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Old 10-12-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Help - Hogs won't go away

Need some helpful input. We have a lease in Houston County and have some pretty good pics of deer at our protein (gravity) feeders before we swapped over to corn (spin) feeders. Our protein feeders are protected by hog paneling but our corn feeders are wide open. The hogs are coming to nearly every corn feeder we have and eating the corn before the deer have a chance to come in.

So here's where the helpful input is needed. We are considering putting hog paneling up around half of the corn feeders this weekend to see if that will help clear some of the hogs out while allowing the deer access to the corn. We are also considering going all out and shooting (using gun and bow) as many hogs as we can to possibly run them off the lease for a little while.

In everyone's most expert opinion, what would be the best way for us to handle our hog epidemic? And would either of these possible solutions have negative effects on our deer for this season. Thanks for any input!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:19 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:19 PM   #3
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Panel the corn feeders and they'll leave to the nearest neighbor feeding corn. Should be a bunch this time of year. Rids them quietly.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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Everything you mentioned I would do. Pen feeders and blast away same trip with no intentions of hunting deer. Deer hitting protein pens then they won't be bothered by new pens around corn. Eliminate feed for pigs and they will slow down but never go away.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:22 PM   #6
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Hog panel trap around each feeder. Hogs get trapped and deer can jump it. We've done this before and it helps. Plus your not out at night having to shoot and scare a bunch of deer
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:25 PM   #7
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Best way to run pigs off is dogs. Hit them in there bed with some hog dogs they won't stay around long.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:38 PM   #8
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Best way to run pigs off is dogs. Hit them in there bed with some hog dogs they won't stay around long.
This, or shoot into them with a gun when bedded.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:39 PM   #9
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Thought about using dogs but don't want to run the deer off especially this time of year. Might consider it after the season is over.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:41 PM   #10
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Both will work. You may not get rid of them but maybe shooting them will push them nocturnal.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:00 PM   #11
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I always thought those snout looking feeders for protien feeders would work Hogs just can't reach up that high..and eat..Never tried just a thought...Put lights on feeders and night shoot hogs
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:15 PM   #12
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I always use tall cattle panels except on my stand side. Use a hog panel on that side. Deer will come and jump on low side. You can use a pile of corn outside when hunting so they will stop and turn to eat and give you a qtr away shot.
Pig = practice in groups!
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:22 PM   #13
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Good dogs won't run deer.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:38 PM   #14
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Hog panels. Two t posts per panel in a circle
Not cheap, but they last forever.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:46 PM   #15
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Good dogs won't run deer.
Very true. Good dogs couldn't care less about deer.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:52 PM   #16
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Very true. Good dogs couldn't care less about deer.
And deer don't pay most dogs anymore attention than they do coyotes. Unless you just have some dingus that has a bunch of dogs that will run all the deer in the woods, you aren't going to bother the deer and if one dog runs a deer, they will come back.

To get rid of the hogs, your gonna have to fence off the feeders but it may be a little late now for them to Get used to the pens. Just hunt hard and shoot any pig that comes in and keep hunting. The deer will come in if you run the hogs off the feeder.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:55 PM   #17
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You can split a cattle panel and it will keep the hogs out 28 inches is tall enough
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:33 PM   #18
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:52 PM   #19
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cut cattle panels in half and go twice as far.. make your pens big about 10-12 panels with at least 2-3 t posts per panel. you'll never shoot them all out.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:30 PM   #20
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panels

if you want to have some fun we once built a big horseshoe around a feeder with tposts and pallets with only a small single entrance. We set up 3 tree stands and all had shutguns and ARs. they came in very few got out
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:38 PM   #21
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^^^might have to try that on some of the feeders

If that Jager pro wasn't so expensive we would definitely go that route. That thing is impressive.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:43 PM   #22
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I'd go the panel route as well. There's no reason not to put most or all of your feeders in panels. The hogs might leave them alone once they figure out the groceries are out of reach.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:21 PM   #23
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www.texashogtraps.com
They are basically a scaled-down Jager Pro. Less than 1/3 the cost.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:12 AM   #24
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Just Pen off all your feeders and since your deer are already used to going into your pens for the protein they will quickly adapt to the new pens. I recommend at least 8 panels but 10-12 would be better. Not only will this keep the hogs from running off the deer at your feeders, it will reduce the number of pigs that use your property because they no longer will have that food source.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:16 AM   #25
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hog panels up at every feeder and I'd set up a trap at every feeder. They'll get used to the traps so you may have to shut one down for awhile and leave another one open or close them all for a couple weeks. Then, buy a LOT of pistol ammo!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:20 AM   #26
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Hog panels. Two t posts per panel in a circle
Not cheap, but they last forever.
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