Check out this Hog Hunting Oklahoma ATN Night Scope for a big wild sow in Southeast Oklahoma with how Mike butchers the hog in the field.
Stalking the Wild Hogs
On this particular night in Oklahoma, there were a lot of hogs out in this field. There are so many to pick from and Mike doesn’t always pick the biggest boar, but will pick a younger sow because they are better for eating. Here are some ATN Day/Night Scope images of what he had to choose from.
Here’s the KILL SHOT!
This little piglet was trying to hide after the shot was fired.
Mike saw this big boar after the shot, as it fled across the field. He may have been kicking himself for not seeing this boar first.
Mike with the wild sow after the hunt.
Watch this shorter YouTube video of the stalk and hunt.
Butchering the Hog in the Field
WARNING! Some of you may not like the rest of this article as I am going to show you how Mike butchers the hog in the field so he doesn’t have to pack so much of it out.
1st – Mike Cuts the Hide Down the Spine
2nd – Cut Cross-ways at the shoulders and near the hind legs, in order to lay the skin back and expose the tenderloin or back strap.
3rd – Cut Out the Tenderloin or Backstrap
Begin by cutting along each side of the spine. There is a tenderloin on each side of the spine.
Next, cut along the rib cage.
Now, cut along the shoulder to separate the back strap from the upper body of the hog.
Lastly, cut near the hind quarter to finish separating the tenderloin from the hog.
Lay the two tenderloins across a rock, log or tree branch to keep is as clean as possible.
4th – Remove Both Hind Quarters or Hams
Start by cutting from where the hind leg meats the underside of the belly down to the tail bone. I’m sure there is a better way to say that but here is a photo to show you what I mean.
Find the ball joint and cut through it.
Repeat the same step for the other hind quarter and then finish cutting the remainder of the leg off.
Now, continue skinning the hind quarter.
Remove the skin down to the joint between the ham and the lower leg.
It’s easier to have a bone saw close by.
You’re almost there.
Now, toss your hams and tenderloins into your ice chest.
Lastly, clean up and drive back to a nice warm house, cabin or tent.
Wild hogs are a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, but they are great for hunting and eating. It’s best to use a night scope or thermal scope as night hunting is legal and the best time to hunt hogs.
Mike uses the ATN Day/Night Scope shown below.
- Obsidian IV Dual Core Processor and Ultra HD Sensor - an ideal combination to satisfy your 24/7 hunting needs. Rich color palette for the daylight, sharp black-and-white image at night
- Dual Stream Video Recording - Wifi Streaming and Video Recording now can be turned on simultaneously with no negative effect on performance
- Ballistic Calculator feature makes every shot a kill. Point of impact is adjusted automatically with consideration of ammo type, range to target and environmental data
- Recoil Activated Video - focus on the game, let X-Sight handle the routine tasks. As the scope senses the recoil, video is automatically stored on the SD card
- Ultra Low Power Consumption - over 18 hours of active use. No more lost opportunities due to drained batteries
This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.
Watch the longer, detailed YouTube video below for more information on the hog hunt and butchering the hog in the field.
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