Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

April 11, 2016

These guys got in wrong trap.

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April 10, 2016

It they ever grow up, we will catch them

hogs-040616aAnother one of our corral hog traps in action.   It’s 2:40pm and pigs are entering.

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hogs-040616bIt’s 2:46 pm.   The trap door has been triggered and is closed.   Only one pig remains.  They escaped.

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hogs-040716aOne day later at 9:57 am.   They are entering trap.

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hogs-040716bAt 10:04 am, the gate is closed and one pig is visible.   He later escapes.

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Once our traps are modified to capture small pigs, we should eliminate several pest.

April 9, 2016

It isn’t easy to trap feral pigs

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They are back and I think it’s about over for them.

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That’s it.  The trap door has slammed shut. They are captured.   No longer will they be rooting our hay meadows or eating out deer corn.   It’s over for them.

 

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What’s this!   Where are my captured pigs?  The mesh size on the cattle panels is 6″ X 8″.   Somehow these pigs were able to escape by crawling through those small openings.  In less than fifteen minutes from the time they were captured, they all escaped.

Plan B?

April 7, 2016

They are getting careless.

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April 6, 2016

Changes to Deer Hunting Regulations for 2016-17

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 10:07 am

 

Commission Approves Changes to Deer Hunting Regulations for 2016-17

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s deer hunting regulations that includes expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas.

The Commission adopted the following changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Hunting Proclamation, the details of which will be incorporated into this year’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Outdoor Annual:

  • Elimination of the Antlerless and Spike-buck Control Permit due to lack of demand;
  • Define “unbranched antlered deer” to clarify what constitutes a legal buck across seasons and to alleviate confusion among hunters, and replace the “Special Late Antlerless and Spike-buck Season” with a “Special Late Season” to accommodate the inclusion of “unbranched antlered deer” in the bag limit;
  • Allow the take of antlerless deer without a permit on certain U.S. Forest Service Lands during youth-only seasons;
  • Clarify that white-tailed antlerless deer harvest during the archery-only season does not require a permit and harvest of antlerless deer during youth seasons is restricted to persons 16 years of age and younger including on properties issued Level 1 Managed Lands Deer (MLD) Permits;
  • Implement both a general and special archery-only season for white-tailed deer in Andrews, Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Gaines, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Parmer, Terry and Yoakum counties, with a bag limit of three deer (no more than one buck and no more than two antlerless), which is identical to adjoining/nearby counties that currently have a season.
  • Implement both a general and special archery-only season for white-tailed deer in Winkler County, with a bag limit of three deer (no more than one buck and no more than two antlerless, with the take of antlerless deer restricted to the archery-only season or properties issued MLDP antlerless tags). The new season is identical to adjoining/nearby counties that currently have a season.
  • Establish four “doe days” (time periods in when antlerless deer may be taken without a permit in parts of the state where antlerless harvest regulations are conservative) in Bell (east of IH35), Burleson, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Kaufman, Limestone, Milam, Navarro and Williamson (east of IH35) counties;
  • Increase the number of doe days to 16 in Anderson, Brazos, Camp, Gregg, Grimes, Henderson, Lamar, Leon, Madison, Morris, Red River, Robertson and Upshur counties; and
  • implement a muzzleloader-only late season in Anderson, Bell (East of IH 35), Brazos, Burleson, Comal (East of IH 35), Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Falls, Franklin, Freestone, Grimes, Hays (East of IH 35), Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Smith, Titus, Travis (East of IH 35), Van Zandt, Williamson (East of IH 35), and Wood counties.

April 5, 2016

The Family that eats together will get caught together

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interesting to see the different color feral pigs out of one litter.

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The door trigger is that dark limb at angle in back of trap.   If one of the pigs touch it, the door will slam close with no chance of escape (other than crawling over top of fence).

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Momma and a few pigs are in the back of the trap but the pigs have avoided dislocating the stick and triggering the trap door.

We’ll add more corn tomorrow and expect to see them return now that they are comfortable going in trap.

Be nice to rid our farm of this sow and her 13 pigs.

 

 

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