That's where the split stick deadfall comes in. When we refer to the vertical, the diagonal, the smallest being the trigger, and the bait stick, we are talking about the 4 pieces isnt this to heavy to trigger by a small animal? You should also try to set the traps away from your camp or shelter so as not to exhaust the game near your camp. You’ll notice a lot of similarities between this trap and the others. You'll need them as you learn how to set the trigger for maximum sensitivity.). You can follow John by subscribing to his newsletter on the PrepperZine.com homepage, or by following him on Facebook. Nice. Here is a nice overview photo of the Figure-4 Deadfall trap mechanism. NOTE: Trapping is strictly regulated in most places. on Step 4, Reply How to Make a Figure 4 Deadfall Trap We try to post the most efficient way to build the most effective traps that have proven history throughout history. I guess when man saw animals get entangled in some vines, his primitive brain set out to find a way to do it by his hand for the dinner bowl. DIY Paiute Deadfall Trap. Trapping is a traditional way to catch game and should be part of your survival strategy. When the bait stick is moved, the structure falls quickly and the prey is injured or killed. You want it to be pretty tight. Doesn't even require a bit of rope or any other materials. 4 years ago, Reply With this method I have never tripped a deadfall. They are all pretty simple to set up but each has their little quirks, advantages, and disadvantages. Nor was it engaged in for fun, or as a sport. on Step 4, 6 years ago About 1/4" of trigger travel is what you want, or less. In my opinion this is the easiest deadfa… To make this trap there are 3 pieces of wood that are straight, then a smaller piece. Articles on exploration, discovery and the way we ‘see’ the world – and the interface in between. It helps if the sticks are angled in towards the rock instead of straight up. Ask me if youre looking for a trap for a special animal . (Photo of Henry and Agnes Titus sitting on the bank of the Yukon River in Tanana, Alaska about 1992 courtesy of Allen and Anne Titus.) Only 2 cuts are needed, one flat edge and one notched. Why not when setting the trap, just place ANOTHER large rock in front of the 'trigger'? Required fields are marked *. (Photo of Henry and Agnes Titus sitting on the bank of the Yukon River in Tanana, Alaska about 1992 courtesy of Allen and Anne Titus.).