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Hog Baits

Although I've never baited for hogs, one lease we hunt is baited in a couple different manners. A hog's nose is superior to that of a deer and it can be wise to use that to your advantage. I've heard of sour corn and seen a couple of recipes for it. Anyone else have something they use, perhaps not taking as long to make, that works while not being intrusive in the woods??

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Corn works great. If you dont

Corn works great. If you dont have time to sour it just use fresh corn. The deer may eat some of it but once the hogs find it they will keep the deer run off. Also you could try sweet feed (used for cattle), cattle cubes, or grain. All of these will work soured or fresh. Good luck with your baiting. Post pictures of your success.

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Thanks, and if I do get lucky, I will be sure to post some pics.  Yes

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hog baits and piggy treats

Hi, I am a hog guide in NZ.  We stalk and snipe pigs and I always bait up prior to a hunt.  I use offal, I go out prior to the clients arrival and drop a few feral goats, open them up and apply my own special seasoning- yes, I am the Kernal Sanders of the pig world.  I also get the clients to carry on baiting up during the hunt which keeps us all involved. You can bait up with any carcass/offal.  It works well but works especially well during dry spells when the ground is hard and the pigs can't get their noses into the ground.

My seasoning is mixed and put into a plastic jar which I always carry in my day bag.  The mix is:

Three or four table spoons curry powder

Salt

Suger

splash of chinese five spice

Flour as a carrier.

Open up carcasses fully so that pigs new to the idea can get right into the meat without first having to skin it them selves.  If you have two or three carcasses on the ground, one can be left unskinned to keep the pigs busy.  Larger boars will know how to open up and skin the carcass fully!   Apply the seasoning liberally and leave the hunting area for one to two days.

When you come back, apply the seasoning to yourself, even if its just down the outside of your pants and boots.  This helps if you run into an eddying wind, means the hunt won't be ruined.  Remember, I have to maintain success rates for clients so these are techiniques that I have experimented with and now fully rely on.

A single adult pig will eat a goat/deer sized carcass in 24 hours if left alone. In areas where the pigs are used to this baiting method, the bait will be hit and eaten in less than 12 hours. A mob of pigs will clean up a carcass in just a few hours. If the pigs are hitting the baits, they will stay in the area for two to four days.  If you have not been back to check, they will most definitly have moved off after 7 days so this is not a good weekend to weekend set up.

You can also season your quad bike etc.  Funniest experience I had was coming back to the quad and finding two very young naieve pigs chewing on the quad tyres.  That was an eye opener.

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That's an interesting twist, I'd not seen before. Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing!!  Thumbs up

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Hey Nathan!  Have you ever

Hey Nathan!  Have you ever tried spreading powered jello around and then spraying it with a water bottle to moisten it and get the aroma going?  They love the smell of that stuff!!!

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That's the second time I have

That's the second time I have heard about making use of jello as bait. I have not tried that one yet but might some time.

So far I have only used corn for several hunts and dogs for one.

The javelina in Texas also love cracked corn.

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Great tips. I've never heard of using jello or the other mix either for hogs. 

Thanks for sharing your knowledge guys!

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