Snare Cable Sizing Chart
(cable diameter or thickness)

Below you will find a table which shows the most common cable diameters used on various animals. Although not complete, this table should give you a good idea of what cable size to use for the animal(s) you intend to snare. This chart was developed from both personal experience and other trapper's recommendations. Everyone will experience different situations. What doesn't work for some might work for others. You should be willing to experiment on your own to achieve mastership.
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Common cable diameters used on animals
1/32
3/64
1/16
5/64
3/32
7/64
1/8
5/32
3/16
7/32
1/4
mink
mink
fox
fox
wolf
wolf
wolf
wolf
grizzly
grizzly
kodiak
squirrel
squirrel
lynx
lynx
wolverine
wolverine
wolverine
wolverine
kodiak
kodiak
weasel
martin
coyote
coyote
gator
gator
gator
black bear
muskrat
beaver
beaver
coyote
pig
pig
rabbit
otter
otter
otter
small bear
small bear
fisher
fisher
hog
coon
coon
bob cat
bob cat
rabbit
opossum
groundhog