Mouths are home-made wooden traps that for many centuries have been used in the hunting of animals. These wooden traps of a pressing type were made entirely from improvised materials, using simple tools with an ax, a saw, a hunting knife. Despite the primitive manufacturing technology, wooden mouth traps were quite effective traps.
Mouths, wooden traps of a pressing type for catching foxes, foxes, wolverines, raccoon dogs, manufacturing, installation and adjustment.
In past times, mouth traps were made entirely from natural materials, without a single nail. Instead of nails, dry, hard knots were used. Nowadays, nails, metal staples and wire are not scarce material, which determined the further improvement of the technology for manufacturing such log traps.
If earlier the hunter had to work with the ax for a long time and carefully, then modern manufacturers can afford to do it faster with a piece of wire or a pair of nails. However, despite the apparent simplicity, wooden traps for the mouth are not so easy to manufacture even with the use of technical means. It takes a lot of time to adjust the alarm mechanism.
Making and setting up a wooden mouth trap for catching fox, fox, wolverine, raccoon dog.
Since time immemorial, wooden traps for the mouth have been used for fishing foxes, foxes, and wolverines. Similar airplanes can also be used to catch a raccoon dog. Top view of the grazed mouth trap is shown below..
Insert two rows of pegs into the ground, they should rise 50-60 cm above the ground. The length of each row is 130-150 cm. The distance between the rows is 55-60 cm. On one side of this “corridor” make of poles (7-8 cm) an arch in the form of the letter P. Its height is 75-80 cm, width 55-60 cm. After that, make a crush of three logs.
Medium log: 2.5-3 meters long, 15-20 cm thick. Side logs: 1.8-2 meters long, 15-20 cm thick. Connect the logs with a pair of chopping blocks made of chopped sticks and nails. Crush should be placed with a small gap (3-4 cm on each side) inside the “corridor”. Prepare a sturdy stick with a thickness of 5-6 cm and a length of about 1.5 meters for the manufacture of “hoe”
Make a guard from the chain link (5-6 cm long), from which you need to cut a small area, a nail (about 5 mm thick) without a hat and a steel rod (a piece of nail or a piece of wire 5 mm thick). On one of the pegs, which will be located in the middle of the row, make a neat notch with a depth of 5-7 mm. Drive a piece of nail without a hat below the notch. Tie a sim line with a thick fishing line (1 mm) to the chain link. Tie the other end of the line to the opposite peg from the adjacent row.
On the rod, make a shallow gash in the middle and tie a fishing line about 1 meter long to it. Tie the other end of the fishing line to the “hoe”, throw it over the crossbar of the arch. Connect the “hoe” and the crush with a rope loop or wire ring. Then connect the details of the guard and set the trap mouth.
Place finely chopped pieces of bait on the inside of the patio. The beast will go into the corridor, start digging into the bait, touch the tense SIM card and be crushed by a fallen crush.
Based on materials from the B.M.Zhitkov Research Institute of Hunting and Animal Breeding.