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What hogs are good for.........

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by bswiv, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. bswiv

    bswiv Member

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    Yes I know they can get way out of hand and do great damage. That said if we could just get a few more folks to focus on something other than horns we might keep the hogs under control......

    Brother in law shot this one on Friday evening. The first picture is about sunrise on Sunday. You can figure out the rest.....and yes it was that good.

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  2. CSA 357

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    they are fine on the table!
     
  3. matrem

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    C'mon.. Most landowners complaining about it, are thinking more about their wallets than keeping em under control.

    And yes, I too, have paid to hunt them.
    They are fun to hunt and (some) are easy on the palate.
     
  4. Rembrandt

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    Best thing about hogs......bacon!

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  5. Sky

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. FLAvalanche

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    Looks good!

    The landowners that complain the loudest about the hogs are the root of the control problem. They won't open their land to hunting but will complain about the hogs being out of control.
     
  7. 788Ham

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    WHEW !! Those pork ribs sure look tasty!! Must have been some fancy gnawin' goin' on at your house.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Zombiphobia

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    people who pay to hunt feral hogs= pigs being good for monetary gain.

    "course if they've been fed on corn and not just whatever they root up, they taste really good, too.
     
  9. chas08

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    Nice pit, looks delicious, wish I were there. Pigs that size are so good cooked that way.
     
  10. FLAvalanche

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    You should try them when they've been eating oranges out of the orange groves. They basically marinate themselves for you.
     
  11. TNboy

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    Quick question about your preparation? looks like the skin is still on so you scalded it?
     
  12. svtruth

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    It can be done

    The wild boar was exterminated in England in the 13th century (well before the 300wsm was available) so intensive hunting should work.
    They now have wild boar again because of the release of caged ones by animal rights activists.
     
  13. Liberty1776

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    That is a fine smoker you have there! (p.s. why didn't you call me when dinner was ready?:D
     
  14. TexasPatriot.308

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    dont eat 99.9% of em, only make em buzzard food or coyote bait. ever once in a while a 40-50 pounder for ham & backstrap....got way too many to worry bout cleaning etc. I usually kill one or two every time I go in the cattle pastures.
     
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    Around here we usually take a roofing blow torch to the hog to burn the hair off then scrub it real good with a very stiff bristle brush to clean it off.

    I'd imagine they did something similiar.
     
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    That will make them pretty mad if you dont shoot em first!
     
  17. bswiv

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    Brother in law head shot this one with the intention of us doing it with the skin on..........but as he left me to deal with it ( he's smarter than I am! ) and did not say anything I just skinned it.

    Used a rub with a good bit of salt and spice in it. Put that on the night before.

    One of the guys at the feast was is a chef, owns his own restaurant ( A good one! ) and he had suggested that if I did not want to brine it that the night before rub with a lot of salt would help hold the moisture in. Hog was very lean ( they usually are this early in the season) so I expected it to dry out but what he suggested worked.
     
  18. FLAvalanche

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    Shoot them? Texans....
     
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    FL, I'd love to watch and learn...from a safe distance!

    But seriously, I have done the boiling water and scraping the hair off method and used a pressure washer to blast the hair off too but found it more trouble than I felt it was worth. We just skin them these days. Does your scorching method leave any remote taste of that burnt hair smell? How much and what do you recomend drinking to get over the smell while you are scorching one?
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    LOL... That smell would ruin it for me. Kind of like when we used to butcher chickens when I was a kid. That smell would ruin me of eating chicken for a month. As for wild hogs, I just skin the ones I keep.
     
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    Great, it's almost lunchtime and all I have is a cold sandwich. That hog is making me drool.
    Congrats on your hunt and feast.
     
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    They make some fine smoked sausage... also!!

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    any thing made out of pork is great. I just finished making link sausage with deer and pork all of its wild what a treat..
     
  24. Hunterdad

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    You guys are so lucky to have pigs to hunt. I do feel bad for the farmers when their crops get destryed, but I would love to hunt them.
     
  25. TexasPatriot.308

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    somebody needs to kill a bunch of hogs and put em where them muslims wantto build that mosque,, supposedly that will ruin that property according to their beliefs...problem solved...no mosque in NY or anywhere in Amerika.
     
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