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Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? #8036730 11/04/20 02:42 AM
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Who has tried or even heard of this ?


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8036818 11/04/20 03:38 AM
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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8037098 11/04/20 08:12 AM
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Many farms in SA burn cow/horse/buffalo/zebra dung at their bowhides. On the farms where I have seen it done the dung is not burnt in the hide - it's done outside either behind or in front of the hide. It doesn't smell bad. On a friend's farm, he burns dung every day for a week or so before the hunters arrive. He lays the dung in a line next to (touching) each other then lights the end piece. As the first piece is almost finished burning it sets the next piece alight and so on. Using that method, he lights the dung in the morning and it burns for a number of hours.

I don't shoot from hides so I have no first-hand experience in the effectiveness of burning dung to mask human scent. However, it does seem to work as I don't think so many farms would use that technique if it was not effective.

If you are going to try it just be careful not to set the farm on fire. Clear all grass, brush, leaves, twigs etc in a 2m radius around the spot where you will burn the dung. I wouldn't think it's a good idea to do it in very windy conditions where the burning dung might be blown into the surrounding brush.

I once cut off the bottom 1/3 of a coke can and dropped a piece of lit dung into it. I attached a wire "handle" so that I could carry it without burning my fingers. I had been hunting kudu unsuccessfully for 2 days - walking from morning to night. The problem was the the wind was very erratic and kept changing and swirling so I kept on being busted. I figured the little mobile dung burner might help but, as it turned out, it was too much of a hassle to carry. It was just too distracting and distractions are not ideal when you are hunting kudu in thick bush. So I abandoned it without properly and fully testing it.

Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8037170 11/04/20 12:58 PM
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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Dimitri] #8037200 11/04/20 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Dimitri
Many farms in SA burn cow/horse/buffalo/zebra dung at their bowhides. On the farms where I have seen it done the dung is not burnt in the hide - it's done outside either behind or in front of the hide. It doesn't smell bad. On a friend's farm, he burns dung every day for a week or so before the hunters arrive. He lays the dung in a line next to (touching) each other then lights the end piece. As the first piece is almost finished burning it sets the next piece alight and so on. Using that method, he lights the dung in the morning and it burns for a number of hours.

I don't shoot from hides so I have no first-hand experience in the effectiveness of burning dung to mask human scent. However, it does seem to work as I don't think so many farms would use that technique if it was not effective.

If you are going to try it just be careful not to set the farm on fire. Clear all grass, brush, leaves, twigs etc in a 2m radius around the spot where you will burn the dung. I wouldn't think it's a good idea to do it in very windy conditions where the burning dung might be blown into the surrounding brush.

I once cut off the bottom 1/3 of a coke can and dropped a piece of lit dung into it. I attached a wire "handle" so that I could carry it without burning my fingers. I had been hunting kudu unsuccessfully for 2 days - walking from morning to night. The problem was the the wind was very erratic and kept changing and swirling so I kept on being busted. I figured the little mobile dung burner might help but, as it turned out, it was too much of a hassle to carry. It was just too distracting and distractions are not ideal when you are hunting kudu in thick bush. So I abandoned it without properly and fully testing it.


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8037203 11/04/20 01:35 PM
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Just buy you some white sage and burn it. Grandma's people have done it for a few thousand years.


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8037463 11/04/20 04:03 PM
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So burning manure to cover scent? It might help, but so too would anything else that is strong smelling. Of course, it isn't like he doesn't have pigs come in like that when he isn't burning manure.

As Biscuit said, "Nope."

I carry around enough 5#1+ and don't need to carry around actual 5#1+.


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8037734 11/04/20 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
So burning manure to cover scent? It might help, but so too would anything else that is strong smelling. Of course, it isn't like he doesn't have pigs come in like that when he isn't burning manure.

As Biscuit said, "Nope."

I carry around enough 5#1+ and don't need to carry around actual 5#1+.


My thoughts and/or understanding is that this is for static hunting situations and close in encounters .

It sure wouldn’t be something to lug in and out of hunts.

The pigman application is interesting - looks like a no muss no fuss thing , light the stick and and let it burn

I wonder what his recipe is (scent)...


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It's always interesting to see what ideas other folks come up with, but I'll just continue to try to stay downwind.


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: Pig_Popper] #8041414 11/07/20 01:36 PM
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I’ve heard of standing in the smoke of a wood fire, even if you stink of it you don’t stink of person. So why not a dung fire?

Guess it depends on what you have handy to burn chicken


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Re: Burning horse manure in a charcoal tower and Pigmans version - y’all ever heard of this ? [Re: der Teufel] #8041418 11/07/20 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by der Teufel
It's always interesting to see what ideas other folks come up with, but I'll just continue to try to stay downwind.


Might I suggest some essential oils?


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On a related note, dry cow manure is about the best stuff to put in the smoker you use in beekeeping. Burns for a long time.

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In South Africa burned buffalo chips to keep the flies away

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Originally Posted by GNTX
On a related note, dry cow manure is about the best stuff to put in the smoker you use in beekeeping. Burns for a long time.


I think I will stick to pine needles, thank you. cheers


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So, having read and given consideration to all this, I'm just gonna stick with my Swisher little cigars...


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Originally Posted by Dennis in Ft Worth
So, having read and given consideration to all this, I'm just gonna stick with my Swisher little cigars...

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Me, I'm still just gonna try to stay downwind of the hogs.


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
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On a related note, dry cow manure is about the best stuff to put in the smoker you use in beekeeping. Burns for a long time.


I think I will stick to pine needles, thank you. cheers


Ha. You’d be surprised. Just smells like burning grass cause that’s basically all it is. It has to be DRY manure.

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