This step by step tutorial of how to build a homemade humane PVC squirrel trap is an option to dealing with a homesteading pest or as a way to catch small game. Squirrels need to be trapped to keep them from damaging your home and outbuildings, attacking your garden and stealing food from the bird wildlife.
The best bait is peanut butter smeared inside the PVC tube because squirrels are gluttons and quite curious.
You may ask yourself is it legal to trap a squirrel on your own homesteading property ? In most states, you must kill and dispose of the animal on your property at the time of capture. . Check the regulations of your state department of wildlife. Relocate and trap squirrels at your own risk while wearing very thick leather gloves.
Some people might bulk at the idea of eating a squirrel but honestly it just might be the ultimate free-range meat. Squirrel is a sustainable meat that can quickly renew itself. Of course, in a survival situation squirrel meat can be very valuable so it helps to have experience hunting and preparing them ahead of time.
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