Saturday, July 16, 2016

hog party, pest fest...

We have finally gotten pigs comfortable with the trap, and by treating the corn with diesel fuel the deer avoid it. The pigs will, as they say, eat anything.

From about 7:30 PM until after 2 AM we had several hogs in the corral trap at the same time. Unfortunately, my hunting partner is out of town for a week, and we will wait until he's back to set the trigger on the trap.

We have been horrified by the damage these pigs are doing to the forest and to our gardens, and it feels just right to be taking positive steps toward their elimination.

I will continue to put diesel corn in the trap to get them comfortable to enter the trap regularly  in large numbers and to be careless.

Now I only wish there were folks ready to butcher and eat these critters. I've been told that they carry too many diseases this time of year for them to be of any use.

Make, fix, create, and extend to others the opportunity to learn likewise.


  1. Wow. They were having quite a party in your garden. I hope you can get rid of as many of them as possible.


  2. That was quite a party. They had fun. We will get rid of a bunch, then do the whole thing again. The damage these hogs are doing to the forest is tragic.