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How To Make Animal Traps in Sons of The Forest

Shane Williams

Sons of The Forest is a sequel to The Forest and it was finally launched on February 24th 2023. As you may already know if you played the previous game, getting a good supply of food at the start of the game is pretty tricky, so the Animal Traps will give you a good early supply of food. This page will navigate you through the necessary steps to crafting and setting up an Animal Trap.

Select the Trap from your "Guide Book" iconGuide Book.

Animal Trap Recipe in Sons of The Forest

Name Requirement
Animal Trap 14 "Stick" iconSticks
"Fish" iconFish Trap 25 "Stick" iconSticks

There are many different ways of preventing hunger in Sons of The Forest, such as Cereal, Chocolate, MREs and "Canned Food" iconCanned Food. But, these won’t last very long and you won’t always be guaranteed, so you want to avoid relying on them. Thankfully, Animal Traps are relatively simple to craft, as all you’ll need is a lot of "Stick" iconSticks which can either be found on the floor or by destroying bushes to cause them to fall. However, a stick isn’t always guaranteed to drop, but it seems to drop more often when destroying the red bushes.

How To Craft a Animal Trap

Once you’ve acquired the required amount sticks for the trap you want to craft, open up the "Guide Book" iconGuide Book by pressing B-Key, then hold X-Key to bring up the crafting section. Here you’ll want to select the Traps Option which is fourth one down, then you’ll be presented with a template that you’ll need to place. If you choose the Animal Trap, then you’ll want to place it on the floor near your base or further away where there are a lot of animals roaming around.

(1 of 2) Place the Trap

Place the Trap (left), then place the sticks to build it. (right)

For the "Fish" iconFish Trap you’ll want to look for a pool of water where you can see lots of fish swimming about before you can place it. After you’ve placed the trap, press E-Key to place the required amount of sticks, then it’ll be ready for use. Finally, continue with your other tasks, such as building, completing story quests, exploring caves, then return to the trap after a few in-game hours have passed to find a delicious snack.


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