Originally Posted by C.Whyte
Interesting I suppose. Is it rare to see wild hogs or something?
Yes, it is rare to see wild hogs. Most of the time they move only at night, can smell and hear very well and are smarter then a dog. Even though I have spent a lot of time in the woods, only twice have I seen a pack of wild hogs.
Some hogs are smart enough that they will not go into a box trap. You can set the trap, pour corn all around the entrance and inside the trap. The hogs will eat the corn right up to the front door, but will not go in.
The history of the wild hog is interesting. They were introduced into north america by spanish and english explorers. The first written and documented hogs brought to north america was by Hernando de Soto in 1539 on an expedition to florida. Even though the javelina is a native species to north and south america, they are not a true pig.