Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

April 12, 2017

Drop Hog Trap – 041117

We have found this drop trap to be very effective for feral hogs.   It appears the

advantage of this type trap is that the hogs can see all the way under the trap.

And they aren’t required to enter a small trap door.   We caught 18 pigs in the

first week of activation in another drop trap.  It’s built using three 16′ utility panels.

A small mess is lines the inside to prevent small pigs from escaping.

The diameter is 15′.  We use a Harbor Freight winch to life the trap.   Two 20′ stalks

of 1 1/2′ square tubing if part of the lifting.  The trigger is an upside down cross built out

of 1″ lumber.   Corn is placed under the trigger.  A hog bumps the trigger and the

trap drops before he can escape.

 

May 12, 2016

Seven fewer feral pigs on our farm

April 28, 2016

Problems with our corral hog traps

Walnut Corral Hog Trap

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Note date (4/26/16) and time (12:56am)

He is entering corral trap.

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Note date (4/26/16) and time (12:57am)

Trap door closed with hog inside.

In less than two hours later,

he escapes by crawling over top of 52″ panels.

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Beaver Creek Corral Hog Trap

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Camera date is 4/27/16 and time should be am.

So it’s 04/27/16 at 4:00 am

Boar hog entering trap.

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Date 04/27/16 at 4:03 am

Big Boar Feral Hog caught in corral trap.

In less than two hours,

he escapes by crawling over the 52′ panels.

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Our traps will need to be modified

if we hope to keep these big hogs.

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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January 3, 2016

Hogs and Hog Traps

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The hogs are cautious of traps.   The adults might stick their heads in the trap drop, but normally will not enter.

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Now pigs are less cautious.   They will occasionally enter the trap for a meal.

 

 

 

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There are two pigs in this trap.   The trigger wire is placed high.   They will not trip the gate.    We are trying to encourage mom and dad to enter.  Hopefully, they will see kids enjoying pile of corn and decide to enter.   In this case, that did not happen.

June 7, 2015

Hogzilla

 This big guy enjoys our corn but he will not dare enter the hog trap.

I wonder if the trap would hold him.

This guy can do lots of damage to our hay meadows.

I doubt he ever comes out of his thicket during daylight hours.

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May 28, 2015

Maybe we should put the hog trap on the front porch

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May 13, 2015

One More Feral Pig caught in trap

The feral hogs are smart animals.  They will avoid our traps.  But occasionally, one makes a mistake and he is removed from the farm.  No more destructive rooting in hay meadows for this feral pig.

 

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