Killing hogs in the trap has no effect on future visits by more swine. I’ve killed them in the same trap day after day until they were thinned out. Then you may have to wait a bit for a new bunch to find the trap. Some of my traps have been in the same place for years and repeatedly catch hogs that wander into the area.
We were averaging 40 to 50 a year, but last year was a bit lean, we only caught about 20. Why? Who knows? For sure we ain’t caught ‘em all. Flooding was bad along the Mississippi and many seen were drowned, maybe that put a dent in the population...... But, they’ll be back........ So keep the trap baited.
Those who beat their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.-Thomas Jefferson