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Final Project Capture

Season 1

Final Project Capture

Rod captures the last sounder on the property to end our 4,800 acre Flint River project by removing 450 pigs in 159 events.

Rod captures the last sounder on the property to end our 4,800 acre Flint River project by removing 450 pigs in 159 events.

Eight Inches of Rain

Eight inches of rain floods the Flint River bottom and pushes pigs from neighboring land to project property high ground.

Eight inches of rain floods the Flint River bottom and pushes pigs from neighboring land to project property high ground.

Trapping vs. Shooting Boars

Rod provides video evidence and data to support the most efficient process and product for removing boars from a property.

Rod provides video evidence and data to support the most efficient process and product for removing boars from a property.

Single Gate vs. Double Gate Enclosure

A double gate set-up will condition educated pigs to a trap enclosure more effectively by providing two entrances and exits.

A double gate set-up will condition educated pigs to a trap enclosure more effectively by providing two entrances and exits.

Selecting Shooting Positions at Bait Sites

A tactical, downwind position allows Hog Control Operators the ability to both observe and shoot trap resistant adults.

A tactical, downwind position allows Hog Control Operators the ability to both observe and shoot trap resistant adults.

Shooting Moving Targets

Rod covers the art and science of shooting moving targets when sawtooth acorns become the seasonal food source.

Rod covers the art and science of shooting moving targets when sawtooth acorns become the seasonal food source.

Euthanizing Inside the Trap

Rod covers the art and science of euthanizing pigs inside the trap enclosure using a suppressed .22 caliber rifle at night.

Rod covers the art and science of euthanizing pigs inside the trap enclosure using a suppressed .22 caliber rifle at night.

Dual Baiting Strategy

Sometimes it is necessary to introduce multiple bait delivery devices to target and remove trap resistant adults.

Sometimes it is necessary to introduce multiple bait delivery devices to target and remove trap resistant adults.

Multiple Captures at One Location

Permanent trap enclosures will produce multiple captures annually (with no additional labor) when located properly.

Permanent trap enclosures will produce multiple captures annually (with no additional labor) when located properly.

Approaching a Closed Trap

Rod demonstrates the best way to approach a closed trap when shooting stragglers to ensure whole-sounder success.

Rod demonstrates the best way to approach a closed trap when shooting stragglers to ensure whole-sounder success.

Open Square (Rigid Panel Strategy)

Rod demonstrates an advanced strategy to help condition trap resistant adults to a M.I.N.E. Trapping System.

Rod demonstrates an advanced strategy to help condition trap resistant adults to a M.I.N.E. Trapping System.

Onsite Trap Trigger from an O.P.

Sometimes the optimum trigger device is a hand held remote operated from an Observation Point.

Sometimes the optimum trigger device is a hand held remote operated from an Observation Point.

Two Captures - One Night - One Trap

Rod captures two groups in one night in the same trap to disprove the myth about blood scaring pigs.

Rod captures two groups in one night in the same trap to disprove the myth about blood scaring pigs.

Measuring Performance

Rod must utilize every tool in his tool box (trapping and shooting) to successfully remove all 23 pigs from this sounder.

Rod must utilize every tool in his tool box (trapping and shooting) to successfully remove all 23 pigs from this sounder.

Dumbing The Sounder

Sometimes it is necessary to surgically remove trap resistant adults from the sounder prior to building a M.I.N.E. Trap.

Sometimes it is necessary to surgically remove trap resistant adults from the sounder prior to building a M.I.N.E. Trap.

Lunar Calendar

Rod demonstrates whether lunar phases are a factor in the movement or patterning behavior of feral pigs.

Rod demonstrates whether lunar phases are a factor in the movement or patterning behavior of feral pigs.

Quick Reaction Force Bait Hole

Rod uses a QRF Bait Hole and a thermal scoped rifle to remove adult boars avoiding a M.I.N.E. Trapping System.

Rod uses a QRF Bait Hole and a thermal scoped rifle to remove adult boars avoiding a M.I.N.E. Trapping System.

Four P’s of Integrated Wild Pig Control

Rod must recover from a mistake made in sub-freezing temperatures to capture another sounder along the Flint River.

Rod must recover from a mistake made in sub-freezing temperatures to capture another sounder along the Flint River.

Gate Selection

Rod demonstrates various gate designs which are more effective than others and removes another large sounder.

Rod demonstrates various gate designs which are more effective than others and removes another large sounder.

Landowner Interference

The landowner interferes with Rod's trapping operations by spreading supplemental food on a winter dove field.

The landowner interferes with Rod's trapping operations by spreading supplemental food on a winter dove field.