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Hog trap location #9047482 05/15/24 01:57 PM
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Ok I'm going to build my hog trap/catch pen. Should I put it close to my current stand/feeder location? I was thinking yes because if I put it away from there it will draw deer to the hog trap location because of the corn in the trap.
The trap will have saloon type doors and deer can come and go as they please as long as they don't push the cinder block filled with corn.

Suggestions please.

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Put the hog trap in an area where hogs are located------do not worry about deer

If anything put away from a deer blind/ deer feeder because you will be making a mess (scent, noise, etc etc)

Put in a spot you can get in a vehicle, tractor, trailer, etc etc

Re: Hog trap location [Re: angus1956] #9047757 05/15/24 10:38 PM
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I use pens for trapping hogs with a root style door. I have the door wired open with a trip wire across the back third of the pen and heavily bait all along the trip wire. The pen is open, so if a deer goes in and accidentally trips the wire, they can jump out. If you go this route, the sides of the pen need to be at least 5 ft tall to keep the bigger hogs from being able to climb out. When I set my traps, I have a remote video camera on them that detects motion and alerts me on my phone. I can then go dispose of the hog/hogs as soon as they are trapped and not give them time to figure a way out. I've had a few of them figure out, after several hours, how to pick the door up with their mouths and get under it to escape. I've contemplated getting guillotine type doors to eliminate this issue, but the root style doors keep them in long enough before they figure out how to get them open. The root door also allows others to come in after it is closed and I've had that happen on several occasions. A guillotine wouldnt allow additional hogs to come in.

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The deer and hogs (and coons and squirrels, and buzzards) share the feeder. I’ve caught a bunch of hogs in the trap the last couple of years, but no deer. The wife has asked me to trap the hog on this picture. I will try.
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Re: Hog trap location [Re: angus1956] #9047826 05/16/24 01:50 AM
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I have box traps not too far from the deer feeders at 5 of my 7 sets. 'Doesn't bother the deer. The box traps with swing doors have the top cut out for deer to get out. Only the rooter style doors have tops and I don't set them with the doors up. In my experience, no matter how nasty the bait is, soured, diesel, etcetera, some stupid deer will at least investigate and catch themselves. Now, I've never had a cinder block trigger, but I'd sure like to see a picture of yours. up

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[quote=Big_Ag The root door also allows others to come in after it is closed and I've had that happen on several occasions. A guillotine wouldnt allow additional hogs to come in.
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I use Saloon doors on my pen traps and keep cameras on the trap. In over 20 yrs of using that set up I have never had additional hogs push their way in.

Had hogs pull at the doors (biting it and backing up) and almost get out that way, but never, not ever.... had any hogs push their way in after the initial closing.

I'm sure it happens....but not with MY hogs. confused2


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Re: Hog trap location [Re: angus1956] #9047895 05/16/24 10:48 AM
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I only have a couple, but I like the rooter doors simply because it keeps deer out. up


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