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chickman1313
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Hog trap ideas/plans

This has been brought up on here many a time, i'd like to build a hog trap and was wondering if any of yall had any plans yall used and how much the materials cost and such.

Advantages and disadvantages of a corral trap vs a cage?


Tigerpaw123
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Advantages and disadvantages of a corral trap vs a cage?


Corrals are almost always legal, and most traps are not (Mississippi prohibits a top on a trap, and Louisiana requires a 24" hole in the top of the trap to allow bears to escape)
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birdman12
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The only advantage of a cage trap is that it is portable. You will have MUCH more success with a corral trap.


chickman1313
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good to know

any of yall built a corral trap? just use trees in the woods or stake it down? have a door or just the pinched entrance?


Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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corral trap

use 3 16' cattle panels
t posts every 4 ft
4 10 gauge wire ties on each pole
and a swing door with a spring so once it triggers more can push in.

drop doors can be made of wood and are cheaper but you can only catch once no more can push in.

for your trigger use heavy braid line, atached to the door run through 1" steel rings, not pulleys, run it around the sides to the back of the cage and then tie on a thin piece of single strand wire from the braid to one of the T posts at least 12" above the ground. they break the thin wire to trigger the door.


you can use trees but due to shape they make it easier for the pigs to root under the edge of the cattle panels and lift them.

If you have lots of small piglets line the bottom 2 ft of the cattle panel on the inside of the trap with chicken wire.
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Tigerpaw123
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any of yall built a corral trap?


We used T post, but you have to space them very close, we used a door, but a pinched entrance should work better (IMHO)

another plus for a corral is the hogs do not like to step on the bottom of a trap, so we throw a lot of mud. limbs etc in there to pad it, do not have to do this with a corral


chickman1313
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Bleeding purple


dont happen to have a picture of one of your set ups huh?


Hammertime
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apples
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I know how to build them, just need the materials

Another little trick I picked up was that you have to leave the gate open for a week or so to let them get comfortable with being in there. They are more likely to keep going in


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Bleeding purple
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This thread is filled with info and lots and lots of pics.

East Texas Wild Hog Roundup


chickman1313
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good stuff man

we oughta add that thread to the OB FAQ thread


Bleeding purple
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I will add that I made the traps in roudn an oval shapes but after taliking with others believe that I will make them more heart shaped in the future to help lead hogs in. Once the first ones are trapped the others will circle the trap trying to get in and having that indent will help keep them in. This year I am going to experiment with other forms of traps with less complicated doors.


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Tigerpaw123
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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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DO NOT USE THE FREAKING WEAK 4" WLEDED WIRE FENCING THAT IS IN THAT LINK.

It will not hold up.

I tired to use welded wire and the hogs ran right through it leaving what looked like a hole where wiley coyote ran through a wall.


Da Hammer
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Folsom
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One things also...

LW&F just passed a new rule about cage traps. For bear safety they MUST have a 26" Opening in the top of the trap no matter where in the state. From what I have been told the GW will be strictly enforcing this so keep that in mind when building a new trap.

FWIW do a corral trap anyway much more effective.


reggierayreb
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Don't know if it's been posted in the thread yet but when it comes to what materials you're gonna use to bait your pigs with I have a fool proof method.... Fill a 5 gallon bucket halfway with corn and splash diesel fuel on it ... It drives them nuts... They will literally kill each other over the stuff... If you feel like they are eating it up too fast you can always bury this mixture in the ground in your pen... They can smell it for miles.. Good luck and happy trapping


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Nodust
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No troubles with shooting them in the trap and more returning at a future time?


WmWallace
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Catch around ten hogs a week and haven't had any success with the corral for whatever reason. Cages catch them 5 at a time and we haven't had to rotate their location. Snares are great for the bigger, older hogs.


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Bleeding purple
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Member since Sep 2007
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It varies on shooting in the trap. I do recommend shooting the biggest one first as they will tear up traps when scared. They will also pile up and climb over the fence if allowed. A .22 for dispatching the wounded ones is nice. We try to keep blood to a minimum in the trap. However, I have witnessed boars rooting in blood soaked sand the night after shooting one and have game camera video of hogs feeding on hog gut piles.

I have found changing baits after a catch helps. We have used a soured corn bait followed by a sweet fruit punch bait with good success.


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