Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

April 24, 2016

I caught this big sow rooting

hog-sow-.223-041816She was in hay meadow behind us.

Along with a buddy, they were

digging for food.

The Ruger .223 American compact

converted her from a rooting destructive pest

to meat for pan sausage.

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April 23, 2016

Grandson Lukie helping checking hog traps

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April 21, 2016

these guys and gals will cause us no more grief

pigs-041516Caught these on April 15

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pigs-041716Caught these on April 17, 2016

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They provided lots of meat to several families.

April 16, 2016

pigs finally caught in corral trap

Filed under: farm,Hogs — Freddie Keel @ 10:29 am
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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 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.

 

 

March 1, 2016

Chomp, Chomp, Chomp

Filed under: Hogs — Freddie Keel @ 10:24 am
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