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Weight of hog #7386252 12/25/18 03:20 AM
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Hey, I've searched to no avail and can't find any info on determining weight of dead hog, can someone help me out?

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Hang it on a scale. I have seen people use a fabric tape to measure girth to estimate weight but no way that is accurate.

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Just call it 300 lbs thatís what everyone else does

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exactly... I think people have no idea how big a 300 pound hog really is. .

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Originally Posted by dlrz71
Hang it on a scale. I have seen people use a fabric tape to measure girth to estimate weight but no way that is accurate.


Heart girth weight estimations are accurate within their parameters. Ranchers use such methods with livestock. Tried and true. Given the poor condition of scales that I see some people use, I think I would put more faith in heart girth sometimes, LOL.

http://www.thepigsite.com/articles/541/weighing-a-pig-without-a-scale/



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Re: Weight of hog [Re: Pupjoint] #7386629 12/25/18 08:09 PM
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Thanks guys, Merry Christmas

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Just call it 300 lbs thatís what everyone else does



rofl up

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Just call it 300 lbs that’s what everyone else does


I see that a lot


I shot a 340 last year and it filled a whole tractor bucket

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Just call it 300 lbs thatís what everyone else does


I think a lot of people would be surprised if they weighed their 300# pig

Re: Weight of hog [Re: fcr550] #7387134 12/26/18 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by fcr550
exactly... I think people have no idea how big a 300 pound hog really is. .

: rofl lots of people get fooled by the pic's posted of hogs taken on this forum, Angle the pic taken... posted pic of hog taken, same angle, AR-15 at feet of hog then AR-15 by its back.... Hog looked bigger with AR-15 by its back & hog closer ta cam... never took the time ta do the tape thing Back pack, no gutting tis easiest way for when ya way back in thar & ya huntsolo ...
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My Lease buddies used to shoot a bunch of 300 pounders until we bought a scale. The best weíve done since purchasing the scale is 274 and that hog was huge.

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For large hogs I would use my hunting buddy Ed. "Hey Ed grab a beer come over and look at this hog. Tell me whatcha think". Ed was about 245 pounds on the hoof. I would just do a size by size comparison with a big grin on my face. Gawd rest his sole best hog scale I ever had.

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A guide on TFF and THF told me measure girth behind from shoulder and then Girth X 10 - 200 = weight (will get you close).

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Originally Posted by dlrz71
Hang it on a scale. I have seen people use a fabric tape to measure girth to estimate weight but no way that is accurate.


I made it point some years ago to tape and then physically weigh a couple of dozen hogs (Boars & Sows) and found the method to be pretty darn accurate.

I'm sure in some locales it would vary some. Habitat and the condition of the hogs would make a difference. But...lacking an actual scale...I would wager the tape method comes closer to estimating the true weight of the animal than does simple 'guessing'. Unless you have killed and weighed many hundreds of hogs...it is easy to misjudge their weight.

Also, I have found that hog hunters (not all) are bested only by fishermen in their willingness to 'embellish' the weight of their quarry. wink


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