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  • Writer's pictureLone Star Trapping


The term "feral," when used to describe feral or wild hogs, is interchangeable with the word "wild." The reason for this is because wild animals and domesticated animals have lived side-by-side for millennia. Domestication refers to the selective breeding of a species, usually for agricultural purposes but occasionally as pets or guardians. Other common names include boars, sows, and sounders.

Females typically start breeding at 6 to 8 months of age and have two litters, each with four to eight piglets every 12 to 15 months over 4-8 years. Within two or three years, populations can double or triple, posing a problem for humans, wildlife, and habitats alike.

With the potential for large populations, it is no surprise that many people want to keep them out of and away from their property. One of the most reliable ways to do this is with high-tensile woven steel mesh fencing.

High-Tensile, Woven Wire Steel Mesh With a "Fixed Knot" Design Is The Foundation of Wild Hog Fencing

If you are committed to keeping your property free from these animals, this high-tensile, woven wire steel mesh is the best place to start. The fixed knot design of this fencing makes it ideal for wild hog barriers and one preferred over the barbed wire with five strands and hinge joint fencing. This fence is known for strength, safety, and, most importantly, its ability to keep wild hogs off your lands.

The high-tensile fixed knot fence is the modern form of the old field fence and consists of a series of interconnected wires knotted together. Fixed-knot wild hog fencing is a specialized form of fencing that differs from field fencing in its design.

There are four critical things to take into consideration when purchasing wire mesh.

Fixed-Knot Design – Fixed-knot wires should be wrapped around the line and stay wires for a structurally strong fence. In addition, this design allows for increased post spacing to hold up well against animal impacts.

High-Tensile Wire – The high tensile fixed knot wild hog fencing is 300% stronger than traditional low carbon 12.5 ga field fences, providing a breaking strength of 500 vs. 1,380 lbs. per single wire.

Coating Type – 3X more galvanization than typical Class 1 products.

Mesh Spacing – Fences have maximum wires at 6 inches with a max of 5-inch horizontal for best results.

These fences feature galvanized wire and fibers that help the fence withstand the elements, which means landowners don't have to worry about them often.

A fixed-knot design combined with high tensile wire makes this the most substantial woven wire fence available; it's incredibly resistant to animal damage. Each individual is 12 ga. Horizontal wire breaks at 1,380 pounds which is more than twice that of other woven wires! When keeping wild hogs out, this strength and durability matter.

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