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Old 07-18-2010, 09:39 PM
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How do you tell the difference between a boar and sow during the spring season? I would assume that not all sows have cubs with them. Size (I would expect) is relevant to the areas.
What tricks do you use?
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:41 AM
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What we tell our guest to look for when determining if it is a boar or a sow:

Big back end, small front end = sow
Big, broad shoulders, deep chest = boar
Long skinny face = sow
Squared off, blocky head = boar
Small, dainty fee in relation to the body/legs = sow
Pigeon toed, wide feet = boar
Comfortable, confident gait = boar
Pushy, nasty, bad attitude = sow

Sows also generally rub earlier than mature boars. You'll see tell tale rub marks on a breeding sow on her flanks just in front of her hips.

Russ
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:38 PM
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What we tell our guest to look for when determining if it is a boar or a sow:

Big back end, small front end = sow
Big, broad shoulders, deep chest = boar
Long skinny face = sow
Squared off, blocky head = boar
Small, dainty fee in relation to the body/legs = sow
Pigeon toed, wide feet = boar
Comfortable, confident gait = boar
Pushy, nasty, bad attitude = sow

Sows also generally rub earlier than mature boars. You'll see tell tale rub marks on a breeding sow on her flanks just in front of her hips.

Russ
Big back end, small front end...Hmmm....
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:04 PM
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What we tell our guest to look for when determining if it is a boar or a sow:

Big back end, small front end = sow
Big, broad shoulders, deep chest = boar
Long skinny face = sow
Squared off, blocky head = boar
Small, dainty fee in relation to the body/legs = sow
Pigeon toed, wide feet = boar
Comfortable, confident gait = boar
Pushy, nasty, bad attitude = sow

Sows also generally rub earlier than mature boars. You'll see tell tale rub marks on a breeding sow on her flanks just in front of her hips.

Russ
Good info Russ,I have been bear hunting a few years and have a hard time telling the differnce some times.

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:18 PM
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Russ that puts down pretty easy to remember, thanks.

Now Monie - what you thinking about?!
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