Types and characteristics of traps
This is a guide page that summarizes the necessary information on selecting and using traps. If you are starting trap hunting or are worried about wildlife damage, you may be wondering which product to choose. There are mainly two types of traps that we deal with: “box traps” and “kukuri traps”.
Characteristics of Box Trap and Tie Trap
Both box traps and tie traps are used to capture beasts, but their shapes and installation methods are very different.
Comparison of Box Trap and Tie Trap
Box traps can lure multiple beasts at once using bait, so multiple captures are possible at once. Also, it doesn't require a lot of technique to set up, so the hurdles to capture are lower than those of tying traps.
On the other hand, tying traps can only trap one beast per trap. In addition, it is necessary to anticipate the movement of the beast and pinpoint the place where it will step on the tying trap. Therefore, it takes a certain amount of familiarity and experience to capture them.
However, box traps are heavy and large in size, so once set up, it takes time and effort to move them. In addition, since the unit price is cheaper than box traps, it is possible to reduce the cost of installing multiple places (however, the larger the number of installations, the more labor it takes to install and patrol).
Also, for those who have experience, the appeal of tying traps is that they can add original ideas to the rigging methods and materials.
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Use properly depending on the vigilance of the beast
Box traps are suitable for wiping out individuals with low vigilance. Individuals that have not learned to capture with traps will recognize that they can be eaten safely and enter the traps relatively easily if they are acclimatized with bait after keeping the door of the box trap from falling. .
On the other hand, in the case of wild boars in particular, individuals who have learned the trap and are highly wary do not tend to enter the inside of the box trap. In the case of such individuals, it is a good idea to use a tying trap to capture them.
One way to do this is to use a trail camera to observe the animal's movements and devise ways to set traps. For example, if you observe a highly cautious individual approaching a box trap but never trying to enter it, you can efficiently capture it by setting a hook trap several meters ahead of the box trap. increase.
Depending on the installation location
Due to the structure of the box trap, it is necessary to place it on a flat surface so that the door does not tilt (because the door may not operate smoothly if it tilts).
Also, since box traps for wild boars and deer are relatively large, a certain amount of space is required to set them up. It is better to install a tying trap in animal trails, narrow roads, and narrow places.
Differentiate according to the type of beast
In the case of tying traps, the main catches are wild boars and deer. In the case of box traps, there are various sizes depending on the type of beast, so it is a good idea to choose the one that suits the target.
About hunting license
In Japan, as a general rule, it is not possible to capture wild birds and animals without the necessary licenses and permits. A trapping license is required to use box traps, enclosure traps, and tie traps.
A hunting license can be obtained by passing the hunting license examination conducted by the prefecture. Valid for 3 years.
It is not possible to start hunting immediately after obtaining a hunting license, but it is possible to start hunting only after applying for hunter registration to the prefectural government and being approved. Applications for hunting license exams and hunter registration are done at the counter in charge of each prefecture, but if you join the hunter association, you may be able to take care of the hunter registration procedure.
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