Ed as I’m not sure the exact term for the placement, I’ll say it was on the back edge just below the spine. An inch higher and it would have been a spine shot. Also the picture of the wound doesn’t show very well how big the hole was, but I know you could have easily put a 50 cent piece in the hole.
I did pass on two bigger hogs that night for two reasons, tastiness being the main reason, but it was the first totally blonde hog I’d ever seen. Most have a spot or two on them but not this one. Oh and yes she did taste awesome. Here is a picture of one of the hams I smoked the next weekend.