Best Book Teaching How To Trap & Snare For Food, Fur, Survival & Doomsday

You Can Set Traps All Day Long And Never Catch Anything Without The Knowledge From This Book

The New Buckshot's Complete Survival Trapping Guide is the best book or guide that you will find on trapping and snaring for survival and covers basic to advanced methods.

The New Buckshot's Complete Survival Trapping Guide

If you think you know everything there is to know about trapping, YOU DON'T! The New Buckshot's Complete Survival Trapping Guide covers everything from basic to advanced methods of snaring and trapping for survival. This is the best book or guide that you will find on trapping and snaring. Most really experienced trappers will not tell their best secrets, but this author does. is reader-supported. When you buy via the links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

Why you might need it

Whether you want to trap for food or fur, or you are a Doomsday prepper wanting to learn about trapping for a SHTF scenario, this is a great book. In a long term survival scenario, trapping may be one of the few available methods to obtain food. Snaring and trapping animals would be a valuable skill to learn before any Doomsday situation might arise.

The New Buckshot's Complete Survival Trapping Guide is a very informative and in depth book. It not only teaches you how to trap and snare but it also provides valuable information about animal behavior, which is very important to know to improve your chances of success.

You can set traps all day long and never catch anything if you do not have the knowledge of how to prepare and use traps and snares. Learn the best tips, tricks, and methods on how to trap rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, fox, coyote, skunks, weasels, muskrats, bobcats, opossums, minks, otters, beavers, and more.

A section on survival fishing is also included. Learn how to condition your traps and snares before they are used. If you want to know what is the best trapping book, this is it.

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This video shows a highly effective method for snaring deer if you are in a wooded area and all that you have is a knife and paracord.

Added tip

It is advisable to buy a good supply of different size traps and snares, also knowing that some might be stolen in a long term survival scenario. You will learn in this book that the 7x7 snare size is the most versatile snare. Additionally, Bridger coil spring and conibear traps are among the best of those trap types.

In addition to purchasing and learning how to use snares, coil spring, and conibear traps, a great skill to have is to learn how to build your own traps with a minimal amount of material that you have to provide. Also, watch the videos below. They are the best I have seen for creating your own primitive survival traps, whether you are trapping for food, fur, or survival.


See our article for additional information on Dakotaline Snares plus snaring animals including how to use snare support wires, staking, and "tangling" your critter, along with what size snare loops to set and how high to position them off the ground to catch specific animals.

Dakotaline snares are tension loaded for quicker closure and preventing the animal backing out which results in higher percentage success rates. Start snaring animals for fur or food like rabbits, foxes, raccoons, minks, coyotes, beavers, bobcats, and more.

Coil Spring Traps

See our article for lots of information on Coil Spring Traps (also called Leg Hold" traps). Learn all about Coil Spring traps including how to select your traps, how to prepare and modify your traps, and different methods and tips for trapping different sized animals. Start catching animals like foxes, raccoons, minks, skunks, opossum, coyotes, beavers, bobcats, lynx, badgers, otters, mountain lions, wolves, and more.

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" If you think you know everything there is to know about trapping, YOU DON'T! I ran a trapline every season through my teenage and college years.So I know enough to tell that this guy knows what he' s talking about. This book is a must have for the beginning trapper. It will help you avoid many of the mistakes that I had to learn the HARD way! This book also gave me several ideas on trapping that I look forward to trying this season. I bought the book for the survival snaring. My snaring experience has been limited to beaver snaring. His advise on beaver snaring is dead on so I'm confident he's knowledgeable about snaring other species. Whether you're a novice or an experienced trapper, do yourself a favor and buy this book.

"Money well spent. I'm just new to trapping and this book answers all the questions I had. I think you would have to buy several books to equal the information contained in this book."

"Very informative and in depth. Found this book very useful in polishing up on some various traps and snares. Easy to read and easy to understand...."

"The book that will teach how to feed yourself when TSHTF. Very interesting book. I was able to learn a lot of stuff about hunting with snares, etc... I am not a hunter. I am a newly minted prepper. This book has been a godsend for me. I never hunted before and this book not only teaches you how to trap and snare but it also gives an inside into animal behavior that I think most hunters ignore. If your goal is to use hunting as a mean of survival for the long road, this is the book for you. It is an easy read. The guy explains everything using normal English and his style is funny and very easy to understand."

"Great book for the new guy to trapping....a SOLID book on the subject. Real details are shared and I actually left this book feeling competent. Much of the mystery of trapping was alleviated with this book. Good details, ideas, instruction, advice, personal experience, and things to consider all written in a manner as if he was holding a little get together at his home. It's an easy read, easy to comprehend that is not technical but is chocked full of pertinent info that is solid."

"When I purchased this book I had no idea of the excellence of knowledge contained within, and to my great satisfaction found an amazing essay and wisdom's on a wide range of woodcraft rarely found without direct experience. Having personally trapped and hunted through my years, I can testify that the insights, tools, and knowledge Mr Hemming so graciously shares, to enable one not just to survive in the face of adversity, but no matter what, to realistically live in style, have no equal. I do not make this statement lightly, as survival is a life and death matter. If you are looking to improve your trap-line, you can not go wrong. Like any good thing in life, it takes hard work and perseverance to be successful. With Mr Hemming's guidance and tricks of the trade, you will find your learning curve easily reduced, if you are a person with previous experience in trapping I can attest his methods, techniques, and advice, will advance your success, or inspire you to try your hand again. Mr. Hemming advocates common sense, practicality, a wonderful frugality, combined with his life's experience spent in the wilds trapping and hunting, along with some great tales, this book is a hidden treasure. This is simply the finest book on survival I have ever read."

"I bought this book with the hopes of it helping the younger generation. I will make it a useful tool in my bug-out plans. If when SHTF I want my son and his children to be able to survive by adding meat to the table by trapping on their own. Mr. Hemming does an excellent job clearly defining various traps, their sets and target animals."

YouTube Videos

The following video will show you how to make a very effective Yo Yo Bird Trap and all that you have is a knife and a small inexpensive mechanical yo yo fishing reel (see recommended accessories below for purchasing).

The following video will show you how to make a simple snare trap for squirrels with just wire and a small limb.

Recommended Accessories

Recommended Book

See our article review of Dressing & Cooking Wild Game: From Field to Table: Big Game, Small Game, Upland Birds & Waterfowl (The Complete Hunter) (A real wild game cookbook. A must have for any hunter, prepper, or survivalist. This book has outstanding recipes, and shows any hunter how to dress, clean, cook, and age wild game, with plenty of do's and don'ts)

Caution & Warning

Use traps (both purchased and any you make yourself) at your own risk. Please note that the information provided on this web page is for information only. and it's owner have no liability or responsibility for anyone using any items described on this web site including any purchased or hand made traps. Traps are dangerous in general, especially when used improperly or when they are set in locations where people, children, pets, or any animals (that you do not want harmed) will be in the vicinity of these traps. Even creating and setting your own hand made traps such as those shown in the videos below can be dangerous. Developing and using trapping skills is great for survival preparation, just realize it is dangerous, and developing and implementing trapping skills is entirely at your own risk.

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