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#6906872 - 10/03/17 12:17 AM Hog trap not trapping
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Built a circular pen with a trap door. The door is not armed yet as I am getting them used to it.

They won't get in, been baiting it with corn. Being eaten by birds/squirrels, etc.

I don't get it, I'm covered up with hog.. They would be 20 deep at the feeder 40 yards away.

Suggestion.

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#6906883 - 10/03/17 12:49 AM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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try sour corn with some jello or kool-aid mixed in.
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#6906904 - 10/03/17 04:53 AM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 07/21/16
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I use a round trap on a regular basis, and the hogs have to get used to it. I have a small panel in the back of it that I go in to service things, and occasionally I leave the trap door and it open for a week or more at a time. Hogs and deer both learn to go in to the trap to eat that way. I leave lots of plain corn in the trap with a little spread outside leading to the trap door. Be patient, if there isn't any easy access to corn near, they will come. Hopefully you don't have one of the rooting type doors on your trap...I've had very poor success with them.

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#6907473 - 10/03/17 01:07 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6907548 - 10/03/17 02:04 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I also believe in the "Corn Arrow". Also try sour corn.

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#6907609 - 10/03/17 02:54 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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By all means, try some kind of soured or sweetened corn. Also, turn off that feeder that's forty yards away for a few days so your new trap doesn't have any competition.

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#6908823 - 10/04/17 01:42 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I think you need to keep doing what you are doing. Keep baiting everyday with soured corn. They'll eventually get in there..
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#6908970 - 10/04/17 04:10 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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What kind of 'trap door' do you have?

IF you are not already doing so....STOP feeding outside the trap.
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#6908998 - 10/04/17 04:34 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I don't get it, I'm covered up with hog.. They would be 20 deep at the feeder 40 yards away.


LOL, well there's your problem!
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#6909160 - 10/04/17 07:21 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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How big of a door do you have?
We went almost a year without catching any pigs, regardless of the bait. We tried soured corn, Hog Wild, Kool-Aid, beer soured corn, etc.)
While pig hunting one day in April, I watched some pigs come up and eat all the corn off the ground outside of the trap (they would have eaten a corn arrow had I made one). I watched hoping they would go in so I could catch a group of them. One pig put his head in the trap as far as he could reach and ate that corn, then off they all ran to eat corn at the feeder, one died there.
I solved the problem when I built an 8ft x 8ft trap with an 8ft x 4ft door. I caught 67 pigs before the end of the year, using regular corn. I know some folks have great luck with the standard old cage traps, but our pigs didn't like them. I do not know if it was the small door that is on most traps or maybe the mesh bottom.
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#6909310 - 10/04/17 09:24 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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It may be a local thing, but I've caught hogs in several different sizes of traps/trap doors. Yours may be trap shy from other experiences in the area they work in.

Here's pic of 17 down and dirty from one of my large, circular traps that has a swinging door:


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#6909435 - 10/04/17 11:28 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
What kind of 'trap door' do you have?

IF you are not already doing so....STOP feeding outside the trap.


Got a guillotine door. Not set yet

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#6909437 - 10/04/17 11:31 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
How big of a door do you have?
We went almost a year without catching any pigs, regardless of the bait. We tried soured corn, Hog Wild, Kool-Aid, beer soured corn, etc.)
While pig hunting one day in April, I watched some pigs come up and eat all the corn off the ground outside of the trap (they would have eaten a corn arrow had I made one). I watched hoping they would go in so I could catch a group of them. One pig put his head in the trap as far as he could reach and ate that corn, then off they all ran to eat corn at the feeder, one died there.
I solved the problem when I built an 8ft x 8ft trap with an 8ft x 4ft door. I caught 67 pigs before the end of the year, using regular corn. I know some folks have great luck with the standard old cage traps, but our pigs didn't like them. I do not know if it was the small door that is on most traps or maybe the mesh bottom.



Have round pen, about five 16 ft panels. Door is 4 ft wide and about 5 ft tall.

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#6909438 - 10/04/17 11:32 PM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
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I don't get it, I'm covered up with hog.. They would be 20 deep at the feeder 40 yards away.


LOL, well there's your problem!


Key words "would be". The feeder that was there has been removed.

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#6909708 - 10/05/17 09:14 AM Re: Hog trap not trapping [Re: Roll-Tide]
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they will go in there eventually. if they are used to coming to the feeder maybe move feeder inside trap pen. that or definitely make some bait trails drawing them from the feeder to the trap area.
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