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Old 02-04-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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Root stick trigger



The door/ entry





Chain link fence, nailed to pine trees, with hog panel
Spring loaded trap door, triggered by root stick.

This is a first for me. Let me knew your thoughts and what I good do to improve, etc.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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https://imgur.com/gallery/FKnfT


While having problems uploading pics. First try with imgur.

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Old 02-04-2018, 05:25 PM   #3
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The entire figure 6 trap set-up is based on the premise that there is not a trigger or Spring loaded door. The hogs can keep coming in, but canít get out.

I canít see the pics though.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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https://imgur.com/gallery/FKnfT

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Old 02-04-2018, 05:31 PM   #5
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The entire figure 6 trap set-up is based on the premise that there is not a trigger or Spring loaded door. The hogs can keep coming in, but canít get out.

I canít see the pics though.
They should be able to push in after root stick is triggered.




Sorry do not know how to re size pics.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:33 PM   #6
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They should be able to push in after root stick is triggered.









Sorry do not know how to re size pics.


Gotcha...I see what you are doing. Should work for sure
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:34 PM   #7
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On imgur, clickon the pic, then go to the lower right side, clickon "large thumbnail" then click on "Copy" to the right of "Posting on forums" or something like that. Go to where you want to post and paste the link--done.
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It's empty!
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:40 PM   #9
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It's empty!
I hope not for long. I would imagine that it will take a while for them to get use to it. I did not corn the out side. Thought I would wait till next time. Will only get to have it set on weekend nights when I am out on the land.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:46 PM   #10
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IMO, both sides of the "chute" should be cattled panel. I did the heart shaped trap once and the stick-holding-the-panels-apart thing. It worked on a few hogs once and on a single hog after I quit baiting it. I guess the corn smell was enough. I don't know how well chain link is gonna work, may be too flexible. All you can do is try.....and learn. Put a couple cameras on it. They'll tell you what you need to do.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:57 PM   #11
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IMO, both sides of the "chute" should be cattled panel. I did the heart shaped trap once and the stick-holding-the-panels-apart thing. It worked on a few hogs once and on a single hog after I quit baiting it. I guess the corn smell was enough. I don't know how well chain link is gonna work, may be too flexible. All you can do is try.....and learn. Put a couple cameras on it. They'll tell you what you need to do.
Good points.

I was not sure if the chain link will work, or they will be able to dig under. They will not be able to climb. The top would flex in on them.

Have cam set to see what comes by.

The root stick should give the hogs time to get in befor it closes down, where I guess more could push in. I could see both sides of the shoot being panels but I only had one.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:34 PM   #12
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Can you make the pics a little bigger?


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Old 02-04-2018, 06:38 PM   #13
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That hurts my eye's.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #14
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Can you make the pics a little bigger?


I can, just not smaller.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:07 PM   #15
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Honestly I can't see it good enough to critique it. There is another figure 6 thread with a good diagram on it. A true figure 6 trap doesn't have a trigger.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:54 AM   #16
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Honestly I can't see it good enough to critique it. There is another figure 6 thread with a good diagram on it. A true figure 6 trap doesn't have a trigger.
Ya sorry again for the pic size.

Here is the thread AC is reffering to

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=667560

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Old 02-05-2018, 07:35 AM   #17
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They work very well. I've used them for several years.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:42 AM   #18
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my experience with chain link is that smaller hogs will push out under it and a big boar will tear it up and get out.

I saw a 225# boar blast a HOLE thru some 11 1/2 ga chainlink fence one day. Had to run him down and kill him.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:12 AM   #19
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I don't think you need a trigger but if set up correctly, it shouldn't hurt you. If it doesn't trigger for whatever reason, they'll just leave. I would figure out how to get away from having that as a point of failure.

In the thread you posted above, you can see where I'm walking through the opening. That is wired open and the trap corned for a few days before I set it. I'll release that panel to set and the hogs still just push through and the panel closes behind them.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:01 AM   #20
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Chain link will be to weak, shoot hogs from distance before they get excited. Add t posts to chain link and it will work. Everything else should be fine imo
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