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Coach1
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Louisiana
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Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Thinking about building a hog pen around my deer feeder to keep the hogs out. Does anyone have any experince with this situation. I have a few questions about the pen.
1. Is it worth the money?
2. How many panels to post?
3. The height of the panels?
Please share your experinces.
Thanks


EFHogman
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Research billy higginbothum at trxas a&m. He’s done a ton of research available online.
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LSUA 75
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Colfax,La.
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
I did 2 last years,glad I did it.I used 12 34 inch panels each pen.Post every 8 ft and I cut out top wire in 4 places for young deer to jump in.I’m not sure that was really necessary.
I put them up in September and left it open on 2 sides for a month so the deer would get used to it.When I closed it up the deer jumped in without hesitation.
Feeders are a pain in the butt but my neighbors use them so I feel like I have to also.It keeps the does around which attracts the bucks.
I wasn’t bothered with hogs,I think they went to the neighbors property that don’t have feeder pens.


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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
It was nice to see the first response included a man who has a wealth of knowledge about feral hogs. He doesn't do guess work and has probably collected more data on those filthy animals than just about anyone else.
Here is a pre-recorded webinar, Wildlife for Lunch, hosted by Professor Higginbotham. The whole presentation is over an hour long, but if I recall correctly, he discusses designs for excluding hogs from deer feeders somewhere towards the end of the webinar.

Good luck, and let us know how it works out for you!


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themamouian
Member since Mar 2019
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Have used in South Texas for over 40 years and are very effective. 7-8 panels with t-posts all 3ft high with an entry gate/panel to fill feeder.


Scrowe
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Louisiana
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
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7-8 panels with t-posts all 3ft high with an entry gate/panel to fill feeder.


We have a similar setup and it works great. Also, shape doesn't matter either. Round, square, or just making it fit in a location works. Main thing is having enough room for a comfortable landing zone for the deer to get in.


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LSUCouyon
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
I used to hunt near Cotulla Tx. The deer had no problem jumping the panels . Hogs were a problem so we had traps also. One day had a couple of sows and 14 lil piggies in a trap. We ate well .....


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Stexas
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
We build our own with T-posts and barbed wire and a small gate for us to tend the feeders. They keep out the cows as well.


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tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
I put one up a month ago. I need to go check on it. I used the 16x50in panels and cut in half. If the hogs messed it up, I’ll go higher. I need a damn Spypoint on it.


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bamaswallows
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Yes, we bought the hog panels from I think Tractor Supply (brother got them, so I'm not sure). They are about 3' or 3 1/2' tall and I think 16' long each. If I remember, we used 4 or 5 on each gravity feeder. Probably have about 15' landing zone all the way around the feeder on all sides (set up in a circle). So, I'd say about 30' wide diameter total, with the feeder in the middle. T-posts every so often to support the panels.

Works awesome / hog activity on our property has dramatically decreased since doing so. I've got plenty of does and nice bucks inside the fence feeding on camera over the last few years.


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Ol boy
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
1. Is it worth the money? Yes the hogs were wiping out 300pounds of whatever we put in it in a week.
2. How many panels to post? We used six panels from tractor supply and put a hot wire rebar on each seam and one in the middle of the panel
3. The height of the panels? Hog panels I think they are 33in high
Please share your experinces. We had pics of deer next to the panel the first night and inside on the second night. We placed rice bran on the outside and on the inside along with the feed in the feeder. We have not had any breaches yet.
We built two but will prolly build another one ore two.


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Sparty3131
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Member since Feb 2019
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Safe responsible hunter. I will gladly hunt them for you. And give you a bunch of the homemade sausage, smoked hocks, and other goodies.

Message me if you are interested
Nathanprince1978@gmail.com


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SCwTiger
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Here's how I did it and so far it's working:

Instead of the hog panels I bought 3 50" panels at a feed store for about half the price. I cut them in half with bolt cutters and wound up with 96 running feet. I built a circular pen that I can easily step over and anchored it every 4-6' with 1/2" (#4 rebar). I did this after talking with several people that had done the same and was told hogs couldn't jump a 2' tall pen. Some probably can but I had a helluva herd coming and not one got in last year.

Hogs rooted all around it but none (so far) can jump over or push it down. First time I went back after a week, I spooked a couple of yearlings out of it. Several does and yearlings got used to it really quick and are not hesitant to jump in.

Down side to my experience is that buck sightings around my stand went south this year. I did build the pen early last fall, so that may have something to do with it. The previous year I let walk 5 racked bucks at my stand, and this past year I saw none of them.

Never put a camera out so I don't know if they were even around, but up until this past year I saw more bucks each year. Hopefully next year they will be more familiar with the pen and show themselves.


tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
SC did you put the cut end up or down. I did the same thing as you and put them down not thinking. I probably should have put them up. I havent checked on mine yet. Probably head up Sunday to go check on it.


plazadweller
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South Georgia
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
I put them around all of my deer feeders. I put 3-4 depending on the size of the feeder. I have an old pole barn that I turned into a large feeding station and fenced off I store all of my corn in a gravity flow wagon. It’s not going to stop hogs from coming on your place but they won’t be eating any of my corn


ETA you’re going to find that raccoons eat a frick ton of corn.
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Got Blaze
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Good read on feeder pens by Dr Higginbotham

Built it and you will see more deer activity
Image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7aAq7OxKnPk/maxresdefault.jpg


winntiger
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Built it to Dr. Higginbotham’s specs with t posts and panel from tractor supply. 10 panels total, had deer jumping inside almost immediately, kept the hogs out all year. Paid for itself in one season.


tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
I used the same guide.


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SCwTiger
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re: Does anyone have experince with a Hog pen around a deer feeder? To keep the hogs out.
Sorry to be so late responding but I put the cut side down to dig in the ground and add a little more stability.


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