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Meat eater in Texas #8385295 09/14/21 09:53 PM
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What the guy said about the triggers on traps is some useful info that I’m going to apply to our traps.


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Good video! Im going to try his trigger design.

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I've watched a bunch of hog trapping videos, and I get bored pretty fast.

However, this was well done and interesting. Thanks for posting!


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Excellent video !! I've hunted and trapped them for years, but recently have had to stop......I wish I was young enough to keep it up for many more years !!

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Originally Posted by Pappybear
Good video! Im going to try his trigger design.


There are any number of trigger designs that work well depending upon how the door of the trap is set up to fall/close and the size of the trap.

Triggers that depend on the hog to bump/run into them....can be hit or miss with respect to how many you catch. The perfect scenario would be a Sow with young.

You can broadcast the corn about the trap to spread out the young pigs, then put a pile in the back near the trip wire and the dominant hog (in this case the sow) will claim it. Enough movement back there and she will trip the gate.

With larger hogs (especially those that are trap shy or just reluctant) you can have one enter the trap and set it off before any of the others decide to go in. So...the type of trigger you use and how easily it trips the gate/door should be considered.

It was said not to use 'cable' because the hogs will tear it up and this is true IF you don't route it correctly. I wouldn't use cable in small traps as depicted in the video or use it as a bump type trigger. But you can use cable in a 'root' style set up. It is all I use in my pen traps.

It was also stated they hogs do not have 'eye shine' which is not entirely true. It IS true that hogs lack a 'Tapetum' so you don't see light reflected from their eyes like you would animals that do have it. But....at closer ranges 100 yds or so and at the certain angles you can still see some eye shine just off the lens of the eye. I'm not trying to pick apart the video which I thought was well done, just offering some different observations....having been trapping and hunting them for over 30 years.


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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Excellent video !! I've hunted and trapped them for years, but recently have had to stop......I wish I was young enough to keep it up for many more years !!


Stony you did your part Sir. Took many a hog out of the population. When you consider how many 'offspring' (over generations) your efforts prevented, it is significant.

But I understand your plight. I'm no spring chicken myself...and at some point simply won't be able to do what I can do now.

Hat is off to you though, you did well. up


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The prep, cooking, and eating part was informative also. I knew about the glands in the rear quarter, but never knew there were that many others to watch for also. I’ve not had a bad tasting one yet.

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Pretty sad results for me last night.

Only one hog from the group was brave enough to go in.

Oh well.....bound to get better.



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Really enjoyed that episode

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Ben, the guy in that episode, was one of my room mates in college. He is the real deal on pigs, even back then, he was all about it. Good times back then!

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