Choosing the Right Trap Site
We already covered the best way to perform reconnaissance and gather intelligence to identify travel patterns, bedding areas, total number of sounders, total population within each sounder and the number of adults vs. juveniles. Now, we simply transfer this intel to an overhead map to select the optimum bait site and trap location.
Primary and Secondary Kill Zones
We already established winter months provide the most favorable trapping opportunities. Many land owners make the mistake of selecting the damaged area (or the winter food source) of their property as the primary trap site. Tactically, the winter food source makes a better secondary kill zone to eliminate any pigs avoiding the primary trap site. Survivors have no reason to associate the winter food source as a danger area unless they are pressured from this location.
Trap Site Selection Video Example
For example, our video intel documents three sounders on this property using three separate bedding areas. All three sounders use a central water source before traveling two separate trails to this harvested corn field. Strategically, this area of the trail is the optimum trap location (or primary kill zone) as all three sounders overlap a common travel route. The corn field becomes the secondary kill zone to shoot any survivors avoiding the M.I.N.E.® Trap enclosure.
This example reinforces why reconnaissance, intel gathering and thoroughly understanding the data is crucial to selecting and implementing the most efficient removal strategy. Our goal is to share Integrated Wild Pig Control® methods and technologies allowing landowners to better control feral pig populations on your property.