texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
XnDad, thegreatdane81, Weigant, Joekr45, Duckhead78
66088 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 95,428
bill oxner 60,089
stxranchman 55,386
SnakeWrangler 48,664
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,446
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics442,563
Posts6,420,648
Members66,088
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Snared Hog #7718193 01/15/20 01:57 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
R
RattlesnakeDan Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
R
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Managed to snare a hog this morning, I think my loop was too big and ended up with just his back legs getting caught. I am after a big boar hog that won't go in a trap so I will keep at it.


Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
Custom Mesquite Wood Work
RattleSnake Dan's Shredding Service
Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7718198 01/15/20 02:01 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,788
D
Dink Dodger Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
D
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,788
cheers
Keep after em

Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7718328 01/15/20 04:08 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,778
S
SapperTitan Online Content
Taking Requests
Online Content
Taking Requests
S
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,778
Snaring a big boar by the snout is an exciting thing to experience


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7718376 01/15/20 11:07 AM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 704
O
Old Stony Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
O
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 704
I have thought about trying snares for some time, but have been scared off by my fear of catching deer in them. Is it just a matter of how you set the snares that makes them work only on hogs?

Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7718399 01/15/20 12:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,869
6
68rustbucket Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,869
Caught one about the same size around the snout once. It was dead the next morning when we checked the snare. Guess it suffocated.


Originally Posted by takewhatyoucan64
The vaginahurt is real over there.
Re: Snared Hog [Re: Old Stony] #7718404 01/15/20 12:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,207
B
Bar-D Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,207
Originally Posted by Old Stony
I have thought about trying snares for some time, but have been scared off by my fear of catching deer in them. Is it just a matter of how you set the snares that makes them work only on hogs?

Use deer stops on your snares.

Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7718415 01/15/20 12:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
R
RattlesnakeDan Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
R
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
If you keep them low on a trail that is a known hog trail you are usually good. I have never snared a deer, yotes, foxes and hogs is about all.
There are deer trails in this area that the hogs use but I do know where the deer travel and slip into the woods and I stay off those trails.


Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
Custom Mesquite Wood Work
RattleSnake Dan's Shredding Service
Re: Snared Hog [Re: Bar-D] #7719246 01/16/20 03:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
Originally Posted by Bar-D
Originally Posted by Old Stony
I have thought about trying snares for some time, but have been scared off by my fear of catching deer in them. Is it just a matter of how you set the snares that makes them work only on hogs?

Use deer stops on your snares.


That and careful placement.

[Linked Image]

I rarely catch non-target animals and have never caught a deer.

Attached Files BoarSnare2.jpg

Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Snared Hog [Re: SapperTitan] #7719248 01/16/20 03:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Snaring a big boar by the snout is an exciting thing to experience



Yep.

Caught this one around the snout. He was very much alive and unhappy when I found him.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7719274 01/16/20 03:39 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
R
RattlesnakeDan Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
R
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,576
It gets a little Western when they are alive and big!


Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
Custom Mesquite Wood Work
RattleSnake Dan's Shredding Service
Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7719334 01/16/20 04:39 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32,415
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32,415
Our old lease was overrun with hogs we hunted trapped and eventually snared. After a while snaring was the biggest payoff. Several deer were killed though. Also caught many coyotes coons and porcupines. Big ones that were still alive is about as close to dangerous game on th charge as I will get. Fortunately our cables never broke when they needed to hold most!


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7719371 01/16/20 08:07 AM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 704
O
Old Stony Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
O
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 704
Flintknapper....that must have been a pretty exciting experience with that large guy in the snare !! I have a box of snares in my garage that a friend gave me and have some trails where they should be productive. I guess maybe I will have to give them a try...

Re: Snared Hog [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7720788 01/17/20 05:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,907
A
Armalite260 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,907
Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
It gets a little Western when they are alive and big!



HAHAHA, I spit coffee all over the place on that one!! Oh man, I bet it gets spirited for sure!!!

Re: Snared Hog [Re: Old Stony] #7721677 01/18/20 05:39 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
Originally Posted by Old Stony
Flintknapper....that must have been a pretty exciting experience with that large guy in the snare !! I have a box of snares in my garage that a friend gave me and have some trails where they should be productive. I guess maybe I will have to give them a try...


Fence crossings and trails are good places to set snares. Typically, I put a game camera on the area I plan to place a snare first. That way...I can confirm it is hogs (or mostly hogs) that are using it AND I get an idea of the size of the hog and whether or not a mature hog is in the lead or little ones. You'll want to adjust the size of your loop and height placement accordingly.

At fence crossings I will place dead limbs in a 'Vee' shape right before the snare to help direct their movement into the snare. When you consider the relatively small size of the snare loop and the fact that a hogs heads needs to go inside of it (not brush along side it) you have to be pretty precise. Deer more often jump a fence rather than go under it, but it just depends on the location. If you see fence crossings with ONLY hog tracks underneath it (and hair on the wire) then it's a pretty safe bet no extra measures are needed to avoid catching something other than the hog.

You can place objects around and over the trail if needed to discourage deer from using it. Hogs will push right through it.

I don't like to set up snares at terminal sites (water holes, bait station, bedding area). The reason for this is that when hogs approach these areas...they will generally slow down and either surveil the area of approach it with caution. We don't want that since snares work best when an animal goes through them briskly. Under most conditions..hogs travel more quickly at night so consider where they are going at that time and set your snares in those areas.

Check snares as early the next day as conditions allow. Any hogs that have not been dispatched by the snare will definitely start pulling/fighting against it. A big hog will eventually twist or kink the cable enough to break it, even when using swivels.

And don't underestimate the power of a Feral Hog, anchor your snares to something stout.

Last edited by flintknapper; 01/18/20 05:42 PM.

Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Snared Hog [Re: redchevy] #7721688 01/18/20 05:54 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,943
Originally Posted by redchevy
Our old lease was overrun with hogs we hunted trapped and eventually snared. After a while snaring was the biggest payoff. Several deer were killed though. Also caught many coyotes coons and porcupines. Big ones that were still alive is about as close to dangerous game on th charge as I will get. Fortunately our cables never broke when they needed to hold most!


^^^^

But they CAN, so always approach with extreme caution. Until you get right up on the animal you can't see if your cable has been twisted or kinked. If there is much slack left in the cable a hog can strain it pretty good. A hog only needs 2 or 3 jumps to be up to full speed and popping a compromised cable (or the cable stop) is a very real possibility.

I can count on one hand the number of live hogs that tried to run the other way when I approached, versus those that wanted in your back pocket. Always take a firearm and shoot from a distance if they are still alive.

The worst ways to catch them in descending order are:

1. Around the neck AND one leg slipped through.
2. Around the upper snout only (mouth was open when they went through).
3. Around both the upper snout and lower mandible. (they make less noise this way...but are plenty lively).

Lastly....only use snares with a Cam Lock ( will not loosen or relax the cable) IF your intent is to let the snare kill the animal. Other types of locks are unreliable or bend when big hogs are caught.

Last edited by flintknapper; 01/18/20 05:56 PM.

Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3