In ancient times, hunting varied according to the existing and available means, as there were not many hunting rifles as we do, so the human or sniper resorted to hunting with dogs, chasing and hunting with traps, and these are the most common among people and their purposes differ in the practice of hunting with traps. Scientists, for example, use them to catch wild animals unharmed to study their habit, while farmers and livestock breeders use trap hunting to catch animals that kill their poultry and sheep, such as foxes, wolves and other harmful animals that damage green plants.
Types of traps:
The type of trap used depends on the type of animal to be caught and whether the trap is wanted alive or dead, and the hunter usually deliberately hides the trap in a location where the animal lives and waits for the animal that falls into it.
- Encirclement traps
- Astringent traps
- Fatal traps.
Fishing with encirclement traps
It catches the animal without harm, and the most widespread type of it is the box trap, or cage, and the trap installer puts a bait in the box to entice the animal to enter it, and then closes the box door suddenly, holding the animal inside, and animal hunters and scientists often use box traps to catch animals in order to put them in zoos, or to be used in scientific research.
Trap Hunting Holding
They catch animals but do not kill them, and the most common type of this type is the steel trap, and factories produce steel traps of different sizes and shapes to catch animals such as foxes. The steel trap has jaw-like grippers, working with a steel spring, and holding the animal by its foot or leg, as there are teeth in some steel traps, which may injure the animal if it resists to get rid of its captivity.
Britain considers hunting with steel traps brutal, without animal welfare, so it bans its use, and some states in the United States ban the use of steel traps with teeth.
Hunting with deadly traps
These traps include, for example, a mousetrap that is used in many homes and stores, and a familiar mousetrap includes metal rods, applied closed by a coiled spring, killing the mouse.