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#6519586 - 10/31/16 10:09 AM Hogs have disappeared...Why?
Team Stone Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 13
Loc: White Oak, TX
I have been feeding year round, fresh corn and on occasion a concoction of soured corn. I'm the only one who hunts the place. As of last week, no hogs are coming to the feeder!

Any idea where they have gone or what the heck is going on???


Edited by Team Stone (10/31/16 10:10 AM)
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#6519637 - 10/31/16 10:30 AM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
PappyG1 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/05/16
Posts: 36
Loc: North Texas
Good crop of acorns nearby may be your problem. Happens in our area this time of year.

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#6519658 - 10/31/16 10:38 AM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1342
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
They'll be back.

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#6519695 - 10/31/16 10:55 AM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1831
Loc: Llano County TX
Have you noticed that the hogs move out after a significant rain? It seems when the ground is wet that they venture out. They'll be back.
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#6519726 - 10/31/16 11:07 AM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4165
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Vegas. Hogs frequently go to Vegas this time of year. roflmao

As noted, this is the time of year when the mast starts really hitting the ground. I tend to have corn pile up under my feeders during this period and often lose a lot of my hogs (often all of them) and many of my deer. Or, I get pictures of the hogs or deer on my game cameras, but they aren't under the feeders. If I am watching the feeders, I will often see them just pass through the area. Maybe they stop for a quick nibble (literally one or two sample bites of corn) or maybe they just casually walk through the feeder area on their way to somewhere else.
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#6519787 - 10/31/16 11:37 AM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 867
Loc: Deep East Texas
Agree, that it is most likely due to the mast crop. Much easier for hogs (and deer) to quickly pick up a belly full of acorns than to do the same with corn. I believe they find acorns more palatable than corn as well. If you have White Oaks on your property or nearby, that's where they are.
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#6519916 - 10/31/16 12:38 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
dogdown23 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 857
Loc: TX
Hogs being gone is a good thing..
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#6519921 - 10/31/16 12:42 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25903
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
lots to eat... deer are doing the same
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#6520010 - 10/31/16 01:33 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
Herbie Hancock Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 451
Loc: Cypress, Texas
They always return once they are done abusing their current soup kitchen situation.

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#6520041 - 10/31/16 01:59 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
Team Stone Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 13
Loc: White Oak, TX
Thanks guys!
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#6520120 - 10/31/16 02:50 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
specialed309 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 110
Acorns are dropping my friend. They going nuts. Literally....
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#6520158 - 10/31/16 03:07 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
bassfishinglawyer Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 727
Yes - all of my deer and hogs have disappeared in the last 2 weeks (although I think one nice deer was hit by a car from what i understand).

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#6520587 - 10/31/16 07:11 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4861
Loc: Central Texas
I've got the deer, but my hogs have wandered off to somewhere. Just one stinky boar showing up on camera lately. I'm sure it's the acorns that have them occupied somewhere else, but I don't know where the acorns are.

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#6520697 - 10/31/16 08:03 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
NKBJ Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 248
Loc: The Ark
Saturday morning before day light when I went to go let May Bell out on the back deck I ended up having a couple of minutes conversation with a buck chowing down on seeds at the bird feeders. They're funny critters. Least ways he wasn't eating what's left of my grape vines.

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#6520859 - 10/31/16 09:18 PM Re: Hogs have disappeared...Why? [Re: Team Stone]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 670
Loc: Central Texas
Yeah, it seems the hogs will walk right over corn to get to acorns.
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