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Wild Hog Traps

You need to know that there are many types of hog traps out there: drop gates, swing gates, push gates and others. It doesn't really matter which one you choose, it is more important how you actually use it. Depending on the situation, some traps are better than others, and it also matters how many boars you want to catch. Regardless of the type of the hog trap, camouflage will definitely be your best friend, especially when dealing with an older wild boar. In addition, tree branches are surprisingly efficient and it's recommended that you try to match the surroundings, making the trap look more natural.

If you plan on using a portable hog trap, we suggest that you make it as inviting as you can. For this reason, it is highly advisable to throw fresh dirt inside, weave some freshly cut branches into the wire, sprinkle some raccoon urine or sow in heat around the trap.

By putting a line of bait going into the trap, you will keep the wild boars busy with their heads down, leading them into the trap without too much suspicion.

The wild hog trap should be placed in an area where you have previously found boars. For the first week, you should remove the spring and tie the door open. After that, spread some corn inside it, luring the hogs. We suggest that you set a deer feeder up at the trap if you want to pre-bait on a regular basis. Don't forget to check the trap every morning and be careful when you do it because it is common knowledge that hogs have the tendency to get very aggressive if cornered. If you decide to shoot the hog while he is inside the trap, be careful with the ricochets.

Amazon Hog Trap Examples

Below you can find 3 examples of hog traps available for sale in Amazon shop.