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#6048202 - 11/24/15 06:27 PM What's your definition of a big boar?
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With all the questions about estimating a hog's weight, I'm wondering what classifies as a big hog? I say anything north of 250 is a really big pig.

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#6048216 - 11/24/15 06:34 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
With all the questions about estimating a hog's weight, I'm wondering what classifies as a big hog? I say anything north of 250 is a really big pig.


Yep
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#6048243 - 11/24/15 06:44 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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yup...250+
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#6048286 - 11/24/15 07:08 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Depends on viewing angle:
Dead on the ground in front of you, under the feeder 50 yards away or chasing you up a tree all pissed off after a weak shot? grin
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#6048322 - 11/24/15 07:21 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: Marc in Bastrop]
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Originally Posted By: Marc Kurth
Depends on viewing angle:
Dead on the ground in front of you, under the feeder 50 yards away or chasing you up a tree all pissed off after a weak shot? grin


Yep,,,,, you got a good point ,,slinger


Edited by Lance Vick (11/24/15 07:22 PM)
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#6048356 - 11/24/15 07:32 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: Marc in Bastrop]
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Originally Posted By: Marc Kurth
Depends on viewing angle:
Dead on the ground in front of you, under the feeder 50 yards away or chasing you up a tree all pissed off after a weak shot? grin


I lived the third option last week with a 100-125 pound hog and I thought he was a monster zombie pig. grin

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#6048417 - 11/24/15 07:53 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I say about 175-200 is above average...
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#6048546 - 11/24/15 08:33 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
I say about 175-200 is above average...


Where I hunt, around Central Texas, I would agree. 175-200 is big. Anything over 200 is really big.
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#6048854 - 11/24/15 11:34 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I see a lot in the 150 - 175 range. A few in the 175 - 200 range. I call them big at 200#. 250s are REALLY big and rare in my book.

Over 250 is definately Monster territory.
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#6048879 - 11/25/15 12:58 AM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I used to think that any boar over 200 lbs was a big boar, and they still are good sized boars. To me now, a big boar is in the 275-300 lb plus range.

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#6049032 - 11/25/15 07:39 AM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Generally speaking, anywhere over 200 lbs is a big boar. If I can't load it in the back of my truck by myself without pulleys, then it is big.
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#6049126 - 11/25/15 08:14 AM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Everyone will have a bit of a different answer based on their experiences.

By and large, I don't think the majority of folks that hunt hogs actually weigh them. I used to not like the measuring method, but DNS has convinced me of the err of my ways. I don't think most folks use either method.

That leads us to the fact that most folks are just taking a WAG at it. I found that most visual guesses are nowhere close and the majority guess way over. I've shot quite a few hogs, but I wouldn't make a significant bet that I can consistently get within 20 lbs..

For me, where I have hunted, I'm thinking the percentage of hogs over 250 is something on the order of 1 or 2%. 200 and up is maybe 5%. 175 and up may push 7-8%, dunno. I get a pretty fair number in the 150-175 range, but by far the the largest percentage would fall in the 100-150 range. Then another chunk at 80-100.

So, Imma say, a really big pig for me is 250 and up. A big pig is over 200.

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#6050635 - 11/25/15 10:50 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: dfwroadkill]
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I agree that most are WAGiing, that many are way off. From what I have seen almost all of them go high. I even watched a professional guide, at a well know ranch, go probably 25% high on a 200# boar. ( I suspect this was to pump up the paying customers.)

I shoot a few pigs. Almost all of the ones killed on my place get hung from a digital scale, even if we are not dressing them out. The scale stays right beside the tractor keys, which gets used to haul the carcases to the Coyote Buffet gully. The only extra effort required is to sling a chain around their neck. Even doing this for the last three or four years, I still get pigs, in all weight ranges, that surprise me. I put a cloth tape around some, and find that a good guess, but there are outliers even when measuring.
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#6050673 - 11/25/15 11:17 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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If you got to hook it to a bumper with a tow strap and drag it then its big
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#6050691 - 11/25/15 11:36 PM Re: What's your definition of a big boar? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I'm gonna go with 175 and up. Just don't see much that is bigger.

And BTW, any boar that I miss or is not recovered, is 300lbs. This IS Texas.

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