Tips to get the pigs out of the trees

Apr 4, 2011
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Calling all the pig hunting experts.

I’ve got a hundred acre piece of land that I have to hunt pigs. Fairly new to the game but have a decent setup with a couple of thermals. The feeders that I have out there need to be updated and pretty much all the food for the animals out there is natural. The layout is a 60 acre rectangle connected by about 100 yard common side to another 40 acre rectangle with long sides laying west and east. In which there are about 5 2 acre meadows and one much larger being maybe 6 acres and a long easement about 40 yards by 400. The rest is pretty thick with oaks.

I’ve tried some different methods but the best luck so far is bread trail of corn along a straight road going east and west along the long part of the sixty acre parcel. Problem with this is with less than exceptional hits on the pigs, they run into the woods and are very hard to track.

You guys have any ideas on how to get them out of the trees? I thought maybe now that things are starting to green up they would be all over the young grasses in the open areas but doesn’t seem to be the case. Maybe I’m not patient enough and only hunt about one night a week and just not being lucky.

Any thoughts you guys have would be welcomed.
 

MTN

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Hog Zombies channel

These guys seem to call them out with some constancy. The main call he recorded and is using is called "Sow Hysteria" which can be purchased in a phone app sold by Convergent Hunting Solutions.
 
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Apr 4, 2011
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Appreciate the replies thus far. I tried the calls with a blue tooth speaker during deer season but didn’t seem to have much success. Didn’t have the thermals back then so maybe trying that at night might work.

Only luck we have had this far calling them is using a deer grunt kinda thing once we have shot and when they are trying to regroup. Seems their main goal in life once separated is to get back and regroup and will gravitate to any noise remotely like a pig but still deep in the trees. No science to back this though.
 

MTN

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If you haven't tried that particular recording "Sow Hysteria" then you might give it a go. I think its less than 10 bux seeing as you already have a bluetooth speaker. Apparently not all work quite as well as this one. There are a lot of tips buried in that video channel. One of which is that called hogs will try and circle down wind of the call to confirm with their nose what they are hearing.

And if the goal is to get the entire sounder off your property in the shortest amount of time then a large remote operated pen type trap is going to work best vs. shooting individuals. These guys seem to have the different eradication methods and their merits down pretty well. http://www.jagerpro.com/
 

XLR308

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If your main interest is just hunting them for table fair and sport then baiting and some patience is best. If you want them gone then you will have to pressure them, dogs work really well for this but not your average carpet lounger type and even after you have cought and killed some they will move to a less pressured area but eventually will probably come back. Trapping can be pretty effective sometimes unless they are used to that game, they are a very smart animal and tough to get rid of.
 

TanktheFrank

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In the central tx area (San Marcos) I've found 2 ways that I get hogs where I want them. I've done it on 5 properties around here (maybe 25 mile radius) so it is pretty effective.
1. Dig a 2' deep hole, about a foot across. Fill it with bait of your choice, not just corn, set up a camera to see travel patterns if possible, fill empty hole as often as possible and don't hunt the area for a few weeks. Kill a few, then move to a new spot, repeat with new bait. I use a 5 gallon bucket, 1/2 filled with corn, couple cups of dog food, and a gallon of milk. A few quick pours of strawberry extract. Put a lid on it and leave it for a day or 3.


2. On the edge of a treeline that has known activity, stick a 4x4 a few feet into the ground. Wrap it with cheap or free carpet. Soak with diesel. They'll use it as a scratching post. You'll hear it, and expect to see them in the warm parts of the day.
 

TanktheFrank

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Agreed, diesel or motor oil. It keeps the deer and raccoons off of it. Protip, don't shoot coons if you are hunting over raw corn. The pigs follow their trails, and if you have one you have the other.
 
Apr 4, 2011
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Wow this is good stuff. I thought you guys were kidding about the diesel but I guess it’s legit. I’ve got a bucket of corn spiked with dog food covered with a two liter of Fanta and 3 natties brewing right now.

Interesting on the raccoons too. I try not to shoot anything other than the pigs while hunting them though so I don’t scare everything off. I think when it’s gets too hot and bugs get too bad to try and weed out some of the possums and raccoons.

Thanks for help and keep it coming if you have any more nuggets for me.
 

TanktheFrank

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No way buddy, diesel makes em go hog wild. Lol. I schwacked over 30 last year, most off of that. They all were eaten, except for a few that were just too gross looking. Thought my suppressor would be in by now, so I've refrained from hunting the past 4 months. As soon as it clears its game on.
 
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