Trap Wise Hogs
Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:03 AM
Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:31 AM
Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:15 AM
- He uses really big traps. Ones that will easily hold several pigs. Ideally the whole herd.
- In the trap, he digs a hole and puts a lot of the corn in it (about half a five gallon bucket). Make the hole near the back of the trap. Make it wider than deep so several pigs can root at it at once. He pours a half bottle of PIG LIKKER on the corn an covers it under a couple inches of dirt. Sprinkle the top of the "honey hole" with some loose corn and PIG LIKKER.
- Sprinkle some corn outside the trap leading into it.
- Spread a small amount of bait on top of the dirt.
- Here's the important step!!! Make sure the trigger is buried and hidden as far away from the gate as possible! Take care that the trigger cord can not be accidently activated by a pigs back brushing it. Tie an ear of corn to the end of the trigger cord. Don't use the Pig Likker on it before you bury it. You want the pigs to find this bait last!
This is the way the set up is intended to work. The pigs end up going in and out of the trap several times before it gets sprung. This is a good thing! After a few young stupid pigs risk it without getting caught more and more of the herd enters the trap. Eventually the herd gets very comfortable and relaxed rooting at the "Honey Hole". As they get to the end of that treat, one of the pigs will find the trigger and spring the trap on the whole group.
One cautionary note. The digging power of several trapped pigs is formidable!. You will need to make sure you take steps to keep them from digging out. Even then you need to check the trap daily!
On particularly trap wise hogs. He sets up the trap so it cannot be sprung and gets them feeding out of it for a week or so before actually setting it.
Hope that helps.
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