VIDEO: How to Hog-Proof a Trophy Rock

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Feral hogs are destructive invaders that compete with whitetails and other wildlife for food while damaging habitat. They will even wallow in and ruin mineral stations, preventing deer from using them. If it’s legal to provide minerals in your location, and you have problems with feral hogs, the video below shows you how to provide a Trophy Rock natural mineral rock for deer in a way that prevents hogs from interfering.

After watching the instructional video, you will need to acquire these materials:

  • Cordless hammer drill
  • ½-inch carbide-tipped concrete/masonry drill bit (at least 8 inches in length)
  • 72-inch T-posts (1 per mineral site)
  • 1/4-inch rebar, 2 feet in length (1 per mineral site)
  • Fence-post driver (or sledgehammer)
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Work gloves
  • Plastic bag for protecting drill from salt
  • 1 Trophy Rock per mineral site

Note: QDMA supports the use of minerals and supplemental feed in situations where they are legal, no known disease concerns exist, and when done to achieve biologically sound deer management goals.


About Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Lindsay Thomas Jr. is the editor of Quality Whitetails magazine, the journal of QDMA, and he is QDMA's Director of Communications. He has been a member of the QDMA staff since 2003. Prior to joining the staff of QDMA, Lindsay was an editor at a Georgia hunting and fishing news magazine for nine years. Throughout his career as an editor, he has written and published numerous articles on deer management and hunting. He earned his journalism degree at the University of Georgia.