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Apodz 01-16-2018 07:53 PM

Best Hog Trap Gate/Trigger Ideas
 
I am going to build a few round pens for hog traps and wanted to pick yalls brains on what you use or have had success with as the best gate/trigger system. Open to all ideas and feel free to post pictures if you have them. TIA

Drycreek3189 01-27-2018 12:49 PM

Check out the "Will it work ?" thread on this subforum. Pics of my trigger that I'm trying out.

Ironman 01-28-2018 11:06 PM

I like saloon doors with a hinge stick.

Apodz 01-29-2018 09:02 AM

Yea I checked that out. The tire idea is really pretty simple. With the mail being rusty will it slide out fairly simple or does it catch up?

Saloon doors is one thing I have been looking at. I have just real a lot about continuous trap doors not working very good.

gingib 01-29-2018 10:15 AM

I would 100% without a doubt do a drop down door. I am just not sure what is the best way to do a trigger for it.

What I have had good luck with is hammering a piece of rebar in the back and typing wire on the door and tying a washer on the end. Set the washer barely on the rebar and pile up corn around it. The wire has to be strong enough to hold the weight of the door up

Drycreek3189 01-31-2018 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Apodz (Post 13140891)
Yea I checked that out. The tire idea is really pretty simple. With the mail being rusty will it slide out fairly simple or does it catch up?

Saloon doors is one thing I have been looking at. I have just real a lot about continuous trap doors not working very good.

After I set the trigger I kicked the tire real lightly and down it came, so I think a decent sized hog will trip it. Trigger has to be coon proof.

gingib 02-01-2018 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Drycreek3189 (Post 13148406)
After I set the trigger I kicked the tire real lightly and down it came, so I think a decent sized hog will trip it. Trigger has to be coon proof.

Can you take good pics of this please?

Outbreaker 02-01-2018 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Drycreek3189 (Post 13148406)
After I set the trigger I kicked the tire real lightly and down it came, so I think a decent sized hog will trip it. Trigger has to be coon proof.

This is what I do. It is called the falling tire trap. Coons will not trip it, neither will deer.

HOWEVER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Birds landing on the trip wire can trip it........got game camera pics of this. Dang Crows,

Apodz 02-01-2018 11:18 PM

All good ideas. I will look into them. I have access to an unlimited supply of any wood I want aomim prob going to build a falling door out of that. Then I’ll prob try a few different things until I find the right trip that works best.

steve morton 02-02-2018 06:43 PM

Hogs will climb out of a 4 ft tall, 25 ft round trap. I saw it with my own eyes this morning. Better build it pretty tall.

Antlers86 02-02-2018 06:57 PM

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Think this one is 8' Diameter. 6 pigs last night ranging from 80-110 pounds.

6 ft tall with another 10" rail angled in.

Apodz 02-03-2018 02:09 PM

Yea I like the set up but that’s too small for what I’m wanting. I have way too many hogs for that small of a trap.

gingib 02-05-2018 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Antlers86 (Post 13153654)
Think this one is 8' Diameter. 6 pigs last night ranging from 80-110 pounds.

6 ft tall with another 10" rail angled in.

Overkill to me. 5 foot is plenty tall and coulda saved that extra money to make it bigger.

Not hating....just stating my opinions or how you could improve it.

They don't have any room to run to jump and with 6 foot tall they have no chance so no need to add top angle

NAVY CHIEF 02-05-2018 10:07 AM

Rebar holding double saloon door open with rope attached to it and thenconnected to eyebolt screwed into a 30 pound record rack deer block in back of pen. They nudge the block eventually.

BolilloLoco 02-07-2018 04:24 PM

Check this out. Trap door is still for sale.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=655536

mills650 02-12-2018 05:16 PM

For a trigger I attach a rope between my gate and a stick, which is held by a tire. There's corn in the tire and they have to root it aggressively to release the stick, which hogs will do.

I've use a swing gate. The wider the better. I covered it with sheet metal, the idea is if they can't see through it they won't bash into it so hard. The rest of the trap is easier to repair than the gate.

dogman11 02-12-2018 06:08 PM

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Saloon door is a good one. I like this one. Saved the image for a future hog trap build.

Apodz 02-20-2018 12:44 AM

Thanks for the great ideas. Just had our first kiddo so I have been busy to say the least. Probably going to put this on hold for a couple months.


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