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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by yardbird tx, Jun 23, 2011.
I live in Austin Texas and this was shot just south east of town.
Thanks, that is amazing! I used to work on a 13,000 acre ranch in Anderson county and I have seen them in big herds like that. Them thars good eating!
Quote:That's no joke. I don't even buy storebought pork anymore. The wild stuff is so much better eating and a lotta fun to hunt. I love having them around. I'll take wild hog over deer any day.
wow I have never seen that many pigs at one time
Is it legal to catch/shoot them for food? I'm guessing they are a bit of a nuisance out there?
Quote:Rob, they are literaly free game, no season, no limits. As far as damage, very destructive. It was not unusual to wake up to find 2 or 3 acres of pasture rooted overnight. They were so plentiful I could ask my DH to "Go get us a hog" DH "How many and how big?" An hour or so later he was back with them. Kept the freezer full for 8 years. Deer also. I had sticker shock when I had to start buying meat again. I do have a small one as a scrap buddy. I don't think I could eat her.
You have a ton of them just south of you in the coastal foothills.
I gotta wonder... if they are good eating and "free" why aren't more people going after them for a ton of free meat? Too much work?
How many lbs of good meat comes off of an average size hog?
We do!!!! Everyone around here eats em, shoots em, gives them away, catches em, cages em, and many many just kill em and leave em which is sad. If you take them to a processor (a good one) he can do it where there isn't much of a gamey taste to them. You don't usually get bacon off of them but most of the normal cuts you can get. BUT honestly after you eat it and eat it and eat it and eat it and have eaten pork every possible way there is to eat it you need a break!!!! I wish people would allow urban friends to come and help get rid of them and let the urban folks have some freezer food too!!! We get them from the neighbor's property which we have permission to hunt (our place is only little over 5 acres).