SNARING LYNX—May the bay lynx be taken in a snare as successfully as the Canada lynx? Please describe the beat snare for these animals. Do they have a regular route of travel?
Where bay lynx are plentiful you can snare them while the water is open by setting snares on the logs spanning the streams. The snares are made of five or six strands of No. 20 brass wire, twisted, and are set exactly like fox snares. While I have never heard of any trapper setting snares for them, I know that they are caught sometimes in snares set on logs for foxes, also occasionally in snares set on stock or game trails. The loop of the snare should be eight or nine inches in diameter, and the bottom of the snare should stand about six inches above the log. It should be so fastened that when the cat is caught and falls off the log he cannot get back onto it. While the bay lynx travels more or less over the same route he does not stay to it as closely as some other animals, any way it is so in the East.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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