How to make an Apache Foot Trap


Make an Apache Foot Trap


by Gary Benton

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The Apache foot trap is one that may or may not work well. First, the deer or other large game MUST step into the trap. The sharp stakes in the hole may or may not hold the animal. The tips to the sharpened stakes must be close together so the foot will become caught. Keep in mind, you will have to kill the animal if you trap one. The Apache foot trap is easy to make, for the most part.

The hole should be about 12 inches deep, and perhaps ten inches across the top, with a gentle slope on the inside. You'll notice in the illustration, the hole is wider at the bottom than at the top. So, slope the hole outward as you work. I found it difficult to place the stakes into the sides of the hole without a lot work, but it can be done, just do your best to avoid poking a hand or arm as you work.



Apache Foot Trap




Gary Benton has over 45 years of outdoor experience in camping, hiking, fishing, and other activities. He's no armchair survival man, he's walked the walk from the arctic to the desert and all the area in between. Gary has an associates degree in Search and Rescue, Survival Operations, a B.S. in Industrial Occupational safety, and all but his thesis completed for a M.S. in Counseling Psychology.
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