Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Waiting for bacon
Unlike deer, hogs can be killed year round by with either bow or rifle and anything else that would do the job. This is one of the most common ways to get some hogs. The wife's cousin put this hog trap out near the spot where he normally bow hunts because they are costing him to much cash in corn and not leaving enough for the deer. The trap has been out for about a week and has been tripped once, but so far hasn't caught anything. The same trap was used down the road and they trapped ten or twelve hogs, so it's really just a matter of time. With lots of corn on the ground it will take a while before they get hungry enough to go inside. If the ground was bare it would take less to get them inside.
Checking the trap has become part of my morning routine. Yesterday I clear some brush with the machete so that I could get a clear look from the road as I take the kids to school. For now anything trapped in here will just get one in the back of the head and trip into the woods to be coyote food. When it's hot outside it is hard to butcher the hogs because the meat will spoil so fast, but a little further into winter and these will be put on the menu.