Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is July and the overnight temperature is 70°F. We have established an automatic feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies one adult and five juveniles for a total of six. 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 six pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Date of the Blow Down capture was 3 August 2017. We effectively captured two subadult boars, two subadult gilts and one adult sow expending 1.25 labor hours. Four additional adults were removed in the food plot outside the trap enclosure. The four shooting events expended 4.00 labor hours. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 17 verify nine pigs were impacted in five events expending 5.25 hours of labor which equated to 35 minutes of labor per pig. This equates to 15 minutes per pig trapping and 60 minutes per pig shooting.
Solar Lunar Calendar
Let’s look at the solar lunar calendar with the new moon scheduled for 24 June. Tonight is 23 June with a 95% excellent rating and a 95% excellent rating after midnight with the new moon. There is a Minor Time window tonight between 19:27 and 21:27. Then a Major Time window after midnight between 00:19 and 03:19.
Official Shoot Time: 23 JUN 2018 – 2157 hours
Official Shoot Time: 23 JUN 2018 – 2241 hours
Official Capture Time: 2 AUG 2017 – 2250 hours
Official Shoot Time: 3 Aug 2018 – 0139 hours
We removed 6 of 6 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 1.25 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 15.00 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 1.25 hours times 60 minutes which equals 75 minutes. Divide this number by 5 pigs trapped to equal 15.00 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 4.00 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 60.00 minutes.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $2,000. 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. $2,000 divided by 1.25 hours gives us a return on labor of $1,600 per hour from trapping and $400.00 per hour from shooting.