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Old 12-19-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default How big is too big?? When it comes to eating a hog....

As long as we have plenty of wild hogs to choose from, I don't put a knife into a hog unless it is under 100lbs. I always thought it better to eat the younger smaller ones to get better tasting meat. We shot a big 250+ lbs male hog and my FIL was dead set on cleaning, processing and eating this thing. He is very good at processing and this big hog has tasted way better than I thought it would. Of course the worst part is having to admit to him he was right!

What is the max size hog you will keep to eat? Do you care as long as it is process correctly?
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:45 PM   #2
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Mine is 150--- but there are going to be a lot of people who have "ways" of making a bigger hog taste great.. I'm just not a firm believer in that, and don't have to time for that. So 150 is my limit.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:46 PM   #3
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Wow! In for the responses. I've not killed a hog, yet - but have always been told not to bother trying to eat any hog over 150 lbs. or so, and the ideal ones for eating were around 50-60 lbs.

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Old 12-19-2016, 02:49 PM   #4
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No such thing as a sow or barr being to big. Boars if they stink I don't mess with them.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
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As long as you remove as much far as possible and remove the embeded glands in the hams. If you make sausage out of it, size doesn't matter.

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Old 12-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #6
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150lbs Boar. I have eaten a sow that weighed 190 and she tasted good. The quality of they meat will depend on what happens right after it hits the ground. How it is taken care of. I've started field dressing them with them still twitching lol.


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Old 12-19-2016, 02:52 PM   #7
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Wow! In for the responses. I've not killed a hog, yet - but have always been told not to bother trying to eat any hog over 150 lbs. or so, and the ideal ones for eating were around 50-60 lbs.

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Old 12-19-2016, 02:53 PM   #8
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I never worry about the size, but if they smell I leave em alone. The meat will taste just like they smell. Every now and then you get a big boar that doesn't stink, and the meat will taste just fine.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:54 PM   #9
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From someone that has hog hunted his entire life and cleans, eats, kills a lot of hogs every year size does NOT determine if the meat is good/bad. We did believe this in the past as we only shot sows and smaller boars to eat. I started making the decision to process on the smell of the hog. If a hog has a strong musk smell, I won't eat them. It doesn't matter if they are 50 lbs or 300 lbs or boar or sow. As long as they don't stink, I clean them and eat them. I can guarantee you that you won't be able to tell the difference between a 250 lb boar and a 100 lb sow as long as they don't have a stong musk smell.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:57 PM   #10
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Agreed on going by scent, not worth the effort if they are rank, otherwise no problem. And like mentioned, how quickly and cleanly they are processed (any animal in general really) is a large factor in determining the quality of meat.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:58 PM   #11
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About 250 on a boar some of them tend to get a little rank heavier than that, don't really like nursing sows either meat tends to have a funny taste to it to me anyway
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:59 PM   #12
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Ate some of a 320+lb boar last month, He tasted like store bought pork. Worst pig I ever tried to eat was an 80lb boar.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:00 PM   #13
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No such thing. The bigger the better.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:02 PM   #14
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Like most others have said, I judge based on the health and life cycle of the animal and time of year.
March - October I leave 'em laying.
During the winter I will process one a) if I need the meat, b) am in the moode, and c) it isn't a big ol' nasty rutting boar.

I have eaten anywhere from 20 lbs up to 250 lbs and both are great if done right. One of the most tasty ferrel pigs I've ever eaten was a ~250 lb boar shot in the headlights driving back from a blind one december evening. He had been eating so much corn he actually had a sweet smell when we cleaned him.

I known plenty of guys who will eat any pig no matter what and some who wound't if they were starving. Both kinds seem to be doing just fine...
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:02 PM   #15
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No such thing as a sow or barr being to big. Boars if they stink I don't mess with them.
This is what I do.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:08 PM   #16
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From someone that has hog hunted his entire life and cleans, eats, kills a lot of hogs every year size does NOT determine if the meat is good/bad. We did believe this in the past as we only shot sows and smaller boars to eat. I started making the decision to process on the smell of the hog. If a hog has a strong musk smell, I won't eat them. It doesn't matter if they are 50 lbs or 300 lbs or boar or sow. As long as they don't stink, I clean them and eat them. I can guarantee you that you won't be able to tell the difference between a 250 lb boar and a 100 lb sow as long as they don't have a stong musk smell.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:21 PM   #17
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I've eaten a boat that was >300lbs. It was better than deer!!! I think the key is clean them ASAP, keep the hair off the meat, and don't puncture the gut or bladder. Remember to get all the glands too.


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Old 12-19-2016, 03:21 PM   #18
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:32 PM   #19
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It's all in the processing
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As long as we have plenty of wild hogs to choose from, I don't put a knife into a hog unless it is under 100lbs. I always thought it better to eat the younger smaller ones to get better tasting meat. We shot a big 250+ lbs male hog and my FIL was dead set on cleaning, processing and eating this thing. He is very good at processing and this big hog has tasted way better than I thought it would. Of course the worst part is having to admit to him he was right!

What is the max size hog you will keep to eat? Do you care as long as it is process correctly?
It really isn't the size as much as it what they have been eating. As far as taste.

As far as the size, any will do.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:44 PM   #21
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Let me preface this with the fact that i was a butcher 48 years and owned a processing plant as well.
Domesticated boars are not fit to eat. i mean they really are not fit to eat. That said, the russian strain of boar rarely gets strong. Even if they stink when you kill them. Older boars are tougher meat but darn good flavor. With plenty to choose from, we generally eat 10lbers regardless of sex.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:48 PM   #22
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Any truth to older magnum sized boars hams being a little stringy?
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Aint no question about that one.
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No such thing. The bigger the better.
EXACTLY! We have killed and ate pigs that were 300lb boars that stunk so bad you couldnt get within 10 feet to 30lb sows. You get them cleaned quick, get the meat on ice, flush the bloody water and keep adding new ice. The meat will be great no matter what you make out of it.
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This may be a question for another thread, but here goes.
Just recently bought a small piece of property, and have been feeding for about six months. I have lots of hogs coming in but have never shot one. Deer season is almost over which means it's about time for me to take my first hog off of it.
I hear people talking about glands and such. What is the best way to clean one?
I killed one about 50 pounds years ago, and don't remember doing anything to it but gutting and skinning.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:55 PM   #26
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We dont gut them. . dont go anywhere near the gut sack. I cut them down there back and peal the hide away. cut the front quarters out, then do the back quarters, backstraps and haul the rest away to the buzzards. yes, I know we leave the tender loins, but to me it aint worth going into that gut sack to get em. I saw Skylar at Diamond C do something similar while the pig was hanging and he got the loins and still didnt gut it.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:57 PM   #27
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Yup and I don't like it, so those with stinky odor do not go into the cooler
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I have heard that from two fellas that have killed a bunch of hogs in their day. Front quarters and straps are good but the hams can be stringy and tough...
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We dont gut them. . dont go anywhere near the gut sack. I cut them down there back and peal the hide away. cut the front quarters out, then do the back quarters, backstraps and haul the rest away to the buzzards. yes, I know we leave the tender loins, but to me it aint worth going into that gut sack to get em. I saw Skylar at Diamond C do something similar while the pig was hanging and he got the loins and still didnt gut it.
Same way I do my pigs. If you don't want the ribs, only way to fly.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:05 PM   #30
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Agreed on going by scent, not worth the effort if they are rank, otherwise no problem. And like mentioned, how quickly and cleanly they are processed (any animal in general really) is a large factor in determining the quality of meat.
I have never killed a pig that didn't stink. Everyone of them smelled to high heavens
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So I don't have to worry about "buried" glands that way?
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:08 PM   #32
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:11 PM   #33
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I have eaten 30#-300+#. All ate just fine

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Old 12-19-2016, 04:17 PM   #34
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What they eat means way more than size. I won't touch one that has been grazing wheat. Rough country pigs are better. Wheat just does something to meat. I seen the same thing on geese.
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I have heard that from two fellas that have killed a bunch of hogs in their day. Front quarters and straps are good but the hams can be stringy and tough...
A good grinder wil fix the hams where they are edible from an old magnum. I jut dont like messing with them. here are way too many hogs around here and a fellow can only eat so many. Ill just wait until a hundred pounder comes along to eat one. Buzzards gotta eat too. same as worms..
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We dont gut them. . dont go anywhere near the gut sack. I cut them down there back and peal the hide away. cut the front quarters out, then do the back quarters, backstraps and haul the rest away to the buzzards. yes, I know we leave the tender loins, but to me it aint worth going into that gut sack to get em. I saw Skylar at Diamond C do something similar while the pig was hanging and he got the loins and still didnt gut it.
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Same way I do my pigs. If you don't want the ribs, only way to fly.
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But most of the time I do a head shot and my daughter loves eating the ribs.

It depends on the area and what time of year you shoot a hog. You just have to kill and try eating a few where you hunt.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:41 PM   #37
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We kill and eat all sizes and they are all good. We get them back to camp quickly and do the no gut system. Cut the hams off and get the straps out, the rest goes to the yotes.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:51 PM   #38
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This may be a question for another thread, but here goes.
Just recently bought a small piece of property, and have been feeding for about six months. I have lots of hogs coming in but have never shot one. Deer season is almost over which means it's about time for me to take my first hog off of it.
I hear people talking about glands and such. What is the best way to clean one?
I killed one about 50 pounds years ago, and don't remember doing anything to it but gutting and skinning.
There's no glands. You may be thinking of javelina. Clean same as a deer.
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This right here. I wouldn't eat a 20lb boar if I was starving. Any boar has a smell, that's a fact regardless of what others say. You may have a higher tolerance but a boar is a boar, well unless it's lacking boar things... Then it's tasty. I prefer a fat one, whether it's a fat 50lb sow or 400lb sow. However I'll take the biggest and fattest Everytime.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:08 PM   #41
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We dont gut them. . dont go anywhere near the gut sack. I cut them down there back and peal the hide away. cut the front quarters out, then do the back quarters, backstraps and haul the rest away to the buzzards. yes, I know we leave the tender loins, but to me it aint worth going into that gut sack to get em. I saw Skylar at Diamond C do something similar while the pig was hanging and he got the loins and still didnt gut it.
Most of the time i will only take the backstraps. However, I have used this process to take the hams.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:23 PM   #42
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Mine is 150--- but there are going to be a lot of people who have "ways" of making a bigger hog taste great.. I'm just not a firm believer in that, and don't have to time for that. So 150 is my limit.
That's about my limit as well, although I have a buddy who gets the hams cured and he likes BIG ones. I just don't like to clean them and get their stink all over me, my truck, and my knives.
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It all depends on the stink to me. If they small bad, I won't eat them. If a 200#'er and 60#'er are in front of me at the same time, the small one will get shot 90% of the time. Exception to the rule is sows. They don't get stinky no matter how big they get.

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:20 PM   #45
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There's no glands. You may be thinking of javelina. Clean same as a deer.
I wasn't gonna say anything...I had never heard of that before.
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X2. Have ate boars up to 260 and tasted great!
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:15 PM   #47
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^^^^THIS^^^^

Know people that processed big ol stinky boar hogs and when they cooked the meat it stunk up the house

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Old 12-19-2016, 11:22 PM   #48
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I wasn't gonna say anything...I had never heard of that before.
Talking about lymph nodes, in hams and shoulders in deer and hogs

Say what you want and process how you will, it makes difference in taste to me so I cut them out
That and dirt and other foreign stuff is what led to me buying the equipment to process my own stuff.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:27 AM   #49
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This right here. I wouldn't eat a 20lb boar if I was starving. Any boar has a smell, that's a fact regardless of what others say. You may have a higher tolerance but a boar is a boar, well unless it's lacking boar things... Then it's tasty. I prefer a fat one, whether it's a fat 50lb sow or 400lb sow. However I'll take the biggest and fattest Everytime.
If it has nuts, I ain't eating it otherwise, I'm good with any size
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:01 AM   #50
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Shot a 300+ or - a few years ago that tasted great. She had a belly full of piglets that a lease members daughter dissected.
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