Scary hunt

bellcatbellcat Senior MemberPosts: 1,206 Senior Member
I was pheasant hunting on Saturday with my big lab Glen. We were on public land south of Wallace, hunting mixed tall grass, weeds and cattails. We came across a fairly fresh gut pile, and I figured some kid had taken his or her youth deer that morning.


We moved on and after 10 yards or so I noticed Glen wasn't with me? I looked back and he just stood, planted. I called, but he wouldn't come, just whimpered. I went back and found he had been snared! It was pulling tight and he was starting to choke. Trying to not panic, I got my Leatherman out and tried to snip the cable. After 3-4 minutes and my dog gasping, I accidentally hit the cam and the pressure was released. He walked off and coughed a few times. I checked him closely and called the vet. She said to watch him awhile, that if his trachea was damaged I would be able to tell.

He turned out fine, and we continued to hunt. (no birds) What a scare!
"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

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  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 213 Member
    Holy cow dude!! That's crazy as hell, I don't mind trapping but man when an innocent dog or other pet gets trapped up I hate it!
    "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
    "As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
    " -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,035 Senior Member
    Glad you're dog is ok.

    Did you call the authorities? I would guess that this sort of trapping is verboten.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,631 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Glad you're dog is ok.

    Did you call the authorities? I would guess that this sort of trapping is verboten.

    Depends on where you live....in many states snaring is perfectly legal.....sounds like the dog ran afoul of someone's coyote set...finding out who owned the snare should not be hard as most states require traps/snares be tagged with the owner's name/address/etc.....

    This is always a hazard when hunting with dogs, especially on public land....I have had to release my dogs from leghold traps on several occasions.

    Glad your dog got through it without serious injury....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,759 Senior Member
    Glad the dog will be OK
    I have a need for speed
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,206 Senior Member
    Fully legal after November 13th, no hard feelings as trappers have rights to land as well. And yes, a coyote set on the gut pile, which was probably planted for that purpose.

    I've dabbled in trapping for pests but always with foot traps. Did a lot of research that evening on snares!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,040 Senior Member
    Missouri calls them "cable restraint devices".
    Which yes there is a difference, but it's the same principle.
    Never the less, I'm glad it turned out ok! And I'd keep a pair of wire cutters in my pack from now on.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,373 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Missouri calls them "cable restraint devices".
    Which yes there is a difference, but it's the same principle.
    Never the less, I'm glad it turned out ok! And I'd keep a pair of wire cutters in my pack from now on.

    Damn skippy! I would too!!! Glad the pooch is Ok.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,631 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Damn skippy! I would too!!! Glad the pooch is Ok.

    Learning to release the catch is a lot simpler than trying to chew through cable with a pair of wire cutters.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,895 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Learning to release the catch is a lot simpler than trying to chew through cable with a pair of wire cutters.....

    Get better pliers.

    https://chadstoolbox.com/71-01-200-r-knipex-high-leverage-cobolt-fencing-cutters/?utm_medium=googleshopping&utm_source=bc
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13

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