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Why feeder pens are worth the effort #9060744 06/12/24 12:40 AM
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This is why I built the hog proof deer feeding pen. Everyone has their area, no bullying can take place and feed for the deer goes to the deer only.

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Shoot. Or trap. More pigs. bang


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Shoot. Or trap. More pigs. bang


I ran out of places to put the bodies. The pen is a lot less expensive than burying hundreds of dead pigs with my tractor. bang

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Bury?? Why not provide the Texas Clean-up Crew with sustenance?


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
Bury?? Why not provide the Texas Clean-up Crew with sustenance?


I live here so I get to see everything all day and night. When I had dead pigs laying all over, I had a significant increase in the coyote population. They also love eating baby deer. I know enough to not shoot myself in the foot. Between that and the fact that trapping or shooting them hasn’t had much of an impact on the spread of them, the feeder pen works perfectly for me.

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Bury?? Why not provide the Texas Clean-up Crew with sustenance?


You mean, there is somebody I can call that will come and take dead hogs off my lands for free because they need to eat? What is their number!!!!???!!!???


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Lots of good bbq'ers in that first pic.

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Bury?? Why not provide the Texas Clean-up Crew with sustenance?


You mean, there is somebody I can call that will come and take dead hogs off my lands for free because they need to eat? What is their number!!!!???!!!???

That's the cool part about it. You don't even need to call them. Just lay the pigs out in an open area in plain view of the sky and they will come by and pick up the pig. Usually gone in 48 hours.


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Re: Why feeder pens are worth the effort [Re: ntxtrapper] #9061011 06/12/24 04:04 PM
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Cut 'em open when you dump 'em and the party'll get started a lot quicker.


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Originally Posted by skinnerback
Lots of good bbq'ers in that first pic.


I like them to be a lot larger so it’s worth the effort to cut them up. After eating them for several years now, pork from the store just tastes like a blob of fat to me. Except for ribs.

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Lots of good bbq'ers in that first pic.


I like them to be a lot larger so it’s worth the effort to cut them up. After eating them for several years now, pork from the store just tastes like a blob of fat to me. Except for ribs.



Roger that, love feral pork. Those little ones I also call Crock Pot pigs, they make some mighty fine carnitas. cheers

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Lots of good bbq'ers in that first pic.


I like them to be a lot larger so it’s worth the effort to cut them up. After eating them for several years now, pork from the store just tastes like a blob of fat to me. Except for ribs.



Roger that, love feral pork. Those little ones I also call Crock Pot pigs, they make some mighty fine carnitas. cheers


I have been throwing them on the smoker but now I will have to try the crock pot.

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Pens are a must in areas with bad pigs I've found.

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Bury?? Why not provide the Texas Clean-up Crew with sustenance?


You mean, there is somebody I can call that will come and take dead hogs off my lands for free because they need to eat? What is their number!!!!???!!!???

That's the cool part about it. You don't even need to call them. Just lay the pigs out in an open area in plain view of the sky and they will come by and pick up the pig. Usually gone in 48 hours.



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Originally Posted by brushcountryhunter
Pens are a must in areas with bad pigs I've found.


I just realized I was fighting a war that I would never win so it was the best option for me. Building a pen isn’t as expensive as a lot of people think. It’s huge and I think it was about 300 bucks for everything. It doesn’t take much feed to make that up and then be on the plus side of the cost. The deer are free from the pig pressure too.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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Pens are a must in areas with bad pigs I've found.


I just realized I was fighting a war that I would never win so it was the best option for me. Building a pen isn’t as expensive as a lot of people think. It’s huge and I think it was about 300 bucks for everything. It doesn’t take much feed to make that up and then be on the plus side of the cost. The deer are free from the pig pressure too.

It was fun until I was having pigs come in every single hunt. It got to the point I just really wanted to see some deer. I am all pens for my main spots now.

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Kill 'em. For the quail's sake. "We shall never surrender."


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Kill 'em. For the quail's sake. "We shall never surrender."


I watched the quail disappear from here and it was long before hogs showed up. It did happen to be the exact same time as the fire ants got here. Experience has taught me that every place is different. What works on one ranch doesn’t necessarily work on another. My place is unique in its geography so trying to get rid of hogs by shooting or trapping them is a waste of my time.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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Kill 'em. For the quail's sake. "We shall never surrender."


I watched the quail disappear from here and it was long before hogs showed up. It did happen to be the exact same time as the fire ants got here. Experience has taught me that every place is different. What works on one ranch doesn’t necessarily work on another. My place is unique in its geography so trying to get rid of hogs by shooting or trapping them is a waste of my time.

Wouldn't stop me from trying!

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Kill 'em. For the quail's sake. "We shall never surrender."


I watched the quail disappear from here and it was long before hogs showed up. It did happen to be the exact same time as the fire ants got here. Experience has taught me that every place is different. What works on one ranch doesn’t necessarily work on another. My place is unique in its geography so trying to get rid of hogs by shooting or trapping them is a waste of my time.

Wouldn't stop me from trying!


I run a trap line that's about 4 miles long and 200+ traps, so I'm pretty in tune with the furbearing population and their habits. Like I said earlier, if deer are the ultimate goal, attracting predators that eat their young with rotting pigs carcasses, is counter productive from what I have seen. It was like this every night for weeks after the "flying clean up crew" was done....

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I have two big feed pens that has cottonseed, corn and protein feeders in it. The hogs will occasionally root around the perimeter but have not got in, some of the hen turkeys will fly into them and peck around.


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