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#6085101 - 12/15/15 10:38 AM Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap.
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 176
Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
I have a hog problem and now a trapping problem. I set my hog trap (its a big one maybe 5'x10') near that water tank, put corn in and next morning I caught an big 10 point buck that ended up breaking a tine off from getting caught in trap.

Question: how do I keep the deer out and hogs in?

Also, I'd like to trap the hogs, but its deer season and I don't want to spoke the big boys when the hogs are in the trap making noise (the current trap at the tank is close to my 2 hunting stands).

I know common sense is put the trap far away from your blinds, but any other science or advice around hog trap placement when deer hunting?

Thanks ahead of time!
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#6085123 - 12/15/15 10:53 AM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
leave the top open so deer can jump out

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#6085462 - 12/15/15 12:59 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Central Texas
Put a wire across the trap opening about 24" high, maybe slightly higher. The hogs will slide under it, the deer typically won't see it but will bump it with their antlers and back away.
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#6085467 - 12/15/15 01:01 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Brush up the front good....pig will push thru before deer will.....
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#6085480 - 12/15/15 01:06 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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And if your worried about the pigs in a trap scaring the deer, then don't use the trap for the next three weekends.

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#6085588 - 12/15/15 01:48 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Brush up the front good....pig will push thru before deer will.....

Only thing that has worked for me.

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#6085614 - 12/15/15 01:58 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Diesel

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#6085623 - 12/15/15 02:00 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: ETexas Hunter
Diesel


This doesn't work for us, our deer love diesel corn.

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#6085662 - 12/15/15 02:16 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/13
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Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
Thanks for the advice, I will try both the wire and brush up, as the top of the trap is not removable.
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#6085766 - 12/15/15 03:05 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
Originally Posted By: ETexas Hunter
Diesel


This doesn't work for us, our deer love diesel corn.

Seen that a time or two haven't we.
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#6088443 - 12/16/15 08:32 PM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Build a circular trap outta panels.

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#6088877 - 12/17/15 07:08 AM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 10/12/11
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Loc: West Texas
I watched a buck for over an hour eat corn from a hog trap. Thought for sure he would hang his horns on the trip wire. He went in and out several times. When it was too dark to shoot, I went by the trap and he had eaten almost all of the corn behind the trip wire. The guy that runs the traps mentioned he had caught a similar buck several days before. I guess he learned not to hit the trip wire. confused2

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#6088920 - 12/17/15 07:37 AM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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I have had deer push through brush to get to corn. And I even caught the same broken horn buck a few times. (We must have stupid deer, or hungry ones).
After I watched our deer eat up all the diesel corn I finally had to make an open top trap, and it works good. I have caught a few fawns that could not jump the 4' tall sides, but thanks to the way the trap was made they are easy to release.
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#6094752 - 12/21/15 10:55 AM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
1100aggie Offline
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Registered: 09/20/15
Posts: 48
Loc: Tomball, TX

Soak the corn in water to make it sour.
This usually needs to be done weeks ahead of time depending on the temperature.
May take a really long time in cold water.

If you can't wait that long, then mix corn w/ water and manure to stink it up.
Done this numerous times with success keeping the deer out. Hogs did not seem to mind.

But agreed that open top traps are the way to go if possible.
Box traps can kill deer (after they break their jaw) and even slightly pressured hogs will get trap shy of boxes. Guillotine style trap doors also become useless. Seen sows on the outside lift up the door to let the others out.

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#6100856 - 12/25/15 12:11 AM Re: Keeping deer out of hog trap and best placement of trap. [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Add a little dry yeast to get it hot fast....

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