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Bleeding purple
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re: Another pig in my trap

It surprises me that you only caught a single sow.

Boars are often found alone but I have never seen a sow alone.


Teyeger
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re: Another pig in my trap
I was thinking the same thing. Perfect size for that.


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fishfighter
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re: Another pig in my trap
Saw a bunch of other tracks. They have the woods ripped apart. That is why I was just thinking out loud as to why I'm not catching more then one.


Bleeding purple
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re: Another pig in my trap
There are are only two reasons for single pig capture.

Either there is only one in the trap when it closes or they are getting out.

Most of my traps have a door that allows more pigs to push in but even with a single closure door you should be getting more pigs.

The trick is to make sure all the pigs have time to get into the trap prior to the door being triggered. There are lots of ways to accomplish this.

Then you have to make sure they dont escape which mostly means strong walls that can not be lifted or crushed, strong doors that can not be rooted up, no holes bigger than 6x6 for shoats and up or 4x4 for piglets, and no corners as the pigs will stack up like cheerleaders in a pyrimid and climb out.


chickman1313
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re: Another pig in my trap
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There are lots of ways to accomplish this.


whats a good one? our trigger is in the very back of the trap, its just a wire that hopefully they hit, and shuts the door


rustyjohnson
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re: Another pig in my trap
What kind of bait are you using? I can't get them to come in mine.


Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Another pig in my trap
I like a break wire personally. Need to use 16-22 gauge wire so they can break it. Some guys use stronger wire or heavy braid and a retention pin that slips off the fencing under tension.

Run the wire around the trap through 1" steel rings tied to the fencing at least 2 ft off the ground.

At the back of the cage make the wire cross a section of the cage and tie the free end to a post 12" off the ground.

If the door is a heavy vertical drop door that is all you need. If it is a swing door style or is a light drop door, you will need to put a stop on the door to prevent it from moving further open when the wire is contacted by the pig.

You need to bait outside the trap sparingly but make sure to place a lead line of feed going into the trap out to and crossing a well used game trail.

Do not put bait directly in the door as hogs rooting there prior to triggering the trap can build up dirt preventing the door from closing properly. Do not get bait behind a swing door where they may prematurely push it shut.

Once inside the pin make two lines around the outside edge about 1 ft from the fencing without actually going all the way to the trigger. Place a small fruit flavored salt block in middle of trap (the lil ones run right to it). Between the fencing and trigger wire and underneath it, place a small deep pile of bait. I usually pour a little extra woured corn juice into the ground here also.





steel rings:

Image: http://www.antonline.com/images/033923010627.jpg



retention pins:

Image: http://www.heating-parts.co.uk/media/STOCKIMG/00091800.JPG


fishfighter
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re: Another pig in my trap
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What kind of bait are you using?


Corn soaked in strawberry koolaid/water for a good week. I added 5 packs to it.

My trip wire is about 1 1/2' from the back. Pen is round, about 16' across. I'm thinking the door has something to do with the problem. That or the way trees guide the pigs into the trap. Just outside the door, they were all kinds of tracks. So, for sure the door is tripping before the rest of the pigs are getting in.


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Nascar Fan
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re: Another pig in my trap
Kill em all


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Flair Chops
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re: Another pig in my trap
that'll be some fine eating


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fishfighter
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re: Another pig in my trap
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Bleeding purple


Thanks. I'm using a ring. Using braided line as my trip wire with the pin set about 1 1/2' from the back. It goes up about half way to the top of the fence, then tied to the top of the swing gate. Most of my bait is set inbetween the pin and the back of the trap to were they have to walk all the way back. I think when I get the chance, I will reset the trip line like you are talking about. Also thinking of building another trap. I have everything but a gate.


Bleeding purple
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re: Another pig in my trap
go ahead and thinly scatter corn all over the pin just not behind the swing door. the smaller pigs will hit the individual pieces and the larger ones will run on in and take the bigger piles at the back.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
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re: Another pig in my trap
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thinly scatter corn all over the pin


Got that too! None behind the door other then what the pigs had spreed there rooting up the pen. The area was hard ground, Now I can plant a crop. All chopped up.


Bleeding purple
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re: Another pig in my trap
The destruction they can do is amazing for sure.


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