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Kyser:
We've got feral pigs running around our neighborhood, and it's too built up in our area to shoot them.  From neighbors I've gathered information that there are three of them running together and none of them are very big.  Does anyone have experience trapping pigs?

ontheporch:
a good pallet trap is an easy enterprise to get down on, with three wall pallets and one as a rooftop, then a trapdoor suspended pallet in simple metal stakes used as runners for it to slide down when the trap is sprung. the size of this thing can be good as it may restrict the pig inside from turning around and allows an easy put-down.
simple snares is also a good option, i've seen them at surplus stores but also at such spots as bass pro, etc.- probly best to leave these on your property, though, where their location is known.
depending on the population concentration in your area and whether you'd have access, dogs are a great way about going about pig problems, especially if their vicinity is known.
a lot of times pigs like this have a pretty defined schedule and make the same rounds daily at about the same times for quite some time, making it much easier for trap placement or what have you. we throw old avocados and scraps and such around a trap site and get them comfortable with it. any kind of slop or feedstuff material is fairly legit though.
hope this lends a hand--

DeltaEchoVictor:

--- Quote from: Kyser on March 17, 2009, 11:23:43 AM ---We've got feral pigs running around our neighborhood, and it's too built up in our area to shoot them.  From neighbors I've gathered information that there are three of them running together and none of them are very big.  Does anyone have experience trapping pigs?

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First & foremost check your state's regulations to see what's allowed & what isn't.

Kyser:
There are no restrictions for feral pigs, except in wildlife management areas.  They're treated like livestock on private lands.  They can be baited and trapped or snared(in Florida that is, and according to the way I read the information from the Fish and Wildlife Commission). 

Sister Wolf:
If yer gonna eat em, make sure you don't eat a fully mature male.  That's all I know.   :P

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