Killed my first hog Sunday!!!! *GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING, PIC HEAVY*


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TwoWheelFiend
December 19, 2011, 11:44 PM
OK so this isnt exactly hunting but didn't know where else it may belong on here..... To make a long story short, my uncle has...had a pig that terrorized the neighborhood, tearing up gardens etc, actually attacked me once. The other day it attacked his elderly dying dog so he finally allowed us (my father, brother and I) to take care of it for him. She was about 350-400lbs and about 4 years old. It took 4 big dudes to get it in the back of the truck and was not easy haha.

So Sunday I dispatched the beast with a .308 168gr BTHP, brain shot out of a Ruger Gunsite, did the trick. We cut her up today, never done a pig before. Got a ton of meat and some nice ham roasts for xmas :) I BBQ'd some loin tonight and it tastes great!


Just after:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/ThatsMrButtNaked/smidge/DSCF0822.jpg

I've never seen so much fat on an animal:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/ThatsMrButtNaked/smidge/DSCF0835.jpg

Some of the meat:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/ThatsMrButtNaked/smidge/DSCF0867.jpg

My Brother the butcher.... exhausted:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/ThatsMrButtNaked/smidge/DSCF0869.jpg

We like bikes as well as guns :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/ThatsMrButtNaked/smidge/DSCF0861.jpg

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TexasPatriot.308
December 20, 2011, 12:07 AM
hope you are hungry, a pig that big just aint fit to eat. not for me anyway, I aint that hungry.

TwoWheelFiend
December 20, 2011, 12:12 AM
We werent sure how she was gonna taste. She has a good diet of apples. And to be honest.... tastes just like any other pork i've ever had.....

7.62 Nato
December 20, 2011, 12:13 AM
Nice shot. She looks surprised! Nice bikes too. Looks like I see a couple Trumps in there.

TwoWheelFiend
December 20, 2011, 12:19 AM
Good eye 1969 Trident and a 1972 Tiger. Also got a rolling 1971 Bonneville

7.62 Nato
December 20, 2011, 12:23 AM
My first bike was a 71 Daytona with TT pipes. Now one of my bikes is a 74 Bonnie 750 Twin. It kills me seeing them just sitting and getting dusty. Damn back!

41
December 20, 2011, 01:23 AM
Nice hog. I killed a boar that was almost as big as that one, and it tasted just fine. I haven't eaten very many wild hogs, but I've never tried one that did not taste good. I don't understand why people think that the big ones are not good to eat, but I guess if I eat a bad one, I might change my mind on that.

35 Whelen
December 20, 2011, 01:31 AM
Nice hog. Try curing the meat. You can't imagine how curing improves the taste. You'll need some Morton's Tender Quick, brown sugar and water. Google for exact instructions.

35W

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 20, 2011, 03:22 AM
41, every wild hog I have killed over 200 pounds (150 for boars) has tasted pretty rank to say the least. Only thing that was fit to do with them was use for baiting yotes or other hogs. Even the backstraps were pretty gamey. I guess they would be OK for sausage but it wouldn't be my first choice.

twowheel, that hog looks to be a fairly recent escape from a pen. Id have to guess no longer than a year judging from the neck and body shape. She surely hasn't been "hog wild" for long. Not with her body shape. Definitely been on groceries and not just roots and wild forage.

Texaszach
December 20, 2011, 09:36 AM
Ill have to agree with 35 wheelen, my grandad is all about the brown sugar with wild hog

MtnCreek
December 20, 2011, 09:51 AM
I don’t know about wild hogs, but with domestic hogs 150 lbs is prime and anything over 300 is strait sausage.

ultradoc
December 20, 2011, 10:33 AM
Congrats to you

sixgunner455
December 20, 2011, 11:10 AM
I could be wrong, but the feeling I got from the OP was this was a hog that his uncle owned.

TwoWheelFiend
December 20, 2011, 11:44 AM
yeah it wasnt a wild hog, it was my uncles domestic free range terrorist pig haha

nathan
December 20, 2011, 12:36 PM
Great shot. Thats a lot of meat.

HoboCoastie
December 20, 2011, 12:43 PM
Hell man, I ate dozens of wild pigs that we shot down in Louisiana that fed on nothing but swamp tree roots and acorns, and they were delicious!

The secret is to lay bacon on the shoulders when you're smoking them so it infuses some fat. The wild ones are very lean.

Great shoot and awesome pics! I see the shot popped her friggin' eye out! That's the way I wanna go! In a frenzy of bullets followed by a closed casket (but NOT a BBQ)! LMAO!

LeonCarr
December 20, 2011, 01:16 PM
Good going...now get out and shoot about 2 million more of them!

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

TwoWheelFiend
December 20, 2011, 01:51 PM
lol ill be manning the boarders in VT when they try to cross

castingdonkey
December 21, 2011, 01:02 AM
I tried eating a 275# boar that was very wild. Couldn't grill it, the meat was so tough and stunk so bad it was impossible. I tried stew, and believe it or not the grains of the meat when it finally fell apart were still hard to chew(like shoe strings). So I decided one more shot to make green chilli and that was horrible so sausage it was. Just depends on what they eat. The ones out of the avacado orchards in california are fat and have good bacon on them. the ones out in the hills there are just like mentioned above. I bet that sow eats fine. Congrats on the meat

RatherNotSay
December 21, 2011, 01:07 AM
I want bacon tomorrow...is that a medical IV and stand by the bikes? LOL

788Ham
December 21, 2011, 01:14 AM
LeonCarr,

Take a look at the latest NRA Hunting mag, it has maps about where all those porkers are, they stated in that mag that Texas kills 24,000 a year! Thats a lot of bacon running around.

TwoWheelFiend
December 21, 2011, 11:59 AM
RatherNotSay:

It is actually. I use it to hold an auxiliary fuel tank when working on motorcycles, syncing carbs and whatnot. Works quite well :)

LeonCarr
December 21, 2011, 12:51 PM
Mr. 788Ham,

The sad fact is that is barely making a dent, considering it is estimated we have over 2 million of them in Texas alone, and they do an estimated 400 Million Dollars in damage every year.

I have a buddy who is a USDA Meat Inspector stationed in San Antonio. One of the packing plants he inspects takes in between 500 and 800 wild hogs, every day, seven days a week, and that is one plant.

Every hunter should make it their mission in life to shoot hogs. Period.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

HoboCoastie
December 21, 2011, 02:52 PM
Hey TwoWheelFiend...you've got some good looking metal back there! Like the Road King and looks like you've got three Sportys? I ride a Road Glide Custom. Maybe I'll see you on the road sometime!

irondavy
December 22, 2011, 11:34 AM
Great shot! Yeah she will be some good eating being fed and not having to forage. but the wild ones out here in Texas anything over about 150 Lbs is coyote bait.

Once when some friends and I were out camping and we got a big 300+ lb boar. We thought "why not lets cook him up" the meat smelled kinda rank once we got him all cut up but once we got him on the grate over the fire :barf:. It smelled like someone was peeing on the meat and fire as it was cooking. We just took all the meat out and spread it in the field and shot some yotes later that night.

ID

HoboCoastie
December 22, 2011, 12:25 PM
I've heard the boars are that way. Heard you have to slaughter them right away?

I've been lucky enough to only kill sows and they all tasted just fine to me in all shapes and sizes.

MCgunner
December 22, 2011, 05:02 PM
Mmm, old Triumphs and the HOG is dead and leakin' all over the floor :D

I love me some hog. I trap 'em, keep the freezer full. That's a good thing. The trap is sized such that it tends to keep the REALLY big ones out.

My current bikes are...

SV650S Street
KLR650 Street and hunting/mud
Diamo 200 Cheap Chinese POS for hunting/mud

Racers--
XR100 flat tracker (150cc stroker, mad dawger)
XR motard (for mini road racing)
KX80 motard

The racers are retired.

Wes Mantooth
December 22, 2011, 09:35 PM
The sows we eat regardless of size. The boars get dragged off to the woods.

MCgunner
December 22, 2011, 09:57 PM
Well, a sub 200 lb boar I trapped a few weeks ago is mighty tasty so far. I've made up about 15 lbs of sausage, but have a lot more to grind. We smoked a roast off him that was fantastic and ate the tenderloins and some of the ribs I BBQed. I just got some more sausage casings, need to do some more grinding and stuffing.

http://oi44.tinypic.com/bhkbi1.jpg

Bill_Shelton
December 22, 2011, 10:48 PM
OK so this isnt exactly hunting but didn't know where else it may belong on here..... To make a long story short, my uncle has...had a pig that terrorized the neighborhood, tearing up gardens etc, actually attacked me once. The other day it attacked his elderly dying dog so he finally allowed us (my father, brother and I) to take care of it for him. She was about 350-400lbs and about 4 years old. It took 4 big dudes to get it in the back of the truck and was not easy haha.

Great Shot!

Thanks for sharing the Photos.

langenc
December 23, 2011, 04:23 PM
Some folks dont like venison, hog, coon, beaver, ducks, geese, pheasant, walleye and anything that dont grow in the local supermarket. For them there are dot dogs.


""The sows we eat regardless of size. The boars get dragged off to the woods. "" from above

Discrimination-thru and thru.

ScrapMetalSlug
December 23, 2011, 04:36 PM
Why over 150lbs no good? For domestic raised hogs 225-250 is ideal weight. Under 200 lbs. it was considered underweight for the fair and disqualified.
Any boars that haven't been castrated (all wild ones) will have a much more gamey taste to the meat, but that doesn't mean they are inedible.

My wild hog experiences are much more limited though. I've only harvested one, she was under 200lb, but it was definitely delicious.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
""The sows we eat regardless of size. The boars get dragged off to the woods. "" from above

Discrimination-thru and thru.

OK that one made me literally belly laugh. While I wont usually eat a wild sow over 200 because they are usually just too damn stinking to eat, a boar over 150 I have generally found to just be out and out right disgusting even with the skin off and it was washed. Rank is an understatement. Just plain nasty.

I saw the perfect recipe that would fit a wild boar over 150 pounds. It's a common recipe used for any Javalina. "Take a ham from a boar seasoned to taste, place it on an Oak or Hickory plank (make sure to wash the plank well before this) Preheat oven or grill to around 270 to 300. Cook completely through. Usually takes to between 4 to 6 hours. Remove from oven or grill. Let cool for about 20 minutes. Remove ham from Oak or Hickory plank. Throw away Ham and eat the damn plank! :D

MCgunner
December 23, 2011, 09:38 PM
The plank recipe has been around for coot for many years; yet, yankees eat 'em. Go figure.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 23, 2011, 10:30 PM
MCgunner, I really hope you aint callin me a damn Yankee!!! I may just have to hurt you there son! :D I'll either roll my wheelchair over yer foot or hit you with me walker!!! :neener: Them there is fightin words!!!

303tom
December 24, 2011, 11:21 AM
Make one hellofa good bunch of sausage.......

TexasPatriot.308
December 24, 2011, 11:32 AM
Killed my first hog......of the day when I checked cattle this morning....it is cold and rainy here (ideal hog weather) hope to kill a few more before days end....gonna try to put em on the endangered species list in my area :). the buzzards and coyotes will eat good on Christmas eve and Christmas day, will kill a few more tomorrow.

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