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  • sebstin

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    For a couple months now, I've been going out to some property around rock Island, and have not seen a single pig. I've got a feeder setup that dispenses corn once ten minutes after sunrise, and twice 10 minutes before sunset. I know there are pigs out there, I've seen them on a game camera I've got setup, and they once dug up a pretty big hole trying to get some corn that fell down there. So does anyone have tips on how to attract some while I'm there? I usually setup in a popup blind about 30 feet from the feeder, either 30 minutes before sunrise, or an hour before sunset. Are there any good attractants i can use to get them to come while I'm there? Should I use some type of scent removal stuff? Any tips are greatly appreciated. Also, I am using M855 rounds, if there is a better type of round for me to use, please tell me about that too.
     

    35Remington

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    I hear Burger King gift cards are the hot item, lately.

    Really though, there are a million things to try, but they will likely not all work on your pigs. Google hog attractants and you'll be busy for hours.

    Since you never know what's going to work, I like to start cheapest and work up. No sense wasting money.

    1. Soured corn: take a bag of corn and dump it in a 5 gallon bucket, leaving room at the top. Fill with water and seal. Leave in the sun for a couple days. It'll have a nice, potent smell.

    2. Diesel corn: buy a gallon of diesel. Mix w/ corn in 5 gallon bucket and spread.

    3. Kool aid. Either mix with only water or water and corn (better)

    4. After this I usually start buying pre-made attractants at the store.

    Another thing I did not mention might really help you, since you say the hogs are present but just not when you're watching. Build a hog pipe. Google for instructions, but it's basically a PVC pipe with holes drilled in for corn dispensing. You chain it to a post and the hogs roll it around. Be sure to fill with a few rocks as well. Make them bigger than the holes and they'll never come out, while the hogs think they're corn.

    Hope this is a good start.

    Jump over into the Welcome thread and introduce yourself.
     

    Dinga67

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    I hear Burger King gift cards are the hot item, lately.

    Really though, there are a million things to try, but they will likely not all work on your pigs. Google hog attractants and you'll be busy for hours.

    Since you never know what's going to work, I like to start cheapest and work up. No sense wasting money.

    1. Soured corn: take a bag of corn and dump it in a 5 gallon bucket, leaving room at the top. Fill with water and seal. Leave in the sun for a couple days. It'll have a nice, potent smell.

    2. Diesel corn: buy a gallon of diesel. Mix w/ corn in 5 gallon bucket and spread.

    3. Kool aid. Either mix with only water or water and corn (better)

    4. After this I usually start buying pre-made attractants at the store.

    Another thing I did not mention might really help you, since you say the hogs are present but just not when you're watching. Build a hog pipe. Google for instructions, but it's basically a PVC pipe with holes drilled in for corn dispensing. You chain it to a post and the hogs roll it around. Be sure to fill with a few rocks as well. Make them bigger than the holes and they'll never come out, while the hogs think they're corn.

    Hope this is a good start.

    Jump over into the Welcome thread and introduce yourself.

    These are all good tips and do work. As stated above there are tons of options for brining in the Hogs. Hogs will eat just about anything from roadkill to vanilla wafers. However one thing I have noticed everytime I set up a feeder and game camera. Raccoons find the food first then the Hogs show up. Using Raccoon pee to lure Hogs in works I assume they follow the Raccoons to food sources. Another clue was the only animal I have ever seen on a feeder with the Hogs was Raccoons. Ive also had good luck with dried apples.
    Good luck
     

    Dinga67

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    HAHAHA that could get messy in a hurry... I find it easier to pick up a bottle of it at Academy
     

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