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When the Hog Cutters crew plans a trapping strategy, it is based on a handful of factors. Each situation is unique, with its own needs based on number of hogs / hog groups, trap placement, gate placement, number of gates and the amount and type of bait used.

The trap referenced in yesterday's post is also the focus of our post this evening. After culling the sounder of 29, we began to focus our efforts on a smaller group entering the trap to feed in early daylight.

Some of the factors effecting trapping tactics are:

Trap Placement- Is the position of the trap going to allow us to approach from a distance under cover?

Gate Placement and Use- Can we position the gate in a location that is readily accessible to our approach? For this situation we opted to use a double gate system. The Jager Pro Double Gate System provides the hogs with a level of comfort to allow them to enter easily while having a perception of easy escape. Until the gates drop, their comfort is much more important than ours.

Time of Gate Drop- Trapping wild hogs is a time sensitive issue. It is recommended, when possible, to trap hogs during dark hours. It is also recommended to euthanize the trapped hogs within 30 minutes of the gate drop.

In the scenario we are sharing today, the trap was placed along a wooded and underbrush heavy strip of land. The crew was able to approach quietly on foot. The hogs took no notice to their presence until they were standing at the gate parallel to the tree line. You will notice the gate drop and approach occurred in early daylight, contrary to what we suggest. Due to the presence of multiple hog groups using this trap for feed, and the timing of this groups visits to the site, the decision was made to trap the hogs and respond as early in the day as possible.

The effort made was successful. This group of 8 was removed quickly and added to our total of ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜€ removed from this property to date.

The day of this trap, the Hog Cutters crew was preparing to travel to the Missouri Headquarters. In consideration of this, Josey decided it would be strategically sound to allow the trap to "breath" while they were gone. Thanks to the adaptability of the Jager Pro Hog Control Systems rigid panel trap, we were able to easily remove 2 panels from the gate to allow the hogs to move freely. The trap was baited very heavily with our corn and Texas Hog Bait mix, and safety pins were applied to the gate mechanism. When the team returns from Missouri, they will re-secure the trap and start again. Unfortunately there are plenty more to trap.

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Texas

Texas has the highest population of feral hogs in the United States. A truly dangerous and destructive species, the estimated 3 million wild pigs in Texas inflict over $500 million in annual damage. For this reason, the State of Texas actively encourages hog hunting with minimal restrictions. For more: Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission

Florida

Florida is second only to Texas with a relatively stable feral hog population of over half a million. The highest densities of wild hogs in Florida are in the large forested areas North and West of Lake Okeechobee where the conditions are favorable and public access is limited. For more: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Georgia

Georgia not only has a wild pig population over a half million, but also produces some of the largest feral hogs on record. Remeber Hogzilla from 2014? The state’s hog hunting regulations are friendly while virtually non-existant while the population grows by 15-20 percent annually. For more: Georgia Wildlife Resources Divsion

Arkansas

Feral hogs wreak havoc on Arkansas agriculture to the tune of $30-50 million in annual damage to the state. By 2013, the problem forced the Arkansas General Assembly to pass Act 1104, which prohibits the possession, sale, and transport of live feral hogs, to mitigate population growth. For more: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission