If the prey is not attuned (learned) to the trap, it is a chance to use the trap to catch more. However, wild boars are more cautious and nervous than other animals. And because of its high learning ability, it is mainly the young boars that are not threaded that are likely to be caught when using box traps that are clearly not natural.
In particular, in areas where there are many wild boars, there are many cases where box traps have been set up but nothing has happened for nearly a month. In this article, we will consider how to capture them with box traps even in such situations.
Start by observing the situation and behavior
Wild boars weighing more than 50 kilograms tend to be less likely to enter box traps because they have learned a lot about traps and humans.
It's important to look at the state of the trap and guess what the prey is doing. One way to do this is to use a trail camera to record how they behave when there are no human eyes.
By setting a trail camera , you can check the time when there are no humans around the trap even in the daytime, and the wild boar at night. You can arrest the theft of wild boars. are available).
gauge the level of vigilanceYou can get various hints by looking at the footage shot by the trail camera.
For example, in the trail camera image above, many juvenile boars and several adult female boars are captured, but they look like box traps that have just been set up, so they are wary of entering.
While looking at the camera footage, he estimated the degree of caution of the wild boars and said, "If we catch the young boars first, the adults will learn and it will take a considerable amount of time to catch them... First, we will aim for the adults and wait for a while." You can set up a strategy such as "Let's solve the cautiousness of adult animals by comparing patience".
take steps to reduce vigilance
When using box traps, the first step is to get the boars off guard and get them closer to the trap, so lock the trap doors to prevent them from falling out until they get used to it. I will leave it.
As mentioned in this article , it is important to look around every day and read various signs. Then, the wild boar enters the trap and waits for it to eat the food frequently. The detailed techniques vary from person to person, but I will introduce some typical ones.
1. Cover the bottom of the box trap with soil to hide the netThe box trap in the video below has been installed without moving for many years, but it has been successfully caught every year. At the time of installation, we covered the bottom with soil to hide the net, but over time it has become one with the surrounding nature. Such box traps tend to have a high catch rate.
2. In the case of double doors, open both doors at firstIn the case of double-door box traps, if you open both doors at first, it tends to take less time for the fish to lose their vigilance and start eating the bait inside the box trap. It's a good idea to close one door and activate the trigger when the bait is inside the trap.
3. To prevent deterioration of the bait, cover the box trap with a concrete panel, etc.If it rains and the bait is washed away, you may have to start over from scratch. If you place bait inside the trap, placing a control panel on top of the box trap will prevent crows from finding the bait and destroying it, and will also keep the bait from getting wet when it rains.
Device application example
We recommend the kick string box trap because it can be used for the following applications. For the kick string, a string that is strong and hard to see is good. Everyone is doing various ingenuity. For example,
・Thin wire rope (1, 2mm) is painted black
・I use the stainless steel wire for handicrafts
・Use kazura (vine) instead of kick string
・Use piano wire
In addition, using logs, bamboo sticks, etc. for the parts that wild boars come into contact with tends to reduce vigilance. In some cases, a kicking string is connected to it so that the mechanism works when the log moves.
As shown in the diagram below, place a large tree branch or trunk on top of the bait and tie one end tightly with a kick string. At this time, it is better to use natural materials (such as dead trees) around the place where the box trap is set up, not raw bamboo or trees purchased at a home center. The purpose of such a device is that when wild boars eat the bait inside the box trap, the branches and trunks of the trees they put on them will get in the way, so they will naturally try to repel them with their noses. Therefore, the goal is to pull the kick string and drop the door.
In addition, it seems that everyone is catching with various ingenuity. This is definitely correct! That's not to say, but please listen to other people's methods and refer to other articles on Inohoi .