March 8th, 2013, 02:19 AM
Feral hog any good to eat?
My dad says there nasty he says bear is nasty too. Ive had hog loin and it was awesome but I've also had hog sausage and it made me gag dogs wouldn't even eat it, any recipes or tips would be much apprieciated
March 8th, 2013, 02:21 AM
Feral hog any good to eat?
Haven't had hog but bear is freaking delicious
Vantage Elite +'s (77#, 60#, 55#) And a Matrix with Spirals for hunting
Things I Like: Honey Badger Bowstrings, No Limit Archery (Ringer Release and Grave Digger Broadheads), Gold Tip Arrows and Affordable Stabilizer Weights (ASW)
March 8th, 2013, 02:22 AM
March 8th, 2013, 02:32 AM
Well alot of it has to do with preparation of the meat. For pig, I have the butcher mix in some farm pork to add some fat to my sausage. Bears make great ground meat when mixed with a little beef. Just have to have a good butcher.
Birth is painful, life is hard, and then you die. Shoot your bow every chance you get!
March 8th, 2013, 02:34 AM
Re: Feral hog any good to eat?
The smaller the hog the better.
Originally Posted by Kevin Strother
March 8th, 2013, 02:38 AM
You should really read up on parasites... just saying make sure you cook it well... boar have a ton of parasites...
March 8th, 2013, 03:01 AM
As with most animals... this is true.
Originally Posted by DeepFried
TGMM Brotherhood of the Bow >>>-------->
March 8th, 2013, 03:04 AM
I've eaten feral hog a few times and it's the best pork roasts I've ever had!
2013 IBO World Champion & 2014 IBO Indoor World Champion
Stanislawski Archery Products Pro Staff, Black Eagle Arrows Pro Staff
2015 Hoyt Carbon Spyder Turbo, CBE Vertex, QAD HDX and Fuse Carbon Blade
2013 Hoyt Spyder 34, HHA Optimizer Lite Ultra DS-5510, QAD HDX, Doinker
March 8th, 2013, 07:34 AM
Like any wild game. It is how it is taken care of from the very first finding it. Processing, how it is cooked, and so on. Sausasge-it all depends on how and who made it.
Keep it in mind with Hogs and Bear their meat needs to be cooked well done-----as others said they are big parasite carriers.
Have a good day and a better hunt
March 8th, 2013, 09:27 AM
If it is female, shouldn't be too bad. A male on the other hand will get a nasty taste due to the testosterone. I grew up raising pigs and if you waited to long to cut them, the meat wasn't that great. When cooking boar meat, it actually smells like you are frying pig feces, not the greatest smell to have in the kitchen if you ask me.
March 8th, 2013, 09:47 AM
anything under 150 pounds is great eating
March 8th, 2013, 10:02 AM
This is a pretty good rule of thumb in my experience. As has also been said on this thread, the taste has a lot to do with how it is cleaned, prepared, cooked, etc. It is strange how wild hog meat is. I've killed 200 pound boars that while the meat is tough, it tastes OK. I've killed smaller boars that had meat that smelled bad when cleaning it and you wouldn't feed it to the dogs. I think you can smell "bad" meat on a wild hog right when you're cleaning it. If you take out a ham, wash the blood off and smell it and it smells "gamy", then there's a good chance it's not going to be good. I've never had a bad wild hog that weighed under 100 pounds though. They're always delicious.
Originally Posted by tuckerman9
BowTech Insanity CPXL ; BowTech Experience; Elite Energy 35
QAD HDX rests
Spot Hogg Hunter; HHA Optimizer 5519
Carter Honey Release
Deer Crossing Archery Hunter arrows, deadly on everything but the pocketbook!
March 8th, 2013, 10:11 AM
Hog is fine.......my wife shot a crock pot piglet and it was the best prok I have ever eaten.....bar none. I have heard Bear is great too......never have tried it though.
(Compound Traditionalist…and inconspicuous Old Timer)
Bear Super Kodiak
March 8th, 2013, 10:36 AM
I 've had sows close to 400 pounds that tasted fine. But a boar anything over 150# i dont shoot. They seemed to tough for me. I treat them just like a deer. Clean them , quarter them up, and leave them on ice for a few days. Never had a problem.
2013 Hoyt Alpha Elite
2010 Hoyt Maxxis 31
2009 Hoyt Katera XL
March 8th, 2013, 10:41 AM
Anything can taste good if you stick it in a Crock Pot with a bunch of sauce for 8 hours I've done that with some big, old boars and it came out tasty.
"His arrow will flash like lightning." Zechariah 9:14
Hoyt Carbon Spyder 30, CBE Tek Hybrid sight, QAD Ultra Rest HDX, Injexion Arrows & Blazers, QAD Exodus broadheads, TightSpot quiver, Stokerized SS1 stabilizer, Spot Hogg Wiseguy release, Zeiss Conquest HD binocs, Leica 1000R rangefinder, Kifaru Timberline 2 pack, Bark River Gunny Hunter blade, Kuiu clothing, Lowa Cevedale boots
March 8th, 2013, 10:45 AM
bear is great on the smoker. its also fine when marinated and cooked on the grill. Same with hog, smoked is good, and slathered in sauce and grilled.
March 8th, 2013, 11:26 AM
Hog is great, if they are under 200lbs. Anything much over that and they start getting really tough. The small ones (30-80lbs) are awesome
PSE dreamseason Evo 90lbs PSE Omen w/ Axe 6 cams-Evo limbs
sur loc lethal weapon PSE Sight
QAD HDX Ripcord
March 8th, 2013, 12:30 PM
I really would like to get one big one to mount then I guess I could donate the meat. Then ill just target the little ones.