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Hogs...
« on: December 30, 2016, 09:55:34 pm »
Went deer hunting this afternoon....saw 3 does & 4 yearlings.  On  the way back out of the woods we ran into a pack of wild hogs.  Killed a sow & a boar       SAUSAGE to come...!!
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 10:16:37 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 10:30:08 pm »
Wild Hog good to eat?
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 12:18:28 am »
Wild Hog good to eat?

The foresters answer, It Depends.  young are usually fairly decent, boars are strong.  But, the biggest problem is how it is handled once it is down.  They spoil rapidly. Sows can be strong as well.  But the handling is most important
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 06:32:44 am »
I can see where not being a farm pig where you can put it down and hung up to bleed out the right way. Something on the run with 10 holes in it might be a little ruff. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 08:25:45 am »
   I think the Ranger's answer is pretty much spot on with any game animal. How it is handled and how it is cooked determines how it tastes. I've fed venison to many friends who swore they did not like it but they liked the "beef" steak or roast we were having. Did the same with some raccoon BBQ at a get together.
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 11:22:05 am »
The sow I took straight to the processor.  I'm getting the backstraps & tenderloins whole. The rest of will be made into sausage......1/2 fresh & 1/2 smoked.  The boar hog went to the buzzards......
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 11:33:11 am »
When I was at home on the farm dad butcher either a sow that was bred or a gilt (castrated male)  then you never got that pig smell in the meat. A neighbor  of ours always fed his butcher stock only oats for grain the last 3 months. Claimed better flavour.
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 11:38:50 am »
Between feeding the hogs and coons, you are doing good to see a deer :D :D. I have read somewhere, that a mature hog can eat/destroy the same amount of everything that it takes 5 deer to eat/destroy. I don't know if that is true but I always took as many hogs out over deer as possible. You can usually tell if the boars are good when gutting them. However I took a big one 1 time, cleaned it quartered it, brought it out of the woods and my dog would not eat it. It smelled pretty bad when cleaning it, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Buzzards and coyotes have their purpose too ;D
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 11:52:49 am »
Between feeding the hogs and coons, you are doing good to see a deer :D :D. I have read somewhere, that a mature hog can eat/destroy the same amount of everything that it takes 5 deer to eat/destroy. I don't know if that is true but I always took as many hogs out over deer as possible. You can usually tell if the boars are good when gutting them. However I took a big one 1 time, cleaned it quartered it, brought it out of the woods and my dog would not eat it. It smelled pretty bad when cleaning it, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Buzzards and coyotes have their purpose too ;D


You are correct.....the hogs are a real problem.  At this one particular property I hunt a 50# bag of corn will last 2-3 days if I'm lucky.  Sometimes they'll come in and wipe it out in one night.  I have winter food plots and the deer keep coming. As far as the boar hogs go.... I kill enough sows to provide plenty of meat. I'm just not going to waste my time cleaning a nasty ole boar hog. ;D
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 11:55:34 am »
Wild hogs can be really nasty.  The older mature ones can be too tough to eat.  Like chewing tanned leather, just does not taste as good as tanned leather.  Anything over 100 pounds I will not fool with. 
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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 01:06:56 pm »
Wild hogs can be really nasty.  The older mature ones can be too tough to eat.  Like chewing tanned leather, just does not taste as good as tanned leather.  Anything over 100 pounds I will not fool with.

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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 03:47:16 pm »
How do y'all clean those wild hogs, skin 'em or scald and scrape?  Helped process a good many domesticated hogs but never skinned one.  Probably not really too feasible to scrape a wild one.  Just wondering.

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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 04:12:43 pm »
that how we use to do it scald them but no one around here does it anymore thy skin them iv skinned  a few its not to bad just need a good knife

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Re: Hogs...
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 07:27:21 pm »
How do y'all clean those wild hogs, skin 'em or scald and scrape?  Helped process a good many domesticated hogs but never skinned one.  Probably not really too feasible to scrape a wild one.  Just wondering.

We skin 'em.  I take all mine to our local deer processor.  He makes great sausage and it sure is easy to just drop it off & go...
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