Box Traps for Capturing Feral Hogs
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Lewis, C., Berg, M., Cathey, J.C., Gallagher, J., Dictson, N., McFarland, M.
Rising feral hog numbers pose a threat to agriculture and water quality in the Plum Creek Watershed and across the state. As part of the toolbox for feral hog management, box traps should be considered among approaches to reducing feral hog numbers and impacts. While they are not the best choice to remove large numbers of animals at a time, box traps are useful as a pinpoint control effort – a tool to remove a small number of hogs or to focus on a relatively small, defined area – and can be a first strike in combination with larger traps and other techniques.