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Old 07-28-2009, 09:22 AM
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The wild hogs are raiding the deer feeder. So this weekend my son and I are planning on putting a short fence around the feeder.

I'am thinking a fence about 3 feet tall would be ok. We are going to be using cattle panel, were the open slots on the bottom are smaller then on the top. So the little piglets will not be able to slip through.

Any ideas or suggestions on what would be the best way to do this?
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Maybe bury the fence 6" or so in case they are really desperate and try to dig.
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Kev, it sounds like you have a good idea but you are going to have to really set those posts deep.

In my experience, hog will just push over anything between them and food. It may take a few days, but they will get through it.

You could make it through bow season with the fencing intact, but once it gets cold and all the acorns are gone, they will really go after the corn.

Do you have livestock there as well? They will push it over too. A couple of years ago, we welded angle iron together to make a 3ft high fence to keep out sheep and cows, it was all destroyed after the first season. Cows rubbed on it and it broke or the stupid sheep tried to jump it and landed on the top rail and broke the welds.
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Kev,I don't have pics,but we have 25 feeders on the south end of our ranch(about 6000 ac.),we have tried everything to keep the hogs out,but no success so far. last year they destroyed 9 of the feeders,now with the drought worse,we have just about given up. the 3ft cattle panel fences that we put up lasted 2 weeks,before they were broken down. we sink the feeder legs 2 feet into the ground usins a backhoe, and have chain welded to the legs (these are staked down). It took them a month to figure out how to uproot a leg and push on it til the feeder falls. If they get any smarter,they will be hunting us. By the way the area where we have the most trouble has no cattle of horses ,so it for sure is hogs doing the damage.We have lost a small fortune to the hogs in our farming ,ranching,and hunting business. We shoot them every time we see them,the neighbors shoot them from helocopters,most farmers in the county have guys that hunt them with dogs,and we don't put a dent in the population. I's nothing to see packs of 15 -25,and one of my farmers counted 175 in a group right after he planted a grain field this spring. And this is during the day.We don't even need to hunt at night.
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So I guess burying the fence 6" may not cut it! LOL!
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they actually didn't dig under,they crushed it from the top
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Depending on the size of the hogs, you might want to invest in a solor charged electric fence,(units run about 60.00 bucks for a 12v) run two strands, one 8" and one 15", attach the insulator to the hog wire, this will keep even the most determined hog off the fence, since they will work the fence for week points to get in, and try to root under if they can get a foot hold. We have problems with bears, and like bears, hogs can't jump fences. Deer will go right over with out a second thought to the "Electric" fence.
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been there ,done that, used the super hot ones made in Australia (gallager) big hog coated in mud hopped up on the top wire,it went to the ground and they ate the feed.we watched from about 100 yrds away. We had it set up with 3 strands.and the charger was good for up to 6 miles of fence.Also had a 4ft copper rod in the ground so I know we han a good grounding point.Guess the mud is good insulation.
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Shoot the Hogs is my only suggestion.

Here is a picture of my friends deer feeder this past weekend that we was using for hog hunting.

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Man I can relate to that.Is really gets expensive.Ours are metal barrels(Lehman Feeders) and they are completly squashed when they get done. Folks do not reliaze how destructive they can be. I personally shot 120 since march. Everyone shoots them. Maybe a nuke or birth control pills. Maybe Kev could do a video on giving out birth control pills to pigs.Actually there is studies being done down here in our area on doing some type of BC feed for hogs,they are trying to figure out how to make sure only hogs have access
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you want to put it below the dirt to because they root under it
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The wild hogs are raiding the deer feeder. So this weekend my son and I are planning on putting a short fence around the feeder.

I'am thinking a fence about 3 feet tall would be ok. We are going to be using cattle panel, were the open slots on the bottom are smaller then on the top. So the little piglets will not be able to slip through.

Any ideas or suggestions on what would be the best way to do this?
Kevin, what are you thinking? Hogs are open season all year round! Go and put up a stand (i'm assuming u already got one for the deer) near the feeder and sit there at dusk and dawn (get a night-vision scope so u can hunt at night). Kill them suckers and smoke the meat! If you don't wanna kill 'em, wait till the feeder is empty and capture them with a trap and raise them
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I had the same problem. Before season came in I shot one and it took over a year for them to come back.
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I was having the same problem at my lease just south of jasper and we switched to pvc type gravity feeders up off the ground. it did not stop the bushy tailed critters but they don't do the damage hogs do. Last years they broke a leg on a tripod feeder to get it on the ground and tore into the side of the barrel to get all the corn.
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Do Like I do, Hang it from a Tree, Keep it off the ground, We have to keep our at least 12-20 feet out on Cable, and at least 12 feet off the ground to keep the Bear's from totaly destroying our feeders. To keep the hogs from getting to the feed slung out on the ground, Fence is about the only way to go. Electric, hog fence, combo of both, I guess it depends on how determined they are at getting to the feed. I had to resort to using soy Beans instead of corn, which deer eat and bear and hogs tend to taste but not "CAMP OUT" on.

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Kevin, what are you thinking? Hogs are open season all year round! Go and put up a stand (i'm assuming u already got one for the deer) near the feeder and sit there at dusk and dawn (get a night-vision scope so u can hunt at night). Kill them suckers and smoke the meat! If you don't wanna kill 'em, wait till the feeder is empty and capture them with a trap and raise them
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Any ideas or suggestions on what would be the best way to do this?

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Hey if yall are still having hog and cow problems maybe this will help.
http://houston.craigslist.org/grd/2475572112.html
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We have big oak trees on our deer lease. We hang the feeders from the tree and put a varmint cage around the slinger to keep the coons out. Works real good in Central Texas.
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I've set 6 x 6 corner posts with 4' hog panels about 10' square, then set in T-posts, 2 on each side about 3' from the corners. This will help keep the pigs and cattle from pushing the fence in. I've wrapped it with barbed wire every 2' up

Google "free choice feeders" and see if these type would be more appealing to you. I've have made another type of feeder that uses a toilet plunger with a hole in the bottom of the bucket that hangs from trees. The deer have to nose the plunger stick to get the corn.

Go to a low place on your property, someplace that has mud most of the time. Take a 5 gallon or bigger bucket with a lid, sour some corn, add grape or strawbeery kool-aid and bury it with the lid at least 1 foot underground. Maybe this will keep them busy and congregatred for shooting and away from your game feeders
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