Research shows that effective feral hog control requires using a corral trap that catches ENTIRE sounders (family groups) at one time. We use a high tech system that includes a 28′ diameter corral style trap armed with a cellular surveillance camera and two gates that drop with the click of a button. Studies by Auburn University show the key to nuisance hog control is to condition the entire sounder to feed freely inside the trap before arming it. For example, let’s say you identify 15 hogs in a given sounder but you drop the gates with 7 hogs inside the trap and 8 hogs still outside. The 8 outside will become trap wise and will avoid the trap. Hence…the intent is to leave no survivors. This technique is done in several phases:

Surveillance Phase: First step is to gather intel on the problem areas. We place bait and cellular cameras on spots with the most visible hog sign. The intent is to monitor hog activity for several weeks to identify the bait site with heaviest traffic, total # of sounders visiting the bait site, the total # of hogs in each sounder.

Conditioning Phase: The most active surveillance site is selected to become the actual trap site. At this point, all other baiting is stopped. A feeder is typically set up and programmed to feed daily. A cellular camera monitors the bait site. The intent is to condition entire sounders to feed at the trap site. If the trap is already in place, then gates are left open so that hogs get conditioned to feeding inside the corral. When cellular camera intel shows whole sounders visiting the bait site daily, then it is time to begin the trapping phase. If it is not already in place, a corral trap is setup directly over the bait site. At this point, we are ready to drop gates on the first sounder.

Trapping Phase: It is game on at this point. Cellular surveillance camera with motion sensor monitors the corral. The first hog to enter the trap triggers the motion sensor, which sends a text alert. We then watch it live via cell phone app to identify which sounder. Then it is a waiting game until every hog in that particular sounder has entered the trap. If there are 19 hogs in a particular sounder, then the gates get dropped only when all 19 are in the trap. When the person monitoring the trap is ready to drop the gates, all it takes is the push of a button on the phone app and BOOM…down go the gates instantly.

Five Rs Phase: The dirtiest job starts after the gates drop. Think of it as the five Rs. Return to the site. Remove the hogs. Rake up as much hog scat as possible. Reset trap gates. Refresh bait.


No problem. We sell Game Changer and Big Pig Panel corral hog traps. They are built to last and have survived our rigorous field testing. We were so impressed that we use them in our hog trapping services for private landowners. Game Changer and Big Pig Panel are the best steel panel corral traps we have found that can withstand the abuse we put them through. Both corral traps use Hog Eye Cam wireless cellular surveillance camera. Made in the U.S.A.

Contact info@wildlifecooperative.com for pricing and details.

The Game ChangerTM trap is beefy and ideal in spots where you intend to leave it for months at a time. Comes with its own trailer for transport and setup. Can be pulled by truck or UTV.

If you need a corral trap that is easy to transport and easy for one person to reset, then we recommend Big Pig PanelTM. Comes with its own trailer for transport by truck or UTV. Easy to haul into remote areas and easy to setup.

Contact info@wildlifecooperative.com for more details.

Big Pig Panel Trap in Action
Watch what happens when the gates drop. It’s intense!

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