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Old 05-26-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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I picked up a pig trapping job just a few miles from the house a couple of weeks ago.
I also just got a new Texas Hog Trap at the same time. Coincidence? I think not.
My yellow brick road of corn was irresistible and i dropped the gate about 9 PM. Got them all out last night with the help of my trusty truck broom and a little brute force.
1 boar, 2 sows, and 6 shoats. All shoats got butchered this am then hauled the others to town. Boar weighed 225 and was a real pendejo.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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Looks like this guy missed the big dance.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:12 PM   #3
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Golden Corral back open for holiday buffet.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:49 PM   #4
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Very cool. Nice payday
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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Very cool. Nice payday
As long as I don't count corn or fuel I come out on top every time!
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:29 PM   #6
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First, great job, catching them!

Excuse my ignorance, but what is the procedure? Are you turning in live hogs for x-amount-per-pound, on the hoof, or do you dispatch them and have to field dress? I know Bastrop County did have a bounty of $5 per tail at one time.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:45 PM   #7
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Yes the buyer won't purchase a hog under 60 lbs. The bigger the pig, the better price per pound with bonuses for pigs over a certain weight.

Anything under 100 gets butchered at home. 60 lb hogs are only worth .05 yes 5 cents per pound. So they go in the freezer.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:51 PM   #8
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Nice, where you getting them in Spicewood ? Been seeing some towards Stonewall. Looking at making some traps to try and stop the invasion.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:07 PM   #9
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Just a couple of miles N of 71.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:09 PM   #10
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Been seeing a few hit off 71 right before 281. Hard to believe their thriving in that rocky area
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #11
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Well, it has been quiet until earlier this week.

The boar that showed up late last month started coming through with a little running buddy between 3 and 4 AM every night since Sunday.

I set a 4 AM alarm for this morning and had them caught at 4:16. I should have him over to the buyer by 6:30 PM.

Any weight guesses? He is wider and rounder than the last boar, but not quite as tall.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #12
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I just painted the ground gold in my pen trap tonight--pigs have been in it for about 15 nights running, so I should have a good catch in the AM.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:36 PM   #13
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188 lbs. Thanks so much for playing!!

And to think I was going to randomly select one participant for an all expenses paid trip to Furr's cafeteria.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #14
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I just painted the ground gold in my pen trap tonight--pigs have been in it for about 15 nights running, so I should have a good catch in the AM.
Sounds like the odds are stacked in your favor. I like it.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:16 AM   #15
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Sounds like the odds are stacked in your favor. I like it.
Yep--odds were in my favor but no hogs. Corn under the feeder 50 yds away was gone though. I'll check again tomorrow . . . and Saturday.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #16
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Good job
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:34 PM   #17
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I live in Spicewood, and, during the winter, see them regularly in the evening on a greenfield where 71 runs over Bee Creek....by the granite place. I've seen the rooting evidence up and down the Pedernales.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:25 PM   #18
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Yep Simek, they are travelling up and down Bee Creek and the big drainages that feed it.

They seem to be in large numbers on the Pedernales. I know that Reimers is rooted up badly along the riverbed.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #19
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Yep--odds were in my favor but no hogs. Corn under the feeder 50 yds away was gone though. I'll check again tomorrow . . . and Saturday.
They are sneaky sometimes aren't they? Set your watch by then one day, nowhere to be found the next.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:19 PM   #20
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I liked the broom photo and prescription of the first boar
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:12 PM   #21
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Well this boar took 3 weeks to catch. Always circling the pen but too spooky to go in. I guess the 100 pound pile of corn soured in my FIL's Natty Light was more then he could take. Good timing as I am pulling my trap out on the 15th.

I told my wife I was worried the fireworks might throw things off. Caught him at 1045 right after it quit raining, in fact he interrupted my $25 fireworks extravaganza.

Weight was 173 with some pretty decent teeth on him.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:18 PM   #22
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You are getting it done a little at a time but at least getting it done. Good on ya Trey...
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:45 PM   #23
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Thanks Matt. It's only about 99 acres, and that is the last big hog I have caught on any cameras.
There is one more 60 lb or so boar with no tail that I have been letting come and go as he pleases. He comes and eats several times a day. I'll keep letting him work as a double agent for a few more days, we might get lucky if he finds a friend out there. If not I'll give him a few days before I pull him out.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:58 PM   #24
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