Hog Skinning

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by firehog, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. firehog

    firehog Well-Known Member

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    Anyone skin their hog like this where you cut the back feet off and then hang?
     
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  2. 99ram

    99ram Well-Known Member

    I have not. But I believe that guy has done it a few times lol
     
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  3. 1928

    1928 Well-Known Member

    That's a mobile kill unit. The USDA had a program years ago where they would buy a packing house one if they could justify it on paper. The problem is it's a lot cheaper to haul a live cow somewhere then it is to haul a dead one. If I remember right it was during Obama's first term.

    The guy must have shot it with a .22 since he didn't keep the head. Or maybe they don't eat the heads in Australia.
     
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  4. JR1

    JR1 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Watch the dude clean a steer. He's awesome.
     
  5. Thenarwhal

    Thenarwhal Well-Known Member

    That guy's got some knife skills and he keeps his blades sharp.

    Last time I tried to pull the skin down/off with a winch like he did I pulled the carcass in two. Big boar and the skin wouldn't pull over the gristle shield. I just kept putting the power to it thinking it would eventually slip over. No.
     
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  6. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    Don’t guess I see what’s so impressive about that. Pretty much how I clean deer and hogs.
     
  7. firehog

    firehog Well-Known Member

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    Do you cut the back legs Off like that on deer by chance?
     
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  8. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    Sometimes, but most of the times I leave them on there just to keep the tendon form tearing and then not having but one leg to hang it from.
     
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  9. bullcreekboy

    bullcreekboy Well-Known Member

    A guy I used to work with said his neighbor skinned wild hogs by Hanging them and making longitudinal cuts in the skin A few inches apart with a razor knife shingle blade and pealing them like a banana.
     
  10. firehog

    firehog Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I was wondering about if that tendon would hold things.
     
  11. Buckrub

    Buckrub Well-Known Member

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    ^^^
    Beat me to it.
     
  12. Kodiac

    Kodiac Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    They have "coolers" set up in the bush.

    Those guys hunt until they have a truck load. Then they drive to the nearest "cooler" to sell their harvest.

    They use rigs like this. They leave the heart, liver, and lungs in for disease testing.

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    Used to be on my bucket list to hunt hogs in Australia. They have some awesome cross breeds like bulldog/greyhound.
     
  13. Quack addict

    Quack addict Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sharp knives, tractor and sawzall is what I use.
     
  14. Swampboss

    Swampboss Well-Known Member

    ^^ This , for those that don’t know the shingle blade is this type blade that goes into your razor knife .
    You skin the hog like a big catfish.
    I make 4-6 inch wide cuts and peel with channel lock pliers.
    It’s a good way to get the back straps off hogs you kill walking the “ back 40”
    When you want a little meat and don’t have time to deal with the whole thing.
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  15. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    this is what GotPork would do with a hog when he was down at my place. Didnt take him long to get one on ice