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Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:06:44 PM »
I need some help... this is a question that I NEVER thought I'd be asking but need help in finding a feeder for wild hogs. Gravity fed is fine, auto-dispensing also helpful but if someone has ideas as to what works the best I am all ears! Heading down to a friends property in CA to hunt pigs and want to pattern them a bit better using a feeder. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 03:34:53 PM »
A piece of large diameter, 4+, screwed solid to a tree, half inch off the ground or flat rock would do the trick.  Legal in CA?

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 03:38:56 PM »
Why not use a regular pig feeder and ratchet strap it off to a tree? That's what we use for our domestic pigs keeps it rain free and gravity fed should last at least a week or it does with 4 domestic eating every day at it.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 03:41:19 PM »
Decent feeders are pricey and destruction is likely, good luck

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 03:49:54 PM »
Decent feeders are pricey and destruction is likely, good luck

I've gathered that they like to create a bit of destruction in their wake! I'll take your advice into account.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 03:51:23 PM »
A piece of large diameter, 4+, screwed solid to a tree, half inch off the ground or flat rock would do the trick.  Legal in CA?

You know, I will admit I have not looked up if it is legal or not. They are considered a game species and we have to buy tags and licenses to hunt them (assinine to me that we need to do this to hunt a species deemed invasive) so I bet they have laws regarding feeding. Will take a look and thanks for the heads up. Could be an expensive and very stupid mistake.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 03:52:17 PM »
Why not use a regular pig feeder and ratchet strap it off to a tree? That's what we use for our domestic pigs keeps it rain free and gravity fed should last at least a week or it does with 4 domestic eating every day at it.

Do you think that a feeder which has an 80lbs capacity would suffice? or larger needed? Also, corn or protein type pellets better? thanks for the help.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 04:05:52 PM »
I would use a deer feeder to broadcast corn set to your schedule.  If you put out a free feed feeder they'll come on their schedule. 

Also I hear great things about jello, corn and beer.  I haven't done it but I worked with a hog hunter that lived in TX and he swears by using the jello and fermented corn mixture and putting down in a hole. 

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 04:11:10 PM »
Omnivores on a mission consuming everything, fermented grain, they are nose oriented, would be a great choice.  Stop in at a microbrew, sample the offerings, buy what fits and ask for some spent grain.

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 04:22:02 PM »
you can use a steel drum and punch some holes in it.  The pigs will roll it around so the corn falls out. 

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 05:43:34 PM »
Why not use a regular pig feeder and ratchet strap it off to a tree? That's what we use for our domestic pigs keeps it rain free and gravity fed should last at least a week or it does with 4 domestic eating every day at it.

Do you think that a feeder which has an 80lbs capacity would suffice? or larger needed? Also, corn or protein type pellets better? thanks for the help.

ERIK

I think 80 lbs is good but I would go as big as you can. You could find an older used one for cheap,  if you have time to look around. Never baited pigs but I would think they are like bears and will eat anything just need some stink around to help them find it. I would use corn because it would slide down easy in the feeder and you wouldn't need to worry about it clogging up. Good luck I am talking with a friend on setting up a pig hunt also would be interested in how it goes. The pigs will beat the crap out of the feeder I am sure but if you secure it well enough you will be good. I have also been told that feeding fermented grain or corn is the ticket.  I would try it .     

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 06:50:36 PM »
you can use a steel drum and punch some holes in it.  The pigs will roll it around so the corn falls out.

This right here is what a buddy in Texas does in his figure 6 traps

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 08:27:44 PM »
Well, it seems that the rules and regs are stating that I CANNOT bait any "big game" animal in Commifornia.

Can't kill an animal within 400yds of the bait either.

The fact that an invasive species such as a Wild Pig/Ferrel Hog is even considered a game animal only supports my belief that they just want the money for the licenses and the tags and could really give two S%&t's about controlling the species which is ravaging the wine vineyards and landscape down there... at $160+ for a license and $75 per tag this kinda pisses me off!

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 10:23:24 PM »
you can use a steel drum and punch some holes in it.  The pigs will roll it around so the corn falls out.

 :yeah:

But make sure you cable it to something, if the terrain has some slope it might take off. Put holes in the top and bottom run cable thru it two trees, just high enough that they could spin it to get the corn out thru some holes.
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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 08:41:21 AM »
Do not despair, you will find them.  No shortage

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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 10:04:14 AM »
I made my own feeder for hunting feral hogs in Virginia.  I took a 6 inch PVC pipe, drilled holes all along the sides are various intervals.  Capped the one end and drilled a hole in the capped end.  Ran a piece of 1/8" cable through and attached that to a anchor stake.  Drove that into the ground.  Put a screw on lid on the other end and then filled with corn.  My PVC pipe was 10 feet long.  They roll the pipe around and little bits of corn fall out as they root and roll it around.  Takes them much longer to clean up the corn.  One thing I did learn about the hogs, at least in Virginia, they were almost impossible to pattern.  Too many other food sources there.  They were not predictable at all.  Oh and put a couple of rocks inside the PVC pipe.  They hear them rolling around and think there is still corn in there even when it's empty.
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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 10:39:07 AM »
I made my own feeder for hunting feral hogs in Virginia.  I took a 6 inch PVC pipe, drilled holes all along the sides are various intervals.  Capped the one end and drilled a hole in the capped end.  Ran a piece of 1/8" cable through and attached that to a anchor stake.  Drove that into the ground.  Put a screw on lid on the other end and then filled with corn.  My PVC pipe was 10 feet long.  They roll the pipe around and little bits of corn fall out as they root and roll it around.  Takes them much longer to clean up the corn.  One thing I did learn about the hogs, at least in Virginia, they were almost impossible to pattern.  Too many other food sources there.  They were not predictable at all.  Oh and put a couple of rocks inside the PVC pipe.  They hear them rolling around and think there is still corn in there even when it's empty.

Love the rock idea.  :tup:
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Re: Pig Feeder... Ideas?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 03:30:46 PM »
I made my own feeder for hunting feral hogs in Virginia.  I took a 6 inch PVC pipe, drilled holes all along the sides are various intervals.  Capped the one end and drilled a hole in the capped end.  Ran a piece of 1/8" cable through and attached that to a anchor stake.  Drove that into the ground.  Put a screw on lid on the other end and then filled with corn.  My PVC pipe was 10 feet long.  They roll the pipe around and little bits of corn fall out as they root and roll it around.  Takes them much longer to clean up the corn.  One thing I did learn about the hogs, at least in Virginia, they were almost impossible to pattern.  Too many other food sources there.  They were not predictable at all.  Oh and put a couple of rocks inside the PVC pipe.  They hear them rolling around and think there is still corn in there even when it's empty.

This idea is GENIUS! Thank you for sharing. I was going to buy a feeder but this way I'm saving money and making a much more effective draw for the pigs. Thanks again!

 

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