In the last few days, I had noticed some Hog activity in a new area where they hadn’t really been before.
Hogs are considered a nuisance wildlife and their trapping is encouraged in our area.
There was some question about the legality of using these traps but I spoke to several Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission representatives that helped me understand and gave me the all clear. They informed me “It is legal to use live/snare traps to remove wild hog on private property” so I was good to go.
But what I like about these snares in particular, versus every day snares, is that Hold-A-Hawg snares have a plastic tubing that covers the tip of the spring loaded snare. The plastic tubing along with a deer stop function to protect an animal’s leg from the cable to prevent any injury. It also has a modified ejection mechanism which allows for a more accurate lasso on the leg.
I found their trail through a ditch which the Hogs are using as a highway between properties next to a tree.
The tree offered a perfect anchor for the snare. I used my shovel and I dug a small hole, large enough to conceal the snare and tubing.
Once in place, I used gloves to keep my scent off the trap and soil around it and to set the snare trigger. Once set, I gently covered it with loose soil and a little corn for good measure.
Some people suggest using sprinkling sow urine in the area but for this run I decided to go without it.
So the trap is set and now we play the waiting game.
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