Late December to late March
Provide the optimum trapping opportunity to capture entire sounders of juvenile pigs, sub-adults, nursing sows and pregnant sows as they pattern to supplemental feeders. This tactic will eliminate 70-80% of the total property population in 90 days when performed correctly.
March, April and May
Provide the optimum shooting opportunities at night targeting dominate boars and bachelor groups who avoided winter corral traps. This strategy will remove an additional 10-20% of the feral swine population as row crops and spring food plots are being planted.
June, July and August
Will focus on eliminating the final 10% of pigs on the property who have avoided corral traps and survived previous shooting engagements at night. These remaining pigs have a higher intelligence quotient (IQ) because they have been educated from earlier failed attempts.
September, October and November
Will target the remaining wild pig population requiring a hybrid combination of methods and technology. Also, increased fall deer hunting pressure from neighboring landowners may force new populations of feral pigs onto the property.
Integrated Wild Pig Control™ Strategies
Dumbing the Sounder™
M.I.N.E. Trapping™ is the winter strategy to capture entire sounders of juvenile pigs, sub-adults, nursing sows and pregnant sows as they pattern to supplemental bait sites during cold weather.
Reverse Order Captures™ are used when multiple sounders are feeding inside the same trap enclosure at different times. The strategy is to capture the last group first and quickly euthanize them with a suppressed .22 caliber firearm for noise discipline. This tactic reduces scat inside the trap and limits distress vocalizations to other pigs on the property which enhances the ability to capture multiple sounders in consecutive nights inside the same trap enclosure.
Thermal Shooting at night using infrared optics mounted on AR platform, semi-automatic rifles is the most efficient control strategy for spring planting and fall harvest seasons to target dominate boars and bachelor groups who avoided winter corral traps.
Dumbing the Sounder™ is a technique used to surgically remove trap shy adults from the sounder via thermal shooting operations at night before erecting a M.I.N.E.™ Trapping System at a bait site to efficiently capture juveniles within hours of building the enclosure.
Fatal Funnel™ refers to a tactic where operators ambush the entire sounder via thermal shooting operations in close proximity to a forced entry point. We successfully utilize this strategy by controlling access to a freshly planted or harvested agricultural field with temporary fencing and a M.I.N.E.™ Gate.
Quick Reaction Force Baiting™ or QRF Baiting™ refers to a tactic where operators respond rapidly to a bait location within minutes after receiving a texted photo. We successfully utilize this strategy using cellular I.C.E.™ cameras to eliminate single adult sows or boars who have previously avoided traps and tripod feeders.
M.I.N.E™ Ambush Trapping is a summer strategy used to capture entire sounders via onsite (remote control) ambush trapping operations by controlling access to summer agricultural fields using temporary fencing and a M.I.N.E.™ Gate.
IWPC™ Manual and Training Guide
Learn how to efficiently remove entire feral swine populations from a property using a series of innovative control methods and technologies implemented in a specific sequence based on seasonal food sources.