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#7051416 - 01/24/18 01:08 PM Missed the hog size estimate
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
My hog hunting isnít much to brag about, but my trapping is doing just fine. There was a big un in the trap this morning, and he was not happy. Probably one of the biggest hogs iíve taken here on our place. I couldnít pull him out of the trap, and had to use the ATV winch. I thought maybe heíd be close to 240 or so, but the scale said 195.

This was a long hog, but not as thick through the chest as some of the other big ones iíve trapped or shot. Tusks about 1 inch long.

My flightless buzzard watched the whole shooting and dragging. I expect heíll hop over and be on that hog like a fat kid on a donut in no time at all.

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#7051431 - 01/24/18 01:20 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: 603Country]
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Deadweight can be very misleading
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#7051565 - 01/24/18 02:52 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: SapperTitan]
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Why don't you ask a mod to post your girth/weight chart as a 'sticky'?
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#7051583 - 01/24/18 03:01 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
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Why don't you ask a mod to post your girth/weight chart as a 'sticky'?
itís not mine it was flintknapper who originally posted it. I donít wanna steal his credit for Introducing it but I can ask them to make it a sticky.


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#7051840 - 01/24/18 05:45 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: 603Country]
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#7051888 - 01/24/18 06:31 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: 603Country]
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Girth inches x 10 - 200 = weight

38 inches times ten =380 -200 pig weights 180
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#7052059 - 01/24/18 09:03 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
It's very common for folks to overestimate a dead hogs weight. Regardless of the wright it's a dead hog, so good job. I promise there are far fewer 300 pound hogs than folks claim.

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#7052069 - 01/24/18 09:08 PM Re: Missed the hog size estimate [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
It's very common for folks to overestimate a dead hogs weight. Regardless of the wright it's a dead hog, so good job. I promise there are far fewer 300 pound hogs than folks claim.
Way fewer. Every boar is atleast 200 LOL. Last yr I was on a guided hunt on Ft Hood and killed a large boar. One of the other hunters looked at it and said its got to be atleast 300 prob more. I said I don't think so prob 220 max. We weighed it and field dress weight was 180 so add 20% for guts it was right around 220.
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