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HOG TRAPPING: OUR THREE STEP PROCESS
WE SET UP A BAIT SITE
We’ll create a bait site, attracting hogs to the area. Our goal in the baiting process is to make the hogs feel comfortable. We also take extra precautions to make sure that we’re only trapping wild pigs, and not deer or other wildlife.
WE PICK THE BEST TIME TO SPRING THE TRAP
The trapping process is where our expertise really shines. We create conditions where we can attract the whole group (sounder) into the trap, getting all the hogs that cause your problems. We have cameras set up around the trap that tells us when the hogs are active, and once we’re convinced we’ve got ’em, we’ll drop the gate and it’s game over for the hogs.
WE REMOVE THE HOGS
Once the hogs have been secured in the pen, we’ll take steps to ethically remove the hogs and get them off your property. If you don’t have a preferred landscaper and would prefer we repair the damage, we can take care of that for you for an added fee once the hogs are gone.
FERAL HOGS: THE PROBLEM
Feral hogs are most active after dark and pose serious dangers to humans, pets, crops, land, and property. If provoked, they can become aggressive. They can be especially dangerous to children and pets while also wiping out entire crops and destroying your lawn or land.
While it is possible to kill off feral pigs and wild boars with a rifle, this strategy can be ineffective because you’re not eliminating the entire sounder (herd). Killing one or two at night won’t stop the damage because the rest of the sounder will be back in a few nights. Texas Wild Hog Control specializes in using advanced trapping techniques to remove all the hogs at once, so you can begin the process of restoring your land and property.
Investing in a hog-proof fence can really save your bacon.
The choice is yours. Don’t be that guy.
ANATOMY OF A GREAT FENCE
Galvanized Coating Goes the Distance
Feral pigs can exert a lot of force, which is why the quality of the fence needs to be of a higher grade than your typical aluminum fence. The galvanized coating we apply to our fences will improve longevity by keeping rust at bay. Notice in the photo to the left, you can easily tell this fence is older but the mesh part still looks brand new.
Barbed Wire to Stop Larger Animals
While some wild pigs can grow to a considerable size, the barbed wire will not only repel the boars, sows, and piglets–it will also repel coyotes, deer, and other wildlife you may not want on your land. Barbed wire is also useful for making sure your animals don’t leave your property, making it essential for animal control.
Flexible Mesh Joints Bend, But Never Break
We’ve already touched on how the galvanized coating adds life to the mesh that keeps problem animals out, but you may not realize that the mesh itself has another secret weapon. The joints that connect each square within the rest of the fence are designed to flex against the force of an aggressive critter. These joints mean the fence can bend considerably and will not break, keeping the pigs out.
HOW MUCH DOES A HOG-PROOF FENCE COST?
Because each property is different, there’s no fixed price we can charge for a hog-proof fence. When it comes to fencing, we first need to measure your land to see how much fencing we’re talking. We need to estimate the number of posts, barbed wire, and mesh we’ll need while also accounting for our labor. The only way to truly know how much a fence will cost is to invite us to your property so we can accurately measure.
LAND CLEARING SERVICES
If you own substantial acerage, you know how difficult it can be keeping undergrowth in check. Clearing brush and saplings by hand is a labor intensive process that keeps you from using your land to its full potential. That’s where Texas Wild Hog Control can help!
With professional brush mulching and land-clearing equipment, we’ll make short work of the obstructions that stand in the way. Whether you need trees cleared for new home construction, a clear path through brush and vegetation for your ATVs, or your undergrowth professionally managed–Texas Wild Hog Control has you covered!
“A forestry management technique that uses heavy equipment to grind undergrowth, including: stumps, saplings, trees, weeds, and grass down to the soil level while leaving older trees intact.”
Brush Mulching Benefits:
Turns weeds, unwanted trees, and invasive species into valuable mulch that can sustain the growth that you want to preserve. At the same time, brush mulching eliminates the competition for nutrients and resources so that your land can bounce back healthier and stronger than before. Brush mulching can also create a fire break that will help prevent forest fires, protecting your land and animals.
What good is the best trapping in the Lone Star State, without restoring your land? That’s why we’re now offering landscaping services to clear up the hog damage so your property can be restored to the way it was before your problem began. We’ll lay down new sod and eliminate the mud and muck the pigs leave behind. It’s a win-win! While not included with our standard service, you can add it to your hog-trapping package and we’ll take care of it at the end.
“Land clearing is simply the process of removing trees, shrubbery and other vegetation from a plot of land, typically done to pave the way for new construction.”
Land Clearing Benefits:
Pave the way for your dream home, reduce the risk of forest fires, and make better use of your land by clearing a path or an entire area. Land clearing is a great step to take if you want to maximize the benefits that come from owning land.
HOW MUCH DOES LAND CLEARING COST?
Because each job is different, we don’t offer a fixed price for land clearing services. The cost depends on the acreage that needs to be cleared, the equipment involved, and the man-hours required to accomplish what you want. That being said, we’d love to visit your property and learn more about your goals! Give us a call today!
THERMAL SCOPES FOR SALE
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Pulsar Trail 2 XP50 LRF
The next generation of thermal imaging sights has arrived with the development of the Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50. Utilizing a highly-sensitive 640×480 thermal sensor, the Trail 2 can distinguish minuscule temperature differences during rain, fog, dark, or extremely cold conditions. With a full-color 1024×768 AMOLED display and 2x-16x magnification, every tiny detail for up to 2000 yards will appear crystal-clear – and built-in video and still-image recording with 16Gb of internal memory allows users to store footage. Its integrated laser rangefinder is state-of-the-art and features 2 modes: Single Time Measurement and Scanning Mode, allowing the shooter to adjust quickly for changing distances.
The Trail 2 also boasts a 3-second startup, variable digital zoom up to 8x, 4 color reticle options, picture-in-picture mode, and IPX7 waterproof protection. Additionally, the Trail 2 has Wi-Fi, compatibility with the Stream Vision app, up to 5 zeroing profiles, and a recoil rate up to .375 H&H, 12-gauge, and 9.3×64. For a reliable, high-tech thermal scope, the Trail 2 XP50 from Pulsar is the best in the business.
Pulsar Talion XQ38
Pulsar’s Talion XQ38 is an exciting thermal addition to Pulsar’s extensive catalogue! With a 384×288 microbolometer sensor resolution, the Talion detects heat signatures up to 1475 yards! Boasting a variable magnification of 2.5-10x, the Talion expertly locates heat signatures in total darkness. The Talion features built-in photo and video recording and a multi-point prism mount to aid in the exact positioning on the rifle.
The Talion has Wi-Fi integration and is supported by the Stream Vision 2 application, ensuring users can capture and preserve all their shooting memories. In strong, but lightweight, magnesium alloy housing, the Talion has an IPX7 waterproof rating and can withstand calibers up to 12 gauge, 9.3×64, and .375 H&H.
Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ35 PRO
When the avid hunter needs a dependable riflescope for both day and night shooting, the Thermion 2 XQ35 Pro is the perfect tool for the job. Featuring a high resolution 1024×769 AMOLED display with 2.5-10x magnification, and capable of detecting objects over 1400 yards away, this thermal imaging riflescope produces superior image quality at both short and long ranges. Boasting 10 hours of battery life on its dual batteries and housed in rugged magnesium alloy housing, this thermal optic is built to last.
Pulsar stands by its commitment to quality and provides a three-year warranty on all its products with original proof of purchase. With Pulsar’s European engineering, advanced technology and precision construction all dedicated to bringing hunters the best thermal imaging experience, buyers are assured of a worthwhile investment in a peerless product.
WILD BOAR HUNTING TIPS
TIP #1: FERAL HOGS ARE ACTIVE AT NIGHT
When wild hogs operate in areas with a lot of human activity, they adapt their patterns to be active late at night or early in the morning. They do this for safety. Operating in human areas during the day often proves fatal for the hogs and the rest of the sounder (herd). By coming out at night when most humans are fast asleep, they can more easily forage for food (and demolish your crops and rip up your lawn in the process). If you want your best chance to get a wild boar, you need to be active during the night too.
TIP #2: GET THE RIGHT CAMO
Wild Boars, sows, and piglets are highly intelligent animals. If something doesn’t seem right about their environment, they’ll leave. In order to have a successful hunt, you need to make sure you blend in with your environment. If hunting in the day, it’s best to cover up your skin as much as possible or use a blind.
A pig’s eyesight at night isn’t that good, unlike most predators and dogs for instance. It’s actually close to humans in that aspect. Their best defense against predators is their sense of smell so, you always want to be set up downwind of them so as to keep them from smelling you. As with any hunt, you need to make sure your movements are slow and calculated. Don’t make noise, and be ready when the time comes.
TIP #3: USE A THERMAL SCOPE
As with anything, being successful requires using the right tool for the job. Thermal scopes use advanced technology to allow you to see in the dark. If something has body heat, it will show up as being either black or white in color, contrasted against the rest of your yard or land which will be cold. Thermal scopes are great for hunting pigs, but will also work on coyotes (another nocturnal animal). The thermal scope is another great tool in your arsenal to help manage your wild hog or predator problem. Texas Wild Hog Control can guarantee the absolute lowest price for these invaluable implements. Give us a call to get our best price.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A PERMIT TO HUNT WILD PIGS IN TEXAS?
In the State of Texas, you only need a permit to shoot wild pigs if you’re on public land. On private land, you don’t need a permit at all. Feral hogs are considered to be an invasive species, which is why hunting of these animals is encouraged.
WHAT’S THE BEST BAIT FOR FERAL HOGS?
The best bait for wild boars, pigs, sows–really the entire sounder, is corn. While pigs will root through the topsoil looking for worms and bugs, they would much rather feast on crops if they can get it. During winter months, crops and other vegetation are not on the menu so using corn as bait is perfect for both hunting and hog trapping.
Are Feral Hogs good to eat?
Eating wild pigs can be dangerous, because some of them are carriers of worms and a disease called brucellosis, which is spread among hogs through mating and giving birth. Once a hog has brucellosis, they have it for life. A person can get very sick from this disease so you need to be careful if you decide to eat your kill. Avoid eating anything that looks like it may have been sick, and burn any parts of the animal you don’t eat. That being said, wild pigs (especially the young ones) can taste very good, albeit a little gamey. Some restaurants feature it on their menus, and butcher shops sell it in their stores. Because the taste is dissimilar to pork, we recommend trying the meat from a butcher shop first, before cooking it on your own.