We offer a full line of snaring products in six diameters of steel cable and two diameters of stainless steel cable. The cable sizes with our Thompson Snare size reference number are listed below along with recommendations for use to capture various species of animals.
Size: Cable Diameter: Target Animal:
00 1/32 inch stainless very small game and birds
0 1/16 inch mink, bobcat, small raccoon, rabbit, fox
1 5/64 inch bobcat, fox, lynx, coyote, large raccoon
2 3/32 inch beaver, otter, lynx coyote
3 7/64 inch cougar, medium bear, wolf, alligator
4 1/8 inch cougar, large black bear, wolf, crocodile
5 5/32 inch large black, grizzly & Kodiak bears
4SS 1/8 inch stainless feral hogs, alligator
When properly set, Thompson Snares are guaranteed to hold the animal which they are recommended. Many professional snaremen have used smaller sizes with excellent results.
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