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Plan the Mission

The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is May and the overnight temperature is 70°F. We have established an automatic feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies eight adults and no juveniles. 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 eight pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.

Mission Episode 14
Mission Photo Episode 14

Harvest Efficiency Report

Date of the Blow Down captures were 29 May 2017. We effectively captured five adult boars and three adult sows expending five labor hours. Six additional adults were removed in the food plot. The four shooting events expended 4.25 labor hours. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 14 verify 14 adults and 8 fetuses were removed from this property. 22 pigs were impacted, in six events, expending 9.25 hours of labor, which equated to a little over 25 minutes of labor per pig.

Harvest Efficiency Report Episode 14

Solar Lunar Calendar

Observe the solar lunar calendar for another element of our strategy. The previous week of 23 through 27 May was the optimum movement time for the month as the 26th was the new moon. Both groups had overlapped their feeding pattern during excellent and good day ratings. We are counting on 21 May’s 21% fair rating and after midnight’s 13% poor rating to spread out their movement.

Solar Lunar Calendar Episode 14
Solar Lunar Calender Episode 14

Official Shoot Date: 30 APR 2017
Boar April 2017 JAGER PRO

Official Shoot Date: 06 MAY 2017
Thermal Hog Shooting JAGER PRO

Official Capture Time: 29 MAY 2017 – 2159 hours
Hog Trapping JAGER PRO

Fetus Count: 08
Necropsy Wild Hog Fetus
Necropsy Feral Pig Fetus

Official Shoot Date: 30 MAY 2017
Thermal Pig Shooting JAGER PRO

Official Shoot Date: 30 MAY 2017
Thermal Hog Shooting JAGER PRO

Mission Assessment

We removed 8 of 8 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 22.

Mission Assessment Episode 14

Return on Labor

Our total trapping labor was 5.00 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 18.75 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 5.00 hours times 60 minutes which equals 300 minutes. Divide this number by 16 pigs trapped to equal 18.75 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 4.25. Shooting labor per pig was 42.50 minutes.

Return on Labor Episode 14

The annual damage prevented by trapping was $6,400. Annual damage prevented by shooting was $2,400. $6,400 divided by 5 hours gives us a return on labor of $1,280 per hour from trapping. $2,400 divided by 4.25 hours gives us a return on labor of $564.71 per hour from shooting.

Return on Labor Episode 14

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