HOW TO DRESS A HOG IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting Tactics & Tips' started by Guess, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Guess

    Guess Hog Zombie SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    This is the beginning of My "HOW TO" series. You might ask; why I would post a video of how to dress a hog to start the series? It's quite simple really. Many of my viewers have already killed hogs and will hopefully kill many more before I finish my series. I hope this helps. Please practice good safety while handling sharp objects and always wear rubber gloves.
     
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    I have a feeling DJ can put a dress on one and do its make up quicker.
     
  3. Drop Zone

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    The lipstick would take time
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to make and post this video. Very informative. Best regards.
     
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    Good stuff right there.
     
  6. cjcullom

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    How about the "middlin meat" or bacon as its called by city folk? I assume you didnt fool with it cause it was too much trouble? Great video!
     
  7. Guess

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    wild hogs don't have enough meat in the are bacon come from to make bacon. There is a tiny amount of meat there that can be salvaged for smoking, but it stinks to high heaven when fried.
     
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    i'm much faster at undressing them
     
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    Thanks Guess!!

    R
     
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    Awesome thanks!!!!
     
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    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Those are some great tips Glenn. Now, would you mind sharpening my knife for me. :D
     
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    Glenn, this is by far the best field skinning video I've seen to date. Makes me feel like an idiot for dragging all those hogs back to the truck.
     
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    you're not alone, we've all done it. lol
     
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    I used part if your method on my recent hunt. We skinned from the spine down and took hams and straps. It took us a little longer but much faster than the conventional manner. Thanks for the how to.
     
  15. Guess

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    glad I could help
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I obviously need more practice!
    First attempt took me 40 minutes :eek: Most of that time was used in separating the foreleg joints. Mssr. Guess must have a *really* sharp knife and some good hand strength to whip through them like he did. Or he's had a lot of practice and just whupped me with good technique — I suppose that could be it … :rolleyes:

    But, I'm willing to learn. Gonna sharpen my knife and keep at it! :)
     
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    pruhdlr Cantonment,Fla. SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I never sharpen a knife.
    I use a Havelon. --- pruhdlr
     
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    Great video !! Thank you
     
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    I cut the hide down the spine and around the back of the rump and then in the front ahead of the leg, peel the hide to the center of the chest. Then prop the front leg on my knee and take the skin off it to close to the foot. Remove front leg and shoulder, hide already off it. Plop it in the cooler and cut off the hoof at the joint. Then do the same with back leg. Then take out backstrap. Then I use a sharp straight edge hatchet and "snick" carefully through the ribs up by the spine. Peel them away from the guts and cut the diaphram at the same time. Got a nice rack of ribs easy and quick. Then flip the hog over and repeat. Done.
    I bring a sharpening steel with me to do regular touch ups to keep the knife (I use Dexter Russell Basics and Victorinox boning knives) hair shaving sharp. If I can drive the truck up close to the pig(s), I use the top of the window (partly rolled down) for regular touch ups. I wipe the blade clean with flushable wet wipes before each touch up. For making the cuts down the spine and around front and hind legs through the hide, I use a folding utility blade holder with hooked linoleum blades. I use lots of ice and a couple double hand scoops of salt in each cooler, 110-130 quart size. I can get 3 average size pigs in each cooler and try to fill a cooler per night (3-5 hours of hunting).
     
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