Trapping these pigs is legal here in Oklahoma, and I was wondering if anyone here as any good ideas on how to build one? Preferrably one with a trap door in the floor that opens up into a pool of hungry sharks...like Dr. Evil has. That way I wont have to mess with the disgusting things. I hate pigs!
What part of OK you in. I might be able to help you out, wont be with a trap though.
The traps I have seen are made of of heavy steel. They are not very effective if you have a large number of hogs.
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How to build a hog trap. Hog trap plans for wild hogs
good luck... Seriously though, depends on how many hogs you want to catch at one time. Have made corral traps with hog panel fence and square tubing. the smaller traps will catch some hogs, maybe 6 -8 . but here is the kicker, if you don't catch the whole group at one time the chances of the rest of the group going into the same trap later is very slim. They are a formidable opponent. Very smart. Your best bet would be to use a couple different tactics at the same time. put a trap or two out, some corn feeders in other areas and shoot them at the feeders. once you have em they are hard to get rid of. if all else fails--- claymore mines on trip wires or a good old fashion carpet bombing. lol
My best friend is working a seasonal job with KY Fish and Wildlife and his entire job is killing hogs. He uses Corral traps as described above baited with regular corn and sour mash. These traps are very effective and you normally get a multiple catch.
Setting out snares on some travel routes or around bait can be very effective as well but you have a lot of traps to check (unless you are gonna leave them and let the coyotes eat them...not real ethical but hogs are worse than rats so kinda hard to feel bad for them).
You can also try hunting them but this is the least effective means. This is especially true if you use dogs because all it does is push the hogs into a larger area.
No matter how you try to kill them (corral, snare, hunting) they get VERY wary of human scent. If you are going to trap, I suggest that you wait and try to trap when conditions get the hardest because it will concentrate them around the bait you are putting out.
You might also want to call your state agency or USDA officer for your county/area. With my friends position you can enter into an agreement to pay X amount to help them build the traps. After that the official will bait, set, and clean out the traps for you.
Best of luck in eradicating them
We have game cameras out and can identify some individual wild hogs: We do catch wild hogs from the same sounder at different times. It all depends on how hungry they are. Our traps are light and can be loaded by one guy. So far this year we have trapped about 80-90 wild hogs in this trap and another almost like it.
I use Corn that I wet w/Milk and water and then sit in the sun for a few days covered. Dont spill and use a commercial metal trap had hogs destroy all my homemade traps!
what is the size of this box trap it looks like maybe 3.5x4x6
Awesome! Thanks for the info. I can/will build one of these things to be ready for the invasion. I haven't seen any pigs on my place since deer season, but they are not far away. Trapping seems to be effective on these things...I've talked to several land owners who have had success with similar traps. One question I have is do the traps need to be brushed in? or is it ok to just set them out in the open?
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