Did you catch all of them in the same trap location? I have big, permanent traps and usually cant get anymore to go back in for months after I kill some in it.
I always read where wild hogs can have two litters a year, up to ten in a litter. That may be possible - but I dont believe it is common. Most sows I see have no pigs, and I do see a few litters up to eight, but more commonly three or four.Over the last year probably 5%, most of the time if they have little ones they'll get caught with mama. Had 8 littles ones with 2 sows in March, killed them all.
Shot a 5 pound little one on the way out, there were 4 in the group. This sow had milk in 4 teats also.
I read a study the other day that said 75% of trapped, marked, and released hogs were trapped again. I think some of what comes from g&f on hogs and hog trapping is exagerated propaganda to help sell their previous hog refuge program. I once had a sow and eight 50 lb pigs coming to a feeder. All either black and white or brown and white hampshires - good looking pigs. I killed five of the young ones over the next two months with my bow. I actually wounded the sow and she came back. Have had that happen more than once. Ended up catching the last three young ones in a trap about fifty yards from the feeder - when they were a year old.Texting camera, Covert wireless, $5.99 a month for 1000 pictures. The picture is sent to your phone within 6 seconds of being taken.
Only using one trap now, had a couple but that got to be more like work. I only move a trap after catching every pig in the sounder. Every "expert" told me you had to move after every catch, I came to find out these "experts" never caught a pig much less knew how to spell pig. Trial and error are generally the best teachers.
Should have had a few more on this catch but the door got shut early by the little ones.
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I finally got down on my bottom ground with my sxs. I dont think I can get down this week with my big tractor - but maybe my little tractor. If we have 100 degree weather and no rain for a week - I will be able to go anywhere I want to.Hey Swamp Cat, looks like you are getting your wish. It may reach 100 this weekend.
have you ever called the USDA trappers. They caught 28 off my place. I got a thermal scope and taking care of them now myselfI need you on my place in Lewisville. Just not sure your box would be big enough. I need someone with a big pen
No doubt, I have thinned them - but didnt think that muchMy pigs come and go, especially when the deer hunters start filling feeders. In the winter it's hard to find a pig so the trap goes to the barn. But I can definitely tell a difference in numbers over the years of trapping these jokers. Maybe you thinned them out in your area??
They just started filtering back into the property a couple weeks ago, and man did those deer hunters fatten em up!
Got 2 more good pigs in this sounder and hopefully I can catch them quickly and move to a different section of the farm.
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I agree. Why would a hog dogger even go to a wma to illegally hunt hogs to move to another area when landowners all over the state are cussing hogs on their own property every day. I get that hunters could get in on a bait site and fowl the trapping up - but stop trapping for three months during regular fall season and let folks hunt them.that's great work. i still can't beleive agfc won't allow taking hogs on wma land. they are nuts!