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Old 02-01-2017, 03:19 PM   #1
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Got set up in a new spot for some post deer season hog hunting today. I threw together an 8' wooden ladder stand the other day and took it out and hung it a little bit ago. This is actually along the road to my FIL's box stand. I think it's gonna work out pretty good. Perfect for a S or SW wind.

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They've got a spot right in the road where they've been wallowing.

This is looking back at the stand from 12 yards, and where I'll put my soured corn when it's ready.

And it's right along this little branch that almost always holds some water.



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Old 02-01-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'll go back Friday or Saturday and bait it up and put a camera on it. In a week or so I'll go back and see what the camera shows.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:42 PM   #3
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Good luck Ryan!

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Old 02-01-2017, 03:42 PM   #4
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That looks great! I wish we had hogs. I have only seen 2 since August and only a few on trail cams at night. You are going to do good there!
What did you do to keep the stand against the tree and keep it from rocking. My dad had cut a V on the platform and mounted 2 used up skill saw blades to bite the tree and keep it from shifting.
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I like it! Did you use 2x4 or 2x6 for the legs?
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I killed a few deer out of stands just like that back in the day. Good luck on the hogs !
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:48 PM   #8
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That looks great! I wish we had hogs. I have only seen 2 since August and only a few on trail cams at night. You are going to do good there!
What did you do to keep the stand against the tree and keep it from rocking. My dad had cut a V on the platform and mounted 2 used up skill saw blades to bite the tree and keep it from shifting.
I don't like them to move lol, so I drilled a 3/8'' hole through the back. Then I took a 5'' lag screw and hammered it into the tree to get it started, then took a ratchet and sucked it down tight. Then I wrapped a ratchet strap around the tree and attached it to those 1x4 braces at the top and sucked it down even more.
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I like it! Did you use 2x4 or 2x6 for the legs?
2x4's. I've made them with 2x6's before though too. This time I just used what I had around the house.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:00 PM   #10
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Another thing I though was strange while I was out today..the same area where I killed my buck this year had a trail leading to it that I wanted to check out. I walked in just 30 or 40 yards and found a lot of deer sign. I also found a ground scrape. It hadn't been worked just super recently, but had definitely been worked since the last rain, which was a little over a week ago. I just thought it was weird that a scrape would be worked at all this late in the year. I'm planning to go ahead and hang a tree stand in there too for next deer season pretty soon.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:05 PM   #11
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Looks great and Good Luck. Post some dead pig pictures soon!!
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:07 PM   #12
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Been trying to stick some hogs myself. Good luck to you.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:36 PM   #13
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Good looking spot.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:37 PM   #14
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Good lookin spot Ryan! Hope ya get em all On the scrape thing, they'll work a scrape till their antlers drop, at the very least, and anytime in between when they're feeling frisky. Just cuz the does "ain't having it" doesn't mean they ain't trying! I haven't verified a buck making a scrape between bout late March to August, but it wouldn't surprise me abit. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Good lookin spot Ryan! Hope ya get em all On the scrape thing, they'll work a scrape till their antlers drop, at the very least, and anytime in between when they're feeling frisky. Just cuz the does "ain't having it" doesn't mean they ain't trying! I haven't verified a buck making a scrape between bout late March to August, but it wouldn't surprise me abit. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Makes sense. This is in the area where those bucks I sent you the pics of were coming from...and the one I ended up killing I'd never gotten a pic of. So I should have some good ones next year!!
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:25 AM   #16
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If you want to turn that into a real hot spot get an old piece of carpet, wire it around a tree and soak it with diesel regular.

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Old 02-02-2017, 10:04 AM   #17
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If you want to turn that into a real hot spot get an old piece of carpet, wire it around a tree and soak it with diesel regular.

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I guess they'll rub it? Kinda like how they like creosote poles? I may try that...
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:31 AM   #18
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Yeah they will.

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:20 AM   #19
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Constant food = constant pigs
Just don't over pressure it and they will keep coming back on a regular basis.
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Constant food = constant pigs
Just don't over pressure it and they will keep coming back on a regular basis.
That's what I'm counting on. I have this setup ready for a south wind and another setup for an east/north wind. Everybody else on the lease has pretty much pulled out and won't really be feeding or coming back until mid August or so. It should be pretty good hunting in the spring and summer as long as I keep them fed.
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Pouring out a bag every now and then won't keep them coming back steady. They will eat it all and then come back and check it periodically. I keep my feeders full and they go off twice a day so that no matter when they come by there is always corn on the ground. When I get serious about hunting I'll throw 3-4 times a day. About march thru August I can pretty much kill a hog at will.
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I see pulled pork in your future.
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Pouring out a bag every now and then won't keep them coming back steady. They will eat it all and then come back and check it periodically. I keep my feeders full and they go off twice a day so that no matter when they come by there is always corn on the ground. When I get serious about hunting I'll throw 3-4 times a day. About march thru August I can pretty much kill a hog at will.
My FIL has a feeder about 200 yards up the hill from this spot. It's empty, but I may fill it up and keep it going just to keep them around.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:33 PM   #24
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this reminds me.. I need to set up a couple hog spots! I do wonder how many different groups of hogs are at my place in AR. I was debating on trying to build a couple hog feeders out of barrels that they'll roll and get the corn out periodically, or use some pvc I already have.

I am excited about the possibilities this year! lol
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this reminds me.. I need to set up a couple hog spots! I do wonder how many different groups of hogs are at my place in AR. I was debating on trying to build a couple hog feeders out of barrels that they'll roll and get the corn out periodically, or use some pvc I already have.

I am excited about the possibilities this year! lol
The barrels and pvc feeders work pretty well but a good sized herd of hogs can empty one of those out in one or two nights. So I don't know that I'd use one of those if you're not gonna be able to keep it filled often as it needs.
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The barrels and pvc feeders work pretty well but a good sized herd of hogs can empty one of those out in one or two nights. So I don't know that I'd use one of those if you're not gonna be able to keep it filled often as it needs.


Thanks for the incite! I wont be going up there but every couple of weeks, unless they get very consistent, then i'll be there as much as possible! haha
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Fewer holes means it is harder and takes longer to get all the corn out.

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I just got back from dumping out a bucket of soured corn and hanging the camera. I'll check it in a week or so and see what's showing up. When I go back I'll get the feeder going too just to keep them around. I took corn for it today, but of course the battery was dead.
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Always take a spare battery.

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I know. I normally keep one down there but it walked off. I'll probably go back Monday after the Big Oak trip and get the feeder going and check the camera.


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Old 02-08-2017, 06:55 PM   #32
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Good looking spot. Good luck
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I went back to check it today, and of course I had a camera malfunction so no pics. All my soured corn was gone and they've definitely been in there though!! I dumped out another bucket of soured corn. I go back to work tomorrow but I'll probably try to get a hunt or two in next week.
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I need to go hit my lease too


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I got a new green light from Elusive Wildlife and the pigs are coming in good. Gonna try to go Sunday evening if I don't get rained out!!



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have any pic of the pigs that are coming in ? are you just hand corning?
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have any pic of the pigs that are coming in ? are you just hand corning?
There's a feeder about 75 yards away at my FIL's box blind. I'm dumping soured corn on the ground at my ladder stand, but I can see the feeder. Just too far to shoot to it and no cover around it to bow hunt. I've got a ton of hog pics from the feeder. I'll post some up. I'm having heck with my camera at the ladder stand and I'm not buying any more. I'm gonna skip using cameras this deer season because I get tunnel vision on one deer and end up either passing deer I should have shot, or getting out my rifle to kill the deer I want!!
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Hoping you get a shot opportunity. Good luck

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I got a new green light from Elusive Wildlife and the pigs are coming in good. Gonna try to go Sunday evening if I don't get rained out!!



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Good luck!!!

I'd like to hear how the green light works out for you. I have a red light that I have never used in the woods. I have always been curious if one color works better than another. Go gettum Brother.
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I got a new green light from Elusive Wildlife and the pigs are coming in good. Gonna try to go Sunday evening if I don't get rained out!!



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I like the way you attached your light to the riser. I usually just shoot at pigs using my head lamp cocked to the side. This has given me some good ideas. Good luck
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Well I went today and threw out some more soured corn. This is NOT what you want to see on your new camper cover. But I guess it's a blessing that it stopped it from getting on my camper!!





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And that's right over the bed....glad nobody was in it!!
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Dang! That sucks, but at least it was just the roof, and not something like it ripped a hole in the top of the trailer then rained 10"!!!!

Get the tree off and beat it back into shape as best you can.

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That sucks!!!!
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Dang! That sucks, but at least it was just the roof, and not something like it ripped a hole in the top of the trailer then rained 10"!!!!

Get the tree off and beat it back into shape as best you can.

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Yeah could have been a lot worse!! Tres guy is coming Monday to get the tree off, then I'll see what I can do with the cover. Hopefully it won't be too bad.


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Old 02-24-2017, 03:09 PM   #50
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I can't complain though. My FIL gave me that camper and he had the cover built back when he was using it. So I have literally no money tied up in it. Still sucks but at least the camper wasn't damaged!! The cover is only a year old though!!


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