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Oct 26th, 2019 at 8:06pm
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Hi everyone,
I'm trying to grab pig without dogs and could do with some advice please.
I found a promising spot (plenty of fresh sign). Tried a couple of different baits - rotten apples, fermented corn. Got some bites with the corn, plenty of fresh sign, but I haven't seen a single pig yet.
Been out at sparrow's fart and various times during the morning and afternoon. Set up a staging Are with clear line of sight, downwind.
No idea about their habits; any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 26th, 2019 at 9:19pm
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evening is your best bet. Get there at least an hour before dark and wait. Right now sows have litters and are active early searching for food. Boars and older pigs will show up later so dont feel you have to shoot first pig that turns up.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 27th, 2019 at 7:32am
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setup a camera
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 27th, 2019 at 9:32am
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Pigs are fairly nocturnal so try first and last light, or a spotlight at night (if it's safe and not public land).
  
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Re: Baiting
Reply #4 - Oct 28th, 2019 at 12:20am
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Welcome to the forum Ocium.
You’re doing the right thing baiting them.
Quite a few hunters swear by it.
A common bait is dead goats. Only thing is, pigs have there own preference about how rotten meat should be before enjoying it. Can take quite a while before they eat it.
Only thing I can think of is to make sure the prevailing wind is taking the aroma to the pigs.
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 29th, 2019 at 12:33pm
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Shankspony wrote on Oct 26th, 2019 at 9:19pm:
evening is your best bet. Get there at least an hour before dark and wait. Right now sows have litters and are active early searching for food. Boars and older pigs will show up later so dont feel you have to shoot first pig that turns up.


Thanks for the intel  Smiley  I intend to bone-out onsite, which is why I had only been heading-out allowing for plenty of daylight hours to butcher and extract. Now I know the best time to run across them is at the end of the day, I'll pack my hammock and have a snooze while he bleeds-out overnight...
  

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Reply #6 - Oct 29th, 2019 at 12:40pm
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Maddoghunter wrote on Oct 28th, 2019 at 12:20am:
Welcome to the forum Ocium.
You’re doing the right thing baiting them.
Quite a few hunters swear by it.
A common bait is dead goats. Only thing is, pigs have there own preference about how rotten meat should be before enjoying it. Can take quite a while before they eat it.
Only thing I can think of is to make sure the prevailing wind is taking the aroma to the pigs.


Thanks for the intel  Smiley  I've heard a few options for bait, carcasses among them. I believe they have very good noses and will travel long distances for a good feed, but they are apparently fussy food critics (vegans among them - lol).

I was hoping the beer and corn would make it easier to hit the buggers. Hmmm, is there a mildot adjust for stagger factor?
  

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Re: Baiting
Reply #7 - Oct 29th, 2019 at 12:54pm
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Hey Cigar and bufferzone,

Thanks for responding.
Been thinking about a bushcam to suss-out their movements. Would give my left nut for a thermal/NV scope. DoC aren't too keen on night hunting, but I haven't run into a single ranger in all my ramblings, so I guess that's not really an issue.
Just the money is all. Can only cover the bloody ammo currently - was running PPU, which flies every which way but loose in my rig. Belmont behaves, and I can just afford it.
F*****g JAFAs keep winning Lotto - grrrr
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 7:58am
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haha, night visions cheating, its not hunting, its shooting!
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 1:25pm
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I did a trapping job at one stage and used fermented grain with a bit of molasses. I would put small heaps leading to the trap . Easier to work with than rotton meat and easier to get them to eat and you can get the animals to come a long way to where you want them
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 9th, 2019 at 2:36pm
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Blood&Bone from Bunnings. Easy and light to transport. Put it up and around a ponga or if there are rocks or logs put it under and around them. Brings pigs in from a long distance and keeps them busy for a while...
  
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Re: Baiting
Reply #11 - Nov 11th, 2019 at 7:08pm
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guys ustu put cyanide in balls of prefeed,,worked
  

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