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big pig in the trap this morning. . . #8470851 12/09/21 07:42 PM
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This bruiser was in one of our traps this morning. He was a very unhappy camper. My son showed him the way to piggy heaven. As I mentioned in an earlier thread, when I get a big 'un in a trap, I don't walk up to the trap and execute with a handgun. The big boys really get crazy with a close human approach and can do major damage to the trap. I just ease up on the trap site, and if there's a large hog in it, I use a rifle, from afar, to take some of the nastiness out of it. If a finishing shot is required, I'll administer it up close and personal with a handgun; generally using my Judge and a 45 Colt to the ear hole or eye socket.

Re: big pig in the trap this morning. . . [Re: mikei] #8470858 12/09/21 07:47 PM
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cheers Well done! I remember your guidance and will adhere to it, if I finally get a big boar in a small trap. They mock me. realmad

What's that block in the front corner of the trap?


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Re: big pig in the trap this morning. . . [Re: mikei] #8470934 12/09/21 09:12 PM
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Creekrunner, that's a deer block that the deer had been ignoring, so I tossed it into the hog trap, with a half gallon of corn. This big boar pushed the block all around the trap. He completely destroyed my trigger mechanism, so I'll be rebuilding it. The large hogs can do a lot of damage even when they're not being approached by a person!

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Re: big pig in the trap this morning. . . [Re: mikei] #8471123 12/10/21 12:34 AM
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Good deal. I need to make a few of these traps.

Re: big pig in the trap this morning. . . [Re: mikei] #8471196 12/10/21 01:56 AM
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Here's a couple of pictures that might help you with your builds:

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https://www.hogtrapping.com/traps/portable-hog-trap-plans.html

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Pigs don't go to heaven.


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Re: big pig in the trap this morning. . . [Re: mikei] #8504418 01/15/22 09:58 AM
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cheers


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