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#6083533 - 12/14/15 02:07 PM 4x8 Hog Trap?
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
I'm thinking about buying a 4x8 hog trap for my place in Lee County. There are lots of them new on Craigslist in Houston for about $300. Anyone had any luck with these? I know hogs are smart, so wondering how easily they will just walk into one of these, baited with corn of course. They also seem kindof small, but most of the hogs in my area are less than 150 lbs, so maybe big enough. There's a guy who buys live hogs very close to me, but I'd probably shoot most of them in the trap and keep the meat for myself, so portability isn't a big concern.

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#6083568 - 12/14/15 02:21 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Woodsman

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There's a trap in the classifieds for $240.

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#6083572 - 12/14/15 02:21 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1347
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
The guy at Dime Box who buys hogs also builds traps. Check with him on the price.

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#6083580 - 12/14/15 02:24 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Light Foot

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His price is $450 for basically the same trap.

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#6083594 - 12/14/15 02:29 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
The trap in the classified's is about what I'm looking for, but it's in Greenville which is a long haul from Houston.

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#6083601 - 12/14/15 02:33 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
Yeah he quoted me $450 but he builds a very heavy duty trap.

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#6083634 - 12/14/15 02:52 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3867
Loc: texas
There's a guy that builds them off 2920 west of tomball. He builds a good trap, $280 or $300 with the floor panel. And 4x4x8 is plenty big
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#6083638 - 12/14/15 02:54 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
rickym,

That's the one I'm looking at, since I'm in Cypress, not too far away.

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#6083648 - 12/14/15 02:59 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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I will be getting another one from him soon. I also recommend spending the extra 20 for the floor. I was ticked when I watched a couple lift the trap and get out on game cam, I attached a bottom after that but won't buy another one without the bottom. I probably live fairly close to you.
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#6083656 - 12/14/15 03:03 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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When you set it up pour corn inside and prop the gate open, let them get use to going inside when your not there then they will have no problem goin inside when you set it. Mine is near my feeder and when I'm there hog hunting I pour corn in the trap and turn the feeder off so the only corn they can get to is in the trap. Also, run a t post through one of the back corners.
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#6083662 - 12/14/15 03:07 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
Thanks, that's what I was thinking too, don't set it when I'm not out there. Thought I might need an auto feeder to keep it baited for 1-2 weeks while I'm not there. Seems like a cheap Academy feeder with a 4" PVC tube over the spreader to force the corn strait down into the trap would work.

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#6083674 - 12/14/15 03:15 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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I did one like that once, just cut the bottom off a 1 gallon coffee can ( got mine from a guy at work) and mount it to the feeder, it will cause the corn to fall straight down and still spread out a little in the trap while not allowing animals to push on it trying to get more feed out and breaking the feeder.
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#6083680 - 12/14/15 03:18 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25909
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
The type of set or trap door will make a big difference.. I like the fall aways that are set halfway and the door trips when the pigs back hits it and drops behind him or them.. 4x8s plenty big.. get a circle trap if possible
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#6083754 - 12/14/15 04:04 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
The ones made in Tomball are side swinging doors and the seller says sometimes additional hogs will push there way in after the first is caught. Not sure if that really happens, but that might be an advantage of that type of door. He says you can just leave it closed and they will push there way in.

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#6083950 - 12/14/15 05:53 PM Re: 4x8 Hog Trap? [Re: D-Box]
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Yes you can and yes they will if there's one big enough to push it open
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