We always keep a box of latex gloves in our processing area just to make clean up easier and I still had them on from processing two smaller hogs when we took pictures of the big pig. We only eat the small ones, the big ones are nasty tasting. Wearing latex gloves when processing or cleaning wild animals is a good idea especially if your hands stay cut up like mine do most of the time from working on stuff, you never know what kinda funk critters carry.
Gotta do it quick while they are still warm....once they get cold, critters start finding "other" warm bodies.
This is why my Dad always hated when people he would take hunting wanted to shoot pigs, lol....
Looks like you punched him in the nose, since its bleeding and all.
Can you give us specifics of how big the pig was, what gun you killed it with, what type and grain weight of ammo, distance of the shot, and other things that I can't think of now.
By the way, as mentioned earlier, pigs carry lots of wierd diseases that can be transmitted when cleaning them if you have any open cuts or scratches on your hands that may come in contact with the pig blood or meat. Always a good idea to deal witht pigs with gloves on.
Hog: 175lbs which is decent but no where near the big boys we have taken. 300lbs+ Rifle: Remington R25 .308 Scope: Leupold VX-III 3x9x50 with illuminated reticle Load: Winchester ballistic tip 168 grain Distance: 75 - 80 yards down a four wheeler path through a palm grove.
I need to remove the original picture to allow download space for this picture but I can repost it later.
This is a picture of 2 smaller pigs taken the same night. Big hogs are nasty tasting but the smaller females are good eating.
The two smaller hogs in this picture (65lb – 70lb) where taken with the same set up as above from a distance of 55 – 60 yards with shots through the head (to save meat) from deer stands with red lights mounted on them.
Are hogs blind to red light same as deer? I never heard that before, but it seems that it would be an ideal way to get hogs in some circumstances. Night hunting hogs is probably more effective than day hunts since lots of them critters like to lay up during daylight.
Thanks for the gorey, bloody pics. Makes me want to go huntin' again.