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Trap Captures 51 Texas Feral Hogs at Once, Making Huge Dent in Population

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YouTube: Lone Star Trapping

Check out this 35-foot, hog-capturing machine.

Wild hogs have become a major problem for landowners and managers in recent history. Especially in Texas where the problem is teetering on the brink of total loss of control for farmers, ranchers and wildlife officials.

As a result, some companies have innovated interesting ways to combat the problem. One of those options is to trap as many hogs as possible at once. The benefit here is the animals cannot scatter and the hunters can then dispatch them all quickly and humanely. In many places, this is considered the most effective method out there for taking care of feral hogs.

Watch the video below to see what we mean. In this instance, the hunters managed to nab a huge sounder of 51 animals at the same time.

When it comes to managing your property, keeping invasive species at a minimum is a necessity. Many state wildlife agencies prefer this method because the spooked hogs don't have a chance to scatter and range out to wider areas. Instead the problem is isolated and dealt with on the spot. It's going to be easier to wipe out this sounder after trapping them than it would be to hunt them down one by one with night optics. It's also certainly most cost-effective than circling them with a helicopter and trained shooters.

It's clear this cage system does the trick and captured 51 wild hogs in one clean sweep. This system is a JagerPro M.I.N.E gate and uses a camera to remotely drop the gate. The only hard part is waiting for the perfect moment when there are enough animals inside to spring the trap. That's a lot of bacon all at once. You could feed the whole town with just a single day's hunt!

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Trap Captures 51 Texas Feral Hogs at Once, Making Huge Dent in Population