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what is considered a good size boar

What do you consider a good size Mounting boar? Think I think 200lbs and up is what I would be looking for. I saw a shoulder mount my taxidermist was working on and it looked awesome, of course the boar weighed 350 lbs. What would I need to look for to know the approx. weight of a boar in the wild?

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Location: northeast tn
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what is considered a good size boar

judging the boar on the hoof takes experence, most people guess the weight way high but anything from 175 and up with good hair makes a good mount. we've killed hogs that people said would go almost 200 lbs that would only go 120-140lbs, i woldn't worry about a mount to much i'd go for a 80-120lb meat hog for the smoker. but id you want a trophy they are out there to be had

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what is considered a good size boar

I plan on eating it but will not be using a smoker. I dont have a smoker nor do I have any experience with one. I still want a big old boar though for a nice mount. If I go on public land I wouldn't mind shooting a small meat hog but Im going trophy hunting this time.

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what is considered a good size boar

well when ya get one send me a pic and i'll tell ya if he'll make a good mount and suggest a taxadermist that's really good on hogs.

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what is considered a good size boar

I would say 250 and on up would usually make a good mount my dad has a 400 pound one on the wall its awesome, Good luck and post a pick when u get him

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what is considered a good size boar

"Good Size" depends on where you are hunting. We have killed some 600 lb. plus hogs here in Central Ca. But for mounting, I think you want something in the 200 to 250 lb. range with some "russian boar" in him and good visable teeth when you see him on the hoof. The taxidermist will pull the teeth to add length to the mount. Good luck and let us know how you do.

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