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#6004743 - 11/01/15 11:43 AM Lack of Hogs on our property
fish123 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/12
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We have a about 60 acres in east Texas. There is a year round deep creek that runs right thru the middle of it. The creek is pretty deep so hogs and deer can travel thru the creek. I put a feeder close to the creek and no deer or hogs hit it. I have only seen one big boar on the game cameras. He hardly ever shows up two nights in a row. He may show up one night then maybe three nights later, then he is gone for weeks. How many of you guys have or hunt on small tracts like this that do not have hogs? If so do you have any recommendations so I can attract more hogs? Thanks!

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#6004761 - 11/01/15 12:00 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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It sounds like you put up a feeder where you thought the animals should be without actually looking at where the animals are. Animals may or may not travel the creek even though they can. I have a similar feature on my property and it is not the preferred travel route through the property.

Set up your feeder by a game trail that you can tell is well used and if you have a game trail crossroad, put it there.

A feeder on the edge of a clearing or middle of a clearing will be found quicker than a feeder hidden in the woods, often times.

You can try special concoctions, recipes, or specialty attractant foods that can be pretty pricy, but plain old corn works fine. If all the other stuff worked like magic, then we would all use it.

Right now, you have the problem of acorns, pecans, etc. that are falling. I have ZERO hog traffic at my feeders right now, and greatly reduced deer traffic. Acorns and pecans are preferred over corn.
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#6004765 - 11/01/15 12:01 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
On our place, the pigs come and go. Three years ago I had what looked like a zillion pigs. Last two years I had just a few boars. This year the pigs are back. Why? I have no idea. For what it's worth, I feed corn year round.

When we first bought our place, I put out feeders in three places. For quite a long time the corn just piled up under the feeders, till it was quite a big pile. Then one day a month or two later, all the corn was gone and I've had deer and pigs most of the years since.

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#6004776 - 11/01/15 12:07 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
fish123 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 18
you are right, and we have lots of acorns. I moved the feeder of an electric easement and a bunch of deer hit it and one lone boar. Maybe with year round killing the hog numbers are down in general. Or maybe we killed most of them or they just don't prefer our place for some reason??

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#6004810 - 11/01/15 12:31 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
Area have my set up is bout same as you discribed... Have had food plot next ta low spot in creek, before heard of cams being used, observing trail, signs & such, old school ... My cams are set up more cause enjoy watchen wildlife, & for when hogs show up... Used ta use PVC corn feeders & the deer pipe, same as hog pipes... Got spinner feeder, sound of it going off, twas ta right of food plot edge of trees... Prefur sound of spinner over smell & plain old corn ... Only one year have their been 9-12 hogs at time showing up...
Their could be plenty of reasons hogs not showing up on your place... Biggest could be the 24-7-365 hunting pressure ... Like with deer, some area's will hold bigger populations of wildlife than others... Walk creek & look for sign, & as DNS said, look were trails cross... Best Wishes... flag


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#6004862 - 11/01/15 01:06 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
fish123 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 18
how does the PVC hog pipe work for you? the ones that the hogs push in a cirlce and it lets corn out?

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#6004953 - 11/01/15 02:11 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I hunt a 65 acre piece of property locally and will tell you pigs come and go. I throw corn year around and watch the camera regularly to determine when to hunt. I can be frustrating, but stick with it I'm sure they'll show up. When I first started I spread a ton of corn around the property leading back to the feeder and it didn't take long for the pigs to show up.

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#6005098 - 11/01/15 04:06 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
My food plot feeders set up in low spot were deer & hogs cross, so easy ta find.. it has bend up stream were hogs have mud hole & further up ya go banks get steeper... Put the deer pipe in, actualy had 1inch holes & no chain like the hog pipes... They have ta find the pig pipe first... Tis were like the spinner better, they can hear that from distance, then find pig pipe... Had hogs tear up area on other side of creek bout 10-15 yrds from a ladder stand.. Poured some store bought hog wild were they tore up ground... Hogs never came back... It could be they moved on & also was getting pic's of nieghbors dogs on cam's... If hogs find the pig pipe, works great... They show up on cam's here, i spread bout icecream pale of corn out a day... Took last hog that way.. Made a drip with the Roasted Corn Freaks gel, comes in gal jug.. took SunnyD container, drill small hole in bottom, it has a light smell, so far no results... flag
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#6013342 - 11/05/15 06:44 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: colt.45]
fish123 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 18
Thanks for all the posts. Hopefully we see more hogs soon besides the big ole lone boar.

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#6013708 - 11/05/15 09:21 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
ktk120 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/15
Posts: 112
Loc: Wylie
When I first got my lease I was only seeing a few hogs but now I have them every night. I think they are very very nomadic and like geese some stay around and some roam in and out. I would try the feeder in a central location maybe more in the open. My lease is only about 100 acre that we hunt or holds animals

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#6018115 - 11/08/15 04:54 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
Brandon82 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 460
Loc: Dallas,Tx
I have a place like you are describing. The hogs will come and go. They have disappeared for now on my place they usually make there rounds in about a month. We just use a feeder.

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#6018648 - 11/08/15 10:26 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Drive the fence line. You will see where they are crossing the fence, usually a low spot in the fence. Then follow their trails. Gives you a good idea where they are going and where to setup a feeder. It takes a little while to become part of their regular feeding schedule. And like mentioned, it's acorn and pecan season.
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#6022130 - 11/10/15 06:48 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Consider yourself lucky, you really don't want hogs on your property, they will tear up what they don't crap on..... just my .02, have seen the damage they can inflict, want no part of it or them.....
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#6022298 - 11/10/15 08:11 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 241
Loc: West Texas
Originally Posted By: fish123
how does the PVC hog pipe work for you? the ones that the hogs push in a cirlce and it lets corn out?


They work good but you have to fill them regularly because the hogs will empty one in a night.

I use a plastic 55gal barrel. Drill a hole at the top and put an eyelet in with the biggest washers you can find. Hook about 10ft of a cheap chain one loop the other end to a T post.
Drill a 4- 3/4 inch holes in the sides. 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom on opposite sides. When you roll it, it literally only drops out 2-4 cornels of corn. It will last a lot longer. I've had them bend the T post over and roll the barrel several hundred yards away in heavy brush. Lol.

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#6022312 - 11/10/15 08:15 PM Re: Lack of Hogs on our property [Re: fish123]
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If u don't have hogs consider yourself lucky. Hogs are a nuisance and tear up alot of stuff. Plus keep deer run off from the feeders.
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