Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

February 25, 2015

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October 23, 2012

Grilled smoked pork for the grand-kids

    These little fellows should not have stopped by our hog trap.

once cleaned, washed and seasoned

they will be cooked for grand-kids.

seasoned and wrapped in foil to be cooked

for about 12 hours.

Once cooked, the foil is removed

to smoke the meat for about one hour.

The meat is then cooled before bagging

and then to freezer.

Once frozen, the meat goes to the homes of the grand-kids.

November 11, 2011

One day Vension and then Deer Sausage

We can’t have deer sausage without a deer.


We mix venison and pork 50/50.


Just about finished..


Our deer sausage eaters

and they love’m.

February 4, 2011

Oink, Oink, Oink

Filed under: Hogs — Freddie Keel @ 12:44 am
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This little piggy made the mistake of entering the trap

to get a little diesel corn.

Deer do not like corn lightly soaked in diesel but hogs

seem to like the taste.


Time for someone to put him out of his misery.

Any volunteers?

No, it is not John Wayne!


time for pork chops

January 17, 2011

One less hog on the tree farm

Filed under: Hogs — Freddie Keel @ 12:18 am
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A few days ago my game camera caught the pigs coming to a corn feeder.

It just happens that I have a hog trap at that feeder.

So our grand-son (Brett) and I set the trap.

We used corn soaked in diesel as bait for the trap.

Deer normally will not eat diesel corn, this prevents catching a deer in the trap.


And the next day.

I think I recognize him from the game camera photo.


Wild hogs are a problem for the Southern States.

They cause four hundred million dollars in damage per year in Texas.

They can triple their population in a year.

No longer are they far away as they are now invading the developed areas.

And there is no effective control…..at this time.



October 1, 2010

Suprise for me and Suprise for the hogs

Filed under: Hogs — Freddie Keel @ 7:23 pm
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Due to the hot weather, I had not activated the hog traps at our tree farm.  The traps were open with the trap door in a locked position.  During the last few days, I have put some feed in the traps so that the hogs would get use to entering and exiting without difficulty.

On Thursday afternoon, I had planned to put some corn in the traps with activation next week when the weather is cooler.

When I drove up to the traps, I was stunned to see three hogs and one piglet in one trap.  And they were excited to see me.  I’m assuming they entered the traps and their bumping the sides caused the trap door to fall and locking them on the inside.

It was 88* and without water they might die so the choices were to release them or dress them quickly.  In about 90 minutes, they were cleaned and on ice.



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