Ky hog killing ol timey way

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by mudhole crossing, May 7, 2018.

  1. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky

    How many youuns have experienced this? I grew up scalding and scraping and cooking the liver on the fire on site. Good times!!
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  2. buckfever2

    buckfever2 6 pointer

    Jan 3, 2009
    Still do it every winter. Good times!!!
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  3. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
    Unfortunately no.
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    Not done that since I was a kid. Helped Grouseassassin kill some this winter, but we skinned them. Gonna kill some more in a couple of months.
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  5. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    There ain't nothin' like fresh hog!
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  6. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Yelp, I helped my dad an a few friends kill them
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  7. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Did it once that I can remember. I would love to take my son and help once. Be nice to bring a couple 200 pound meat hogs along to add to the fun. No comparing the meat that has been salted and cured. Man it was good eating
  8. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    Vaguely remember my grandfather doing this. My grandmother loved October. She got lots of lard to barter with. Seems like "neighbors" would help and got some hog for helping. It was sorta like a party.

    Geez, I wish I had paid attention to what was going on. More lost skills...

    Those cast iron kettles looked something like this--if I remember correctly. They seemed huge.


  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    The last he killed was back in the winter and he skinned rather than scald/scrape. He said he will skin them from now on. I remember when we gutted we would get the liver, put it in foil with salt pepper and put it in the coals. Mmmm, that was some good eating.
  10. cedar creek

    cedar creek 8 pointer

    Sep 7, 2014
    Old times there are not forgotten, my papaw took that hog killing serious business.
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  11. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    When I was younger I couldn't wait for Hog killing time. All the farmers around used to bring their Hogs to one farm and everybody had a job to do. Had about 25 Hogs every year. Dad done the shooting and cutting their throat. One farmer used his tractor with boom pole to move them to scald box. That's where I worked. Scraping hair. Had guys gutting and cutting up meat. Miss those KRACKLINS.

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