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Old 02-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #71
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Is there a gamey taste to a wild hog? The boar over here taste a lot like beef. There is no pork taste to it at all.

It all depends on what the hogs are eating. But yes they can be a little gamey.
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Is there a gamey taste to a wild hog? The boar over here taste a lot like beef. There is no pork taste to it at all.

Wild pigs in Australia are a hit and miss affair eating wise.

Anything from our back country especially during Summer/drought is a no no as they'll eat anything like carcasses and God knows what else and get worms.

Pigs from our mountain areas are a bit better but are better eating during Winter when there's plenty of feed around and they get into the vegetation like bulbs,windfall apples etc.

Personally won't touch them(eating wise) unless I have to but have eaten some from around here which ate ok.
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Is there a gamey taste to a wild hog? The boar over here taste a lot like beef. There is no pork taste to it at all.
I can't tell any difference in the meat from domestic hogs and wild ones here.
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It's the best pork you ever ate. The meat is red, unlike the stuff bought at the meat market.

A skinny hog is not fit to eat.
Sounds like they could be the answer to world hunger unless you're Jewish or Muslim (no offense intended)
Their reproductive rate appears to be on par with mice and rats.
Two to three litters a year five to nine per = 10 to 27 per sow!!
Its certainly not difficult to understand they can become a huge problem in a very short time!
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Two to three litters a year five to nine per = 10 to 27 per sow!!
Problem is it does not happen that way.

Many fish and game game "experts" have extrapolated data from farm brood sows to sows in the wild. It is grossly in error: Very few wild sows have more than one litter per year. See post #9.
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Problem is it does not happen that way.

Many fish and game game "experts" have extrapolated data from farm brood sows to sows in the wild. It is grossly in error: Very few wild sows have more than one litter per year. See post #9.
Thank you for the correction I was on the verge of surrendering!
When I first read those numbers I was seriously concerned.
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Problem is it does not happen that way.

Many fish and game game "experts" have extrapolated data from farm brood sows to sows in the wild. It is grossly in error: Very few wild sows have more than one litter per year. See post #9.
plus in the wild they have predators for the baby hogs that domestic hogs usually don't have.

they still breed fast in comparison to other wild animals though.
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I go to a Pig Kill/Beer Swill every year in Texas at the ranch of my former CO. A lot of killin, a lot of drinkin.

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I go to a Pig Kill/Beer Swill every year in Texas at the ranch of my former CO. A lot of killin, a lot of drinkin.

Beer and .50 cals. Boars won't know what hot them.
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I gotta confess I never used that M82 on any living critter...but I've drunk my share of Shiner Bock and killed my share of Texas and Florida hogs. And I've used just about everything else to kill em, sabot slugs, 30-30, .223 etc.

My neighbor's boy killed his first hog with a knife last weekend. Now that's getting in touch with your inner caveman.
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