The first step would be to find out if you are allowed to install a trap in the area where you will do your hunting because you don’t want to have any unpleasant surprises. In order to do this it is advisable to research this matter online.
Also, another thing you must do is carefully read about what types of bear traps you are allowed to use because in some states, take Maine for example, you are only allowed to use cable traps, while other traps are forbidden.
You can buy these traps from your local sporting goods store or by going online as there are many shops which deal with this kind of products.
The 4th step you must follow is to find the best trapping location in order to get maximum efficiency.
Then you should enclose the trap by strands of wire: one 2 ft from ground, the second 4 ft from the ground. Make sure that the wiring is safely held in the right position. After doing so, place the wire 5 to 10 yards from your trap.
The final step would be to mark the traps - write very tall letters (about 3 inches, or more). These signs should be spaced around the installed trap at about 20 feet intervals and they also must be safely fastened with the top strand.
As you can see, bear trapping isn’t very hard and can be a very good alternative in comparison with other methods because it requires less time and energy and, if properly installed, the trap can be pretty efficient.