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Monday, November 3, 2008

Answers to Questions


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.

17 comments:

garnett109 said...

Here Lil Piggy!

Linda said...

That's a pretty good idea. Ferral hogs are getting to be a problem even as far North as Dallas. Thanks, Paula!

Alice said...

People hunt for the wild hogs in this area of Texas, too. I don't think many have the deer proof fences but there are a few. It is hunting season now :).........

Woody said...

Nice picture of the Hog and Trap, I have eaten Wild Hog when I lived in Florida, It wasn't that bad but the cook knew what he was doing when he cooked it, otherwise I still prefer Bacon and Ham from the store.

Take Care

Woody

jack69 said...
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jack69 said...

Now, back to the Texas Thangs. Thanks for the information. When I was a kid I had rabbit traps, they worked somewhat on the same principal as the Hog trap, my mama could fix some rabbit gravy I loved. I think Dad & I were the only takers. ha! I am so glad you put the picture on, I am amazed that more than one are sometimes trapped in the same trap.
Good entry (as always) jack

Jan said...

Thankyou for explaining that Paula always iteresting to learn things from your part of the world ..love Jan xx

Possum S. Hemmingway said...

I could take that porker with one paw behing my back (as long as he stays in the trap)

Possum

sober white women said...

Yum I just had a becon sandwich! I guess I never really thought about how to catch a pig.
A few years ago our base was opened up to hunting. That was a big deal for us since you can't hunt on federal land. The rules were very strick, but I know a few guys stocked the freezer!
Kelli

Shirl 72 said...

Thanks for showing the hog trap, very interesting. I know about the rabbit trap.
I like to hear about your State. We have lots
of deer roaming around in NC. Progress is taking over their safe territory which is very sad. Enjoy reading your Entry. Thanks for
visit.

Shirl

Lisa said...

I just can't imagine seeing one of those wild hogs running around!!

Janie said...

Awww I agree with you about the deer running free. Sounds a little too easy to shoot them. :( But... like you.. they did not ask me either. We have cattle panels leaning against our lean too. We use them for temperary fence when we want to block off something. Have a great week. Janie

Paula said...

Always nice to know you stopped by.

Martha said...

I can't understand how anyone could kill a deer :-(
Now those hog are a different story - Mean old tasty things that they are, LOL!

MISSY said...

I've only been hunting once. I'm to figity and I can't stand still, or be quiet so it's not something I do a lot lol... don't fish either, bores me to death.

*M*
http://learningtoadapt.blogspot.com

Goatfarmer said...

We dont have wild hogs here. They are interesting, kind of scarry . I hear that they are mean. What do you do with them when you catch them?
Terrie

Rose said...

thanks for the info. my dad used to set traps for the animals that were eating his chickens