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How many groundhogs would it take #6930133
07/14/20 08:44 PM
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To equal the same amount of meat from a average deer?


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930140
07/14/20 08:50 PM
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A lot. Even if you're really aggressive in getting every piece of salvageable meat of the hog. My average chucks are about 6-8 lbs. Occasionally get a 10lber a few times a year doing nuisance work. Think my biggest Chuck was 20.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930141
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Cold as ice!
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930147
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I'd say that's about my average too Sniper, I should buy a scale and start weighing them.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930151
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5 to 8 pounds is also average for me. not many 12 pounders. Between my wife and I we have taken 150 plus in the last 4 weeks in our jobs.


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930158
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So if we said an average of 6lbs, then probably 2 1/2 lbs of meat per, would that be ballparkish?

Dang Jonesie, you two are gettin after'em, nice!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930163
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A truck full.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930167
07/14/20 09:00 PM
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Jonesie, you all are wearing 'em out! This is probably the first time in years that I haven't killed at least 50 by now. I find I'm never able to keep them as it's always so hot and the blowflies are on them instantly


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930209
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After some math up in my head lol, I'm thinking 40 groundhogs would equal 1 deer. Does that sound right???


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930243
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They are easy to process if you are not deboning.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930275
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If you are talking meat only on a 6 # groundhog,I would think 2.5# would be way,optimistic.1.5# would be closer if you are boning the meat.If you are chunking them up,hide,bones and all,that is a different story.If I were grinding them,I would throw in heart,liver and kidneys.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930290
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Jeff, smaller groundhogs are better to eat.

Just make the short drive to Mt. Hope. Hog and beef prices are very low. You can buy a 250 butcher hog for $75.00. Prices are even lower at Degraff.

Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope OH
Livestock, Hay, Poultry, Produce Sale every Wednesday
All Livestock prices quoted per cwt. except for Dairy & Goats-per hd
Goat Sale -10:00 AM in Goat Ring
Calves begin @ 10:30 AM in Main Ring
Date: July 8, 2020___
Head Hogs________41____
220# - 250#_______30.00_______
250# - 280#______$33.00-50.00_____
280# - 300#______$33.00____
300# - 340#______$37.00-38.00______
Sows - Heavy_____$______
Feeder Pigs____________________
40# - 60#_______________
80# - 100#_______________
Head Fat Cattle_______79____
Choice Colored ___105.50.-109.00_______
Good Colored Cattle_____$94.00-104.00_____
Choice Holstein Steers___$90.00-94.00_______
Good Holstein Fats____$80.00-90.00_________
Head Slaughter Bulls _____17___
1000# - 1500#_______$81.00-98.00__________
1500# - 2000#______$78.00-104.00_____
2000# & Up________$87.50-102.50______
Head Cull Cows:____103_____
Good/High Dress Holsteins__$68.00-79.50_____
Med-Good________$59.00-67.00______
Fair-Med________$51.00-59.00 ________
Light/Thin______$51.00 & down __________
Organic________________
Beef/Colored Cows____$55.00-77.50_____
Head Feeders:____118___
Colored Steers/Heifers___$75.00-155.00___

You can buy rabbits at Mt. Hope for around a buck a pound. Production cost on rabbits is around 91 cents a pound.

Keith

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930298
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I was gonna say 40 lbs of meat from an average deer. 2lbs of meat from the average woodchuck. I'd rather butcher 1 deer than 20 Whistle pigs though. The ones worth skinning always stink. Which reminds me I stuffed 2 woodchucks in a sealed bucket with an airlock on it going on 3 years ago... Aughta be ready for coyotes right about now.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930423
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Thanks Keith. I've been eating groundhogs all my life, I don't mind the big old ones either. The way I cook them, they're all good. Good point about the pig though. I would have to make a makeshift cage of sorts to haul the pig home. Also, I do have one of Jayme's skinners that is set up for my truck hitch.

In this heat, how long would a fella have to get the meat in the fridge? You know I'm slow moving lol.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930430
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As long as you can beat the flies you should be fine.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930433
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Catch, Look on u tube, dressing a wild hog. They use a big cooler , with a slurry of water and ice, put in a couple of pounds of table salt. The salt lowers the temperature, to just above freezing.. Put your hog ,in it , to transport and cool out. should work on any critter.. old243

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6930437
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Thanks 243, I reckon those southern boys do it all the time. I just need to get prepared and get some strong helpers lol.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6931200
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Jeff, just rent a trailer from Uhaul for a day to transport the hog in and wash the trailer out good afterwards.

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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6931271
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and how much wood could those woodchucks chuck?

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6931335
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This guy yesterday was more fat than meat I think...


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