Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > D-I-Y Projects
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
Snapper
Pope & Young
 
Snapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sealy, Tx
Question Need hog trap designs or plans

I got a new welder for Christmas and want to build some hog traps and would appreciate any suggestions, pictures or plans of anyones trap. Thanks in advance for your help.
Snapper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-26-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
slacker
Ten Point
 
slacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Victoria,Texas
Hunt In: Leaseless
Default

I built mine 4'x4'x8' out of 1-1/2 ga tubing. I don't have any pics but will take some when I go to the lease and post them. My trap is light,one person can load it in a truck, which is why I chain it to a tree wherever it gets used. It has a swing door with a spring clamp connected to the trip wire. Once you build a hog trap you will know why they are expensive to buy, there is quite a bit of work in them.
slacker is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-27-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
Snapper
Pope & Young
 
Snapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sealy, Tx
Default

Thanks slacker. We had a couple where the door was propped up with a small stick and would fall down when tripped. The guy moved away and took the traps so we are going to try to build them like that, I think. I was just not sure of the deminsions and what size to make them. Thanks for the input and I look forward to the pics.
Snapper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-27-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
Joey~AP
Administrator
 
Joey~AP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Right behind you...watchin.
Hunt In: Texas
Default plans

Just piddlin...I drew up these plans real quik. There is one similar on our lease, but the doors are too big and all we catch is deer in it.

This is also not how we build ours. We make ours out of rubber coated welded wire.

Since you want to weld, I thought this would be a good option for you.

I would make it 8'Lx4'Wx3'H. Use cattle panels for sides, walls and floor.

Make the blue floor out of thin plate, so it will pivot.

The door opening should be just big enuff for a descent size hawg to enter. No bigger! Make door stops, so the doors will meet at a 45* angle. That way, it will progressively catch more pigs, once it has tripped.

Put pulleys above the trip plate and where the doors meet. Use a piece of rebar as a door prop, so it will hold the doors open at a 90* angle. The rebar should dangle from the trip wire.

When the pig steps on the plate, it should pull the rebar easily from betwixt the doors. Use screen door springs on the doors, so that they gently close the doors upon bein tripped. You dont want the springs so tite that the door slams shut! This may scare the other pigs in the area off.

Make sure to tie wire the doors in the open position when you are not trappin. That way, they can go in and out of the trap, without getting caught and die-ing of starvation or lack of water. If ya aint gonna runn it twicet a day.....dont set it!

Good luck!

Attachment 7211
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded......

/l _ ,[____],
l---- L-- -OlllllllO-
()_)--()_)---o-)_)
Joey~AP is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-27-2006, 05:49 PM   #5
BIG IRON
Pope & Young
 
BIG IRON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Hunt In: Not sure yet
Default

I built a trap just like the one above a while back and since sold it so I can't provide pics.
What I did extra was add wheels to it. I got hte wheels and tractor pins from tractor supply, they have the pneumatic wheels for $10 with I think a 5/8" axle hole.
You will need to get pte big pin that the wheel will slide on and has a hole on the end for a 3 pt cotter pin. The big pin can just weld on under side on both sides and slide wheels on when you need to move it.

I apologize if I did not paint a good enough picture, I am even confused now.
BIG IRON is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
Snapper
Pope & Young
 
Snapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sealy, Tx
Default

Nice! Thanks Joey, thats what I had in mind and I like the idea of the wheels on it too BigIron. The last ones we had, we had to have two guys move it even a little ways. Wheels will make it more mobile. I Googled hog traps yesterday and found a few like you are drawing Joey. The only dif was the release mechanism (sp). I am going to get the materials today. Look out porkers!
Snapper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2006, 02:35 AM   #7
BIG IRON
Pope & Young
 
BIG IRON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Hunt In: Not sure yet
Default

Hope you catch some fatties
BIG IRON is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #8
dipnetdon
Four Point
 
dipnetdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hubbard Tx.
Default

Try texasboars.com . Lots of good info.
dipnetdon is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2006, 03:04 PM   #9
deerreaper
Guest
 
Default

a cheap way out is get some cattle panels and t-posts drive the t posts in a circle how ever big you need or want it to be then put the cattle panels on the inside wire them to the t posts with heavy gauge wire then overlap the last one with the first one ont the inside about 2 feet put you some corn in it when they root around the outside they will hit the overlapped door nd can go in but when they get in the door closes back then they cant get out make sure you use plenty of t posts aroun the circle
  Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2006, 07:10 PM   #10
TimHicks
Pope & Young
 
TimHicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Quinlan Tx Hunt county
Default

Really check out Texasboars.com they will help you out more than any website
TimHicks is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2006, 09:15 AM   #11
Snapper
Pope & Young
 
Snapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sealy, Tx
Default

Thanks for the insight guys. I,m going to check out Texasboars.com now. Bought some 16'X4' panels yesterday. I'll post pics as I start to go along.
Snapper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-06-2018, 02:31 PM   #12
Graysonhogs
Pope & Young
 
Graysonhogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Savoy, Texas
Hunt In: Fannin/Grayson/Erath
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimHicks View Post
Really check out Texasboars.com they will help you out more than any website
This
Graysonhogs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-06-2018, 08:17 PM   #13
Ironman
Pope & Young
 
Ironman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Wise County
Hunt In: Anywhere
Default

I wonder if he caught any in the last 11 1/2 years?
Ironman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #14
TexasLongball
Ten Point
 
TexasLongball's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy, TX
Hunt In: New Ulm and Pearsall
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
I wonder if he caught any in the last 11 1/2 years?
TexasLongball is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #15
hboy35
Spike
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: College Station
Hunt In: Anywhere
Default lots of great ideas here

You ought to look at some of the pig trap designs here:

https://feralhogs.tamu.edu/

Corral traps are the best and will catch the largest number. Traps that fit in the bed of a truck are only good for one or two at a time, but are more mobile.

Here is a listing of publications that have trap designs.

https://feralhogs.tamu.edu/resources/publications/
hboy35 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com