Hinge loops or poles are called so because they are installed on poles along fishing trails (paths). The hazel grouses are arranged from a thin tree (about 5 cm in diameter) 1.5-2 meters long, from which all branches are chopped off. In addition to four, growing approximately in the middle of the tree. They are connected in pairs by two rings, in which the loop traps themselves are straightened.
Hinge loops or poles for catching hazel grouse, black grouse and squirrel, device, installation and guard.
The loops prepared in this way are laid horizontally between two trees. 50 cm from the loops, on either side of them, hang bundles of rowan berries or viburnum from the pole. Pecking berries in one bunch, the hazel grouse, trying to get to the second, runs along the perch and gets his head into the loop. Under the weight of a hazel grouse hanging in the loop, the pole turns over and the second loop is in a wary position.
Rowan berries as a decoy give a great effect in the fall, when the rowan is already showered or eaten by thrushes and waxwings. But before the onset of stable negative air temperatures. Hunters harvest bundles of mountain ash before it begins to crumble, and store them in a suspended suspension or in the attic.
When conducting fishing, it should be borne in mind that at the beginning of the season, at high air temperatures, the caught hazel grouse swells quite quickly. They can also be eaten by animals and birds (jays, kuksha, martens, ermines and others).
In a similar way catch black grouse. However, the hinges are not mounted on the pole, but on a tree that is visited by fattening black grouse. Birch branches with a large number of earrings are used as bait..
Squirrel fishing poles, device.
Squirrel poles differ only in that dried mushrooms are used as bait in this case. Squirrel loops are made of thin soft steel wire with a cross section of 0.3-0.5 mm. The length of the wire is 40-50 cm. At the end of it, as in a loop for rabbits, make a ring. Loop with a diameter of 8-10 cm is mounted vertically on the knot.
Very good results are obtained when installing loops near a tree with a good yield of cones. To do this, take a rod with a thickness of about 10 cm, a length of at least 4-5 meters. At one end they put her on the ground. Others lean against a tree at a height of 1-1.5 meters from the ground. At a distance of 0.75-1.5 meters from the tree, the pole rests on a fork in the stake. The loop is located in the forks of the stake across the pole.
The squirrel in the loop beats weakly and, having torn off a knot or pole, quickly dies. This allows the use of protein loops made from relatively thin kapron threads in the field. Or from one horse hair.
To prevent the animal from breaking the loop with its claws, a wooden tube 2.5-3 cm long is put on the free end of the thread or hair. It slides along the thread while tightening the loop.
Based on materials from the book Encyclopedia of the Hunter.
Rudenko F.A., Semashko V.Yu., Cherenkov S.E., Matyunin M.M..