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Old 05-15-2020, 08:04 AM   #201
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Just found this thread and it's a GREAT ONE
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:59 PM   #202
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Been a minute, let’s see some more dead hawgs!!!
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:22 PM   #203
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Just picking this up! I love to see a plan come together, any more luck?
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Old 06-05-2020, 06:59 AM   #204
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Sorry yall, Round 2 has closed. It's been 3 weeks since we've seen any hogs. My neighbors are buying me beer and eagerly awaiting the fall to close the door on more hogs.

I have seen a lot more fawns this year. The way the trap is built, I don't want to risk a fawn getting stuck in there if for some freak reason the gate were to drop. I'll be taking the gate down and opening the pen up this weekend.

Stay tuned for Round 3 starting when the corn gets harvested!
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:20 AM   #205
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I do not set my traps during this time of year either. Way to easy to trap a fawn and or hungry doe.

I have really enjoyed your thread and amazed at the sheer numbers you have trapped.

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Old 06-05-2020, 08:03 AM   #206
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Bout the only way to catch the bigger ones now. They're getting trap wise.
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:05 PM   #207
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Thanks for taking us along Tracey! I'll be looking forward to Round #3.
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:44 AM   #208
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Unbeliveable.

I have been meaning to take down my drop gate to keep fawns from getting trapped but I just have not had time. I decided to make time on Saturday morning. I have not baited the trap since May 20. The deer were eating all of the corn every 2-3 days.

But, we had dug a hole in early May and put corn in it. Nothing ever dug it up. Until Friday night.

Yup, Saturday morning I checked my camera hoping to see a fawn or 2 and the gate was down. I only had 1 photo of pig ears about 30 minutes prior.

I walked out to the trap, didn't see or hear anything. I hopped the fence, rifle ready. I almost stepped on a fawn. He ran the fence line trying to find a way out. He finally climbed up and through one of the top large squares. I walked a few more feet and the hogs were laying on the ground - the sow letting her very tiny piglets nurse. Another whole sounder trapped. 2 boars, a sow, and 5 or 6 piglets. I immediately shot the boars and sow (hit 2 in the neck with 1 shot). The weeds were thigh high and I could not see the babies. With the wind blowing, I couldn't even rely on the weeds moving as an indicator.

I called for help. A few hours later a guy arrived and we returned. The tiny strippers had slipped under except for 1. He was the size of a cat. The brush was so thick he ran to me and I was reaching down to grab him when he scooted. My friend shot the piglet as he entered a bare spot. ( I forgot to take pics.)

And my neighbor came and got the ones we killed. We took down the gate and will leave it down until we plant oats. So, 115 pigs killed.

The good news - there is definitely much less damage on the place and we've seen a lot more fawns than ever before. Seems to be the same number of does but definitely a lot more fawns.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:23 AM   #209
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awesome! keep it up
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:29 AM   #210
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Hogs will kill fawns. Just a great job. I have my bug trap running now. Caught 4 a couple days ago. Better go check it now.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:52 AM   #211
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Just now finding this.. awesome work! Have you considered using bows from time to time to kill them. Would be good practice and it's a big enough pen that it wouldn't necessarily be easy.
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:30 AM   #212
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Just now finding this.. awesome work! Have you considered using bows from time to time to kill them. Would be good practice and it's a big enough pen that it wouldn't necessarily be easy.
Arrows are expensive. Especially with broadheads
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:38 AM   #213
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Just now finding this.. awesome work! Have you considered using bows from time to time to kill them. Would be good practice and it's a big enough pen that it wouldn't necessarily be easy.
We've toyed with the thought, but the driving reason this works is because we minimize the stress on the pigs. The fence is only 36" high and if they get stressed, they will jump it. Our goal is to kill as many as possible, preferably all of them. I believe shooting them with a bow will be self defeating. The few times that we've trapped only 1 hog, it was a very large boar hog and not something I would want to get eye to eye with except through a rifle scope.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:37 PM   #214
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Here's how I took care of escaping piglets---free chainlink from a GS brother, buried about 6" below the bottom edge of the original panels. Top 18" isn't attached so if they climb it, it sags back into the trap and they fall. Works like a charm.

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Old 06-24-2020, 08:05 AM   #215
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OOh!! I like it Allen! I thought about it but I can't find enough free chain link to go all of the way around. How big is your trap?
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:09 PM   #216
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My trap is roughly 100’ around so no problem finding enough. I posted a “WTB” ad in our classified and got mine
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:43 PM   #217
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Ok. My fenceline is 2700 feet long, according to my simple math in my head with some estimates.
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:53 PM   #218
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Ok. My fenceline is 2700 feet long, according to my simple math in my head with some estimates.
Dang, that's more than half a mile! You got several hundred acres in there. If it is round and you question your math, measure the distance across (diameter) and multiply that by 3.14 to get the diameter. Let us know what you compute---
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:50 AM   #219
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Better yet - I just ran the GPS lines - 958 feet, more or less.
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:54 AM   #220
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Better yet - I just ran the GPS lines - 958 feet, more or less.
Is that total fence line or diameter?

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Old 06-26-2020, 08:07 AM   #221
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Dang, that's more than half a mile! You got several hundred acres in there. If it is round and you question your math, measure the distance across (diameter) and multiply that by 3.14 to get the diameter. Let us know what you compute---
Your math is wrong. If its square that's about 10 acres.
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total fence line. Its about 1.5 acres in a somewhat square shape.
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total fence line. Its about 1.5 acres in a somewhat square shape.
Got ir
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:09 PM   #224
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Your math is wrong. If its square that's about 10 acres.
Yep--and diameter multiplied by 3.14 (pi) gives circumference (distance around). Not sure where my mind was----
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Old 03-15-2021, 02:18 PM   #225
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Tracey,
Excellent job to you and your helpers!
Did you pay to process them or just donate them, a lot of work
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