This is one of the most efficient traps that require limited calories and resources. Although it looks complicated, it’s fairly simple once you understand the concept. This trap consists of three sticks about 12 inches in length or for quick measurements from your wrist to your elbow approximately, either a long rock or round log with enough weight to crush a small animal. It’s important to remove any branches if you tend to use a log. It’s important for the dead weight to hit the ground without any thing obstructing it from hitting the ground and possibly losing your catch.
This type of trap can be made in relatively ten minutes or less; one can set up a few of these if one can locate an animal’s path of travel. You may see foliage damage, scat, tracks it’s important to put a figure four in the pathway for the best results.
Step 1. Sharpen the top of on stick to resemble a “flathead screwdriver”. This will be your vertical stick
Step 2. One end repeats the flathead screwdriver effect and the same on the opposite end. One will balance the deadfall the other will be the “release.” Now lay your first stick down and place the second at a 45-degree angel from the top position with about two to three fingers with and you want to notch this in a “7” notching so stick one will fit in this notch.
Step 3. The third stick will lay horizontal and intersect with stick 2 and 3 in a number 4 appearance. Again you will notch two fingers from the end “7” notching so stick two can rest in the notch.
Now on the side of stick three and stick one intersect you want to mark the width of each stick and make a “C” notch, so both sticks are notched to lay in each other. At the end of stick three facing under the deadfall, you want to sharpen to a point for bait.