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Eating Unborn Game

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by trueblue1776, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. trueblue1776

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    This has never happened to me before and by the odds of it I probably should have seen this by now. I Killed an 80 pound pig (clean), was full of young. It was too heavy to carry the carcass and the young as it was a couple mile walk back. So I left the young.

    Does anybody have a good way to cook unborn pigs? These were probably at least four or five pounds and there was about eight of them. It was a shame to leave that much meat on the ground. They looked fine to eat, I can't think of any reason not to, just never had an opportunity. Anybody eat these?

    Thanks
    Hank
     
  2. Il Duca

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    I can't say as I would want to eat unborn pigs. I just wouldn't feel right. I would leave them for the Coyotes and other hogs and stuff.
     
  3. trueblue1776

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    I see your point, but 40 pounds of fresh meat in the bush is making me feel pretty guilty. Regardless of the names us humans call the shape, meat is meat especially when you have a grinder.
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    I would have left the nasty old sow for the yotes and taken the "fetuses" to the grill:D

    Besides you've probably already eaten them, if you've ever ate bologna, hot dogs or Vienna sausages
     
  5. CSA 357

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    I bet they would be good and tender, cooked on the grill with some tonys on them, i have had the chance to shoot realy small pigs in the wild but never have but the ones like you took are some of the best eating i have ever had! all i can say is next time take a heavy duty trash bag and packem out and try it:D csa
     
  6. RyanM

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    I guess you'd want to look up a recipe for suckling pig, and cook 'em the same way.
     
  7. marksman13

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    Uuuuummmmmmmm........no. Not for me anyway. Have at it.:D
     
  8. Liberty1776

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    my family raised hogs - we grilled many 2-4 wk old piglets. even at that age they just sort of melt - no muscle tone. i'd think a fetus would be damn near liquid... real, real soft meat is my guess.
     
  9. koja48

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    Hmmm . . . would be tender, If it seems "barbaric," remember we routinely eat eggs . . . now we can have them with petite strips of bacon, with quail eggs, for those light eaters . . .
     
  10. Logos

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    After all, we eat eggs, don't we?

    ;)

    I see Koja beat me to it.

    :)
     
  11. Cosmoline

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    Yeah, but there's something excessively *chinese* about eating a pig fetus. They're for biology class, not the table. And BTW, I've opened them up in biology class and there's nothing I'd care to consume in one. A suckling pig is different because it's been fed on incredibly rich milk. A fetus hasn't really been fed on anything. I don't eat anything before it's had a chance to eat something.

    And as far as eggs, they're not the same. They're UNFERTILIZED. You're not really eating a chick, you're eating what the chick would have developed on. The bird analogy would be like eating a FERTILIZED chicken egg with the chick inside. And that would be way too *French*
     
  12. koja48

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    Yeah, you're right Cos; I'll stick with baloney . . . that way I have no clue what I'm eating . . .
     
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    fertilized eggs like on the farm or ranch are the best, for taste and nutrition, orange yokes not that pale yellow.

    I donna know as I have never hunted pigs but somehow it just doesn't feel OK killing a pregnant animal. I am not making any judgments here and if I knew more about hunting hogs I might just change my view but it the way I feel now it just kinda leaves a uneasy feeling. Are they that much of a problem in some areas?
    Knew a old government trapper that would kill a den of coyote pups and that never did feel right either.
     
  14. kungfuhippie

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    Seeing as how ferrel pigs are pests, killing the pregnant sow just means less pests. Kind of like squashing the black widow and her egg sack. Eating them? I've eaten worse: donkey (salty), sloath (grisle), dog (too greasy but somewhat like pork), possum(meh), frog (delicious). Not my preference, but I tell you what. When a person that make $30 a month for his whole family cooks up a pot of pig fetuses and offers me one out of kindness I'll eat the damn thing with a smile. If it's just from hunting-well as a Chilean friend once told me, "some parts of the animal are for feeding your dogs" Worst thing I've ever eaten-cow foot soup-tastes like a live cow smells.
     
  15. bensdad

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    heeby-jeebies

    I love to hunt and eat dead critters and all that. I just always associate hunting with fall... when animals are pretty much done raising their young. Eating fetal pigs just sounds sorta, I don't know, grusome.
     
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    Game species are about never pregnant during hunting season so far as I know but pigs have no season, breed year round, and so are hunted while pregnant. Thing is, you probably won't know they're pregnant until they've been shot. Kinda seems weird, but there's no practical reason I can think of not to eat the piglets too.

    Anyway trueblue, good to hear when other hunters have a hard time leaving meat on the ground. Figure we took it's life, least we can do is make the most of it. This attitude will get us as far as we can go with hunting fence-sitters.
     
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    Had you taken them, they would've been the tastiest, most tender pork you've ever had. It (and the placenta/afterbirth) would've also been jam-packed with nutrients (though the placenta/afterbirth would've tasted very much like liver).

    Throughout most native societies, eating the womb/fetus of an animal was considered a delicacy, and one often reserved for the pregnant and nursing mothers, and the elderly (due to its nutritional content and how easy it is to eat, respectively).

    I shot a doe last year just out of spots, and let me tell you: you could probably have cut the meat with your lips if it'd been marinated at all. We just cooked it and ate it, and every one of the cuts could easily be cut with a fork.

    The irony here is that while you might feel compunction about eating pig fetuses, a great number of people in this twisted society of our's has no problem with human abortion - and does so fairly regularly.

    For the most part, I agree. But there are exceptions, such as when there is a need: one such need is for vitamin and mineral rich meat; another such need (as the case with feral hogs) is the thinning and maintenance of the heard, so as to prevent them from their destructive tendencies.
     
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    You bring up eating afterbirth AND raise the abortion debate in one post? You've crossed multiple lines there bucko.
     
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    Back on topic . . . Eph, you just nailed the "uncomfortable" part . . . I most definitely have the same aversion. I'd feel terrible if I harvested a critter, eviscerated it, & discovered it was pregnant. The "den of pups" hit close to home, too . . . a rancher back home used to do the same to fox dens & it always bothered me.

    However, in light of the "multiple line crossing" a couple posts up, I'm done on this subject . . . Art's Gramma needs to hack this thread . . .
     
  20. RubenZ

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    I wouldn't do it just because it would seem gross and I just couldn't see myself gutting fetuses. Now if you did it for me ;) and invited me to a BBQ then I'd probably eat it.


    I'm not the same boy I was years ago who could shoot, kill and eat anything I saw out at the ranch. As it is, I feel bad shooting dove and deer these days. I don't know why but I'm finding as I get older, I feel bad now when I kill things.
     
  21. H&Hhunter

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    Just put those little suckers on the grill gutted but other than that whole. leave the head the feet and their little tails intact. Serve them with tiny little apples in their mouths.
    Make sure and save this feast for the next time you have squeamish disneyfied city folk over for dinner.;)
     
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    H&H, I just took you off my list of members I would like to eat dinner with. :D:neener:
     
  23. Troutman

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    Things that some cultures eat and don’t eat are all but rationalizing, at times.
    As another poster put it, bologna, hot-dogs. Those other parts of an animal that’s incorporated in other meat products, to be used for consumption.
    There are other reasons some cultures don’t eat certain animals, animal parts.
    This includes animals that are impregnated with their offspring.
    Caviar (fish eggs) are a food source that is considered as a Hors d’œuvre. But who cares about fish. Their not a species with feelings.
    Other cultures eat animals; animal parts that other cultures think are repulsive.
    In some parts of the world, some cultures don’t have the luxury to go to a super-market to purchase a side of beef. Even if they did eat beef.
    The end-user (how I’ll put it), takes for granted, or does not understand or want to understand the whole process of how that food source gets to that supermarket. Whether it’s a 50 year old cow (that’s ready to kick the bucket) or calves (few days old). Or their un-born offspring.
    PETA uses a technique (an appeal) on people’s emotions. Whether this works or doesn’t work, I don’t know. It does not work on me. It seems even PETA and their faithful followers, which look up to their GOD (PETA). PETA has their set of cultural tribunals. Even to some cultures (American) domesticated animals’.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itswGWddk2A&mode=related&search=


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQlJrgZwOk



    PETA does not KILL animals, animals that are used for consumption, anyway!
    NO! True, they just KILL….excuse me….I have to be political correct here…. PUT TO SLEEP (how poetic, Oh! Contraire! ), domesticated animals.

    These things are anything but new, as far as how cultures consume animals, those other animal parts, and their off-spring (unborn).
    There are cultures that consume dogs, rat, and monkey. But this is their culture.
    Like the American culture, is known for their hamburgers, hot dogs.
    It’s not only a cultural thing, but a mindset.

    So….whatever is your thing….munge!
     
  24. Geno
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    Rather the equivalent of pork caviar isn't it?!

    :neener:

    When we caught salmon that had eggs, we rolled them in flour and fried them...tasted good! I can't see any real difference.

    By the way, this is a good thread!
     
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