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Old 03-21-2021, 02:07 PM   #1151
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Any ideas on what could have caused this big scar:
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We figured it was from fighting but it seems that he didn't get this until late January.
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Old 03-21-2021, 02:15 PM   #1152
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Old 03-23-2021, 03:43 PM   #1153
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It looks like we got 1/4in of rain yesterday with some dime size hail. We've only received 1in+ of rainfall once since September 2020 and that was in late December. We continue to get 1/4-in to 1/2-in which doesn't provide any runoff so our ponds are hurting. These 1/4-in rainfalls don't allow any moisture to get through the cedars and into the soil underneath. I'll take what we can get but we need a get 1.5 to 2in dumping soon to get some good runoff.
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Old 03-24-2021, 03:55 PM   #1154
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I'd guess fence...
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:29 AM   #1155
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FarmLogs is showing we got 3.7in last night which would be outstanding if this is true!


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Old 03-25-2021, 09:41 AM   #1156
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Man I hope it’s right! That would run some water how hard it fell!
I know mine is showing 1.70”, and I’d be darn tickled with that.
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:08 AM   #1157
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Man I hope itís right! That would run some water how hard it fell!
I know mine is showing 1.70Ē, and Iíd be darn tickled with that.
I agree. Anything around 2in or more would be fantastic!
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:35 AM   #1158
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Jealous if you got that much. WIll help with the feed bill with fresh browse and high cost of feed going up
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:41 PM   #1159
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Jealous if you got that much. WIll help with the feed bill with fresh browse and high cost of feed going up
I just checked FarmLogs today and it changed from 3.7in to 1.7in. 1.7in sounds more realistic. I'm thinking about installing a rain gauge in front of my wireless camera so I can take a real-time photo and see where the orange floating indicator is after it rains. Anybody ever try this?
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Old 03-26-2021, 08:08 PM   #1160
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After seeing how vicious squirrels are around my new squirrel feeder I got for my daughter, I am putting my money on zombie squirrel attack.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:14 AM   #1161
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After seeing how vicious squirrels are around my new squirrel feeder I got for my daughter, I am putting my money on zombie squirrel attack.
Haha! I didnít think about those vicious squirrels.
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Old 04-03-2021, 12:46 PM   #1162
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We ended up having 2in of rain in the rain gauge from this past week. Everything is starting to green up nicely and the protein and cottonseed consumption is way down which is pretty typical for this time of year. We saw our 2nd hog on camera and will be setting up a hog trap to try and get rid of them as quickly as possible.

We are disking and dragging a 3 acre field today and will be planting a mixture of cowpeas, sunn hemp, buckwheat, and sorghum in mid May. I will broadcast the seed on May 14th and lightly disk it in and then cultipack over it. We will see how it works.


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Old 04-03-2021, 06:49 PM   #1163
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All of the trees are looking good.


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Old 04-03-2021, 06:53 PM   #1164
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Freezer burn maybe. I have on with a similar loss of hair
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:27 AM   #1165
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We got another 0.3in last night.


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:02 PM   #1166
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Hereís a pic from my computer of the hog. Itís crazy that he doesnít visit any corn or protein feeders. This is the first pic of him at a feeder but he just went on by.


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:03 PM   #1167
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Hereís a pic of the hog trap we purchased


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:04 PM   #1168
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:05 PM   #1169
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Filling up the 50-gallon water totes. They empty every 2 weeks. Hoping to eventually put a 275-gallon tote on each one but havenít had the time.


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:37 PM   #1170
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If that big old hog won’t go near a feeder not sure how easy he will be to trap.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:51 AM   #1171
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If that big old hog wonít go near a feeder not sure how easy he will be to trap.
I agree. We have never seen much hog sign out there but this last trip showed a bunch of sign so we decided to set up a trap and see what happens.
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:24 AM   #1172
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I agree. We have never seen much hog sign out there but this last trip showed a bunch of sign so we decided to set up a trap and see what happens.
Have yall had them in there prior. If not where are they digging in at?


Should be easy to ride the fences and find their entry point
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:27 PM   #1173
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We're high fenced west of Junction and quit trying to keep the pork out. Even with all the rocks they dig and push the fence up enough to get under. We block the gap and they move down 20 feet and push through another spot. Now we just wait till they pattern at a feeder then we ambush them. It slows them down for a while. Typically they are worse during the summer since we're feeding protein, cottonseed and the neighbors only feed during the regular season so we get pretty infested with multiple packs during the summer. Good luck on getting that big boar. For whatever reason our pigs are trap shy even though we don't use the traps but maybe once a year. I'll be following to see if that big one takes the bait
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:28 AM   #1174
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We only trap during the deer season. and we have to hide the traps. anything in the open and they will feed around it and never go in it. If we hide it they will go in.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:44 AM   #1175
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We only trap during the deer season. and we have to hide the traps. anything in the open and they will feed around it and never go in it. If we hide it they will go in.
Thanks for the tip! We left it open since we arenít there but we will hide it with brush during our next trip. Do you normally just hide it with brush?
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:37 AM   #1176
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Thanks for the tip! We left it open since we arenít there but we will hide it with brush during our next trip. Do you normally just hide it with brush?
Stuffing it into a cedar are piling brush up around it helps, leaving the drop gates wired open for awhile helps, hoping your deer and exotics don't eat your corn from around and in your trap helps.............

I really never had a great amount of success until I built my drop gate trap without a floor. It seemed by camera that my hogs would eat the trail corn to the trap, take one step into the trap and when they felt the panel they would then back out.

I recommend you put a trail camera facing the trap on its video setting and see if this might happen to you.

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Old 04-09-2021, 11:16 AM   #1177
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Stuffing it into a cedar are piling brush up around it helps, leaving the drop gates wired open for awhile helps, hoping your deer and exotics don't eat your corn from around and in your trap helps.............

I really never had a great amount of success until I built my drop gate trap without a floor. It seemed by camera that my hogs would eat the trail corn to the trap, take one step into the trap and when they felt the panel they would then back out.

I recommend you put a trail camera facing the trap on its video setting and see if this might happen to you.

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Agree 100%!

Take out the floor
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:53 AM   #1178
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Stuffing it into a cedar are piling brush up around it helps, leaving the drop gates wired open for awhile helps, hoping your deer and exotics don't eat your corn from around and in your trap helps.............

I really never had a great amount of success until I built my drop gate trap without a floor. It seemed by camera that my hogs would eat the trail corn to the trap, take one step into the trap and when they felt the panel they would then back out.

I recommend you put a trail camera facing the trap on its video setting and see if this might happen to you.

Best of luck and enjoy following along.

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Thanks for the tips! I will put a camera around it and push it into some brush. I'll see if I can cut out the floor as well.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:35 PM   #1179
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We set up our cell trail camera at the hog feeder and left the door open for the past 4 days but no hog activity. Been seeing lots of deer but no hogs. My dad is allowing corn to sit in water for a day and will then add it in the trap to see if that deters the deer or attracts the hogs. It's very strange as we haven't seen any hogs at our corn feeders or protein feeders.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:42 AM   #1180
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We set up our cell trail camera at the hog feeder and left the door open for the past 4 days but no hog activity. Been seeing lots of deer but no hogs. My dad is allowing corn to sit in water for a day and will then add it in the trap to see if that deters the deer or attracts the hogs. It's very strange as we haven't seen any hogs at our corn feeders or protein feeders.
Don't you have most of them fenced off?
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:53 AM   #1181
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We have all our feeders fenced but the 12ft metal gates are all open to every feeder and have been open since last fall since we arenít grazing cattle this year.


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Old 04-15-2021, 09:31 PM   #1182
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Look what showed up just now but the door is still wired open. Letís hope he makes the same mistake next time we are out there!


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Old 04-15-2021, 10:07 PM   #1183
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That’s Awesome. Diffently good sized rascal.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:11 PM   #1184
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Thatís Awesome. Diffently good sized rascal.
How much you think he weighs? 200lbs?
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:18 PM   #1185
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:32 PM   #1186
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Thereís got to be a hole somewhere on our fence bc thereís no way this boar has been here all along but never been to a feeder, right?


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Old 04-16-2021, 08:47 AM   #1187
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We ended up getting 0.90in of rain yesterday. Weíll take whatever we can get but it sure would be nice to get a big storm that would give us 2+in to fill up the tanks and creeks.


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Old 04-16-2021, 01:11 PM   #1188
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Thereís got to be a hole somewhere on our fence bc thereís no way this boar has been here all along but never been to a feeder, right?


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Yall don't drive fencelines?

Has to be a big hole to let that pig in. He is pushing 190-200.

And if he got in, coyotes are by the pack too
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:50 PM   #1189
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We drive the fence lines every trip and have snares on the 3 or 4 holes that we see dug out. No telling how long heís been here because weíve never seen him at the feeders which all have the gates open.


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Old 04-27-2021, 04:16 PM   #1190
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The trees are doing great out there! Iíll be out there in 2 weeks and will provide an update on everything. Hopefully we can get some more rain between now and then. Iíll probably take some Round-Up and spray around the trees to kill any weeds/grasses growing around them so nothing is competing with the trees.


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Old 05-04-2021, 04:27 PM   #1191
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Our neighbor said she got 1.5in from the storms this past weekend so thatís great news. Iíll be heading out there on 5/14 with the kiddis and some friends and will post some of the updates we have made this year (i.e. clearing with chainsaw and dozer, areas we have seeded with native forbs, etc.).


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Old 05-05-2021, 02:47 PM   #1192
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We got 2.3” this week in eastern Brown co.
Suddenly, everything is green and looking like spring.

Does are fat with babies and nonchalant about feeders

Darn glad the hail missed us this time.

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Old 05-11-2021, 08:11 AM   #1193
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Had a nice cell come through yesterday and give us 0.5in in 20minutes so finally got some runoff. We are hoping to get another 0.5-1.0in today.
My dad put some bait in the trap and the hog was in there for 1.5hrs yesterday. Iím hoping to set it this weekend and see what happens.


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We were able to put a stalk on the pig last night using a buddyís thermal. We spotted him about 400 yards away and got within 100yards and shot him. He weighed 257lbs. He was much bigger than I thought.


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Old 05-16-2021, 06:27 PM   #1195
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Good Deal u got him finally. Hopefully ur doing a Euro on that skull. Great tusks & Cutters. Did y’all find out where he got in ?
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:14 PM   #1196
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Anything more to the story? More pics?
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:28 PM   #1197
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Shoulder mount!
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:51 PM   #1198
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We road down all the fence lines and inspected everything. We canít find a hole anywhere. Iím not sure if he was trapped inside when we high fenced our place 2 years ago or what but we didnít start seeing him until 2 months ago. Heís a big hog so I would think there would have been a big hole or some kind of sign.

A buddy and I made the stalk on Friday night as I got a text from my Covert camera around midnight showing he was around the trap. My plan was to use a spotlight with a red lens cover and my 6.5 creedmor and use my buddyís Pulsar thermal to help spot the hog because I didnít have time to sight it in. We made the 500 yard walk using the thermal to scan every 50 yards or so until we got within 200 yards of the camera. Finally, we spot the hog about 80 yards downwind and the gig was up after he winded us. It was a long walk back on Friday night as we didnít get back until 1:30am. Fast forward to Saturday night, i got a text at 9:30pm showing the hog. My buddy and I made the same 500 yard trek and and after 45minutes were able to spot him and make a move to get within 100 yards. Once i laid on the ground my buddy flipped on the spotlight and he was severely quartering away but I didnít want to lose him so I made the shot and drilled him. We heard him squealing and running through brush and all of a sudden my buddy finds him with the light and he is running towards us so I put one more in him and he dropped around 25 yards away. It was a fun hunt and Iím glad we finally got him as I donít think he was ever going to go inside the trap with the doors closed. We didnít get any great pics bc my phone was out of battery and we were in a hurry.
Once the critters clean him off Iím going to get the skull and have it bleached and make a cool mount. I probably should have caped it out and put him on ice for a shoulder mount but hopefully I can make a cool European mount.



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We went down this past weekend with my two kiddos and several buddies and their kids to do some shooting, fishing, and swimming in the river. The place is really greening up from the recent rains but we still need a 2+in rain event so we can get some good runoff before we get into the hot summer. The areas we seeded with native forbs and grasses are just now start to come on. The areas we seeded two years ago are doing really well and the areas we seeded one year ago are just now showing some signs. The good news is that there is a lot of native browse and forbs all over the place right now. We aren't grazing cattle this year so the grasses have really popped and we will hopefully have enough fuel to do a prescribed burn next March.
We were able to check all of the trees and they are doing really well. I sprayed RoundUp around the perimeter to help keep the grasses and weeds from overcrowding. In fact, the Mexican Plums have almost grown through the tree tubes.


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