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#6834568 - 07/26/17 08:16 AM does anybody really eat these things???
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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I just can't see eating one of these with all the disease, etc. You have to cook it so long to kill any bacteria, the meat is like jerky. Sausage? I got a freezer full of axis.

I have eaten it BBQ'd tasted like the wood not pork.

So tell me, do you really eat these hogs or feed the coyotes and buzzards who gotta eat too.

I know not many will be truthful. I talk to too many people who shoot hogs as pests only, not for human consumption.

remember be honest, I won't judge.
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#6834598 - 07/26/17 08:39 AM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
easttxhoghunter Offline
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Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Crosby, Tx
boars under 150#, sows under 200#, best ones to eat are under 100#, old boars or sows, leave them for the yotes, the meat tastes great and is tender, I turn the shoulders and hams into sausage and the backstraps I either broil or use in a stew. Also depends what they eat, in E. Tx. they eat a lot of acorns, corn and wheat, so they taste good.


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#6834694 - 07/26/17 10:05 AM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yep, we eat just about all that we kill. We try to cook it slowly, and don't grill much of it anymore. Up to around 125-140# we'll use the meat for just about anything — stew, soup, cook it with a sauce, etc. From 140# up to around 190# or so we put the leg quarters on the smoker. Any larger than that we grind the meat up and use it for sausage, tacos, meat loaf, lasagna or spaghetti, chili and so on.

Different folks have different opinions, and that's okay.
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#6834793 - 07/26/17 11:30 AM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I shoot them and hope they run off and die away from the feeder (if that's where they are) so I don't have to drag them away for the buzzards and coyotes. As a landowner who has had to drive across all the roads they've torn up I rank them equally with cockroaches and fireants, except they're fun to shoot.
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#6834817 - 07/26/17 11:49 AM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I just can't see eating one of these with all the disease, etc.


You do that with all your meat, particularly any game meat right? Hogs really don't carry any more diseases, bacteria, etc. than any other animal.

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remember be honest, I won't judge.


When I hunt with folks who want to keep the meat, we get them the meat. Otherwise, they get returned to nature.

I got tired of trying to give hogs away. People are often too ungrateful. Too many folks want me to kill it, gut it, skin it, quarter it, bag it, and label the bags. Not only do they want free meat, but free labor. Oh, and I should not call too late, otherwise, I should just keep the meat on ice until I can DELIVER it at a reasonable hour the next day. I am surprised some folks haven't asked that I pay for the electricity to store the meat until they eat it.
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#6834824 - 07/26/17 11:57 AM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sure I eat it.
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#6834847 - 07/26/17 12:19 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 12/07/16
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Love the meat and try to eat all of the ones we take. We have friends up here who will take whole quarters.

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#6834848 - 07/26/17 12:21 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
HuntersAnonymous41 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
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Loc: Central Texas
Definitely eat most of them depending on size or if I see any sore or puss pockets. Beyond that, they are pretty darn tasty, Have also used a few to draw in predators and really put a dent on the pest!
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#6834879 - 07/26/17 12:49 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I rarely eat them but love to kill them.
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#6834885 - 07/26/17 12:51 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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yes sir.

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#6834918 - 07/26/17 01:25 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Yes sir, eat every one straps and hind quarters
For the people who say big ones are a waste I call bs , they have never shot
A big one or taken the time to clean and eat it ( there is more meat)
Pigs are easy to clean and easy to cook if you take the time to learn how to
Wild pork is lean and a good protein source
And is a better choice from industrialized pork
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#6834920 - 07/26/17 01:30 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I've turned the last three 175-200 plus pounders we've taken into brats,chorizo,italian sausage and breakfast sausage. After cooking some of it came to the realization I had hundreds of pounds of dog food. My Brazilian mastiff loves all of it!
From now on I plan on only processing much smaller hogs!

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#6834922 - 07/26/17 01:32 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: aggiehunter03]
TexasKC Offline
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
I shoot them and hope they run off and die away from the feeder (if that's where they are) so I don't have to drag them away for the buzzards and coyotes. As a landowner who has had to drive across all the roads they've torn up I rank them equally with cockroaches and fireants, except they're fun to shoot.


Same here. I scoop them up with the front end loader and haul them to the pig graveyard.

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#6834936 - 07/26/17 01:44 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Hunter-Steve Offline
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Loc: Plano. TX
Love to kill and eat them. I mostly make sausage out of them now.

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#6834967 - 07/26/17 02:16 PM Re: does anybody really eat these things??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I eat them in the winter just my preference... I just cut the straps and tenders and chunk the rest unless im gona slow cook on in the ground... id rather get a little 40-50lb one and cook it whole... and I kill enough to were I keep the freezer full of straps and tenders... rest don't get wasted though... yotes and other wildlife gota eat too... I have a very healthy fox and bobcat population
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