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Missing piggies #7693942 12/20/19 03:54 PM
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Throughout the year every weekend we could count on pigs being at 1 of the 4 feeders. Since a little before the start of bow season they have all but disappeared, with the exception of 3 lone pigs which we put down 2 of which have been the biggest 2 of the year #210, and a #231. Not seeing any and not getting any on camera. Just curious to some of yall more experienced guesses at to what could be the issue. Acorns vs corn/protein, 2 bigger boars running everything out of their area, lack of water ( main creek at back of property still has water, but wet weather creeks on property are dry), or is it just a normal cycle that happens with pigs. Thanks yall.

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Ours move around quite a bit....you'll see them regularly for a month or two then they will all disappear for a couple months then show up again....


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Re: Missing piggies [Re: lzybear75] #7694087 12/20/19 05:52 PM
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As winter approaches, the large groups seem to disappear on my property. Haven't been able to figure out why either. Still getting activity from lone boars, but sounder activity on the game cams has almost been non-existent since early November. This happened last year as well.

I did spot a sounder recently off in the distance. They came from an area that has a feeder and passed by another area with a fenced in feeder that still sprays some corn outside the fence. Plenty of corn on the ground that they just passed right on by. My guess is it's related to acorns along with the 7 acres of fresh oats sprouting I have planted throughout the property. My bet is they prefer natural forage. I had one feeder on the south part of my property that had a huge pile of corn. Spread out some Hog Wild thinking the pigs would take care of it... no luck... drew in a bunch of deer instead confused

I've also think it may be related to bigger boars and also related to hunting pressure. There are a few other hunters in my area that I imagine are popping the pigs too.

I'm still having success each trip taking a boar. Seems like every time I take one... another shows up for the next few weeks until I get out there and take that one. Seems to be a never-ending supply of lone boars.

Re: Missing piggies [Re: lzybear75] #7694283 12/20/19 08:21 PM
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Acorns, "winter grass"(lots of rooting going on right now) , and diminishing water


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