Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
GarrettH
Ten Point
 
GarrettH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Bandera
Question Too Many Pigs

One of our feeders is over run with pigs and we are thinking of fencing in the area around the feeder. I know that pigs will find their way through pretty much anything but I need to do something because they love the corn with protein pellets and my wallet doesn't. Does anyone have any recomendations as far as fencing the area in. thanks
GarrettH is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
aggie2000tx
Pope & Young
 
aggie2000tx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Comanche, Tx
Hunt In: Comanche County
Default

Hog panels work great for keeping hogs out plus they are still short so the deer can jump over them without any trouble.
aggie2000tx is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
Rattler
Banned!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lomax, JN Ranch - Jackson County
Default

Make sure you make it round and big. Deer seem to like a bigger pen on our place.
Rattler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 09:38 AM   #4
GarrettH
Ten Point
 
GarrettH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Bandera
Default

Size is also what I was wondering about. How big do ya'll think is enough for the deer to not be bothered by it?
GarrettH is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 12:16 PM   #5
Strummer
Pope & Young
 
Strummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edna Tx
Hunt In: At Gary's place ,and the backyard
Default

I second the hog panel. Heck you can even turn it in to a trap if ya wanted to.
Strummer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 02:04 PM   #6
Willhunt4food
Ten Point
 
Willhunt4food's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Otey, TX.
Hunt In: Rosharon,TX./ Mason,TX.
Default

I used the 4x4 panel keeps the little ones out
Willhunt4food is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #7
aggie2000tx
Pope & Young
 
aggie2000tx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Comanche, Tx
Hunt In: Comanche County
Default

I would make it at least 2 panels on each side which would make it 32' square.
aggie2000tx is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 04:32 PM   #8
GarrettH
Ten Point
 
GarrettH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Bandera
Default

Thanks for the advice guys hopefully it keeps them out
GarrettH is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 04:34 PM   #9
NTex
Ten Point
 
NTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ft Worth
Hunt In: Palo Pinto
Default

Have bow will travel!!!
NTex is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #10
shane06prsnpitbull
Six Point
 
shane06prsnpitbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: stockdale
Hunt In: Kosciousko
Default

ROFL at NTex
shane06prsnpitbull is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 08:20 PM   #11
Russ81
Pope & Young
 
Russ81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brazoria Co.
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Make it as big as your wallet will allow. Most of the leases I've worked for use at least 12 16' panels. The bigger you make it, the easier it is for deer to get in and out without exclusion happening.
Russ81 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #12
Leoncountyhunter
Four Point
 
Leoncountyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Katy, Tx
Default

Don't fence it, let me shoot them!
Leoncountyhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 01:31 AM   #13
Swat791
Ten Point
 
Swat791's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cedar Park
Hunt In: Leaseless at the moment...Anywhere you invite me to go!
Default

Since we live so close to each other I can pick you up (free rdie) and we can go shoot some pigs...
Swat791 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 06:11 AM   #14
bloodtrail18
Ten Point
 
bloodtrail18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wylie, Tx
Hunt In: Uvalde, Tx
Default

are they hitting the feeder in the day or night?
bloodtrail18 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 06:23 AM   #15
m'gobo
Ten Point
 
m'gobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mexia, Tx.
Hunt In: in the woods, dummy
Default

I'm with leoncountyhunter.Its time for a smiling smelly smorgasborg:-)
m'gobo is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 06:54 AM   #16
Spineshot
Eight Point
 
Spineshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Baytown/Schleicher County
Default

We use 16' hog panels at 34", and build frames at 40" tall. For the frames we use 5/8" square tubing and center the panels in the middle of the frame, with a few inches on top and a few inches on bottom. We also put a brace in the middle of the frame to have something to tack weld the middle of the panel. Using the hog panels are easier on the check book and square tubing is pretty inexpensive, I got mine for $8 dollars a 24' stalk, and once tacked up, they are very sturdy.


here is a pic, if you can see them.


Name:  feedpen (Small).JPG
Views: 72
Size:  56.7 KB


Name:  Feeder pen (Custom).JPG
Views: 71
Size:  85.4 KB
Spineshot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 06:56 AM   #17
Spineshot
Eight Point
 
Spineshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Baytown/Schleicher County
Default

Oh yeah, I have mine pen built with 9 panels, and the deer don't have any problems getting into it.
Spineshot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 08:54 AM   #18
Clark
Ten Point
 
Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Collingsworth Co.
Default

If cows aren't a problem, I like the 3' panels.
Used 11 panels on mine, wish it was a little bigger.
If we didn't have pens, deer wouldn't bother, pigs would eat it all.
Lay the panels in a circle, zip tie them together and stand them up, drive your posts last.
Good luck and bring us pics when you get it finished.
Name:  Pen-Feb4.JPG
Views: 67
Size:  78.4 KB
Clark is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-18-2006, 09:28 AM   #19
GarrettH
Ten Point
 
GarrettH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Bandera
Default

We don't know when they are hitting because we have yet to put out a cam but I think that we are now going to have to buy one now.
Luckily we don't have any more cows in the area, so that headache is over, now it is just the piggies. I would love for ya'll to come up but unfortunatley it is not my property it's my buddies so I really have no say
GarrettH 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 10:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com