Content tagged "feral hog traps"

How to Build a Corral Trap for Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

Corral traps are very popular methods of trapping undesired feral hogs by landowners. As with any method, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages...

Use of Box Traps to Capture Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Figure 1.  A litter of feral hog shoats captured in a box trap in Texas (Texas AgriLife Extension Service Photo).ConstructionBox traps come in a variety of...

Constructing a Feral Hog Snare

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Feral hog snares can be a beneficial tool for controlling feral hogs.  They are relatively inexpensive, simple to build with minimal tools needed, and highly...

Prebaiting a Feral Hog Trap

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

 Feral hog trap sites should be prebaited to be most effective and should be located in areas frequently used by feral hogs. Feral hogs are highly mobile,...

Corral Trap Designs for Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Corral traps are a popular and effective method of controlling feral hogs.  They are capable of catching entire sounders (groups of hogs) in one capture.  ...

Baits To Use For Trapping Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Baits used for trapping feral hogs can range from homemade concoctions to specialized commercial blends, carrion, or feedstuffs including whole corn,...

How can I reduce capturing non-target species such as deer when trapping feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

The best way is to use a corral type trap with an open top that allows deer and other animals to jump or climb out.  Locating traps in areas that are...

Door Modifications for Rooter Gates on Feral Hog Traps

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

 Rooter/lifter gates are top choices among feral hog trappers because they allow additional capture after the initial gate closure. The rooter/lifter gate...

Head Gate (Door) Design for Feral Hog Traps

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

The gate should be designed to prevent captured hogs from escaping through the trap entrance.  Three gate designs are among those most commonly used for...

Common Mistakes While Trapping Groups of Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Figure 1.  A corral trap using only two 20-ft livestock panels.  Use of 5 panels would be preferred to capture entire sounders.  Photo courtesy of Texas...

What trap size should I use to trap feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Generally, bigger is better when it comes to feral hog traps.  A corral trap made from 5 livestock panels 16 feet long would be about 20 ft in diameter.  A...

What time of year is best for trapping feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 16, 2012

Late fall to early spring is the best time to trap feral hogs because natural foods are more scarce.  Even so, trapping can be done year-round, especially...

Can we abate the damage caused by feral hogs in Texas?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 16, 2012

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service 2006-07 abatement study clearly showed that we can reduce the economic impact of feral hogs on agricultural enterprises...

What is the most effective bait for trapping feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 16, 2012

Research by Dr. Tyler Campbell with USDA-APHIS suggests that hogs are attracted to baits with a sweet pungent odor, such as strawberry or berry flavorings....

Box vs. Corral Traps for Capturing Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: May 16, 2012

Trapping is often the first line of defense in the control of feral hogs.  There are several types of traps that are useful in different situations. One of...

Does Predation by Feral Hogs Cause Rattelsnakes to Stop Rattling

Feral Hogs Updated: May 02, 2012

An internet story regarding the influence of feral hog predation on rattlesnakes has been widely distributed.  Essentially, the internet fervor relates back...

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