August 27, 2011 at 3:55pm
The trap is a corral trap with a remotely operated gate. We put a feeder inside that goes off once a day, and this trains them to be there at the same time everyday. We put a video camera on the trap and watch the hogs that come to it. The first few days just the pigs will come inside. Then after a few days some of the larger hogs start entering the trap.After about a week, the last of the adults are comfortable enough to enter. Once we see on the video that we have the whole sounder feeding inside the trap, we set up where we can watch the trap. When the feeder goes off, the hogs rush in and we press a button and the door drops. We catch the whole sounder and leave none on the outside to become trap smart. If you want to watch it in action, go to Jagerpro.com and check out the videos.