Free Range North Texas Hog

kansasdad

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This little (big!) piggy was in the wrong place at the right time. Nice capitalizing on the opportunity.
 

Reata

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Congrats! Tell us more about that beautiful rifle.
thanks!

It’s a model 70 super grade in 300 WinMag. With the Leopold CDS it can really reach out. Although this one was only 70 yards away.
 

BayouBengal

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Sitting on a small hill overlooking a stock tank and wheat field a few days ago. Hunting for whitetails but couldn't give him a pass.

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Great photos!

Awesome hog as well. I will admit that the explosion of hogs in the south, where I grew up, has completely overtaken my interest from whitetail hunting. I get far more amped up to see a big lone boar nowadays than I do another whitetail.
 

BayouBengal

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Ham is my favorite meat. Never shot a free range hog. What is the taste?
The many hogs that I have killed and eaten have all generally tasted great. It is far, far leaner than a farm pig. I usually do the quarters on a smoker slathered in mustard and salt/pepper. Delicious pulled pork. The backstraps make great chops too and the rest I love making into Chorizo (if you can find a good Texas processor) or sausage. Hogs are a good part of our protein throughout the year.
 

wytex

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That hairy beast had some Eurasian boar in him I bet. Did it have a longer, straight tail?
 
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