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Location: Anderson SC
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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

OK........
Have property in S.C. the past 4 years we've taken numerous hogs and deer. This Property is approx. 225 acres free range with nothing but woods(no houses or farming). Each year after deer season ends we start back with the feeders and the hogs come in. I have tried about every combo of bait that I have read about from Jello to Sour corn . Plain Corn seems to have worked the best. I have Video (Penn Woods) of more than 25 hogs on one feeder in Aug. 2005. But now in the same location same set up NO HOGS......Can Someone PLEASE tell me whats going on?????!!!!! One guy is claiming "Corn Shy" due to hunting pressure and trapping on other properties around us. I say " a free meal is a free meal"..??? banghead Confused

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Location: Alabama
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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

Seems reasonable to me. If everytime you and a few buddies went to a restraunt you got free steaks, but everytime you went, one of you went missing or died how long would you keep going back. Steak is great but spam is ok if nobody is going missing right?

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However there has been no pressure on hogs since Sept. 05

bnow0707 - Thanks for the response. I agree if there is lots of pressure on these hogs they will vanish. we've lived it. However.... they move to another location or feeder on the property... they dont "shy away" from corn. I have had them become trap shy but they still eat all the corn around the trap and even stick their head in as far as they can reach.... but never completly leave the corn untouched. We had even thought there was something wrong with the corn we're using, but we have video of deer eating it. That said .... we haven't hunted or pressured these hogs since before sept. 15 .... this is when our deer season starts and there is no baiting allowed for deer here. Also throughout deer season we had plenty of hog sign and a few were killed.

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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

Is it possible that they have just moved to another place or feeder on someone else's property nearby?

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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

As Bnow is saying, they may have found greener pasters. You're serving steak while the neighbors are serving lobster. Think

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Location: Alabama
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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

I'm gettin' hungry now!!
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Location: Anderson SC
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OK let me try a different approach.

Guys, there is still plenty of fresh hog sign within 50 yards of 3 different feeders. The one at a place we call 5 Oaks is eat up with fresh sign. My main objective is to get them hitting the feeders. I need ideas on how to get them to the feeders. I read somewhere that raccoon urine is the trick. Apparently one of the ways wild hogs find food is by following coons.. Just havent found any coon urine.... Any Ideas????? As soon as I can get back to the property I will take some Pics of the sign and let you see what we have..... Even with all of this We are still having a ball just being in the woods...!! Thumbs up

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Location: Bessemer, Alabama
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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

here is a place were you can buy coone urine online, hope this helps http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/common/search/search-results1.jsp?_dyn...

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Location: Anderson SC
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Thanks for the info..

shotgundoe.
Thanks for the info on the coon urine. I think ill give it a try.

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Location: Bessemer, Alabama
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Where have the nasty beasts Gone???!!!!

hope it works out for you, let us know

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