Tips to follow when making an animal trap include basing the trap size and design on the animal it's intended to catch and hiding any human scent while making the trap. Traps with baits tend to be more effective at luring in animals.
Types of traps include snares, deadfall traps and tension traps. Snares, which wrap around the animal's neck, can work on small animals, such as rabbits, to large animals, such as deer. Deadfall traps crush animals. These traps work well on small animals, since it's difficult to find items heavy enough to crush large animals. Tension traps spear animals, making them effective on animals of various sizes.
Animals avoid traps with human scents. To mask his scent, the trap maker can cover his hands with mud while making the trap.