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Please help a amateur hog trapper. #8090942 12/15/20 11:03 PM
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Hi yall, so we got some land to hunt in east Texas and the owner said he had a bad hog problem and if we could
Help get rid of em. So we say yea and did tons of research. We put up cameras and knew where they were coming in and identified 3 Sounders. So we build a guillotine door, build a coral trap, baited it put a feeder in it.
and set the cell cam. By the second night we had hogs coming in. So we waited a week and decided to drive the 2.5 hours out and set the trap with trip wire. We have had as many as 14 hogs in this trap. So we set it and we go to our blind on another part of the property becuase we have a feeder set up there by a pond and we have green motion sensor hog lights on the feeder so we were gonna shoot a few there while we waited.

So 2 hours in my cell phone starts goin off the hogs are all over it we see em on video goin in . All of a sudden these 2 hogs start fighting one inside and one out side . There is another hog in the trap for a total of 2 . Well the second one runs under the trip wire and sets the trap . We heard this loud squealing from our deer blind about 200 years away. The video comes in and we see we got 2. The rest sounded like a freight train as they come running past our blind crashing thru the woods. So we got 2 and right away I see the problem the trip wire is not as effective as a remote door. So we kill the hogs , rebait and have the door open. It's been a week and a half and we have had a few hogs on camera come to the door but the wont go in. I am in the process of building a RF remote door trigger with a Lanier acuator, receiver long range amd remote hooked to a 12v battery. So when we see in the trap we can just hit a button and drop the door. So here is my question, I know these hogs are smart and they are trap shy but how long till they forget amd go back in? Should I bait with turnips to get back in?

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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8090945 12/15/20 11:08 PM
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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8090960 12/15/20 11:14 PM
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Looks great

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8090969 12/15/20 11:18 PM
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Where in east texas are you. I can show you a much better gate thats so simple and it works, corn is all you need to bait with.

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Biscuit] #8091057 12/16/20 12:20 AM
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Thanks, it's a good trap and once I get this remote door trigger installed its gonna be a great trap. Just gotta get em to go back in. Lol

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: cos] #8091071 12/16/20 12:29 AM
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We are out DeKalb way about 30 min from Texarkana. That's what we have been using corn and BBe .

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091073 12/16/20 12:29 AM
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We are out DeKalb way about 30 min from Texarkana. That's what we have been using corn and BBe .[img]http://[/img]

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: cos] #8091079 12/16/20 12:32 AM
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We are out DeKalb way about 30 min from Texarkana. That's what we have been using corn and BBe . We even got does coming in only seen 3 bucks tho.



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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091081 12/16/20 12:33 AM
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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091100 12/16/20 12:52 AM
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They will return and go back into the trap. Just give them time and time is a big variable. A few years ago a neighbor & I caught 24 in a trap within a month. All it takes is for that first pig to go in. May not get many to follow him the first time but that will change the 2nd time they visit the trap.

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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091117 12/16/20 01:06 AM
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Your a long way from me. Im in Anderson county

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091147 12/16/20 01:31 AM
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I use a similar setup, and the hogs can be unpredictable as heck ! The most I have ever caught at one time is 22, but lots of times there is just a couple of them. Deer can present a problem for you as well, as they set off the door and jump out. It's often a crap shoot !
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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091271 12/16/20 03:25 AM
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This is probably offtopic but those East Texas pigs are prettier than North Texas pigs....

Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8091382 12/16/20 05:38 AM
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Just some advice. Make the trap bigger, replace that wooden door, and keep pumping plain corn in the trap.

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Originally Posted by skinnerback
Just some advice. Make the trap bigger, replace that wooden door, and keep pumping plain corn in the trap.


I know nothing about hog trapping, but I had the same thought on the pen size, seems small.

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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Old Stony] #8092042 12/16/20 07:36 PM
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Thanks yall for the advice and help. We are gonna drive out tomorrow and rebait it . We got a bunch of turnips we are gonna blend some up in a food processor and mix it with BBe and also throw some turnips in the trap . Give em something they cant resist hopefully.

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Originally Posted by Dom
Thanks yall for the advice and help. We are gonna drive out tomorrow and rebait it . We got a bunch of turnips we are gonna blend some up in a food processor and mix it with BBe and also throw some turnips in the trap . Give em something they cant resist hopefully.

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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8092462 12/17/20 01:57 AM
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Re: Please help a amateur hog trapper. [Re: Dom] #8092479 12/17/20 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Dom
We heard this loud squealing from our deer blind about 200 years away.


That's a loud pig.


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My trap is similar Your trap will work. The automatic gate trigger will help a lot. They are not real expensive to build.I would make the gate wider hogs seem less cautious with a wider gate. [Linked Image]

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