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#6145107 - 01/20/16 01:24 PM What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full?
LuckyVictim Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 33
Hi all,
Hoping for a bit of knowedge here.
Pigs are tearing up my lease so I've set out to exterminate as many as I can over the next few weekends. Problem is, freezer is full from deer season and it seems hunters for the hungry only takes field dressed deer. I can't see just trashing good bacon. Any thoughts?
If it helps my property is out between Sulfer Spring and Mt Pleasant area.
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#6145135 - 01/20/16 01:39 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2084
Loc: Valley View, TX
Pack quarters on ice in cooler , and then straight to smoker over next several days. I've kept some 2 weeks this way.

Also - check thrift stores for another cheap/used freezer; can't ever have too many freezers!

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#6145156 - 01/20/16 01:53 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Kuby's in Dallas will take hogs and donate them through a church food bank. It's a long drive for you, but if you shoot a few over the weekend it may be an option. You could always take the back straps and cook them right away. There is also the circle of life option.

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#6145199 - 01/20/16 02:27 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Typically a local church or some other organization can take the meat and get it to families that need it.
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#6145260 - 01/20/16 03:08 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
Cast Online   happy
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14937
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Give it to me, I'm about out of wildbeast and it's cold outside.
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#6145264 - 01/20/16 03:13 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Typically a local church or some other organization can take the meat and get it to families that need it.
Believer has Hog's for a cause... He could give ya some advice... From what i've learned on texasHF your doing your neighbors that own land a favor... Choot-em as they say: bussards gotta eats too... flag
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#6145265 - 01/20/16 03:13 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21095
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: J. Steele
Hi all,
Hoping for a bit of knowedge here.
Pigs are tearing up my lease so I've set out to exterminate as many as I can over the next few weekends. Problem is, freezer is full from deer season and it seems hunters for the hungry only takes field dressed deer. I can't see just trashing good bacon. Any thoughts?
If it helps my property is out between Sulfer Spring and Mt Pleasant area.


The alligator farm in Grand Saline and the tiger refuge in Tyler will take them from what I hear
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#6145266 - 01/20/16 03:13 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
If your trying to get as many off the place as possible you just need to go ahead and get a bone pile started and dump them.
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#6145305 - 01/20/16 03:39 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
What Nav said.

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#6145557 - 01/20/16 06:09 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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leave em lay in a pile
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#6145695 - 01/20/16 07:09 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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What about inviting some friends over to do the kill and harvest. I bet you can come up with a lot of unknown friends!

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#6145699 - 01/20/16 07:10 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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By the way, I could be your friend. Just let me know.

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#6145733 - 01/20/16 07:27 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Smoke it and eat it....throw a block party for the neighbors.... cheers food cheers
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#6145762 - 01/20/16 07:40 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Last year I got 68 pigs. Anything less than 100 pounds I actually skinned and quartered and gave the meat to friends and employees. Except a few that ranching neighbors would come pickup and process themselves.
Anything bigger that we trapped, we sold live or gave to a guy down the road that was training hog dogs. He would come load them up himself. He would use them for training, and then for dinner.
Only a few big boars that we shot while hunting were fed to the buzzards and varmints, they need to eat too.
I have become spoiled and have a freezer full (getting a bit lower after the holidays) of 20-30 pound sows.
There is always a use for a pig, to somebody or something.
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#6145865 - 01/20/16 08:29 PM Re: What to do with a fresh hog kill when the freezers full? [Re: LuckyVictim]
allan50 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 57
I would gladly come help with the hogs. Would be willing and to pay if not to much

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