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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by TN Bucknasty, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. TN Bucknasty

    TN Bucknasty New Member

    :mad: A client from MS begged me to do a hog for him. Since I'd never done one, I respectfully declined. He's one of my top 3 clients, so when he kept on and on, I gave in like a DA. Anyone got any tips on fleshing this damned thing? These armor plates are kicking my ass!
  2. just use a good sharp knife.

  3. dartondude

    dartondude New Member

    draw knife and a good beam
  4. bill@hogheaven

    [email protected] New Member

    Send it to us & get it done right.
  5. backstapwillie

    backstapwillie 2011 Montana Bow kill

    A goog sharp draw knife is the trick. Once you get through the fleshing part they are pretty simple to mount up. They are my favorite critter to mount.

    But sending it to hogheaven would be the easiest and Ive seen some nice hogs they have done.
  6. Cut some lines in the shield and get a pressure washer out. I have a pressure washer that rips those shields off! You just have to make a few cuts to get it started!
  7. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    It works best for me when I remove the shield from the skin.... vs the skin from the shield. Ya, I know, sounds weird, but it works for me. Oh ya, I use a scalpel and plenty of them.
    Just keep telling your self...... no sewing, NO sewing!!!.............. when it comes to mounting the thing.
  8. backstapwillie

    backstapwillie 2011 Montana Bow kill

    I like to cut a checker pattern in the sheild with a knife and then hit it with my nekker draw knife.

    It seems to come off easier when your just taking a few small squares off at a time.
  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I have a Bettcher, which I rarely use anymore. A kid down the road will skin out the head and flesh the cape for $75!!!
  10. backstapwillie

    backstapwillie 2011 Montana Bow kill

    Wish I had a kid down the road like that! :)
  11. TN Bucknasty

    TN Bucknasty New Member

    Sorry Bill, maybe next time. This time I let myself get pissed and it became personal. I finally got the thing fleshed down the way I wanted it. When I checked the time, it was 3:30am. I hope that critter is looking up from hog hell with a sad look on his face knowing that I won the war.
  12. irishme

    irishme New Member

    :D T N -1 HOG- 0 :D
  13. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    The first one I mounted was a really big boar my neighbor had shot. He had taken me on a hunt for free so I cut him a deal on the mount. Fleshing that thing put a whooping on me and I was sore for a week. It turned out great and my neighbor loved it, but before I let him walk out with it, I made it ever so clear that my normal price for hogs just went up $100 and he nor anyone else would ever get any price breaks on a hog no matter what.
  14. Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith God,guns,and guts made america;lets keep all three

    I just started skinning my first one today. I set it out of the freezer last night and the thing still isn't fully thawed. I got the snout skinned and alot of the shield cut but its too hard on one side and can't get the skin to move to finish it up. When I started I was excited to do it but now I'm tired and going to start back in the morning. It is still cold does anyone think I might have trouble with hair slip?
  15. swills

    swills New Member

    At a hog mounting seminar, the instructor said he used an electric fillet knife to remove the shield and threw it away when he was done.
  16. backstapwillie

    backstapwillie 2011 Montana Bow kill

    Hogs are pretty tough and dont slip easy but you shouldnt leave it long if the weather is warm and you dont have a fridge to store it in.
  17. Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith God,guns,and guts made america;lets keep all three

    Thanks. We are having some cool weather this week and I think that's why it's taking so long to thaw. I'm going to finish in the morning and get it salted asap.
  18. TN Bucknasty

    TN Bucknasty New Member

    I draped the hide over my mounting stand and carved the shield off using my utility knife and a pair of fish skinning pliers to keep tension on it. I had to change the blade every 15 minutes or so. Had to Lysol the whole damned shop when I was done because it smelled like a nutsack. After the shields were gone, everything else was a piece of cake, but those shields were pure evil.
  19. Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith God,guns,and guts made america;lets keep all three

    Be nice if it was as easy as Rick Carter made it look. :D
  20. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Re: Re: SOB HOG!!!

    bill....i have to agree and if I get any you damn sure will be getting them!!

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