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#6800060 - 06/21/17 02:29 PM eating summer pigs?
MrWhite87 Offline
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So I'm new to pig hunting, and haven't yet harvested one. i plan on getting a few dropped in the next week or two and was talking with a co-worker about my plans of attack. He cringed when i mentioned cutting a backstrap and throwing it in the cooler. Is it a big no-no to eat pigs killed in the summer? or his he just paranoid?

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#6800067 - 06/21/17 02:33 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
redchevy Offline
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He is paranoid, nothing wrong with eating summer hogs. Get them cold as soon as you can and they will be just fine.
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#6800071 - 06/21/17 02:34 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
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IMO, paranoid. Just get it on ice as quick as you can.

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#6800081 - 06/21/17 02:40 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
MrWhite87 Offline
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so throw in the ice chest PRONTO. That was my plan. I also read to let sit, draining and refilling ice for a day or two. any other tips?

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#6800092 - 06/21/17 02:50 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
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He prob cringed bc he is a vegan.
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#6800097 - 06/21/17 02:52 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
Rob M Offline
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Man, I kill more hogs in the summer than any other time of year. Like others have said, ice them down fast and you'll be good to go. Your coworker sounds like a hippie.
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#6800102 - 06/21/17 03:00 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
MrWhite87 Offline
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hahaha hes actually an older guy that has a VERY enviable gun collection but i think he only hunts deer. he was concerned about how quickly bacteria starts to set in on the meat, but i was like, "yeah it'll be put on ice immediately" as i was trying to get back to the point of my story at that instant. then i started thinking about his interjection on the way home.

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#6800163 - 06/21/17 03:34 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
redchevy Offline
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You will be fine, and while many stress getting on ice quickly, and I would say sooner is better, you still have a little working time.
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#6800181 - 06/21/17 03:55 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: SapperTitan]
HuntersAnonymous41 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
He prob cringed bc he is a vegan.


^ lol exactly. Not to be repetitive but you will be fine. Best of luck!
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#6800182 - 06/21/17 03:55 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
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You're on track, but take the hams and shoulders too. Get the meat on ice pronto in hot weather.
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#6800202 - 06/21/17 04:08 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
Navasot Offline
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Only way i would is IF it was a sow under 100lbs that had no sign of hair loss and was good and fat... and don't stink... and that's still a maybe.... and im not one to be picky about what I eat
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#6800221 - 06/21/17 04:27 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: redchevy]
Gwood88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
He is paranoid, nothing wrong with eating summer hogs. Get them cold as soon as you can and they will be just fine.

This. And worst case scenario leave it in the freezer for a month or so before you eat it.
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#6800226 - 06/21/17 04:33 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
maximum Offline
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my folks ate meat back in east Texas during the depression
throughout the year. most of what pigs they put up were
killed in the winter and canned or cured and smoked, but
they did eat fresh meat in the summer too and lived to tell
about it. they also didn't have electricity back then and
no refrigerators or deep freezers to store food. the indians
before them killed and ate game for centuries year round.

get your game cleaned and cooled down quickly as posted^ ^ ^
and cook it properly and there should be no problem.

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#6800257 - 06/21/17 04:57 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
Navasot Offline
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nope nope nope there is just better things to eat this time of year
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#6800271 - 06/21/17 05:12 PM Re: eating summer pigs? [Re: MrWhite87]
TexasKC Offline
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I no longer eat wild hogs but if I wanted to consume one this time of year I'd be stripping the back strap within minutes. No way would I attempt to clean a whole hog in 100 degree temps. No offense to anyone who feels otherwise. JMO

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