"I am a retired wildlife biologist (32 years service) with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. In the piedmont region of SC, where I live and work, feral swine populations have reached all-time highs. My neighbors and I have used various methods to kill pigs and reduce their damage to our properties. Shooting, dogging and some trapping had not put a dent in the population. I was contacted by my friend, Tony DeNicola in December 2019 about our pig problem. He was fine-tuning a new concept net-type trap and needed a place to finish the design. I provided him with six locations on my neighbors and my property. The locations were far enough apart to target different sounders of pigs. Trail cameras were installed and monitored on all sites.
This Louisiana partner was in a bit of a hurry to grab these pigs and compressed our normal timeline. We were more than a little worried when the text messages started to roll in last night (it's hard to have a small business and want everyone to be successful with your product). He baited the site for about a week, set up the trap (but didn't "set the trap" - we call that conditioning) and baited for 2 days (we usually recommend 3-4 days). Last night was the first night the trap was set. Over 3 hours the pigs streamed into the trap ... here's what he saw the next morning.