S60-60XX snare to help control the feral hog problems they are experiencing on their golf course.  This hog was estimated to weigh well over 100 lbs.

Another hog in Kilauea, HI... Damian writes "Thompson Snare brings down the 'Hawg from Hell'.  He's been one of the big troublemakers here digging up our golf course.  This is the 11th pig caught here in the last two weeks.  Thanks for your help!"  March 2010

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Gene McNutt in Chapel Hill, TN continues to have success using the Thompson Snare 2S-60 to control the coyotes near his sheep and fainting goat ranch.  His nuisance control application allows him to utilize fence hole areas for his snares.

"We raise sheep & fainting goats and these snares are saving us money!!  Look at how the coyote tore up the fence trying to get out.  The duct tape works really well so that if you want to reset a trap somewhere else it is easy."  ~Gene McNutt

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Here are a couple more pictures of beaver caught in MO late in our season.  Will Clark and his dad use the Thompson 1XX-96 with good success.

 

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Beaver trapping continues to be successful now that the ice has moved out.  The snare below, a 1XX-96, was attached to the tree limb which had enough flex in it that the beaver was still alive the next morning when Thad ran his line.  You can see the 5/64" cable was kinked several times but held the animal over night with no problem.

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Thompson Snares believes that involving our youth in trapping, hunting and fishing is important for the future of our sport.  Thad and Gus invited David Ancell and his two sons, John & Ryan, along on this beaver trip. 

 David Ancell, photographer

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Who says girls can't be trappers?!  Shelby was excited when Dad pulled this nice beaver out.

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The river has finally thawed enough to do some late season beaver trapping (mid-February) here in Missouri.  Thad and Mark Clark spent 5 days on the Grand River and brought home 21 beaver.  The largest one topped out at 68 lbs with the majority of them being over 60 lbs.  They were using 1XX-96 Thompson Snares; 5/64" diameter cable, 96 inches long with rebar stake ends.

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Gene McNutt from Chapel Hill, TN used a 2S-60 (3/32")to capture this coyote in November 2009.  Mr. McNutt raises sheep and goats and has been working to eliminate the coyote threat to his herd.  If you look closely you will see where he used a piece of duct tape to ensure the tree lock was secure. 

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Thad used our 1TS-60 (5/64") snare to capture this nice beaver early in the season here in Missouri. 

 

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Our seven year old son, Gus, had the time of his life early in the trapping season.  The photo below has him proudly displaying his first solo catch.  He chose the area, baited and set the trap himself and ran his line after school.  His hard work paid off on the second day.  His sister was almost as excited.

 

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There's nothing like running your line and finding a nice coyote waiting for you.  For those states that require cable restraint usage, our Thompson Release Lock with the patented break-away pin does a great job holding canines, as you can see below.  Thad used a 1S60-CR (5/64") for this set.

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Deer season is almost as exciting around our house as trapping/snaring season.  This year was a particularly memorable one as our oldest two kids tagged their first deer.  Maddie shot a nice doe opening morning making Dad proud by dropping her with one shot as she was turned toward them.  A few weeks later during our antlerless only season, Gus was able to take a button buck late in the day.  Both are anxiously awaiting next November when they can try their luck again. 

               

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Thad and I enjoy taking the kids with us when ever we can.  Although our youngest, Shelby, isn't quite big enough to go every day, we had the opportunity to take her with us when checking the trap line a few weeks ago.  She loved the 4-wheeler ride and was excited to see he caught a coon.  She wanted to be sure and have her picture taken with it to show her friends.

 

Take a kid trapping, hunting or fishing and share our heritage and our passion.