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#5724171 - 04/30/15 05:42 PM Good example of a Hog Rub
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Newly cut electrical swath with brand new poles. Not sure if they move on once they've removed all the creosote but I guess we will see.
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#5724334 - 04/30/15 07:58 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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#5724551 - 04/30/15 10:56 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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#5725235 - 05/01/15 12:27 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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#5725865 - 05/01/15 09:30 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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That is a cool one.
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#5726543 - 05/02/15 06:32 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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Never seen this before. Are they rubbing the creasote on their hide? Any idea why they do it?

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#5726751 - 05/02/15 09:43 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: BigLou]
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^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, they are rubbing it on their hair and hide....to help remove parasites. Part of the reason they 'wallow' as well (besides cooling off)... is to trap parasites in the mud...which is then rubbed off on trees, posts, etc.

You can actually make an area more attractive to hogs by either placing 'rub poles' in the ground at strategic spots or spraying/coating trees that are in convenient areas (along travel routes or close to bedding areas).

You can't purchase Creosote any more...but you can buy 'rendered' less potent products such as 'Kreso-D' (a livestock dip) which has a VERY potent Creosote smell to it.

I mix it (a few ounces to 3 gallons) in a back-pack sprayer and saturate the bark of selected trees. IF there are hogs nearby...it won't be long before they find it and use the newly created 'rub'.

It will NOT attract hogs from long distances, nor will it redirect their path of travel, but if you will take the time to find established trails or 'staging areas', you can make that area more 'attractive' to them.

Here is an example of a tree I sprayed...and how it was subsequently used. Note how the bark was quickly rubbed smooth.





Then... here is just your 'garden variety' rub (see mud) that you see all over the place.




Edited by flintknapper (05/02/15 09:44 PM)
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#5726776 - 05/02/15 10:19 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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Cool deal flintknapper. Great infor on the Kreso-D stuff. My boys just reminded me we don't need to make our place any more attractive to hogs. grin
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#5726795 - 05/02/15 10:55 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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Cool deal flintknapper. My boys just reminded me we don't need to make our place any more attractive to hogs. grin


Agreed.

I certainly do not want them on my place either, but in an effort to keep them out of the pastures (where the damage they do is most harmful and most difficult to repair) we set up bait sites back in the woods to try and keep them (attract and hold them) in that area until we can shoot or trap them.

Some would argue that providing a food source (corn) for them...year 'round is tantamount to 'inviting' them to come onto the property. I suppose in some settings...that might be true (to some degree).

For us...it does not apply. The property happens to be good habitat for them and has several natural 'funnels' (terrain features) that will ALWAYS be attractive to hogs. So...bottom line is: We will always have hogs (whether we did anything or not). Best to TRY to create an area where they will spend most (if not all their time) so that we can reduce their numbers while minimizing damage to pasture lands.
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#5726819 - 05/02/15 11:40 PM Re: Good example of a Hog Rub [Re: blazin]
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I hear that my main pasture is only like 21 acres or so. Its coastal bermuda and I've notice they don't seem to come out into it much. I mean here and there but mostly just traveling through. They'll walk the fence line and thats about it. The mostly stay back in oaks and creek bottom. Thick back in there though. Had a hog jump out and run across my path not 10 feet in front of me the other morning. Woke me up and got the heart pumping for sure. What I'm noticing also is after deer season we haven't had any deer on the game cameras. Nothing but hogs. Need to setup a remote corral type trap I guess. Probably have at least 40-60 hogs on the cams. rifle
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