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rouxster
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2007
289 posts

Best hog bait
What is the best way to bait hogs to a hunting spot? I want to set up a stand to hunt them, and I don't want to worry about deer or coons eating the bait. I have heard of sour corn with grape or cherry jello pack sprinkled on it is good. Also corn soaked in diesel keeps deer and coons away. I have also heard that you should not get blood on the ground in a trap bc the hogs won't come back. Is that true with shooting them over bait piles?


UpToPar
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
18892 posts

re: Best hog bait
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Also corn soaked in diesel keeps deer and coons away.


I have heard people say this, but not sure if it works.

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I have also heard that you should not get blood on the ground in a trap bc the hogs won't come back. Is that true with shooting them over bait piles?


I have never heard this, but I've shot hogs dead out of a stand only to have others come back and eat right next to their dead friend 30 seconds after they scattered. I've also had them come back to the same spot the next day, so I don't know if I'm buying this one.


noon0707
LSU Fan
Saint Amant
Member since Sep 2010
101 posts

re: Best hog bait
Get a few buckets with lids fill 3/4 with corn add a beer or two and top off with water and let it sit for a few days and sour up. It’s nasty as hell but they’ll climb over each other to get it


SeaPickle
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Thibodaux
Member since May 2011
2824 posts

re: Best hog bait
i have a 25 gal drum filled with corn, water, sugar and beer sitting behind my shop. Ill dig a hole and dump it in there a day before or the day i go hunting.
They hit my corn feeders nightly so they are usually coming anyway.
The last 2 weekends ive dropped one at the feeder and they havent missed a night in almost 3 weeks. Back the next day


Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
25218 posts

re: Best hog bait
I prefer to use in order changing bait after each kill

dry corn

soured corn (5 gallon bucket 3/4 corn and fill with water cap and let sit in sun for 5 days. no reason to waste beer)

corn and soda (pour out dry corn and use a 2L bottle of cheap pinapple, strawberry, or apple soda to spray it all down. Get some on the bushes around there too as it gets the smell in the air)

wait a few days and repeat cycle.


blood will deter sows with piglets some but the big boars will actually come to it and root it up.


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lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
9146 posts

re: Best hog bait
I have used 100 lbs of corn and put 5 gallon of Hawaiian Punch covered in a barrel for 5 days. They find it pretty quick


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FelicianaTigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
24984 posts

re: Best hog bait
wouldn't worry much about blood. I keep a jug of the molasses or other "pig jam" type product on hand just in case I have a large amount of blood in my trap. Ill pour it on top of the blood pile just to mask it.

Ive tried corn and diesel when I was having too many deer set off my traps and it didn't work. Good thing is that if you have a heavy pig population and they find the bait, they will dominate the area. Ive found deer find the bait first but pigs will take over.

Coons are gonna eat your bait no matter what. Ive ben soaking my corn lately just because I was having too many big pigs passing up the trap and wanted more scent. I just think they are too weary


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Metry
Member since Oct 2013
14850 posts

re: Best hog bait
Go to a donut shop and scoop up all the day old donuts...


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Loup
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Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
1546 posts

re: Best hog bait
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add a beer or two


I've heard of folks doing this so that the yeast speeds up fermentation. If you're using cheap macro beer (such as natty light) all of the yeast is filtered or pasteurized out. I always add a packet or two of cheap bread yeast to mine in lieu of beer.


thejudge
USA Fan
Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
9406 posts

re: Best hog bait
Get a bucket and pour corn and pour a couple liters of cheap arse root beer the night before.

Put lid on.

Take out with you next hunt and go early and dump on the ground.

They'll find it quick if they have been on your camera.


reds on reds on reds
Mandeville
Member since Sep 2013
2926 posts

re: Best hog bait
100lb corn
50lb milo
25lb sugar
3 packets bakers yeast
12 packets raspberry jello
3 canisters tropical punch koolaid

mix up in 55gal barrel
fill with water to about 10 inches over top of grain
put lid on it with a little pin hole
6 pack of beer to speed up fermentation

2 weeks in 90degree days

$100 for a barrel


I’ve killed a few pigs with this...


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Jcrew
Mississippi St. Fan
Gulf coast
Member since Aug 2012
447 posts

re: Best hog bait
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Also corn soaked in diesel keeps deer and coons away.


This has worked for me. Pigs showed up within 24 hours in my trap after using diesel.


LongueCarabine
LSU Fan
Pointe Aux Pins, LA
Member since Jan 2011
5676 posts

re: Best hog bait
Anyone remember when it was illegal to bait hogs with sweet taters or red rice?


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rouxster
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2007
289 posts

re: Best hog bait
Thanks for the replies, and input. I will give several of these a try.


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