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#4567063 - 09/14/13 09:45 AM Deer meat versus Hog meat..
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I have eaten plenty of deer and hog meat over the years and I think that hog meat is probably tastier than any deer I have had. Now I understand the feeling of seeing a big buck walk up and it's no comparison to seeing hogs but ultimately, for me, it's about getting meat in the freezer. So, why do so many people view hogs as trash or a nuisance? I see them as a tasty treat. Also, I DO NOT agree with letting them lay, what a waste.
Any opinions on this?
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#4567077 - 09/14/13 09:50 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Chadillac]
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Venison > Pork
Except bacon.
Bacon > everything


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#4567085 - 09/14/13 09:52 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Chadillac]
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You can only eat so many hogs. Once the freezer is full, it's full

Also, big hogs aren't as good to eat. I like to eat them up to about 80 lbs. past that, it's a case by case basis.

I'll give them away, keep them for myself, or shoot them and let the buzzards feast. For me it's about killing them for population control.

We hunted one ranch where the coyotes would clean up a 200 lb pig overnight. Each pig I gave them was one less fawn they had to catch and the pigs were a lot easier to kill than the coyotes were
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#4567123 - 09/14/13 10:03 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: txtrophy85]
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Depends on how you cook them, but ultimately venison tastes better in my opinion IMO..

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#4567127 - 09/14/13 10:06 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
You can only eat so many hogs. Once the freezer is full, it's full

Also, big hogs aren't as good to eat. I like to eat them up to about 80 lbs. past that, it's a case by case basis.

I'll give them away, keep them for myself, or shoot them and let the buzzards feast. For me it's about killing them for population control.

We hunted one ranch where the coyotes would clean up a 200 lb pig overnight. Each pig I gave them was one less fawn they had to catch and the pigs were a lot easier to kill than the coyotes were


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I'll choose deer over hog any day.

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#4567137 - 09/14/13 10:09 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: txtrophy85]
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There is no comparison between venison and pork when you look at which meat is healthier for you. Venison hands down. I like the taste of pork and eat it when I'm being offered some really good ribs and who doesn't like bacon. When you get to the point in life where you have to try to manage your cholesterol intake then venison becomes much more attractive to eat.

Hogs must be shot whenever the occasion arises regardless of whether you plan to eat them or leave them for the animals to eat. They reproduce much more rapidly than deer and other wildlife and are a constant threat to native plants and crops.


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#4567144 - 09/14/13 10:12 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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I always figured 50/50 deer and hog was the perfect breakfast sausage! Best of both worlds.

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#4567147 - 09/14/13 10:14 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Chadillac]
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Originally Posted By: Chadillac
. So, why do so many people view hogs as trash or a nuisance? I see them as a tasty treat. Also, I DO NOT agree with letting them lay, what a waste.
Any opinions on this?


Many people hate hogs because of their destructiveness, like on farms, ranches, hayfields and such. They eat good but how many can you really keep and clean or give away. My experience has been most people say yea, bring me a hog, i would love one. Then when it comes time and you have one in the trap noone wants it, and if they do they want it cleaned and in the cooler.My uncle farms and had one block of 1000 acres of corn. It was a wet year so the hogs ventured away from the river, to his fields, and rooted many acres of seed up right after he planted. Then, later they destroyed many more acres by knocking the stalks down and eatin the corn. He had a guy trapping out there that year and he caught 200 something hogs out there, and they were still tearing it up.

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#4567149 - 09/14/13 10:15 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: dgilbert]
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I love both. They are just different. I've had the meat from a big boar and the meat from an old rutting mule deer. Both were barely fit for human consumption but made good sausage. A young spike or young sow though, hard to choose which one.
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#4567152 - 09/14/13 10:19 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Chadillac]
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Originally Posted By: Chadillac
So, why do so many people view hogs as trash or a nuisance? I see them as a tasty treat. Also, I DO NOT agree with letting them lay, what a waste.

For me, it's because they can turn a 100 acre wheat field into a 50 acre wheat field overnight, literally. They then destroy the remaining 50 acres at their leisure. And yes, I leave them laying 99% of the time.

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#4567160 - 09/14/13 10:23 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: fbchunter]
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There are some really good points made here. If there was a farmer near me that had a bad hog problem then I would be more than willing to help out. If we could both benefit and I got to hunt hogs for free then I wouldn't never step foot on a deer lease (that I had to pay for) again. Now I can see where 200 hogs could be overwhelming but I would try. Also, I'm not sure but I remember reading somewhere that there is a new program where you can turn your pigs in to the county or donate them.
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#4567163 - 09/14/13 10:25 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Play Maker]
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Deer over hogs any day. Not that I don't enjoy eating pig, just doesn't compare to deer IMO.

With that said, deer from different regions taste different depending on their diet. I have had deer that I had just assume give away.
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#4567178 - 09/14/13 10:30 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Chadillac]
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The guy trapping for my uncle was loading them and selling them live. It doesnt pay alot, but if you have 10 or 15 traps you can do some good. It helped the guy i mentioned cause he was retired, lived close to the field, and because his neighbor was a wild hog buyer station at the time, so he was right there. With the way people are these days, its hard to find a farmer that will allow strangers to hunt their fields, IMO. If you are looking for a deal like that the best way to get to know some farmers is to hit them up and see if they need some part time help, which many do come harvest season.

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#4567193 - 09/14/13 10:37 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: txshntr]
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I like them both. I would be sad if I couldn't shoot hogs. Very,very sad.
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#4567204 - 09/14/13 10:43 AM Re: Deer meat versus Hog meat.. [Re: Erathkid]
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Registered: 03/19/12
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I don't dig on swine ...


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