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Old 06-10-2014, 11:27 PM
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Hog traps

Anyone have any experience with large pen traps? How high would you suggest the panels be 3 ft taller? Did you sink it in to the ground at all to keep them from digging out? How big should I make it 12'x12 15'x15 or roughly 15ft in diameter? I'm going to put it around one of my feeders to keep it baited round the clock.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:39 PM
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Re: Hog traps

Look up JaegerPro on YouTube. Tons of info on hog traps.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:01 PM
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Re: Hog traps

Most guys use hog panels from the farm store. Hog panels are different than cattle panels. The mesh gets smaller at the bottom so they can't lift it up.

The state puts out a decent plan using 5 panels and 25 t-posts. If would put the trap around the feeder. You will have to change things around and move the trap if you really want to get them all.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:49 PM
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Re: Hog traps

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Did you sink it in to the ground at all to keep them from digging out
I've never had trouble with them digging out, but a big boar can clear a 4' fence and not even leave mud on the top rail. I had to put wire over the top of the pen to catch this guy.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:48 AM
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Re: Hog traps

Huh, I never knew pigs could clear fences quite that high i was quite convinced that they couldn't really clear fences worth a damn under yes over not do much. I'll go 5ft then to be safe. My biggest thing is the gate or trap door I did like that remote trigger for the door I saw in jagerpro's videos just need to look into it more.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:48 AM
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Re: Hog traps

That remote is expensive but to ensure you get them all it seems the way to go. I think on their YouTube channel is the Hogdini video. Big bore flying up over a 4' fence. Added a tilted in top panel to catch him pretty amazing.

Mississippi state has a bunch of info. They made some videos with a federal trapper on setting up a hog panel trap.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:28 AM
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Re: Hog traps

The incident above happened some years back. I'd check the trap, it would be tripped with hog sign in it, but no hogs.

He finally left a smear of mud on the top board as he went over, and I realized what was going on. This trap is only about 6'x8' with 4' wooden sides, so he was doing this flat footed, with no running start.

Note the grown over bullet hole in his skull. Glad I didn't meet him the next day, I'll bet he had a headache and was even more bad tempered than usual.
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