Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is January and the overnight temperature is 26°F. We have established an automatic hog feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies six adults and 15 juveniles for a total of 21. We have determined one trained and certified Hog Control Operator™ will employ the trapping process using one M.I.N.E.® Trapping System. Our performance standard is 100 percent success which means we must remove all 21 pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Solar Lunar Calendar
The January 2018 solar-lunar calendar shows 17 January as the new moon with excellent major and minor times.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Date of the Fountain capture was 19 January 2018. We effectively captured two adult boars, two adult sows and 15 juveniles expending 2.50 labor hours. Four additional adults were removed in the food plot outside the trap enclosure. The four shooting events expended 3.25 labor hours. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 13 verify 23 pigs were impacted in five events expending 5.75 hours of labor which equated to 15 minutes of labor per pig.
Official Shoot Time: 18 JAN 2018 – 1846 hours (Black Boar)
Official Capture Time: 19 JAN 2018 – 1907 hours
Official Shoot Time: 29 JAN 2018 – 1824 hours (Spook)
Official Shoot Time: 09 MAR 2018 – 0258 hours (Split Nose)
We removed 21 of 21 targeted pigs for a 100 percent removal success rate. Therefore, we accomplished our performance goals, using a trained and certified Hog Control Operator™, by trapping and shooting during winter months, using our M.I.N.E.® Trapping System and thermal scoped rifles. The total number of pigs impacted during this mission was 23.
Return on Labor
Our total trapping labor was 2.50 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 7.89 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 2.50 hours times 60 minutes which equals 150 minutes. Divide this number by 19 pigs trapped to equal 7.89 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 3.25 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 48.75 minutes.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $7,600. Annual damage prevented by shooting was $1,600. To calculate our annual return on labor per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $7,600 divided by 2.50 hours gives us a return on labor of $3,040 per hour from trapping and $492.31 per hour from shooting.