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#6198190 - 02/24/16 10:00 PM Best homemade hog bait is?
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Registered: 02/23/16
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What is the best hog bait to use

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#6198280 - 02/25/16 01:46 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Watermelons. They are expensive, heavy, bulky, have a short shelf life, but hogs love them.

Otherwise, CORN.
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#6198282 - 02/25/16 01:51 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Corn....
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#6198285 - 02/25/16 02:51 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Yup, corn.
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#6198378 - 02/25/16 07:21 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Corn,corn,and more corn
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#6198426 - 02/25/16 07:56 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Corn.

There is a place near Smithville that has best price on corn and it's even cheaper if you bring your own bags and string to tie them shut!
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#6198452 - 02/25/16 08:08 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 09/15/09
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Loc: D/FW, TX
Plain corn... Everything else is just putting more money in someone elses pocket.

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#6198487 - 02/25/16 08:32 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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popcorn Corn flag
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#6198567 - 02/25/16 09:17 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 11/16/11
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At the risk of sounding like I'm just a camp follower, I suggest plain ol' corn.
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#6198612 - 02/25/16 09:47 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 10/22/14
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Loc: San Antonio
only ever used corn, haven't had a problem yet
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#6198650 - 02/25/16 10:15 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 151
Loc: East Texas
Corn Soaked in jello/water/cheap beer

That what i use for my traps!

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#6198746 - 02/25/16 11:38 AM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 232
Loc: Hill Country
Corn works great, but it can be better. Put a couple bags of corn in a trashcan and mix it with some old beer and maybe a sunkist or some sort of very sugary soda and let it sit in the sun. Best bait there is. Even better if you add some hog wild in there too.
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#6198959 - 02/25/16 02:44 PM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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My lease buddies got their hands on some kind of concoction a friend of theirs made up. Corn, jello, kool aid and something else in a trash can and left it in the sun for 3 years. eek2

It made catfish bait smell like roses. barf One of them touched my neck after he'd washed his hands a dozen times and it still left a residual smell on my neck.

We hunted over after it had been out all day....never saw a hog.
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#6198981 - 02/25/16 03:05 PM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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Loc: texas
Corn soaked in water with yeast for a couple of days. If you don't have yeast use the cheapest beer you can find
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#6199018 - 02/25/16 03:28 PM Re: Best homemade hog bait is? [Re: Dpelt]
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My favorite is just the off brand of Wylers presweetened drink mix, strawberry seem to work best. I just sprinkle it around the mud in the rooting areas. They will tear up the area and actually eat the mud. Cheaper than Hog Wild and easier to carry than a bag of corn.
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