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.

 

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September 18, 2016

hog farm

September 16, 2016

these two made a mistake

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 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.

 

 

January 23, 2016

These hogs still enjoying our feeders

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They better be careful as I moved a trap into that area today.

July 7, 2015

Nice fat feral hogs

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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 25, 2015

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January 4, 2013

They got greedy

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We have had the hog trap door wired open which allows the hogs to enter and exit without penalty.

After they become comfortable, we activate the trap.

In this trap are four pigs.

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They will be great on the grill.

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