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Jingwa
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Anyone out there get to hunt feral hogs. Started hunting them heavy about a year ago and I'm bit with the bug.
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Do you hunt them for sport or for the meat?

The only wild swine I ever saw in SW Texas was the little javelina as I remember them be called. I would imagine that feral hog meat would be gamey tasting in the extreme. I guess ya could always make some kind of chili out of it.....


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We were having a problem with feral hogs where I worked after I retired from the PD. Tried trapping them, but when that didn't work real well, it was murder city. While on patrol we'd shoot them. The traps did work all that well cause them some smart little critters and they figured that out right quick what was going on. The M16s we carried in the front of the patrol units weren't cutting it with the hogs. I started carrying my PSS in the front of the patrol vehicle with me when on patrol of the back country and I'd lay waste to them when I saw one. Left it lay for the coyotes. I was pretty popular with the coyotes for about three years.

Prolific breeders and they tear up the flora and the fona in the park and piss the Bosses off.
Some of the guys had tried to cap them with their 40s and .45s, had some mad as hell hogs.

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I hunt them for meat. Have some in Stubb's pork marinade and wine right now, headed for the oven.

You can process wild hog, even rank boars up to about 300 pounds, right after skinning/butchering. Takes about four days in ice water and secret ingredients (not so secret), and totally eliminates the game taste.

Then you have the freshest pork in the county. I've even had veegans try it and like it.

I was just wondering if anyone else had the hog hunting bug.

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In my short year of hog hunting I've learned one very important thing that holds true elsewhere. Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement!

Wild hogs are tough as hell. I shot one in the neck with a 7mm Mag from 120yds, blew out 95% of it's vertabrae, and it was still trying to get up and charge me. I've also had one expire in seconds from a .243 shot in the same area. Double lung shot and they'll drop in 40 to 100 yards, on average. Hit the heart as well, and they usually stop much sooner...USUALLY

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My son lives in Weatherford, Oklahoma and a friend he works with has a big problem with feral hogs on his land. In addation to them hunting them, they trap them. They always end up with some young hogs in the traps. They process them and they end up in the Okie Version of a BARbque Grill. Tasty little critters.

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Yummm.

Everyone I've talked to with experience at cooking the "whole hog" loves the little ones. 50 to 70 pounders are about right. Smaller than that and they can squeeze outta the cattle panels.

Sounds like we need to go visit your son for a weekend of target practice, grillin' and story swappin' at the end of an ice cold barley pop.

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