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Old 06-05-2020, 10:44 AM   #1
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I’ve been following the hog trap posts so I figured I would post my own. My trap is 8 cattle panels with a guillotine style aluminium door. It is remote triggered with a gate relay and a gear box type contraption. Here is a pic before I got the remote trigger on it. I’m using an Arlo cellular security camera for monitoring the trap. I’m liking the setup so far. I would say the entrance could be a little bigger but I haven’t had any problems so far





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Old 06-05-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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Looks great, you'll have fun with that being a live feed!
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:46 AM   #3
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, looks good..
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:48 AM   #4
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close enough , to offer help if you need to get rid of some pigges
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Here is a photo after I got it set up when I was getting them used to it


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Old 06-05-2020, 10:51 AM   #6
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close enough , to offer help if you need to get rid of some pigges
Next time I catch a lot, if you want a few you are more than welcome to them. I trap them up in the Sherman/Pottsboro area
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:53 AM   #7
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How thick is your aluminum door? I'd be worried about them tearing it up
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:55 AM   #8
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How thick is your aluminum door? I'd be worried about them tearing it up
It's solid. I would say 1/4 inch one of my dads buddies made it up. Haven't had issues yet. I read that hogs will not run into anything they can't see through. Not sure if there is any truth to that but I've seen guys use wood doors for traps
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:48 AM   #9
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Baby porker I caught by hand a few weeks back. Not sure where mama was. Thing was covered up in what I guess were mites




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Old 06-06-2020, 11:51 PM   #10
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Whole lot of pork in one of my food plots tonight. Hopefully they make it over to the trap





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Old 06-07-2020, 06:55 AM   #11
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Those babies are always covered in ticks/fleas/mites especially around their eyes. I fill a 5 gal. bucket of water and put in some flea soap for dogs and then just dunk em in their upside down a few times and rinse off and they are good sellers! You can train em' like puppies very fast and they are indestructible unlike dogs they will bail off a 3' ledge and never blink.
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Old 06-07-2020, 12:11 PM   #12
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Whole lot of pork in one of my food plots tonight. Hopefully they make it over to the trap





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How high is that camera mounted?
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Old 06-07-2020, 01:02 PM   #13
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Nice work!!


I looked into making some cellular trap gates a few years ago. Parts are a whole lot cheaper than ya'd think. And certainly a lot cheaper than what they sell for.
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:08 PM   #14
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Took some updated pictures of the setup today.






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Old 06-07-2020, 02:08 PM   #15
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How high is that camera mounted?

Itís on up there. 25í or so


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Old 06-07-2020, 02:11 PM   #16
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Nice work!!


I looked into making some cellular trap gates a few years ago. Parts are a whole lot cheaper than ya'd think. And certainly a lot cheaper than what they sell for.

Itís much cheaper to DIY. I will say building/buying one that is more or less movable would definitely have its advantages. But I put this one by the main hog trail through the property and tried to go as cheap as possible. I had an electrician help me out with the gate dropper part.


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Old 06-07-2020, 03:32 PM   #17
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Looks like you did a fantastic job!



If I remember right, the actuator for dropping the gate is the most expensive part, pending which one/type you buy. The cell phone circuit boards and transmitters were pretty cheap, pending where you got them. Fabricating the drop gate is gravy form me, me being a fabricator. If I didn't have a good job where I'm at now, and a place to put one or two, I'd probably be building them.



Do you have an anti lift devise on the gate door once the door drops, so a big boar can't lift it up? Looking forward to some slain piggies in yours.

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Old 06-07-2020, 05:14 PM   #18
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Looks like you did a fantastic job!



If I remember right, the actuator for dropping the gate is the most expensive part, pending which one/type you buy. The cell phone circuit boards and transmitters were pretty cheap, pending where you got them. Fabricating the drop gate is gravy form me, me being a fabricator. If I didn't have a good job where I'm at now, and a place to put one or two, I'd probably be building them.



Do you have an anti lift devise on the gate door once the door drops, so a big boar can't lift it up? Looking forward to some slain piggies in yours.
That gate weighs about 40-45 lbs. i put an old boar skull under it and when the gate dropped it shattered the skull to pieces. It takes some effort to even pick up and set the gate. Iím not sure if a boar could pick it up enough to even
attempt an escape.
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Old 06-08-2020, 11:27 AM   #19
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What cell/sim card provider are you using?
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:12 PM   #20
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What cell/sim card provider are you using?
It is a tracphone sim card through AT&T. I had to get an adapter to make it work in my gate relay.

Here is what I am using for the gate relay:

https://www.amazon.com/Solenoid-Cont...1639896&sr=8-1

Super easy to set up through the app
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:18 PM   #21
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If you can get the strawberries a food market is throwing out, when they ferment for a couple days the pigs will come for miles for the sweet smell.




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Old 06-08-2020, 03:15 PM   #22
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Here is the traps first victim. It was a boar that appeared to be castrated. Is that a common thing?





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Old 06-08-2020, 03:25 PM   #23
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Depends on where you are. Some people call that a 'bar' hog, and the meat is supposed to taste better than an intact boar. Keep the pics coming!
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Old 06-08-2020, 03:58 PM   #24
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That is a slick set-up! Well done!
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:26 PM   #25
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Nice. I will have to try this. By ferment, do you mean actually putting them in a jar or something or just throw some strawberries in the trap?
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:17 PM   #26
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That's pretty cool. i might have to look into this, except I'd be up all night with it.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:43 PM   #27
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Very nice setup.

Keep posting the results.

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Old 06-09-2020, 01:37 PM   #28
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That's pretty cool. i might have to look into this, except I'd be up all night with it.
The Arlo is awesome. It's only $10-15 a month and you are able to set it up so that it alerts you when there is motion and then you can live stream the trap to ensure you are catching at least the bulk majority of the pigs
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Old 06-09-2020, 02:28 PM   #29
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Sweet setup!
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Old 06-09-2020, 02:46 PM   #30
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This is awesome, can you send price points and a how to build would be fun project I just have no idea where to start hahha.
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Old 06-09-2020, 03:46 PM   #31
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What are you using to release the gate?
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Old 06-09-2020, 04:00 PM   #32
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This is awesome, can you send price points and a how to build would be fun project I just have no idea where to start hahha.
Yes sir. I will try to get a list together. The only challenging part is the wiring of the actual trigger device itself. I had an electrician help me out with that. I think on the door you could possibly build a wooden gate instead of fabbing the aluminum one. Then add a weight to it to prevent a hog from trying to pick it up. If I could change anything, it would be to make the door opening bigger. I think it would help make them less nervous about going in.
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Old 06-09-2020, 05:28 PM   #33
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Caught my first sounder. I know at least 2 escaped prior to me dropping the gate. But I was not going to lose out on the other 22 so I dropped it. The one in the back was massive







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Old 06-09-2020, 05:33 PM   #34
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That’s a load there.

Congrats and nice trap.

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Old 06-09-2020, 10:29 PM   #35
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***** nice work!
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:35 PM   #36
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That’s a cool setup. Following for build details
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Yes sir. I will try to get a list together. The only challenging part is the wiring of the actual trigger device itself. I had an electrician help me out with that. I think on the door you could possibly build a wooden gate instead of fabbing the aluminum one. Then add a weight to it to prevent a hog from trying to pick it up. If I could change anything, it would be to make the door opening bigger. I think it would help make them less nervous about going in.

A complete list and instructions would be great. I need 2-3 of these!!


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Old 06-10-2020, 12:53 AM   #38
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I would like to see it and get some specs from you, ever need help in Grayson County let me know.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:16 AM   #39
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Well done!
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:44 AM   #40
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Great job!

I would also like to see the materials list and instructions.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:46 AM   #41
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That is fantastic! I'd also like to see a build list.

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Old 06-10-2020, 09:54 AM   #42
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Very impressive.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:43 AM   #43
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I will work on a build list this weekend. I use a gear motor for the trigger. When I give it power, it rotates out from under a bolt I have on the gate. I can't remember where I got it from. I will take a look at it this weekend and snap a couple of pics. It is probably not the best triggering device, but it works. At first, I was using an engine starter with a little rod that was under a roller that was bolted to the gate. This worked well, but when the wind blew hard it would cause the gate to fall. The new trigger does not fall from the wind, but the tradeoff is a slight delay in the gate drop as the gear rotates. Someone could probably come up with a better trap door, maybe just a hinged door with a spring or something. But mine works well enough for me
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:53 AM   #44
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Here’s a nice sized boar I killed a couple weeks ago. This was just riding around. I killed 2 that day about this same size



I’ve killed 31 hogs this year. I hope to catch the other sounder I have on camera in the trap soon. I counted around 24-26 hogs (post 10). Seems that they were in the trap this morning around 3 AM but i wasn’t awake to trigger the trap.


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Old 06-12-2020, 11:34 PM   #45
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Man that is awesome love the trap
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:44 PM   #46
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Nice job on the sounder!
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:57 AM   #47
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I love this trap!!

I am curious...what do you do with 22 pigs? Butcher them? Dump them?? Not judging, just curious....
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awesome set up, I will be putting together one of these...
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:33 AM   #49
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Sorry about the delay on the parts list. I had a COVID scare last weekend when I failed one of the rapid results test (my lab test came back negative). And then this weekend was Father's Day.
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I love this trap!!

I am curious...what do you do with 22 pigs? Butcher them? Dump them?? Not judging, just curious....
I caught them about 9 PM one night so I spent the next day looking for people to take as many as possible. Then I spent 5 or 6 hours butchering what I could. The rest I piled up and burned.
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