In this video I teach you how to make a penny lock for a cable-snare. I also talk about how to make a simple locking mechanism for a basic wire snare and a paracord snare to keep tension on your catch. These will help to keep your snare from releasing when your catch struggles to free itself.
Know your local laws. Trapping is highly regulated and is illegal in many states. Trapping is also indiscriminate and will kill or harm cats, dogs, endangered species, humans and other unintended prey. Do not trap unless you are in a survival situation and if domestic animals are not present. All traps assembled by Colorado Mountain Man Survival are immediately dismantled or made harmless after our demonstrations.