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Old 12-09-2013, 03:29 AM   #21
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IME, it's easier to tell they're wild on the outside, than the

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Old 12-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #22
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OK I am gonna ask what may be a dumb question here.

How does the meat compare to a farm raised hog?


Best suited for two purposes, smoking, grilling, etc. or grinding for sausage.

The best meat is typically from wild pigs that have been trapped (if a young boar, castrated) then grain fed for a few weeks. Pigs taken during a year with heavy acorn crop can be quite tasty.

Old boars not fit for most taste buds.

If you want pork chops, bacon, etc. stick with farm raised.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
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My neighbor got a big boar this year. About 300 lbs. I marinated it f a few days then cooked it on the green egg. We sliced it up and made fajitas. It was without a doubt the best pork any of us have ever had. Lean, tender and tasty. I'll take some credit with my cooking, but it was excellent pork. But I've also heard some boar can be gamey. I'm thinking of taking up hog hunting just to get more of that meat.

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Anybody ever have luck with an electronic caller and some piglet distress calls?
Never used them on feral hawgs, because we hunt them over a bait source.. However, I use regular predator calls (Lohman and Circee) on Javalina all the time. I've had 10/15 Javalina coming to the call like a SORT team to a hostage rescue LOL. Woofing and clacking their tusks, coming to rescue a red....

During archery season , I'll also use the call in attempt to keep the arrowed Javalina close to my location for recovery.

Just keep in mind your legs, when you stir them up. They can't see for chit at distance but they are courageous little beasts and come at you in numbers.
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OK I am gonna ask what may be a dumb question here.

How does the meat compare to a farm raised hog?
Apples and oranges......

A farm raised "for butcher" hog will always be superior, because their feed and growth is controlled . However, a wild hawg is not a bowl of chicken liver either. Just don't think in terms of chops and bacon.

I'll echo Gatoragn Smoking, grilling and sausage grind makes for good table fare.
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I have killed about 40 in the past few years and with the exception of two very rank old boars (we used at yote bait) the rest ended up in someones deep freeze and to the letter they all said they could not tell the difference on this pork and that they bought at the store.

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How big of a hog are you hunting?? My friends have used a 3030 and 308 marlin exp. I, however, use my trusty and rusty 3006

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I agree with the guys who are saying, basically, it's not about

choosing a caliber for wild boar, but choosing a caliber

you already own...

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How big of a hog are you hunting?? My friends have used a 3030 and 308 marlin exp. I, however, use my trusty and rusty 3006
I don't think you will find a hog you can't kill cleanly with an 06. BUT if you are going after the BIG ones I would advise you to use at least a 165 gr tough bullet. I have seen some hogs hit with the 150's not give the penetration I would like to see.
Just remember, "The only good hog is a dead hog"!
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We keep beating a dead horse over what caliber does it take to kill a hog.

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