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Old 09-21-2020, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Anyone eating wild pigs ........

Killed a few this summer but haven't eaten any yet. I usually wait for a cold front before butchering any to eat. I have cut out some back straps and put them in the freezer. What about you?
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:49 AM   #2
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Default Anyone eating wild pigs ........

The liver is the bodyís filter, I inspect it and if it looks funky the coyotes and buzzards get to eat good.

Thatís year round for me in feral hogs. I know some donít like to waste game but I donít consider hogs game. Theyíre feral livestock.

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Old 09-21-2020, 09:49 AM   #3
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Just back straps so far.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:59 AM   #4
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We like deep frying the little ones. Amazing grub. Do it as you would do a turkey. Weíre doing one again this weekend


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Old 09-21-2020, 10:00 AM   #5
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A week or so ago I pulled the backstraps out of two I had in my trap and threw them on the smoker. Sure were good.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:02 AM   #6
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They make great sausage at the right processer.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:03 AM   #7
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What a waste ! Why would you not eat it , just because itís summer . They make great pan sausage year round
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:03 AM   #8
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There are no problems eating them year round. Just prepare it correctly.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:04 AM   #9
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Yes, all the time. Wild pigs are great table fare.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:04 AM   #10
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We like deep frying the little ones. Amazing grub. Do it as you would do a turkey. Weíre doing one again this weekend


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Hmmmmmm.......that looks great.....how long do you keep it in oil....until it floats like I do when crying a turkey?
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:08 AM   #11
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Never stop eating it! I prefer hog over WT actually. Just put one in the freezer from this past weekend.

Pork fajita, and sausage are my go-tos. Only way I won't eat a hog is if the meat smells when I get the hide off. I have had sows and boars that were pretty rank after skinned, but most are good to go.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:11 AM   #12
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I eat them anytime I take them.

The only thing I change is during the summer, when it is extremely hot I will get myself a time frame to track and field dress them. If its over around an hour I start getting leery.


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Old 09-21-2020, 10:14 AM   #13
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Eat wild pigs year round, smoked, chicken fry, pan and regular sausage. Lots of variety for preparing good meals. I too prefer wild pig over whitetail as there are many options and available year round. Good meat if prepared correctly. Can’t beat chicken fried pork cube steaks!
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:15 AM   #14
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Man, the cooked pig in your photo looks awesome. It's only 10:15 and I'm getting hungry!
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #15
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I like cubing the hams before vacuum sealing, so it lays flat in the freezer, I normally use them for Carnitas.

For Backstraps I like to brine for 30m-1h, then pan sear in rosemary garlic and butter.

You can take the ears and drop them in a dehydrator for the dogs.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #16
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Hmmmmmm.......that looks great.....how long do you keep it in oil....until it floats like I do when crying a turkey?

We basically use turkey times and also just eyeball it. If we think itís ready, and cut in it and itís still a little too pink, weíll throw it back in for a few more minutes


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Old 09-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #17
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Love me some wild pork BS
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:19 AM   #18
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In certain area's, the pigs feast on Summer crops. Why wouldn't you eat a Summer pig?

Carnitas and Modelos are good year round!
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:20 AM   #19
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Every chance I get.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:50 AM   #20
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I’ll eat anything I kill in warmer months. I just make sure the meat cooling down takes priority over all else. Hogs, exotics, you name it. I can only think of a few larger pigs I’ve killed that I didn’t take the entire animal and just took the straps and loins.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:54 AM   #21
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Backstraps are easy to get to and plenty of pigs out there. Easy to get cooled down and don't have to get hands too dirty. They are good 365 days a year
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:57 AM   #22
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Better than deer

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Old 09-21-2020, 11:58 AM   #23
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All year long!
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:00 PM   #24
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yep-- year round
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:11 PM   #25
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Every day of the year


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Old 09-21-2020, 12:15 PM   #26
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They make great sausage at the right processer.
Ya.....your own kitchen with a sharp knife, cutting board, a good grinder and some seasoning. Nothing to it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:19 PM   #27
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Killed a few this summer but haven't eaten any yet. I usually wait for a cold front before butchering any to eat. I have cut out some back straps and put them in the freezer. What about you?
Yes. I eat wild hogs this time of year and any other time of year.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:23 PM   #28
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Pulled pork!.. Get a quarter and just smoke it for pulled pork.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:04 PM   #29
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We make pan sausage out of the sows.. Legg # 10 seasoning and a few hours in the kitchen..
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:07 PM   #30
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I have several in the freezer. Took a few to the processor and had them ground and mixed with beef fat. Tastes real similar to ground beef and makes great tacos!
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:18 PM   #31
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I try to kill the little bitty ones, deep fry in turkey cooker.....dee-lish!!!!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:07 PM   #32
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Weekly, year -round
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:15 PM   #33
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Yup
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:19 PM   #34
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Just make sure they're healthy. If it looks "not quite right" best to avoid.

This thread reminds me....



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Old 09-21-2020, 02:27 PM   #35
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I have a couple Yeti 420s. In the summer I fill one with ice and keep one empty. Fill empty one with pigs and dump ice as we add more pigs. Have to get them cleaned quickly and on ice, but smoke 'em year round. Granted, I prefer colder months, for many reasons, but kill and eat year round.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:33 PM   #36
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oh man that looks good. We like to mix it is with deer meat for sausage.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:38 PM   #37
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:38 PM   #38
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The only part I hate on the summer pigs, is the beer warms up a little quicker than I like
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:11 PM   #39
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My wife and I think they are fantastic. She tells me to go get a pig when we start running low. God I love that lady.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:24 PM   #40
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The only part I hate on the summer pigs, is the beer warms up a little quicker than I like
You drink way to slow

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Old 09-21-2020, 04:33 PM   #41
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Yes, all the time. Wild pigs are great table fare.
Same for me. We eat them year round.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:09 PM   #42
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Same for me. We eat them year round.
I would, except I don't have any place to hunt...ÖÖÖ...
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:12 PM   #43
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Yep,good stuff
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:57 PM   #44
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Killed 6 today that were perfect!!!... if someone else wanted them
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:01 PM   #45
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I used to eat them
Then I found them rutting and eating our restroom waste at the ranch....them nasty suckers will eat anything that has a smell
Never again
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:04 PM   #46
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I used to eat them
Then I found them rutting and eating our restroom waste at the ranch....them nasty suckers will eat anything that has a smell
Never again
.... if thatís the guideline, donít ever eat another chicken!!!
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:35 PM   #47
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I really hate cleaning them. That said, great dinners. A lot of folks say they are better than WTs. That’s not my opinion, but I do like eating the nasty suckers.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:51 PM   #48
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Dang straight. Mighty fine eating any time of the year.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:04 PM   #49
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The internal temperature of a wild hog (or any mammal) is the same no matter what it's like outside. Eat 'em up!
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:21 PM   #50
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I want to try one deep fried now, never thought of that.
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