It’s no secret that feral hogs continue to expand their range across North America, and with the increase in their numbers comes an increase in their habitat destruction—food plots included. What can you do to help control hog numbers on your land and save your precious plots?
The Hog Slammer gate from Southern Outdoor Technologies might be the answer. Because hunting doesn’t remove enough hogs to make a significant dent in their population, the best method is to trap them—and the larger the trap the better (check your state regulations before trapping and killing hogs). Using metal fence posts, 50-inch-tall livestock panels, the Hog Slammer gate and some bait, you can set up a 20- to 30-foot-diameter trap and catch several hogs at one time. And once the gate slams shut on the first group of hogs to hit your bait, the saloon-style gate will continue to let curious and hungry hogs into the trap. In other words, they can check in, but they can’t check out.
The Web site for the Hog Slammer has excellent information on how to get started ridding your property of hogs. From a materials list for building a large trap to baiting/trapping tips, this Web site has it all; from this web site, click “Web Links” to check it out. You can also call Southern Outdoor Technologies at (662) 295-5702 for more information. The Hog Slammer gate sells for $299, and it comes with 4-pound bag of BioLogic Hog Addiction, which is designed to be mixed with corn.