I honestly think there is a lot of missinformation out there on the web as far as feral hogs particuliarly good sized boars. Son just harvested a 196 pound boar. Of course he didn't smell like mama and dove moisturizing soap he smelled like a hog that lived out in the woods. We were careful when we skinned him and we used the gutless method. He was on ice for a week. I deboned his hind quarters and one front quarter and the meat hands down was some of the finest looking pork I have ever seen. Deep redish looking pork meat just like some store bought. I made him into sausage except for the loins but I think I could have gotten some chops and other cuts that would have been just fine. We had some Bratwursts from him the ohter night back out at the ranch. They were absolutely delcious! I can't wait to try the Italian sausages and Chorizo as well as the loins! Oh and I'll be shooting, trapping and processing as many as I can get my hands on.
I totally agree. I killed a big one last Nov didn't "officially" put scales on him but easy well over 200. He was delicious, tender, and some of the best pork I've eaten.
Now, I've also been on the flip side and brought back a big boar and it smelled the whole house when cooking.