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Old 03-13-2019, 10:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Texas Sized hog trapped

I trapped a big hog last night and honestly was surprised to see him still in the trap when I got home this evening.

To see the details on the trap, go look in the DIY section, Texas Size Hog Trap. There's more pictures, too, but let's just say this is the biggest hog I've ever taken and I know there is no way any smaller trap would have caught him. The fence is 34" high tensile hog wire. This is the expensive stuff and the DIY thread explains it.

This was about 10 minutes before I shot him.


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Old 03-13-2019, 10:29 PM   #2
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first to congrat the big catch
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #3
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Very nice


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Old 03-13-2019, 10:34 PM   #4
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High 5 for you- ������
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:35 PM   #5
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Big ol pig. Congrats.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:59 PM   #6
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Nice!!!!
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:10 PM   #7
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Awesome.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:24 PM   #8
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WHOOP! Way to go!! I knew that trap would work!
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:31 PM   #9
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Big pig, congratulations!

I followed your thread about building the trap.


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Old 03-13-2019, 11:39 PM   #10
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Rule #13.5: Never take a picture standing with a hog to show how big he is? ..........


That's a big hog for sure and your right, he could have easily jumped out.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:39 PM   #11
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Congrats on the big pig! I must admit I had doubts about the durability of your trap when a good sized porker was inside. Looks like my doubts were groundless. Great job!
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:45 PM   #12
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WTG---Dusty
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 AM   #13
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So how much did it weigh?


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Old 03-14-2019, 12:27 AM   #14
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Dang girl, that's a big one.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:34 AM   #15
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Congrats!!

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Old 03-14-2019, 12:43 AM   #16
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:00 AM   #17
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Yup big ole nasty hog...Ya got lucky for sure with it not busting out. Well made trap
Congrats and keep 'em coming.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:04 AM   #18
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So how much did it weigh?


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My scale broke. I'm sure he was over 300. Yes, there's bigger pigs out there but how many times do you see them at 10 yards? In the daylight?

And Thumper - I'm 6'5" tall! I just couldn't take any pictures to really show his size.

My theory of the big trap was that the pigs would not fully comprehend that they were trapped because they could move so far, have some cover, and could not see any more than one fence at a time. This one bedded down in the plum groves during the day.

I also really, really want to trap an entire sounder. Hopefully I can reset the trap tonight. If not, definitely tomorrow.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:08 AM   #19
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Congrats on a big un
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:18 AM   #20
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A huge hog, way to go. I bet the odor was bad.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:22 AM   #21
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Atta girl
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:32 AM   #22
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I bet he could be destructive on a property. Good job.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:39 AM   #23
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Holy cow!! congrats!!
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:51 AM   #24
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Awesome pig Dusty
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:10 AM   #25
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Big pig for sure.
NICE!
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #26
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nice
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:21 AM   #27
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Awesome. Way to stick to it
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:23 AM   #28
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Nice!
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:27 PM   #29
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Oh wow, that is a big one. I'd get a little nervous surprising one that big in thick brush when tracking a deer.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:30 PM   #30
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Ugly sucker! Congratulations!
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:27 PM   #31
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Ol Big for sure! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:17 PM   #32
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Glad you got that sucker

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:38 PM   #33
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Heck of a pig Tracey!
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:42 PM   #34
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Cool.

I get amazed every year at the size of some hogs. I’ll be watching a nice size buck working a scrape, he looks up and scrambles off quickly. Then a hog comes in that seems to dwarfs him.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:50 AM   #35
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That thing is Huge! Congrats
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:04 AM   #36
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congrats!
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:07 AM   #37
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Nice! Congrats on that!
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:24 PM   #38
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That's a big pig!
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:30 PM   #39
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Good trap to hold that porker.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:31 PM   #40
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Keep working at it you’ll get a sounder. Well done.


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