CABLE SIZING

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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