Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is March and the overnight temperature is 52°F. We have established an automatic feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies five adults and no juveniles for a total of five. 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% success which means we must remove all five pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Date of the Camp capture was 14 April 2018. We effectively captured one adult boars, three adult sows and four juveniles expending 2.50 labor hours. Two additional adults were removed in the food plot outside the trap enclosure. The two shooting events expended 1.50 labor hours. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 16 verify 9 pigs were impacted in three events expending 4.25 hours of labor which equated to 28.33 minutes of labor per pig.
Solar Lunar Calendar
Let’s look at the solar lunar calendar with the new moon scheduled for 16 April. This capture took place on 14 April at 21:51 with an 85% EXCELLENT rating and a 96% EXCELLENT rating after midnight.
Official Trap Time: 14 APRIL 2018 – 2152 hours
Official Shoot Date: 16 April 2018
We removed 5 of 5 targeted pigs for a 100% 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 a thermal scoped rifle. The total number of pigs impacted during this mission was 9.
Return on Labor
Our total trapping labor was 2.75 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 23.57 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 2.75 hours times 60 minutes which equals 165 minutes. Divide this number by 7 pigs trapped to equal 23.57 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 1.50 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 45.00 minutes.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $2,800. Annual damage prevented by shooting was $800. To calculate our annual return on labor per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $2,800 divided by 2.75 hours gives us a return on labor of $1,018.18 per hour from trapping and $533.33 per hour from shooting.