Hog bait!

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by dreweburns, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. dreweburns

    dreweburns New Member

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    Just put out some very rotten corn!! I have 2 5gallon buckets of corn I put in each a gallon of milk, water, kool aid mix, I saved all of my banana peels and orange skins and put them in there with old fish left overs and raw chicken scraps... Let sit for month and a half... Smelled pretty rotten ... What you guys think?


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  2. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Should work... I've used corn soaked in Milwaukee's Best beer that was very productive...
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Have you heard of people putting a little diesel on their corn? I have not tried it, but I have heard several say they have.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    What does diesel add to the mix.

    I had no idea pigs ate rotten, rancid food. I knew they ate scraps all thrown together but rancid............??? :confused:
     
  5. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Never heard of putting diesel in the corn. At $4.15 a gallon I don't think I'd be feeding it to pigs. But corn is good and pour some of that sow-in-estrus urine stuff around. I don't know about rotten, month-old chicken and fish scraps...they're ominivores but 80-90% or ther diet is vegetation/crops. Orange & banana peels would work...
     
  6. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Active Member

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    You'd be surprised then at what pigs will eat.

    They're basically a mobile garbage bin in the wild and will eat anything from vegetation to rotten animal carcasses that are basically nothing more than a putrefying rotting mess with maggots moving in it.

    During Summer out West we just shoot them and leave them because you don't know what they've been into and generally they smell something shocking in any case but around here during Winter they get into the vegetation,bulbs, and anything like that as there's a lot better choice of tucker and they're worth eating but I still am fairly cautious about them as they can still carry some nasty stuff.
     
  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The smellier the better. Bears and hogs are the same in this respect.
    BUT when I slopped the hogs on the farm I noticed they would not eat the grapefruit and orange peels! Slop trough would be clean but the citrus was just lying there untouched. They must not care for citrus.
    I too have heard about the use of using diesel fuel but have never tried it.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    believe it or not, but i have heard the same thing over the last several years now. does it work? i have no idea.

    i do know in my area where hunters have deer feeders, many will fence them in to keep the hogs out of the corn.

    my father raised hogs when i lived at home to sell. hogs are simple to maintain compared to most other livestock. very disease resistant, they don't need improved pasture land like cattle and horses, they can eat things that would choke a billy goat, and have a decent profit margin compared to other livestock when selling. hogs are very hardy livestock. very low maintnance.
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    4 foot long section of 4" PVC filled with corn and beer on a cable anchor. Anchor it in the ground near where you want to hunt then use a portable drill to drill some big holes in the pipe. Makes a decent bait station that they can knock around and get fragrant corn out of by rooting around. Keep them in place for a while. Then you can pick your pig to shoot.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have heard of people making hog feeders like that before.
     
  11. stag556

    stag556 New Member

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    I love bacon and all but eating something that can ingest diesel and not get sick has me thinking:(
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    diesel stinks, but i have been covered in it and gasoline. i'll take diesel anytime over gasoline.
     
  13. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    A simple game feeder with corn is all you need. If there are hogs in your area,they will find it,and if you don't shoot at them for a short time,they will just keep coming in to feed.
    This is just one group of pigs that come to one of my feeders,there are several others.

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  14. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The idea behind the diesel is that it will keep the deer away from the corn. Hogs will still eat it. I have personally seen them do it, but at least to my knowledge they are about the only critters out there that will come anywhere near it.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Ah, thanks for that explanation. I can't believe any critter would eat diesel fuel. Weird.
     
  16. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Only corn , water and a couple cheap beers poured in. Let sit in the sun a couple days and into a holding pen trap..
     
  17. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    Here In Missouri we bait them with all kinds of crazy stuff. the wild hogs here are very good eating and the hunting season is year round.
     
  18. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    you do know the price of pork is suspose to double this summer, better round all those hogs up one by one. man! looks like you have some great hogs comimg in there.
     
  19. 7point62

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    This is what we do, cap each end of the pipe and anchor one end to a tree or big log. I tend to hold my fire for a while, let em root around and enjoy themselves because sometimes the older bigger boars will hang back for a while. You don't get old rushing into things ;)
     
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  20. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We tried the type of feeder you pictured and it don't work because the hogs would knock it down by pushing on the legs. We have had to suspend our feeders from trees or from cables between trees to keep them from knocking them down.;)