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Old 01-08-2019, 08:39 PM   #51
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Anybody else worried about digging? They seem pretty good at that. This deserves its own Netflix show.


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Old 01-08-2019, 09:07 PM   #52
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:17 PM   #53
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That would be a sweet Bay Pen
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:53 AM   #54
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:48 AM   #55
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Y'all are going to have to wait a bit. I decided to make some minor modifications like adding a latch to keep the gate from being lifted and perhaps a hot wire on the top to keep them off of it. So the gate is down for now and hogs are out.

For you viewing pleasure - I put up 39" fixed knot fencing. I am confident the hogs will not tear up that fence. That would be the second fence in this video.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:04 AM   #56
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I wouldn't worry so much about them going through it which they can but more about under and over it.

We built ours with chain link and it worked awesome.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:29 AM   #57
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:44 PM   #58
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I wouldn't worry so much about them going through it which they can but more about under and over it.

We built ours with chain link and it worked awesome.
How did you keep them from going under it?
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:04 PM   #59
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How did you keep them from going under it?
They will lift that sucker up believe me.

Well we had a pen but much smaller and we made stakes out of rebar and put them every of often between t posts.

We have also had luck burying some wire inward. I think on your set up the best thing to do is put more posts inbetween and run a tight barb wire strand along the bottom. That will slow them down but if in there long enough they will get out.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:45 PM   #60
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I've been to a hog hunt operation where the owner used a hot wire on the bottom inside as well as the top. There were no signs of digging anywhere.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:34 AM   #61
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I've been to a hog hunt operation where the owner used a hot wire on the bottom inside as well as the top. There were no signs of digging anywhere.
That will definitely do the trick thats what we had to on our farm growing up to keep them out of the fields.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:40 AM   #62
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That will definitely do the trick thats what we had to on our farm growing up to keep them out of the fields.
Keeping them out is a lot different than keeping them in. I'm hoping this keeps them in because that's what I'm going to do this weekend after a dozen recommendations.

I really do appreciate y'all's advice. I'm determined to catch a bunch of them. They have avoided all of the small traps. They will eat and root all of the way around a small trap but not go in.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:06 AM   #63
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Set that sucker see what happens trial by fire is always the best!!!lol
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:16 PM   #64
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Y'all are going to have to wait a bit. I decided to make some minor modifications like adding a latch to keep the gate from being lifted and perhaps a hot wire on the top to keep them off of it. So the gate is down for now and hogs are out.

For you viewing pleasure - I put up 39" fixed knot fencing. I am confident the hogs will not tear up that fence. That would be the second fence in this video.
Fixed Knot Fence vs Hinged Joint Fence TEST - YouTube


But they were using a Ford to test it, no wonder it held up


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Old 01-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #65
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I understand the theory, I'm just curious how long before pig instinct takes over and they start tearing things up because they're pigs. What I mean is, a pig will tear up a fence to get out of a 1000 acre pasture, I'm curious how long they will wait in a couple acres. If I remember right, you live there, so it's likely you can catch them before they start acting all pigish.

Is there water in the enclosure?


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I bet they stay pretty calm.

Until the shootin starts.....
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:23 PM   #66
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Have you still not caught anything, OP? I'm going to unsubscribe if you can't keep me on the edge of my seat with live action.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:00 PM   #67
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I'm somewhat antsy too.

This video is pretty dry but does have something for us to look forward to!
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:13 PM   #68
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:43 PM   #69
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Bait it, bait it! Set it already!


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Old 01-16-2019, 09:07 PM   #70
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There was a delay in putting in the suggestions because she had a broken water line that required attention more than pigs. Probably will work on it some more on Saturday.
Thanks for being patient!
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:16 AM   #71
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Ok, so I did set it and put a video camera on the gate. And I did trap at least 30 pigs and they did exactly what I feared - they jumped it. The little pigs found a shallow spot under the fence and slipped under. I have 4 cameras set up around the food plot and those pigs were in there for 2 hours. None of the photos or video indicate any type of panic.

I had to fix a water line last weekend and was only able to brace the uni-strut from leaning towards the truck tire. I am completely amazed at how quiet this gate drops.

Hopefully... this weekend or Monday I will be able to run a good hot wire around the top and 6-8" from the bottom and reset the trap.

Now I have a wireless Covert camera so I won't have to rush home to check it physically. I'm really happy about that.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #72
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I've been thinking for a while about doing something similar, so I'm interested in how this turns out. Can you post some pictures? Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:25 AM   #73
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Well at least it "trapped em". Go back and do some reinforcing and modifying and you will be ready to roll. Pretty cool........
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:03 PM   #74
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For those of you sitting on the edge of your seats on this thread (I am, too!) go grab something to drink, watch some football and check back on Monday. I'll at least post some photos of my upgrades.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #75
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For those of you sitting on the edge of your seats on this thread (I am, too!) go grab something to drink, watch some football and check back on Monday. I'll at least post some photos of my upgrades.



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Old 01-19-2019, 10:04 PM   #76
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:24 PM   #77
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Ok, so I did set it and put a video camera on the gate. And I did trap at least 30 pigs and they did exactly what I feared - they jumped it. The little pigs found a shallow spot under the fence and slipped under. I have 4 cameras set up around the food plot and those pigs were in there for 2 hours. None of the photos or video indicate any type of panic.

I had to fix a water line last weekend and was only able to brace the uni-strut from leaning towards the truck tire. I am completely amazed at how quiet this gate drops.

Hopefully... this weekend or Monday I will be able to run a good hot wire around the top and 6-8" from the bottom and reset the trap.

Now I have a wireless Covert camera so I won't have to rush home to check it physically. I'm really happy about that.

Ya was afraid of that. Just over and no sign yet of them lifting the wire going under?
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:44 PM   #78
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For those of you sitting on the edge of your seats on this thread (I am, too!) go grab something to drink, watch some football and check back on Monday. I'll at least post some photos of my upgrades.
Its Monday........
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:24 PM   #79
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Its Monday........
its going to take a little more time. those spooked pigs won't approach the existing trap for a long time ...

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Old 01-21-2019, 04:34 PM   #80
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Bailment. Servicing dealer is on the hook for everything that's missing.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:45 AM   #81
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I knew someone was going to chafe me for not posting yesterday.

Saturday was too dreadful to do anything outside plus I had a bunch of meat to process so I made sausage and jerky all day.

Sunday - heck that was the 3D shoot at Brazos County and I wasn't about to miss it.

Monday - worked cows then Camoquest came over with her son and we finally got to work on it. We were able to run a low hot wire and reinforce some spots but I ran out of wire and clips before we could finish. Keep in mind - this is almost 2 acres. Soooo... we will definitely finish it on Saturday and set it Saturday night.

Trust me - no one wants to set it and catch a trailer load of pigs more than me!
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:55 AM   #82
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:41 PM   #83
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You're killin' me, Smalls!
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:25 PM   #84
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Good luck with the next set.


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Old 01-25-2019, 04:31 PM   #85
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Anticipation!!!
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:01 PM   #86
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The problem with the hotwire is that when they slam into it when the gate drops, they ground it out before it pops them. Have to secure it good so they ground it to the trap when they hit it that first time. If it survives the first hit you should be good. You’re better off with only one hotwire at the top.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:09 PM   #87
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The good:
If they don't come back you have kept them out of your food plot.
You are entertaining a lot of us.
You are learning the flaws in your system.

The bad:
You haven't shot a pile of them....yet.

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Old 01-27-2019, 08:31 AM   #88
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Hot wire is up! Let's roll
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:43 PM   #89
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As Pistol said, hot wire is up. Wireless camera is up. Deer are eating the corn. The hogs were really close but not close enough to catch the corn. Maybe.... tonight!

I'm very familiar with hot wire and how to make it very effective. All you nay sayers are starting to discourage me!

If this doesn't work we'll find something that does! Like Babe Ruth said, "It's hard to beat a man (or woman ) who won't quit."
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:52 PM   #90
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Don't loose hope, they're just pigs. Lol. You'll figure it out. Half the fun is getting there!

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Old 01-27-2019, 06:58 PM   #91
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:04 AM   #92
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Last night: 78 photos of deer eating my corn. :/ I like deer, but I'd rather see the hogs right now.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:06 AM   #93
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Last night: 78 photos of deer eating my corn. :/ I like deer, but I'd rather see the hogs right now.
Build it and they will come........patience grasshopper, the pigs will show. Looking forward to see how the upgrades work. Good luck!!!
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:16 AM   #94
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I can't wait to see what happens. Been considering something like this for a while. Really glad to see someone giving it a go. Great plan so far.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:25 AM   #95
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Last night: 78 photos of deer eating my corn. :/ I like deer, but I'd rather see the hogs right now.
Don't be afraid to post pics of your setup sans hogs. The peanut gallery is able and ready to assist!
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:46 AM   #96
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Make friends with the produce guys at a supermarket. Ask them to throw the old strawberries and plums in a box on the side for you. Put in a closed plastic bucket in the sun.

When those spoil and get the sweet smell theyll come sniffing from downwind if theyre anywhere nearby. Cali hogs went crazy for it, used it to bait traps.

BTW we trapped one that pushed so hard it ripped the metal wire we tied it to a tree. Then bent 2 pieces of 1/2 inch solid bar stock on 8 inch centers to squeeze out. .


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Old 01-28-2019, 02:20 PM   #97
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pretty cool. good luck
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:36 PM   #98
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Im hoping it works. Dang deer getting in the way of a good pig trapping.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:46 AM   #99
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Dang deer have eaten so much corn, they moved the tire a little and the gate is slipping. I'm going to have to rebait tonight. 100 pounds of corn ....

I'm loving this wireless camera!
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:12 AM   #100
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