Homemade hog bait

Once pigs become pressured by hunters and trappers they become nocturnal, as is evidenced by this night photo.
Once pigs become pressured by hunters and trappers they become nocturnal, as is evidenced by this night photo.

Florence hunter Tommy Hemphill has concocted a bait of corn, beer and raspberry gelatin that hogs on his property never seem to tire of eating. He makes his special concoction by mixing beer and corn in a five-gallon bucket and allowing fermentation to take place for a day or two. Then he puts in the gelatin and pours the finished product into a hole about a foot deep.

Hemphill’s bait hole is almost the size of the bed of a pickup.

“I’ve heard of a lot of other options for bait,” he said. “Cast-away items such as fruit and vegetables from fruit stands and scraps from restaurants. Used cooking oil is another thing. In the summer especially, putting bait near a wallow will always get results.

“Using trail cameras will allow a hunter to target the time the hogs come to feed.”

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David Hawkins is a freelance writer living in Forest. He can be reached at hawkins2209@att.net.

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