Linda ask what a wild hog trap looks like. This picture is a hog trap. There are different kinds and different sizes but all are similiar. John's were made from cattle panels. A large square box with a door. They put corn inside in the back section. I've been told the hogs love the syrup people put on raspas (as the mexican people call them) or snow cones. We never tried that. Some traps have a sort of step in back and they put the corn under it and when the hogs step on it, it trips the door and it closes. John used another way. He had gates that opened back instead of raising to the top and slamming down. He tied his doors open and when they go in they trip the door and it closed. The traps are never harmful to the hogs. You know what they say about eating like a pig? Sometime several will rush in at a time wanting to gobble the corn and you can catch a bunch at a time. John soon learned to string a piece of barbed wire across the door to keep calves and deer from going in. That didn't keep the hogs out as they are use to going under fences. Sometime the raccoons found the corn first especially when they soaked the corn and it became quite smelly. Jack ask about state hunting-- I'm not sure about that. I remember hearing something about a lottery where people could put their name in and they would draw so many to hunt on, I believe it was state parks. I really don't know about this but I will say hunting has become big business here in south Texas. Many ranchers have installed the deer proof fences to keep deer in and poachers out, and then they charge for people to hunt. We are so near San Antonio people can come out after work and hunt until dark and still be home at night. There are hunting lodges farther south with the cabins etc. I knew a lady who had cooked at one of these lodges. There is no limit on wild hogs as there is on deer, wild turkey, quail, and doves. So people that love to hunt can hunt year round for some kind of game. I personally hate to see the deer proof fences but they didn't ask me. I think the deer should be able to roam and be free.