Hog problems - Now What??

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Hog problems - Now What??

Post by CowboyBlue » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:33 pm

Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?


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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:10 pm

If you lay into them a few times they'll leave ,till they come back.
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:22 pm

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Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?
They'll be sporadic. One week I trapped 43. Some weeks none. And then boom, you trap 20 or so. Then none again.

TexasBoars used to be a valuable asset for trapping and learning methods. Then it became a commercial big game sales site. The Mods there seemed like city people and were making fun of farm people. I am sure there are likely a couple of good folks around that would share info but you would have to weed thru about 1000 to seek them out.
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:32 pm

CowboyBlue wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?

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Start trapping and working nights with a 223. Corn soaked in sour apple or strawberry kool aid works good.
I shot half dozen in bow season trapped with my neighbor 86 or 88 last year.
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:08 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:32 pm
CowboyBlue wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?

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Start trapping and working nights with a 223. Corn soaked in sour apple or strawberry kool aid works good.
I shot half dozen in bow season trapped with my neighbor 86 or 88 last year.
That's pretty good sized for them little east Texas pigs. You get over in the hill country your gonna need a bigger tractor.



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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pm

Have plenty of big rooters.
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by TN Cattle Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:32 pm
CowboyBlue wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?

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Start trapping and working nights with a 223. Corn soaked in sour apple or strawberry kool aid works good.
I shot half dozen in bow season trapped with my neighbor 86 or 88 last year.
What do you do with the hogs CB? Is there a market for them? I'm just so glad that they haven't made their way into my part of Tennessee yet!
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:04 pm

I put a few of the shoats in the freezer every year. The rest go in a hole.
Those in the mule went in mine and neighbors freezer.
Biologists says if you have a 100 hogs you have to eliminate 80 a year to stay at a 100.
I am not winning.
There is a market for them at approved facilities. Last I checked they we’re bringing .45 a lb.
It’s getting them there that’s a pain.
Getting trailers to traps and out, they only accept them here in area October through April.

One taken by cross bow.


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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by TN Cattle Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:08 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:04 pm
I put a few of the shoats in the freezer every year. The rest go in a hole.
Those in the mule went in mine and neighbors freezer.
Biologists says if you have a 100 hogs you have to eliminate 80 a year to stay at a 100.
I am not winning.
One would think that there is enough hunger around that someone would want the meat!
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:17 pm

https://wildpigs.nri.tamu.edu/media/116 ... -texas.pdf

This is the last price I found on the internet.
Currently, live sale prices are around $0.10-$0.20 per pound for feral hogs weighing up to 100 lbs, $0.30 cents per pound for animals between 100 and 150 lbs, and $0.60 cents per pound for feral hogs 150 lbs and heavier
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:25 pm

A friend of mine has one of these drop traps. He seriously takes them out.


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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:57 pm

CowboyBlue wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Hogs are getting after my pasture and my coastal patch. What do I do now? How do I get rid of these pests in the most effective manner possible without mortgaging my land to do it?
Bad news is... you will never get rid of them.

Start fencing them out now. I'm not a net wire fan but the 3' net will work. Just run it right over the top of the current fence. You can also string barb wires every 3rd notch on the t-post from the ground up to about 1.5-2'. That is what I personally did. A hot wire would work also down low. It's probably the fastest but also the highest maintenance.

You really have to hit them from all angles. Fence out, trap, and shoot.

Fencing them out is the most expensive but it's also the most effective and permanent fix. Trapping is a good way to take out large numbers of new comers. You will have to shoot or hunt out the old smart hogs. Trapping and shooting will give you periods of time where you may not get hit buts it's only a matter of time before the next group moves back in.

The remote traps are awesome but your looking at $3-5k.
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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by hillbilly beef man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:39 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:04 pm
I put a few of the shoats in the freezer every year. The rest go in a hole.
Those in the mule went in mine and neighbors freezer.
Biologists says if you have a 100 hogs you have to eliminate 80 a year to stay at a 100.
I am not winning.
There is a market for them at approved facilities. Last I checked they we’re bringing .45 a lb.
It’s getting them there that’s a pain.
Getting trailers to traps and out, they only accept them here in area October through April.

One taken by cross bow.


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How the heck do you get a wild hog into a trailer from a trap? Tame hogs are dang near impossible to load.
There is no education in the second kick of a mule.

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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm




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Re: Hog problems - Now What??

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:21 pm

Its always a PIA to load them. I like to wire another panel by the gate to make a hinge and wire it up along the inside of the trap. When you catch some you undo it and swing it toward to other side to corral them a little.

When we were actually selling pigs I would not build those big round traps because they were too hard to load out of and it gave them too much room to run and tear things up. I still like a big rectangle trap. Now every thing gets popped in the head with a 22 so it doesn't really matter.

Guy in that bottom video needs to get a board under that trailer for when he backs up.
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