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 Best hog bait?
JB55  [Member]
2/14/2008 9:22:09 AM
Do any of you guys with experience have a preference in hog bait, whether from a feeder or just dropped on the ground, cracked corn or whole corn? In the 50lb. bags, price difference is minimal, so does anyone have a preference? Any other favorites? Thanks.

Jeff
Headless_T_Gunner  [Member]
2/14/2008 10:18:27 AM
Deer corn (whole corn) works well right out of the bag. Also toasted soybean, or dry dog food. When hogs find free food on the ground they will keep returning until it is all gone.
ltglock  [Member]
2/14/2008 4:20:05 PM
Deer corn!!! Allot of different recipes.
I have filled a 5 gal bucket 3/4 with deer corn and the rest with some malt liquor. Left it out in the sun for awhile. It worked well!!!

Ceck out: Texas Boars
maewer  [Team Member]
2/14/2008 6:47:04 PM
you may want to take a look here i have had excellent results

hogzillascents.com/
M4-TUNA  [Team Member]
2/18/2008 3:34:59 PM
Get U some cracked corn, put in bucket with water let it soaked for a week or so. Now U have sour mash, the hogs grow crazy of it. The corn will ferment and it will stink BAD.
the_ak_kid  [Team Member]
2/18/2008 11:48:05 PM
5 gallon bucket half full of corn
3 cans of big red
4 cans of CHEAP ASS BEER
put lid on bucket
12 hours in direct sunlight ( more time if you have it) the longer the better.
liquidsunshine  [Member]
2/18/2008 11:50:06 PM
We used to have the people at Pizza Hut save us all the bad pies in garbage cans.

Worked like a charm.
sharpknife  [Team Member]
2/18/2008 11:53:30 PM
Grape Cool-aid on regular deer corn.
Every bit as good as the store bought stuff and cheap.
JB55  [Member]
2/19/2008 1:00:04 PM
I guess it must have worked.

Jeff

Edit: I had thrown a 50lb. bag of plain corn a week earlier (than first post) and left my trail cam. Went back to check yesterday. Got bunches!!!
sharpknife  [Team Member]
2/20/2008 10:21:27 PM
I just came out of a Feral Hog Seminar yesterday and the experts claim that the best attractant is Strawberry followed closely by Raspberry. They said Jello was best for cheap additive.

I also learned some important info on field dressing that I did not know. You should wear latex gloves and eye protection when dressing out Feral hogs because a fair percentage of them carry Swine Brucellosis and Pseudo Rabies.

The Swine Brucellosis is transmittable to humans through open lesions or direct contact with infected blood.

Causes " A Fever of Unknown origin" and can have symptoms of bad arthritis in the joints.

If you ever get to feeling bad with flu like symptoms post hog dressing, make sure to tell your doctor that you were in contact with Feral Hogs as the antibiotics are different for treating Swine Brucellosis.
JB55  [Member]
2/21/2008 10:18:11 AM
Sharpknife,

Thank you for the info and the heads up. I recently purchased some land and am clearing a portion for pasture that had been previously clear cut. I was contemplating taking my daughter's horses up on weekends and had never thought about the threat that feral hogs would pose to them. Thank you for bringing that to light.

Jeff
MuRDoC  [Member]
2/21/2008 10:26:25 AM

Originally Posted By sharpknife:
~snip~.


oh crap, I didn't know that. Thanks man. I haven't been hunting in years
sharpknife  [Team Member]
2/21/2008 6:43:41 PM

Originally Posted By JB55:
Sharpknife,

Thank you for the info and the heads up. I recently purchased some land and am clearing a portion for pasture that had been previously clear cut. I was contemplating taking my daughter's horses up on weekends and had never thought about the threat that feral hogs would pose to them. Thank you for bringing that to light.

Jeff


We talked about the possibility of transmission to cattle. Cattle can contract Swine Brucellosis however their is no active symptoms and they really are not affected physically. They will test positive on the card test and this would be bad for a stocker or feeder cow.

I honestly can't remember the danger for horses so I would call a vet. I would not let Feral hogs keep me and my family from enjoying riding on our place but I will check with my vet. It seems unlikely that the horse is going to ingest anything that the Feral hog may have infected and the feral hog infection rate varies drastically in different parts of the state of Texas. 6% to 60% infections.
tiger85  [Member]
2/21/2008 8:27:08 PM
My hunting partners and I have had good luck with a 5 gal mix of Hog wild and deer corn. Brings them right in
Drewcoolness  [Member]
2/21/2008 10:02:13 PM
We've had good luck with ours. 3/4 of a 5gal bucket of feed corn. add some strawberry jello mix and a 2 liter of big red. top it off with Diesel, not alot but just for the nice aroma. It has worked well in the past.
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
2/25/2008 8:40:56 AM

Originally Posted By maewer:
you may want to take a look here i have had excellent results

hogzillascents.com/




A buddy that I hunt with is the guy that makes this. We've been using it for years and it works great. If you get some just pour a little bit in a bucket full of corn and mix it up until the corn is coated and the hogs will come to it from miles away.

Headless_T_Gunner  [Member]
2/25/2008 11:23:21 AM
How are you mixing the Cool-Aid and Jello with the corn? Are you just mixing the dry powder flavor on dry corn or mixing up a batch of Cool-Aid and water and adding that to the corn? I am going to try this next trip and was just wondering how you mix it.
JB55  [Member]
2/25/2008 1:49:45 PM
Ditto on the question for mixing instructions.

Jeff
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
2/25/2008 3:12:00 PM

Originally Posted By Headless_T_Gunner:
How are you mixing the Cool-Aid and Jello with the corn? Are you just mixing the dry powder flavor on dry corn or mixing up a batch of Cool-Aid and water and adding that to the corn? I am going to try this next trip and was just wondering how you mix it.



Yeah, you're just trying to get the smell on it, so put the corn in a bucket and fill it with water until it's over the top of the corn then mix in the kool aid, jello or whatever you're using then put the lid on the bucket and let it sit.
Headless_T_Gunner  [Member]
2/25/2008 5:05:26 PM

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By Headless_T_Gunner:
How are you mixing the Cool-Aid and Jello with the corn? Are you just mixing the dry powder flavor on dry corn or mixing up a batch of Cool-Aid and water and adding that to the corn? I am going to try this next trip and was just wondering how you mix it.



Yeah, you're just trying to get the smell on it, so put the corn in a bucket and fill it with water until it's over the top of the corn then mix in the kool aid, jello or whatever you're using then put the lid on the bucket and let it sit.



Let it sit until it ferments or until it is soft? I have used fermented corn and they ate it all over night. Is this the same idea except that the corn has some flavor to it?
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
2/26/2008 8:41:01 AM
Until it ferments. All you care about is the smell to attract them, because they're going to eat the corn regardless whenever they find it.

That's what is nice about bought or pre-made attractants, it's already mixed up and ready to go and all you have to do is mix it with the corn. No waiting for days or weeks for your bait to get ready.
Headless_T_Gunner  [Member]
2/26/2008 10:03:14 AM
Fremented strawberry corn. Got it. Thanks.
hi-tech-rancher  [Team Member]
3/10/2008 7:45:23 PM
Just came back from a hog hunt with some VERY important guests this weekend. We used the Strawberry Jello, Corn, and Beer mixture. The hogs were fighting to get to the "hog log" in which we put it.

Look for my write up in the "variants forum" when I get the pictures and the ammo specs, velocity figures and the kill shot together. We did both ammo testing and hog hunting. We shot 3 hogs including one 250 pounder with a Barnes TSX 110 grainer in a SSA 6.8 SPC combat load....DRT

Hint: the SSA ammo was brought by one of the guests
karma  [Moderator]
3/12/2008 10:18:33 PM
Corn, Jello, and diesel works great too.
Tall_Shadow  [Member]
3/12/2008 11:07:28 PM

Originally Posted By karma:
Corn, Jello, and diesel works great too.


Pardon my ignorance......But!

Diesel?....as in Diesel, the motor fuel?

Or am I not getting this correctly???

Tall Shadow
ar_mcadams  [Team Member]
3/13/2008 1:00:38 AM

Originally Posted By Tall_Shadow:

Originally Posted By karma:
Corn, Jello, and diesel works great too.


Pardon my ignorance......But!

Diesel?....as in Diesel, the motor fuel?

Or am I not getting this correctly???

Tall Shadow


yep, however I didnt have good luck with the diesel. Soured corn worked better for me.
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
3/13/2008 12:49:05 PM

Originally Posted By Tall_Shadow:

Originally Posted By karma:
Corn, Jello, and diesel works great too.


Pardon my ignorance......But!

Diesel?....as in Diesel, the motor fuel?

Or am I not getting this correctly???

Tall Shadow



Diesel will keep pretty much everything else from eating the corn but in our experience it's only moderately more effective on hogs than corn by itself and less effective than soured corn. There are definitely better things to use out there.