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Old 01-04-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default What to do with unwanted Hog meat??? Milam Co area

As you can see I have plenty of hogs at my low fence property in Milam County. I shoot them as fast as I can with my bow (this part has been fun for me) but I only need one or 2 per year for meat. Is there any place to donate the meat? I called the game warden and he had no ideas. At first I had no problem letting them lie to feed the buzzards and coyotes. Now I feel I could make better use of the meat if I could find an easy way to donate. I do not have a walk in freezer to store so the option has to be within a 30 to 45 min drive from my property.

Any suggestions or am I being too sensitive about wasting hog meat?


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Old 01-04-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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Our game warden is new and doesn't know a whole lot. I've been trying to get him to come out for months but he's too busy.

We normally give our trapped hogs to neighbors. One processes them and gives them to other needy neighbors and the other neighbor feeds 8 kids and extended family.

Whereabouts in Milam county are you? If you are close enough I can ask one of them if he's interested in them.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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How many pigs are in this picture??? Holly cow you have a problem sir! I would think there has to be something... A shelter or something that would take it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
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I try to process shot hogs but I also don't waste a lot of time looking for them. I hate to say that, but it's like stomping fire ants - there's more to be killed.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:35 PM   #5
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I counted 74. You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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Wow ive never seen that many hogs in one trail cam picture
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:36 PM   #7
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Break out the AR-15 on them! I'd think a handful on here would help or accept meat too.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:38 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:40 PM   #9
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I use to post an add on craigslist. I would have buyers lined up. All I would do was gut and pack them with Ice. $50 - $200 each in DFW and that was 10 years ago.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:47 PM   #10
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I counted 77
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #11
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I try to process shot hogs but I also don't waste a lot of time looking for them. I hate to say that, but it's like stomping fire ants - there's more to be killed.
Same here
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #12
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I will make a suggestion for what its worth. Fence in your feeders and half of your problem will be gone.

I went thru the same deal as you. I finally penned in my feeders and now the hogs go around the perimeter and leave. You must eliminate a food source.

As far as free meat, I gave two away this year out of 21. I tried and tried to give the meat away, but unfortunately most want them processed or they wont come and get them. No one will take them for free anymore.

I truly despise hogs and never worry about the wasted meat any longer. I finally bought night vision and started working on the hogs at night and this has been more successful than trapping them.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #13
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As you can see I have plenty of hogs at my low fence property in Milam County. I shoot them as fast as I can with my bow (this part has been fun for me) but I only need one or 2 per year for meat. Is there any place to donate the meat? I called the game warden and he had no ideas. At first I had no problem letting them lie to feed the buzzards and coyotes. Now I feel I could make better use of the meat if I could find an easy way to donate. I do not have a walk in freezer to store so the option has to be within a 30 to 45 min drive from my property.

Any suggestions or am I being too sensitive about wasting hog meat?


The date is not correct on the gam cam pic. It should be 1-1-18
Wild Boar Meats in Hubbard will buy them. https://wildboarmeats.com

Sometimes when I am on property helping to thin the pigs with thermal and night vision, the landowner takes them there. I think they were getting 30 cents per pound. Let me know if you want to try that method.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:08 PM   #14
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I have a few guys here at work that are constantly asking/accepting hog meat. There are people out there who will graciously take the unwanted pork off your hands. If you want help I'm always willing, I used to hunt out in Milam Co in Milano.
I don't need the meat as I have plenty, just offering to help thin the heard without compensation.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:17 PM   #15
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Wild Boar Meats in Hubbard will buy them. https://wildboarmeats.com

Sometimes when I am on property helping to thin the pigs with thermal and night vision, the landowner takes them there. I think they were getting 30 cents per pound. Let me know if you want to try that method.
They have a Website and how they want them brought in price change on a weekly basis.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:31 PM   #16
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Thatís a lot of swine!!!

I got 74.

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:35 PM   #17
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Thatís a lot of swine!!!

I got 74.

I found 4 undotted....78
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:37 PM   #18
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I found 4 undotted....78
Shadows......I'm a professional. 74
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #19
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Wow..................no doubt there's more to the left and right out of the picture.

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #20
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Shadows......I'm a professional. 74
BUT you ain't a good one....78

Two more red one by far left bottom post
You have 2 dots in V of tree, should be 3

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:42 PM   #21
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I live in League City also and will take some off your hands
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:43 PM   #22
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Shadows......I'm a professional. 74
Professionals sometimes miss. I'm a professional, as well. You missed at least two by that left feeder leg.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #23
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.30 cents a pound ain’t much for one you killed and gutted, then have to drag it up in a truck and haul it. 100 pound hog would be worth 30.00, so you would need 1000 pounds of hogs to make it pay for a feeder full of corn.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #24
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BUT you ain't a good one....78

Two more red one by far left bottom post
You have 2 dots in V of tree, should be 3


Didnít say I was a professional pig spotter. Just a professional.

I got 3 more via yellow dots. I donít see the 4th in the V of the tree.

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #25
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2 words, Boar Buster
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:51 PM   #26
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2 words, Boar Buster
2 words... Tannerite
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:54 PM   #27
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I didn't see the other black one by feeder leg, I still see one between the two yellow dots and down just a little.....red ones back
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:58 PM   #28
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I didn't see the other black one by feeder leg, I still see one between the two yellow dots and down just a little.....red ones back
Oh snap. I see it clear as day!!! One of those forest for the trees thing.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:12 PM   #29
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I think it is a prefect spot for a hog trap. One of those circular types. You would catch way more on one trapping than you can ever shoot in one night. So the hog spook would be worth it for a good capture. Yes sir, you have a Hog problem.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:12 PM   #30
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I'll come trap them and remove them for you.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #31
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Oh snap. I see it clear as day!!! One of those forest for the trees thing.
So are we at 80 hogs in one picture?
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:19 PM   #32
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I drive through Milam county weekly and carry a Benelli shotgun with magazine extension. Just saying I could kill a bunch and drag em off if you don't want them.

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Old 01-04-2018, 05:22 PM   #33
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Ha!!
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:26 PM   #34
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How many pigs are in this picture??? Holly cow you have a problem sir! I would think there has to be something... A shelter or something that would take it.
Agree..Tannerite!
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:34 PM   #35
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someone is buying them there in Milam county and shipping them over seas...

My uncle has a boar buster in Milano and gets .35 a pound.....takes 20 to 30 a week to her
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:35 PM   #36
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Call your local processor. Sometimes they will have an organization that they will process and donate the meat too or if you find an organization to donate it too they will process it for free. One processor here donates to a church food pantry and I've heard of folks donating the meat to a local veteran's assistance center.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:46 PM   #37
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What he said, surrounded in nails, screws, marbles, ball bearings and anything else you think might make good shrapnel lol
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:49 PM   #38
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So are we at 80 hogs in one picture?
Hate to say it, but 78. I'll ask rainman how many crawfish are in my sacks at Bownanza 2018.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:51 PM   #39
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One of the guys here takes them in for processing into ground meat and donates it all to a local food pantry--
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:13 PM   #40
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Don't feel bad about killing them and feeding the buzzards!
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This^^^^^would be a blast (pun intended)
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:23 PM   #42
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Kudos for trying to make use of the meat rather than wasting. As others have suggested contact local processors and see about finding a few families to donate too
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:28 PM   #43
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Dang that's a bunch of hog! Good luck
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:29 PM   #44
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Get a few buddies with unplugged shotguns and some #4 buckshot. As far as meat, I give it away to all who will take it. That is usually everyone in my family. They will have them processed. Not me.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:30 PM   #45
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Don't feel bad about killing them and feeding the buzzards!
This. Kill as many as you can, use what you need, and leave the rest laying. You'll still be feeding other animals.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:32 PM   #46
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Take some friends with you.
Let them gut, skin, butcher and ice what they want
I strap the good ones and leave the rest.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:37 PM   #47
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Don't feel bad about killing them and feeding the buzzards!
x2 . They are a nuisance, crop and field destroyer, disease spreader, etc.

We will never be rid of them no matter how many are killed
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:49 PM   #48
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http://www.hogsforacause.org/

Maybe these guys?
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:49 PM   #49
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Just cut out the backstraps. You have enough pigs out there you should never again need to gut one. It would be great if there was an easy way to donate wild pork but most places wonít take them.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:51 PM   #50
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Im in temple and would take a few or help shoot some for meat
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