January 14th, 2008, 11:59 AM
How does Javelina meat taste???
To all you Javelina hunters out there, would you give me some insight to how the meat tastes? Any way to prepare the meat to make it taste better? Thanks
January 14th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Apparently there is a gland on top of the back, above the hindquarters that should be removed right after you kill them.
I did not know this, and my DOG wouldn't eat the one I killed.
January 14th, 2008, 12:38 PM
It tastes a bit like rat...they're cousins, you know. If it's fixed right, and if you can get over the thought of eating rat, it's not too bad.
January 14th, 2008, 12:44 PM
sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but i wouldnt know cause i wouldnt eatt the filthy........................ ...........!!
actually i like javalina. tasted fine to me.
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January 14th, 2008, 12:51 PM
I've had it great, and I've had it awful. Depends a lot on field care and the state of the animal when shot. Crock pots, chili, pit bbq, chorizo sausage, etc. I don't think I'd try to eat a steak though.
January 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM
January 14th, 2008, 12:58 PM
remember they really are not a pig, I have found they taste better when made with chili, sausage or things like that, I don't really care for plain javelina taste.
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February 18th, 2008, 06:40 PM
February 18th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Stanley...now how would you know that?
Originally Posted by Stanley
USUALLY THE HUNTERS THAT WERE NEVER ANY GOOD AT HUNTING WILL SHOOT A SPIKE.they just dont know any better and never will amount to anything .......sproulman
I think meat hunters is another name for "Bad Hunter" or "Low Patience Hunter"....grfox
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February 18th, 2008, 06:56 PM
I don't think we really want to know...
Originally Posted by LiteSpeed1
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February 18th, 2008, 07:06 PM
My favorite way is to use all of the meat to make Green Chile. You usually have enough meat to make 2 or 3 gallons of the green chile. I love it, great in burritos, in a bowl, on tostadas. Freeze whatever you don't eat right away in half gallon containers. After several weeks in the freezer it will be even better, I promise.
February 18th, 2008, 07:14 PM
I would rather pick the ticks off of it and eat them
February 18th, 2008, 07:24 PM
funny myself and 323 were talking about this like an hour ago.
supposedly the way people do it here is to debone the pig and soak the meeat in a beer for 24 hours, dump the beer then do it again. supossedly this makes it edible.
February 18th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Sounds like a waste of beer
February 18th, 2008, 07:30 PM
BTW use cheap beer I forgot to post that
February 18th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Back quite a few years ago when I was in the Army I along with some other guys hunted in Texas, and had a blast bowhunting these rascals. The guy that owned the ranch put on shoulder length rubber gloves, and told us that under no circumstances should we touch the animals guts, or meat with our bare hands. I gladly at that point turned over mine, and NEVER did, or NEVER will eat them. There were other guys with me that told me that even fixed to what some called right--they still didn't taste good. NEVER again- it was fun at the time though. Anything that requires gloves like that guy had on along with the way he acted left me really wondering about bacteria etc.. I must admitt to this day I will never forget their mouths. Those teeth were like razor blades. I wouldn't have wanted to back one of those little rips into a corner.
February 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Ok what exactly is a javalina I thought it was a pig but guess not???????????
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February 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM
About like Javelina hair from what I've been told.
Originally Posted by tmolina
February 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Stanly would you like to elaborate on what butt tastes like...
February 18th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by skynight
Killed one years ago, brought it home and took it out back to gut and skin. Stinkingest thing i've ever smelled. Dogs wouldn't even drag it off.
Originally Posted by gun870guy
February 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
go to miller southwest processing in queen creek and have them make it into 50/50 brats. Half javi and half pork! There lean and taste great!!
February 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Also DO NOT I mean Do NOT cut the glands out if you do one might as well throw it away. Skin it until one can pull the hide which isn't very far off the hind qtrs. And god these things do stink
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February 18th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Deep Pit BBQ
I had it in a Southwest deep pit BBQ, seasoned and cooked in foil all night and so tender that you could cut it with a fork. And I have to tell ya honestly......It SUCKS!!!!! I wouldn't feed it to the barn cats!!! Best just to say a prayer thanking the Almighty for a good hunt and leave it buried in the pit.
February 18th, 2008, 10:04 PM
The javelina is a peccary. It is related to elephants, not pigs.
Originally Posted by NUARCHER
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February 18th, 2008, 10:42 PM
So what you guys are saying is it definitely does not taste like chicken?
Originally Posted by ChappyHOYT
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