LEGAL snare traps in #1 is the stop that prevents the loop from going all the way closed minimum circle allowed is 9” circumference. #2 is the washer that slides to tighten and loosen. #3 is the breakaway hook that is designed to release with a max pressure of 175 lbs. the bent washer slides very easy back and forth. If the cable was legal for PA it should not do a thing to the animal. The washer acts like a choker chain. Keep cable straight it will loosen right up.
Seasons end Feb 23