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I'm trying to come up with ideas for a super light weight hog trap. I thought about something with 1/2 inch cpvc with a wire core. I know that short of fast roping in from a bird the only way in is on foot. It's a good 3 klicks or more through thick briar bushes that trump any wait a minute bushes on any land nav course. And it needs to be able to withstand the force of a very ****ed off 300 to 400 plus wild boar. Any suggestions?
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..and how are you going to get it out?
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Light weight and a 300 to 400 lb. boar don't go together.
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We will field dress them there.
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If you're using cpvc as the frame all I know is you'll have to anchor it for sure.

I'm currently using a steel frame trap and even then I use a large steel reinforcing rod that's driven several feet in the ground. When a large ****ed off hog is in there the cage still moves around slightly. I can't imagine what a light frame cage would be like. Gonna guess you'll need several anchors or maybe a tether to keep your cage from literally wandering off.
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We’ve had success with the figure 6 trap but you need welded wire panels and steel post. I’m not sure that 1/2 inch pvc pipe will be strong enough but good luck and keep us posted.
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Are you allowed to bait and snare them?
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We’ve had success with the figure 6 trap but you need welded wire panels and steel post. I’m not sure that 1/2 inch pvc pipe will be strong enough but good luck and keep us posted.
Yeah I wish him luck too and frankly hope he figures something out. A lightweight trap that could be moved around easily is not a bad idea at all.
There's gonna be durability and weight challenges but if solved I'd move to something more portable myself.

My old man is coming by my house today specifically to swap traps with me. Gonna let him know about this figure 6 trap (pretty sure neither of us heard about this till now). He also makes all kinds of contraptions with pvc and maybe he can contribute to the OP. I'll post any suggestions if he has some.
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Yes, baiting and snaring is an option. I've never seen so much hog traffic. It's unreal, like a weight watchers convention let out. I just figure that's a good place to field test a trap.
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We did hog trapping 20plus years ago.

Made a cube out of 1 1/2" angle iron. 4'x4'x8' this could be winched into the back of a truck. Clubs wanted live catches, for the city hunter guaranteed hunts. Lots of stories and a few arrests in my area for this. Local news for an illegal lion hunt where they would buy old animals from the zoo.

used heavy chain link fence with 1" strap woven and welded into chain to make the panels. Drop gate was made the same way.

no pics as said 20 more years ago. I do have one catch pic somewhere I see it every now and again, I just never remember to grab it and scan it. Got to love the old analog days


I contained 400lb regularly. Deer would also occasionally find their way in. Only one escape due to damage, that I can remember. I believe they are still in use to this day, though I dont travel those circles anymore.

Build a rancher a cage, get to use their property for hunting was the usual trade.
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One way I know that works is digging a pit and rigging the spring part of a mattress over it. Works great on deer.
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Stainless steel aircraft cable would be my choice. You could set a lot of snares - fast, cheap and effective. Lots of big game poached in Africa with snares.
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That aircraft cable is really good stuff, I use it for coyotes
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snail trap with wire panels.
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I have caught hogs using snares I use a leg snare because it's hot where I am and I want it alive until I get to check it big hogs become smart to door traps and will feed right up to the door and not go in snaring works because it looks natural to them I have a video of how to set one but the one I make in the video is only shows you how it works not mention to catch a animal because of the material I made it out of and the sapling I used
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Here the bishop spring pole snare the design will catch anything that walks but the material used in the video will not it was used to show you how to make the snare and trigger.

https://youtu.be/87NCCqituRM
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I'm trying to come up with ideas for a super light weight hog trap. I thought about something with 1/2 inch cpvc with a wire core. I know that short of fast roping in from a bird the only way in is on foot. It's a good 3 klicks or more through thick briar bushes that trump any wait a minute bushes on any land nav course. And it needs to be able to withstand the force of a very ****ed off 300 to 400 plus wild boar. Any suggestions?
So my Pop came by for the weekend to mess around with hog traps. He thinks your idea has merit. He believes that a frame out of pvc is doable and realistic. However 1/2inch pvc seems awfully weak. He felt 1' and 1/2 combined with wire panels would work, especially if wired together nice so that the frame and panels reinforce each other. Looking at the weight though I'm not sure It'd be too much lighter than an all steel trap.

Good luck though, I look forward to seeing if you invent a better mouse trap
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So I think if I used the cpvc with airplane cable inside and for a wall it might work. Maybe even put some 550 cord in there for good measure
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