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Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:21 am
by buttonbuck
On ice for 7 days
Cleaned and vacuum sealed
Defrosted
Slow cooked in seasoning
Braised
Tacos.

It was phenomenal, absolutely worth the field butchering.

All the good ol boys out here said it ain’t worth nothing, to much testosterone, to tough, yada yada yada. Just leave the meat they said.

Wrong

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:13 am
by HunterBob
I agree, found this recipe and made a whole quarter into carnitas, which were amazing:

https://www.livelongintheoutdoors.com/s ... -instapot/

Used it in tacos, on salad, and for burrito bowls.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:31 am
by Tribute80
In my opinion it Depends on the hog. If it smells like really bad like nasty boar hog that been run by the dogs for 2 hours better to leave it. If it doesn't smell rank then eat it. If it stinks it will more then likely smell a little even after its cooked. Not worth the time if they smell. Glad it turned out awesome for you.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:35 pm
by Bowhuntercoop
Told ya haha. I love free pork!

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:47 pm
by Jackson Marsh
Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:04 pm
by buttonbuck
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


It’s exactly like farm raised pork, maybe a bit more dense. Im sure you could do anything to it you would to the other.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:00 pm
by muddy
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


I prefer wild pig over domesticated.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:31 am
by buttonbuck
muddy wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


I prefer wild pig over domesticated.


Livin off the land man, can’t beat it in my opinion.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:29 am
by greenhorndave
muddy wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


I prefer wild pig over domesticated.

What are the reasons behind that statement? Just curious, as I’ve never had it either.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:32 pm
by Bowhuntercoop
greenhorndave wrote:
muddy wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


I prefer wild pig over domesticated.

What are the reasons behind that statement? Just curious, as I’ve never had it either.

It’s much leaner then store bought pork, not nearly as fatty and greasy. Taste just as good as well.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:24 pm
by muddy
Bowhuntercoop wrote:
greenhorndave wrote:
muddy wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Never had wild pig. Is it any good canned or smoked?


I prefer wild pig over domesticated.

What are the reasons behind that statement? Just curious, as I’ve never had it either.

It’s much leaner then store bought pork, not nearly as fatty and greasy. Taste just as good as well.


Yes exactly. Whenever I made pulled pork with wild hog it wouldn't give gut rot due to all the excess fat. The pigs that I killed also had a "nutty" flavor, perhaps from all the acorns they ate in that general area.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:31 am
by PK_
Wild Boar IMO tastes way, way better than store bought. May be different if you buy real high quality from a butcher or something but I can’t speak for that. Like Muddy said all that fat/grease always bothers my stomach.

Like Tribute80 mentioned every once in a while you will run into a nasty stinky hog, even some sows. I assume they maybe are just unhealthy. Idk. But idc how long you age it or marinade it that meat is rank.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:55 am
by Bio1
I love wild hog. The smaller boars are better and I did kill one once that stunk so bad I literally couldn’t get near him - only one I ever left and I’ve killed a pile. The only one I ever cooked that wasn’t any good was a really old boar. His molars were really worn down - he had a great flavor while you were chewing on it but you had to spit it out because the piece got bigger as you chewed! 1 100 pounder is pretty dang good!

Bio1

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:24 am
by Eddiegomes83
Every wild hog I have had was good. First time we smoked it next to a store bought one in case the wild one was nasty. Other than color you couldn't tell the difference. The wild meat was a little darker.

Re: Boar meat feedback

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:08 pm
by KRoss480
Like Tribute and PK said, if it’s stinking I don’t mess with it. Had some little boars that were stinking a little one time that we tried to make smoked sausage out of. You could smell that rank hog smell everytime we cooked it. Threw every bit of that sausage out, never again.