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    Senior Member Double Naught Spy's Avatar
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    Attracting Hogs

    I have 46 acres in north Texas that seem to be on the periphery of local hog endeavors. So we get 1-2 hogs a month showing up on the game cameras, either at the feeders or water hole (year 'round spring I dug out to hold water and serves as a wallow too). So while my neighbors have problems with hogs, I just have occasional visitors which are usually boars. They may come a couple of times and never again, or will come on and off at different times of the evening/night/morning for up to a month before moving on. This makes hunting them very difficult.

    We have 2 feeders spitting corn, no livestock, as noted there is water on the property including a tank that fills after big rains (and dries up after a couple of weeks) and a dry creek that carries water after big rains and may continue to flow for a couple of months in the spring time.

    We have tried using fermented corn, but only made the coons and deer happy. We have let the property go fallow for a time and just let the game cameras (all IR flash) do their things and not seen any change in activity. The property is 60% treed.

    So, what can y'all suggest that might be helpful for attracting hogs that we know to be in the area, but aren't coming to my place very often?

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    Go to a local restaurant and ask if you can have their old fryer oil. Pour it on the ground in about a 10' circle about 20 yards from the feeder. They'll smell it, come in to wallow and find the corn.

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    Interesting you suggested this. A buddy of mine says to pour burnt motor oil on an old tree stump and the hogs will rub against it for the oil (though I wasn't sure why they would, but he says they do). Apparently, they will come back and bring others in the process.

    I think the old cooking oil sounds much more promising.

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    You could hang a corn feeder from a limb and fence it in so deer won't get in there, but keep some openings in the bottom of the fence big enough to let a hog squeeze through. Then you could pour sow estrogen all over the place.

    There're feeders you can get that have a plastic handle that comes down and the pigs hit that handle and corn falls out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    Interesting you suggested this. A buddy of mine says to pour burnt motor oil on an old tree stump and the hogs will rub against it for the oil (though I wasn't sure why they would, but he says they do). Apparently, they will come back and bring others in the process.

    I think the old cooking oil sounds much more promising.
    They wallow in it to keep the ticks and insects off them. Used to be you would mix 3-4 gallons of used oil with 1 gallon of diesel fuel so they can smell it better, but the EPA says no more, so fryer oil is a great second choice.
    Last edited by GSPKurt; 09-27-2010 at 10:42 PM.

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    I use grape soured corn. Use the cheap grape koolaid packets to mix with the water in 5 gallon bucket, fill with whole corn and let sit for 3-4 days in sun. Then post hole dig 2-3 feet deep, fill it and let the stink work. The hogs have to root it to get to the rest of the corn.

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    You could hang a corn feeder from a limb and fence it in so deer won't get in there, but keep some openings in the bottom of the fence big enough to let a hog squeeze through. Then you could pour sow estrogen all over the place.

    There're feeders you can get that have a plastic handle that comes down and the pigs hit that handle and corn falls out.
    Thanks, but I am not worried about excluding deer. I just wanted to try to do a better job of attracting and keeping hogs coming in. We aren't short on food or feeders and so it isn't like the deer are getting all the food before the hogs.

    Fryer oil sounds like a good choice.

    Let's see, if I use grape koolaid and turn the corn purple, I will be able to identify the scat of the hogs that have been at my feeder. Maybe we use purple in one place and green in another. Could be interesting.

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    I was seeing online where you can take a pipe cap both ends and rill a few holes in it then chain it to the ground with a big spike. you fill it with corn and the hogs will push it around making corn come out of some holes drilled in it.

    I guess the smell of the corn and getting corn attracts them, but playing with the hog pipe is fun and keeps them coming back.

    I should say I don't really know. It's just what I have seen and heard online. If someone else could explain or confirm this I would be interested in hearing about it.

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    Been there done that. It does work. Usually the bigger hogs knock it around because it is heavy when full, depending on size of pipe. The trick is to have the holes just big enough and not too many holes to keep it trickling out just right.......too much and it is gone fast, too little it ain't worth it for them.

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    I guess the smell of the corn and getting corn attracts them, but playing with the hog pipe is fun and keeps them coming back.
    Interesting notion that the pig pipe will keep hogs returning because the pig pipe is fun. I can't say that I have ever heard anything about feral hogs liking to have fun or have fun while eating.

    With that said, I was able to get several gallons of used fryer oil to distribute near the feeder. It will be interesting to see how it will perform.

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