Friday, August 10, 2012
Have You Seen A Wild Hog Trap?
You can tell this one has not been used in a while. They have a small platform inside in the front made with wire so you can pour corn under it. It is attached to the door and when the hog or hogs step on it, it releases the door which is propped open. The door closes and the hogs cannot get out. Some doors open to the top but this one opens to the inside. We used a power lift on the tractor to pick up the trap loaded with the hogs and set it over on to the back of the pick-up. Once on our way home with the empty trap we were speeding along and hit a small bump. The trap bounced right out and rolled toward the bar ditch. Luckily we heard something and stopped to gether our money maker and reload. It was a threefold hobby. It was fun to go check the traps early in the morning even before having breakfast as you never wanted the hogs to get too hot. We have even carried water to the back forty to wet the hogs down or turn the water hose on them when we got them to the house. The second thing was we were helping to rid the county of pests and third we made a little extra money. Just a memory now as there is some work to trapping wild hogs so age and health doesn't permit this activity.