Building a hog trap: need specific info on the gate design
I'm a rancher north of Witchita Falls and have been fighting the hogs for years. I have little traps but I want the kind of trap you have on your website, but I can't find any information about the gate design. How can I get specific diagrams about the gate design? Thanks very much. Raymond Reeves
Donley County Texas
I believe that you are looking for information on a gate design to install onto a corral trap. If this is the case I would suggest that you use a guillotine style drop gate on your corral trap. Dr. Billy Higginbotham has created a file that contains directions on building one of these gates along with a materials list. The file can be found online at http://overton.tamu.edu/files/2013/02/GUILLITONE-STYLE-WILD-PIG-TRAP-GATES-Banta-Model.pdf .
We have also produced a short video that goes over building a corral trap it can be found online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu3Irm_1ivc . One additional document that will be helpful to you is training wild pigs to bait it can be found online at http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/files/2010/04/Training-Wild-Pigs-to-Bait.pdf . Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have or if you would just like to discuss feral hog trapping in general. I can be reached at (979) 845-4698. Thank you for your question and for your efforts to reduce feral hog populations in the state.