I'd guess loop size as well, I always make mine about 9" diameter, 2-3" off the ground, depending on the "hole " in the fence they are using. I have never caught one past the neck. As mentioned, buy pre-loaded, or load them yourself using a pipe or fence post. I have caught them for years though with normal, "not loaded" snares, before they became popular, but the lock and cable, has to be perfect. I use small azz copper (phone wire) for cable tie to fence wire), so it goes when slightly pulled, just a couple wraps or 3 loose. Soon as the cacble hits their chest , I want it closing.
Edit: Consider your set location as well, sometimes if it is in a sunken spot, they use their front feet more to go under since they have to get extra low.
Edited by Western (04/03/15 05:09 AM)
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