The bow and arrow trap

How to get the animals without actively hunting
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The bow and arrow trap

Post by Bram van Munster » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:28 pm

The bow and arrow trap

This is a lethal trap, never leave it unattended unless you absolutely have no other choice!

As you can see, this one is a mix of the springloaded traps I posted earlier when it comes to the trigger, but this one uses a trip wire to set it off.


It is slightly more difficult to set up, as more carvings are involved.
This is also a trap that will kill the animal immediately provided the arrow hits a lethal spot.
The fact an arrow is used makes this also a trap that is working in one way only, so you'll want to funnel the target to the tripwire.

You can use a bow you already have, or make one from a flexible stick and cordage.
What is not shown in the picture is that you'll need to put some tension on the tripwire with another stick, otherwise the whole trap won't work.

When the target steps on the tripwire or kicks it, the rope will pull out the catch stick, releasing the toggle and setting off the bow, and what ever passed the wire is dead.

Practice, but respect the local laws!!!

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