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freenokia
February 24, 2012, 12:04 AM
How far can a hog be baited?

I almost hit one on a dirt road approx 1.5mi as the crow flies from my house. There's a pretty substantial creek and a corn field over there. I was just wondering how difficult it would be to lure one all the way over to my house. It would be about 1.5 miles through thick GA pines.

Would that be possible? Probable??

deerslayer303
February 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
In my experience with the dang things while hunting here in the low country. If there is a corn pile or food plot they WILL find it!

freenokia
February 24, 2012, 12:33 AM
Man, that would be awesome. I'm bout to have a fit for some bbq!

BIG P
February 24, 2012, 12:49 AM
IMO you can get them that far no problem,Its rid of um is a pain in the backside.I would shoot him over around the creek & not bring him live to your home.Kill him over yonder!!! :D THATS JUST ME.

freenokia
February 24, 2012, 01:05 AM
I went for my phone to shoot him with the camera but he was GONE! It was dark and he was black and before I could get the shot he had tore off through the cow pasture. Probably about 150lbs. All that land belongs to my neighbors and what they don't farm they lease out to a hunting club. Don't think they'd look to kindly on me for shooting up the neighborhood in the middle of the night. Don't put it past me to drop a trap out there at 1am on a tuesday or something, though ;)

Art Eatman
February 24, 2012, 06:56 AM
Any pungent bait will attract hogs from a long, long way when they're downwind.

It has been reported here and at THR that anti-freeze, poured on the ground, is an attractant, as is corn which has been soaked in beer until it's stinky.

rickyrick
February 24, 2012, 07:04 AM
When I had pigs bedding down on an adjacent property, they would come to one of my traps when the wind blew that direction. Those pigs are gone now.

Baylorattorney
February 24, 2012, 07:07 AM
They also like cherry jello, just the powder. Yep.

rickyrick
February 24, 2012, 07:45 AM
I don't think that it would be impossible to get pigs to travel over a mile, but they follow a routine for periods. Generally, unless disturbed, what they did today, they will do tomorrow.

rickyrick
February 24, 2012, 09:13 AM
One more thought, if you know who the property owner is.....maybe they'll let you get them.

Baylorattorney
February 24, 2012, 11:17 AM
Fear not ferel hog hunter. If the hogs are at the neighbors or the neighbors neighbor, they will be trampling your place as well. Water and feed (corn) and for sure for sure you'll be in hog heaven til it turns hellish.

rickyrick
February 24, 2012, 11:28 AM
Agreed, if you saw one 1.5 miles away, then they are probly closer to you than that already.


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Scout
February 24, 2012, 01:49 PM
If you have any stumps on your place, pour some used motor oil over one or two. The hogs will rub up against them.

rickyrick
February 28, 2012, 05:43 AM
here is something to look foward to LOL


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deerslayer303
February 28, 2012, 06:16 AM
Find out who the president of the club is who leases that property. You might be surprised he just may thank you for taking care of the problem. Many hunting clubs around here actually welcome non members when deer season is out to come and take out some of them.

farmerboy
February 28, 2012, 03:55 PM
used oil does work and mix cherry or berry or grape jellow with alittle water in a bit of corn but I usually get about 2 gallons of corn and about 2-3 cups of diesel and mix together and pour out or use in trap. Hogs love it and critters and birds leave it alone.

hogdogs
February 28, 2012, 09:29 PM
Used oil/creosote posts are medicinal anti-cootie rub attractants.

As for baiting, I use straight up sour corn using only corn, yeast and water. I save the "juice" liquid poured back to the bucket to sling up high on the surrounding foliage (6 feet to 12 feet high) so the scent goes further, faster on the breezes.

I feel after just a few hours on the breeze, you are drawing from miles away. if they have plenty of food and water where they are, they will possibly ignore it. But if on the hunt, they will find you bait.

Brent

thallub
February 29, 2012, 06:52 PM
I save the "juice" liquid poured back to the bucket to sling up high on the surrounding foliage (6 feet to 12 feet high) so the scent goes further, faster on the breezes.

I feel after just a few hours on the breeze, you are drawing from miles away. if they have plenty of food and water where they are, they will possibly ignore it. But if on the hunt, they will find you bait.

Works for me too.

rickyrick
February 29, 2012, 06:55 PM
Yes hogdog's method works, learned it from him

Irish B
February 29, 2012, 07:10 PM
Depends on the quality of the alcohol youre buying for her

rickyrick
February 29, 2012, 07:19 PM
Oh I get it!! Lol


took me a few minutes lmao

freenokia
February 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks for the answers guys. Sorry for the neglect. Been dealing with a bit of a gun shipment crisis over the last few days. Can read all about it in the law section...

Another question: If I were to get a couple, would it be legal to sell one? Do they bring any kind of decent money??

hogdogs
March 1, 2012, 12:23 AM
I sell a live hog around 40-60 pounds for $40-50 bucks ALIVE... Live hogs can be sold in many if not most states. Dead or fully processed meat requires a butcher house permit or more about anywhere...

With a vet cert. (10 bucks each if I have several needing a look-see) I can run them thru any livestock auction and don't even have to warn the buyer that it was once feral...:o

Generally I sell them for the $40-50 knowing once the transaction is complete, I will sip a few buyer supplied barley pops as I skin and cut it "for no charge";)

Brent

LSnSC
March 3, 2012, 01:13 PM
The above post is the very reason for the hog explosion. Folks buying hogs to " stock" a hunting spot. South Carolina has recently made the transport of live feral hogs illegal in an effort to stop the spread of these destructive pests. Only folks with a registered enclosure can be in possession of feral swine. Once the grandfathered enclosures are gone no more will be permitted.

farmerboy
March 3, 2012, 02:28 PM
I use to trap and sell wild hogs to hog buyers. They will only buy them if they're 80 lbs or more. They send them to processing plants then to countries where the market is best at the moment. Maybe China then Europe etc. high fence places locally buy big boars for hunters but that means seperating them and going different places. In a 8'x20' trap with corn and diesel if you got hogs you can catch 10 to 15 pigs in each trap every night.

Art Eatman
March 3, 2012, 10:17 PM
And we've drifted off from the subject...