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#6595926 - 12/20/16 07:43 PM New to hog hunting
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Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 153
Loc: Arlington TX
So I just recently gained access to a chunk of land. There is a creek running at the back of the property. A couple blinds set up at trail intersections. Should be a wonderful place. My issue is that I don't have access to game cams yet but I know that the landowners have seen hogs on their cams and seen the damage on site. I want to know what the likelihood is of me finding them active at daybreak is. That's pretty much the only time of day I'll be able to make it to this property to hunt, is primarily in mornings. I intend to bury a few buckets of soured corn using the posthole digger method but want to know what y'all think I could do to keep them up "late" and be feeding at daybreak or just before.

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#6595959 - 12/20/16 08:02 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
swmays Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6098
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Quick and easy, fling a rope over a tree branch near the rooting. It'll run morning and evening and you will have success some mornings (it's still hunting). Or get a 55 gallon feeder and stake it down...

http://www.moultriefeeders.com/6-5-gallon-pro-hunter-hanging-metal-deer-feeder

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#6595987 - 12/20/16 08:21 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 153
Loc: Arlington TX
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?

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#6596007 - 12/20/16 08:35 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?


I've been training my pigs to eat at my feeder on time for 5 years and they ain't got it right yet...
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#6596012 - 12/20/16 08:37 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Registered: 11/04/16
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Loc: Arlington TX
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?


I've been training my pigs to eat at my feeder on time for 5 years and they ain't got it right yet...


Haha I can appreciate that. I've just read so many articles about guys that SUPPOSEDLY have sounders trained to be waiting at the feeders. Maybe its [censored]. Maybe they're lucky. Maybe I'm just naive.

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#6596014 - 12/20/16 08:39 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?


You can try to train them. I've come to realize pigs aren't easy to pattern. Sometimes they just up and disappear for days, or even weeks at a time. Get a camera up, feeder out and see what happens. Pig hunting can be feast, or famine.

Bass Pro has a Wild a Game Innovations camera for $49.00


Edited by bigjoe8565 (12/20/16 08:40 PM)

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#6596029 - 12/20/16 08:54 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Pigs disappear from our place for weeks at a time but when they reappear they come back with a vengeance. You just can't pattern them. Middle of the night seems to be the best time to catch them coming and going.

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#6596032 - 12/20/16 08:57 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
swmays Online   content
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?


That's why I said "you will have success some mornings". I would only go so far as to say you'll have more success with it than without. cheers

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#6596224 - 12/20/16 11:07 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Plenty of hogs killed on morning hunts just get to Corning the area and go hint
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#6596379 - 12/21/16 06:39 AM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
specialed309 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 142
Stick a feeder and camera out and give it time. One property took 2 weeks. Another property took 2 days. Another property I don't even feed b/c they just come through.

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#6596563 - 12/21/16 09:10 AM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
Wytex Online   content
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 191
Loc: Wyoming
Maybe try something other than corn for bait. If you have good mast trees then I would recomm. Acorn Rage or one of the other mast based products for deer. In years when hogs wouldn't touch corn due to acorn crop we put out the Acorn rage and it brought them right in. Once you shoot at them once they know and may not come back around for days. Are they rooting or just traveling the property?

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#6596684 - 12/21/16 10:27 AM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 153
Loc: Arlington TX
They've been rooting around. The landowner want them gone. I have lots of acorns at my own home so ill fill a couple buckets with those too, and throw it in with my baiting. I just wont be able to do a night hunt at that property for several months so im just trying to increase their morning activity so ill be more likely to drop a few.

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#6596696 - 12/21/16 10:36 AM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 153
Loc: Arlington TX
I just ordered a camera and hope to put it up and get some bait out this weekend. Hoping to get back out next weekend to stalk to the area with rifle in hand and then pull cards and see whats been going on.

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#6596812 - 12/21/16 12:01 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
How long do you suppose it would take to train them to the timer?


I've been training my pigs to eat at my feeder on time for 5 years and they ain't got it right yet...

roflmao

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#6596908 - 12/21/16 01:18 PM Re: New to hog hunting [Re: MrWhite87]
Wytex Online   content
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 191
Loc: Wyoming
Buckets of acorns should do the trick. They love those things.

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