Simply dumping some corn in the woods, as is the practice of many deer hunters, is not the best way to go about attracting feral pigs to a bait station.

First, there must be some evidence of pigs in the area, such as wallows, disturbed areas where pigs have been rooting, tracks, distinctive musky odors or mud-coated trees where pigs have been rubbing.

To attract pigs, corn should be soured for several days by placing it in a buck full of water before it is dumped and stomped into a hog wallow or mud hole. The resulting "sour mash" smell will attract pigs from a much-greater distance than simply piling corn on dry ground. Replenishing the hole on a regular basis will result in a musky wallow that will keep pigs returning even after all the visible kernels are gone.