Feral Hog Palatability #162838 - Ask Extension


Feral Hog Palatability #162838

Asked December 26, 2013, 7:22 PM EST

At what age/size does a feral hog become less palatable or not palatable? How does the gender of the hog affect palatability?

Montgomery County Texas

Expert Response

Quality (taste, tenderness) is good under 150 lbs. Quality is poor over 275 lbs. Boars over 150 lbs are musky and strong. Gilts and sows are not strong, except for wild game flavor.

Game hunters need to field dress (gut, skin) and put in cooler with ice immediately for 5 days. Drain the water and add ice each day to reduce wild game flavor.
FLORON FARIES Replied December 28, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

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