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.

 

July 30, 2015

Someone should tell these guys, “Property protected by Tannerite “

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May 5, 2015

Grandson tied me a new crappie jig

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It will be a few days before I tie this new crappie jig onto my rig,

but I thinking it will be a good fishing lure.

April 17, 2015

Really nice bass caught by really nice grandson

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He caught this momma off of her spawning bed.

Got a picture and then released her.

March 25, 2015

Kurth Lake Crappie

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These came our of 8′ to 10′ in edge of grass.

I kept ten that averaged nearly two pounds each.

March 7, 2015

Hog in Snare

 

Feral hogs at our farm are reproducing at an alarming rate.  Their rooting has destroyed one hay meadow.   This photo is example of their damage.   During the day I’m on our tractor with drag, trying to level the damage.  During the night, they are rooting.

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March 2, 2015

she has a new pet

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Our neighbor was checking the hog traps today when they noticed a momma hog with some babies.  They chased and caught one of the babies.

The pig is so cute, yet so destructive.  His momma can have three litters of 6 to 12 pigs per year (gestation 115 days).  And the feral pigs are capable of breeding at six months of age but eight to ten months is normal.  That’s much better than compound interest.

Feral hogs generally travel in family groups called sounders, comprised normally of two sows and their young. Mature boars are usually solitary, only joining a herd to breed.

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February 23, 2015

One down, hundreds to go

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Momma and her babies just continue to eat our corn.

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She got greedy.  Her babies escaped.

February 16, 2015

Grandson catches another bobcat.

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January 27, 2015

Kurth Lake Spoon Bass

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The bass in Kurth Lake are short stocky and full of fight.  If it is 16″ or longer it must be released, unless it qualifies for the Texas Lunker Program.   So all the big fish are released to continue growing.

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