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New here

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:08 pm
by Hog catcher
I work for the U of A Cooperative Extension Service trapping feral hogs for private land owners in Northwest Arkansas. I work out of Green Forest and work in a 5 county area. Carrol, Newton Boone Marion and Searcy counties. Keeps me busy, at times have as many as 5 traps out at once.

Re: New here

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:55 pm
by kenny thomas
Tell us about the trapping. Does the traps use your phone to catch the hogs?

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
kenny thomas wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Tell us about the trapping. Does the traps use your phone to catch the hogs?
Indeed, fascinating topic. Does on average one trap per county really have much of an impact. As I understand it these wild hogs are prolific breeders.

:welcome: and :bday:

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:16 am
by msplmtneer
Howdy and :welcome: :tiphat:

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
by Hog catcher
Yes all out traps have remote technology . Cameras can be logged into any time day or night, cameras will also send you a text when it takes a picture. We use video cameras that will live stream the video to a phone or laptop. A text to the trap drops the door.
One trap per county won't do much, thats why we have the 5 traps.I may have a couple to all 5 traps set at any time in any of 5 counties. The most hogs i have caught in one night was 75 in two traps. We keep track of where and how many is caught in each of the 5 counties i work in and the area in each county they were caught in. For trap shy hogs we set up and shoot them. I can't say we are winning the war but i removed almost a 1000 head last year.

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Hog catcher wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Yes all out traps have remote technology . Cameras can be logged into any time day or night, cameras will also send you a text when it takes a picture. We use video cameras that will live stream the video to a phone or laptop. A text to the trap drops the door.
One trap per county won't do much, thats why we have the 5 traps.I may have a couple to all 5 traps set at any time in any of 5 counties. The most hogs i have caught in one night was 75 in two traps. We keep track of where and how many is caught in each of the 5 counties i work in and the area in each county they were caught in. For trap shy hogs we set up and shoot them. I can't say we are winning the war but i removed almost a 1000 head last year.
Very impressive!

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:59 pm
by kenny thomas
Government trapper here made a huge impact i feel. Our population was just getting started and he really slowed them down. How does a private landowner there get your service. Here we have to show a big impact to crops.

Re: New here

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:45 am
by Hog catcher
Private landowners just contact there county extension agent. I will meet with the land owner set up cameras and bait the area.

Re: New here

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 am
by jinse
welcome cattletoday

Re: New here

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:43 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
:welcome: Hog Catcher and Jinse.
HC - do you have any cattle as a side project? Very impressive job you have. I guess I just never thought about catching multiple hogs in a trap, but if you are watching and releasing the door, that would work!!
Jinse - tell us about yourself.

Re: New here

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:35 pm
by FarmerShell
:welcome: :pop:

Re: New here

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:38 pm
by Charbrangus
I'm new here. Life in Florida. Raise cows because I enjoy it. My real job is that I am Regional Chaplain for the Florida Department of Corrections and I also Pastor a Baptist Church

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:50 am
by MRRherefords
:welcome:

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:22 am
by Bigfoot
Charbrangus wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:38 pm
I'm new here. Life in Florida. Raise cows because I enjoy it. My real job is that I am Regional Chaplain for the Florida Department of Corrections and I also Pastor a Baptist Church
I'm an evangelical minister. I bring church services to rodeos. I sometimes supply at Baptist churches (my actual denomination), and when time allows, I will do very short term interim work.

Re: New here

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:30 am
by TN Cattle Man
:welcome: All!!