Wish they were....only free and WILD hawgs here i`m afraid 8).cjhollic said:
Yea, I knew it was for dragging but I gotta be me and try to be funny. I cant imagine having to drag it through two feet of snow. I dont like walking in two feet of snow. How much do those things weigh. They look smaller and different than the feral pigs where I hunt.danny.k said:Wish they were....only free and WILD hawgs here i`m afraid 8).cjhollic said:
Had to drag the hawg some 800metres through the snow(2feet+) to get to the nearest road. Carrying the hawg over the shoulder is perhaps a bit more macho but not easily done when you got a slinged gun on the other shoulder and two leashed dogs ;D. Especially in the middle of the night...
Look at the coat on that pig and you`l notice that it looks like its fur has been combed cause of draggin through the darn snow;D.
danny.k said:"Our" hawgs have the latin name Sus scrofa.
Compared to regular "farmpigs" they are shorter in length, have higher but less wide bodies, wild hairdues and a BAD temper.
Big mature boars here typically reach weights of 150-250kg(rare that they get bigger) and any sow over 100kg is big .
Weights for the ones above as is are-->
Hawg 1 (pic 1): 13 kg
2 (pic 2): 30 kg
3 (pic 3-4): 98 kg
4 (pic 5): 32 kg
Here is my last one. (about 200 pounds) I'm going again next week. Hopefully I will do as well as you.danny.k said:<edited for brevity>
Nuff bout this, lets see some piggies ;D
I agree, but my wife wouldnt. I already spent Valentines day hunting hawg, booked another hunt on Easter weekend, (my wife is a devout Catholic) dont want to push the envelope any more than I am.danny.k said:
Sure you can. It is all in the preparation, I like to hang my meat for 3 days, soak it in brine for another 2 at about 34 degrees. Winter and early spring it is easy for me, I just use my garage. You need to make sure as much blood is out of the meat as possible. Remove any fat (not much on a wild hawg) and that white filmy stuff. It tastes great.358 Win said:Guys, can you actually eat a wild boar? Domestic boar (the non castrated kind) IMHO are just plain nasty tasting. Even stink when you try to cook em. Smoking the meat doesn't cover the stink up either. Soon as it hits the pan it smells like a wet dog that just rolled on something decaying. I'm talking nasty stuff.
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Yer still standing, so I guess you didn't get shot between the eyes. ;Dcjhollic said:
The story I stick to is:magothy1 said:Pig wound or scope wound ?
It's testosterone. Gets into the meat and makes it smell really funky. I never noticed that such meat tasted way different, but they say 90% of taste is smell. If you can't get past the smell, you're not likely to put it in your mouth.358 Win said:Guys, can you actually eat a wild boar? Domestic boar (the non castrated kind) IMHO are just plain nasty tasting. Even stink when you try to cook em. Smoking the meat doesn't cover the stink up either. Soon as it hits the pan it smells like a wet dog that just rolled on something decaying. I'm talking nasty stuff.
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