The important factor in any hog trapping operation is the ability to capture the entire sounder (whole herd) at once. Thus not educating the remaining animals that weren't present at catch time. This is very adventitious when using conventional trapping methods.
It takes a well dedicated effort, driven by patience, knowledge, and the ability to use several different approaches combined, all rolled up into a continuous ongoing fight by the landowner to gain control of their pig population. Research has shown you must remove 70% of the feral hog population in any given area on a annual basis to accomplish this unbelievable feat.
Many landowners across Texas & other states where the pig problem is of epidemic proportions have compiled these researched statements below.
Common mishaps the home/untrained landowning trapper will think:
After these attempts have been made, In most cases he has left some animals educated on his type trapping methods, never to get those particular pigs near a conventional trap again in the animals life.
Or, he only ran the pigs down the road & scared them away temporarily.
See the research video
Advantages of overhead trapping systems include:
About Feral Pigs:
Wild feral pigs possess biological & behavior traits that enable them to survive any terrain & climate in the U.S. They are highly adaptable to any environment they enter and believe it or not, they will live as far as a mile from a water source & walk it everyday. They are opportunist omnivores and eat mostly plant matter, but will eat just about anything including:
This is considered a very high reproductive rate compared to other mammals in the United States.
Wild pigs are one of the most intelligent species (exotic or native) found in the United States, do not under estimate their ability to figure out your patterns of travel & behavior near their living environment.
The wild pig’s sense of smell is well developed (much better than both their eyesight and hearing) and they rely strongly on it to detect danger and search out food. They are capable of sensing some odors 5-7 miles away and may be able to detect odors as much as 25 feet underground!