Trap shy adult hogs will not step over a threshold. Dig a two-inch trench with a hand pick to conceal the bottom gate frame. Use a level to ensure the drop gate remains square for smooth operation. Cover the threshold with dirt and camouflage to blend with surrounding area.
The panel joint at the gate support post is the weakest link if not secured properly. Ensure the panel’s vertical 1/4” steel rods are on the outside of the enclosure (against the post) and the horizontal steel rods are on the inside. Use the post lugs to lock the vertical steel rod between the post and gate support.
Pull these twists as tight as possible and reinforce the joint with six anchor points of double stranded 11 gauge galvanized steel wire or a single strand of 9 gauge galvanized steel wire.