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Estimating Hog's Weight #2448466 07/23/11 12:10 PM
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I just got done posting a picture of a hog on the web site that I am building. The shooter estimates the weight to be over 400 lbs. How do you get a good estimate on a hogs weight?

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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: JCW1988] #2448470 07/23/11 12:12 PM
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Get you a set of hanging scales.



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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: pnh] #2448489 07/23/11 12:43 PM
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100% wild hogs that weigh 400 are hard to come by and you ever notice how every big pig taken by someone who only kills a few a year weighs 400, just saying. Ive seen them on scales that go 400 but anytime I hear that I am suspicious.


Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: pnh] #2448499 07/23/11 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: pnh
Get you a set of hanging scales.


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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: big-tex] #2448558 07/23/11 01:37 PM
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he is big and might have gone 400 but somewhere in the 300lb range would be a more realistic guess, but I agree with cmc and big-tex get a good scale takes the guess work out


Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: EastTexP] #2448958 07/23/11 05:51 PM
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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: EastTexP] #2448962 07/23/11 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: EastTexP
he is big and might have gone 400 but somewhere in the 300lb range would be a more realistic guess, but I agree with cmc and big-tex get a good scale takes the guess work out


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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: redriverpigger] #2450104 07/24/11 08:47 AM
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I've seen a couple of true 400lb wild hogs in all of my years of hunting and they are few and far between. We catch and sell a lot of hogs every year so we get to see hundreds or thousands of hogs that other people have caught as well.

That's a good size hog for sure but I don't think he'd hit close to 400. He's just not thick enough.



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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Ponyboy] #2452697 07/25/11 04:23 PM
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From the TB web site:

Quick reference estimate of a hog's weight.

Formula used to estimate:

Heart girth is measured in inches using a cloth measuring tape. The tape is placed directly behind the front legs,
wrapped snugly around the heart girth, and read directly behind the shoulders.

pig weight = 10.1709 x Heart girth (inches) minus 205.7492.

Found to be 95% accurate to within 10 lbs

Using the above formula, we get the following:

40 inch = 200 pounds
42 inch = 220 pounds
43 inch = 230 pounds
44 inch = 240 pounds
45 inch = 250 pounds
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46 inch = 260 pounds
47 inch = 270 pounds
48 inch = 280 pounds
49 inch = 290 pounds
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50 inch = 300 pounds
51 inch = 310 pounds

55 inch needed to get around 350 pounds


The site is trying to get more factual data on feral hogs as the above measurement may be more geared towards domestics hogs with a different build.

http://www.texasboars.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=97



Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: SATX] #2468127 07/31/11 05:00 PM
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1000lbs


Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Hotlips!!] #2468187 07/31/11 05:32 PM
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wouldn't guess... would want to know. = scale


Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Big Hat Outfitters] #2468304 07/31/11 06:34 PM
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To keep my estimates on par with the online hog weight experts, I usually take whatever I think it weighs and then add 150lbs respectively. rolleyes


Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Rebel.] #2468678 07/31/11 09:19 PM
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Actually Rebel, you can correctly assess the estimates of others if you know the distance of the drag, slope of the land, and height of the truck bed into which the hog is lifted. The greater the distance, slope up, and bed height, the greater the estimate they will give you. There may be other factors that can come into play such as the depth of the snow, depth of the swamp, or extremes in heat and cold, but you need a Cray for those calculations.

Never mind. Your formula is much easier and is probably just as accurate.



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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Double Naught Spy] #2468772 07/31/11 10:01 PM
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with out scales you can only guesstimate which is only guessing.No way to be precise with out weighing.



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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: billy gordon] #2470532 08/01/11 03:34 PM
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If no one is there to help load them or if I don't have scales they all weigh close to 400lbs. rofl

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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: High Country Archer] #2474114 08/02/11 08:46 PM
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450-500 easy



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Re: Estimating Hog's Weight [Re: Rebel.] #2477653 08/04/11 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: Rebel.
To keep my estimates on par with the online hog weight experts, I usually take whatever I think it weighs and then add 150lbs respectively. rolleyes


I for one take the opposite approach. There are just way too many experts at judging the live weight of a dead hog on the internet for me to ever risk embarrassing myself by posting a picture of a hog that I shot, and giving my true personal estimate of it's weight.

I always play it safe. My personal formula is as follows:

Absolute max guess: X

Minus 30%: .70X

Minus another 50%: .35X
of that for forum
credibility

So, to simplify, if I shoot a hog that I think could possibly weigh 200 pounds max:

My formula gives an internet wide forum safe calculated weight of:

A whopping 70 pounds.

Works every time, and nobody calls me a braggart for shooting bigger hogs than them.

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