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Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN #7271488 08/29/18 11:11 PM
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We are looking for a solution to our cattle problem. We deer hunt, but like shooting hogs at the feeder too. I've noticed panels don't really allow hogs to come in although sometimes the dig holes to go under. We think barb wire would work but want the deer to be able to come in without a problem. Has barbed wire worked for yall in the past? Other ideas?


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7271518 08/29/18 11:30 PM
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Cheap hay ring will work around the feeder or hog panels with the feeder closer to one side so 1/3 or more of the corn throws outside the pen.



Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7271540 08/29/18 11:47 PM
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Just put the T post in and then run a double or triple strand of barbed wire.

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My experience with wire around feed pens is that it is not if, but when, a deer will get hung up in one. Just sayin'. Your mileage may vary.

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On our non-penned feeders, we have two strands. Deer go under it normally. Bottom strand is 24 inches and top is 36 inches like our hog panels. Calf can too maybe once a week but big cows don't try. Never seen a deer get stuck. Seen a deer get stuck in panels though.

Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7271848 08/30/18 03:59 AM
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Just make a normal pen, but have the panels 12 off the ground.


Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: Justin T] #7271898 08/30/18 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: Justin T
Just make a normal pen, but have the panels 12 off the ground.


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7271947 08/30/18 12:27 PM
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Some of our guys just cut a 2x2 square on the front side of the pen for pigs to go in and out.. they keep that piece and reattach with zip ties when they want to slow the pig traffic down.


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: Stevarino] #7271965 08/30/18 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Some of our guys just cut a 2x2 square on the front side of the pen for pigs to go in and out.. they keep that piece and reattach with zip ties when they want to slow the pig traffic down.


We have the hog panels up off the ground. I think the above sounds like a good idea too.

Here's my pen with customers.


While I think the panels should be a little higher, this big boy comes in every day or at least he will until it cools down just a bit. rifle



This is the same hog pen as above (camera was on the pen posts), I have another pen 30-40 yards from this one with protein and corn for deer with panels on the ground and some trimmed sections on the upper part for ease of jumping in. I was in my stand waiting for hogs and watched this guy get down and crawl under the fence to get in the hog pen.


I guess I need to put up signs that say "Deer Here" and "Hogs Here".





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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7272032 08/30/18 01:51 PM
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Lots of good suggestions here. Be prepared for the cows to test it (depending on their ornery-ness and how much pasture they have).


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7272325 08/30/18 06:32 PM
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If you have panels Just leave a small gap like a walk through gate and put three strands of barbed wire arcross


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: Stevarino] #7272327 08/30/18 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Some of our guys just cut a 2x2 square on the front side of the pen for pigs to go in and out.. they keep that piece and reattach with zip ties when they want to slow the pig traffic down.


I do this.




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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Some of our guys just cut a 2x2 square on the front side of the pen for pigs to go in and out.. they keep that piece and reattach with zip ties when they want to slow the pig traffic down.


We do this as well. Heck the does will even use the cut out to get in versus jumping over. Pigs only have one way in or out.

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I use old trampoline frames either wired to T-posts or weighted with big rocks. The cows stay out and the deer and pigs get in. Put a self-tapping screw in every joint to hold them together.


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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Lots of good suggestions here. Be prepared for the cows to test it (depending on their ornery-ness and how much pasture they have).


Yes they will and the less they have to eat elsewhere the more they will push on the fence reguardless of how strong it is. Raise the panels up a little let the piggys in and choot tha heck out of them.

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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Just put the T post in and then run a double or triple strand of barbed wire.
and the cows will push though, unless you put in a lot of stays

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Some of our guys just cut a 2x2 square on the front side of the pen for pigs to go in and out.. they keep that piece and reattach with zip ties when they want to slow the pig traffic down.


We do this as well. Heck the does will even use the cut out to get in versus jumping over. Pigs only have one way in or out.


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Re: Keep Cattle OUT, Let Hogs IN [Re: PoppaG22] #7275401 09/03/18 04:36 PM
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Just cut two of the bottom rebarbs and bend the panel back enough to make a 24"x24" entry in the bottom.

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Lift one hog panel up about 18 inches off the ground. This will allow hogs/fawns/turkey in and keep cows out. Used to do this before deer season so the hogs would trample down all the feeder pen grass.

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Three strands of barbed wire. Doesn't have to be super tight. I have mine with t-posts at the corners, tied to angled t-post anchors. It works. The cattle don't get in, the deer and hogs do.

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add 1 strand of elec. fence wire or tape with solar fence charger in line with the middle strand of barbed wire and cows will loose interest in my experience. Deere and hogs will never touch it, so no problems for them.

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Originally Posted By: Red Pill
Three strands of barbed wire. Doesn't have to be super tight. I have mine with t-posts at the corners, tied to angled t-post anchors. It works. The cattle don't get in, the deer and hogs do.
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We just make sure that the feeder throws corn outside the feeder also


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We just remove one of the panels and run 3 strands of barbed wire where panel was....also did in line with blind so we no longer have to shoot thru the panel, just 3 strands of barbed wire. Works great!!

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I now regret getting rid of my old trampoline frames.

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