Yeah this was quite annoying for me. What eventually worked was planting a snare while in the brush you can hide in, throwing bait, and staying right by it, killing deer that came by, then waiting, and eventually a fox came and got caught. >.<
I set the snare. I toss the bait. ****ing deer come to eat the bait. They step on the snare. The snare vanishes.
Every ****ing time.
I dont think you can snare a deer. snares are typically used for small animals. try neer a rabbit hole or fox. i got mine by setting the snare, throwing the food, then i chased a fox through the woods and he ran into my snare, it took me like 5-10 minuites tho