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

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by TwoWheelFiend, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. TwoWheelFiend

    TwoWheelFiend Member

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    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:
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    I've never seen so much fat on an animal:
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    Some of the meat:
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    My Brother the butcher.... exhausted:
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    We like bikes as well as guns :)
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  2. TexasPatriot.308

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    hope you are hungry, a pig that big just aint fit to eat. not for me anyway, I aint that hungry.
     
  3. TwoWheelFiend

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    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.....
     
  4. 7.62 Nato

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    Nice shot. She looks surprised! Nice bikes too. Looks like I see a couple Trumps in there.
     
  5. TwoWheelFiend

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    Good eye 1969 Trident and a 1972 Tiger. Also got a rolling 1971 Bonneville
     
  6. 7.62 Nato

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    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!
     
  7. 41

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    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.
     
  8. 35 Whelen

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    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.

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  9. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    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.
     
  10. Texaszach

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    Ill have to agree with 35 wheelen, my grandad is all about the brown sugar with wild hog
     
  11. MtnCreek

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    I don’t know about wild hogs, but with domestic hogs 150 lbs is prime and anything over 300 is strait sausage.
     
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    Congrats to you
     
  13. sixgunner455

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    I could be wrong, but the feeling I got from the OP was this was a hog that his uncle owned.
     
  14. TwoWheelFiend

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    yeah it wasnt a wild hog, it was my uncles domestic free range terrorist pig haha
     
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    Great shot. Thats a lot of meat.
     
  16. HoboCoastie

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    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!
     
  17. LeonCarr

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    Good going...now get out and shoot about 2 million more of them!

    Just my .02,
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  18. TwoWheelFiend

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    lol ill be manning the boarders in VT when they try to cross
     
  19. castingdonkey

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    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
     
  20. RatherNotSay

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    I want bacon tomorrow...is that a medical IV and stand by the bikes? LOL
     
  21. 788Ham

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    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.
     
  22. TwoWheelFiend

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    RatherNotSay:

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

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    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,
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  24. HoboCoastie

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    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!
     
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    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.

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