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Old 03-12-2014, 08:20   #1
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500 lbs of wild pancetta

That's a lot of wild pancetta...

Conetoe man bags 500+ pound Bertie County hog

Posted: Mar 10, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:57   #2
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That's a lot of wild pancetta...

Conetoe man bags 500+ pound Bertie County hog

Posted: Mar 10, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
By Katie Banks, Digital Journalist
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http://www.wnct.com/Story/24931790/c...tie-county-hog
I like that the guy thought enough to sit 20 feet behind the boar. Maybe 150 lbs of wild pancetta........
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Old 03-12-2014, 13:45   #3
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I'm going up to King City pig hunting day after tomorrow. The biggest one we have taken there was 300lbs. The biggest one I have heard about from someone I trust, did go 600 pounds, up in Mendocino County, California. I always try to take one in the 150 pound class. The meat is usually very good.

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Old 03-12-2014, 17:42   #4
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Beast of a hawg for sure.
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:27   #6
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Big pig

Hunters shoot and kill 488lb WILD HOG in Texas as part of an 'eradication' to control the 'pig bomb' that's seen a huge influx of the beasts

Joel Dudley, owner of Nuisance Wildlife Removal, and Mike Huckabay shot and killed the 488lb feral hog in The Preserve - formerly known as Cypress Lakes

The other six hogs killed each weighed roughly 250lbs

Dudley and Huckabay used thermal imaging, nighttime vision scopes to hunt - a method that differs from the popular methods of using traps or dogs.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...adication.html
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I shot a European Wild Boar for the first time on Saturday.A game farm near where I live breeds them. I have only seen them on one other farm in South Africa. It seemed pretty big to me although I have no idea what the average size in Europe is. This one slaughtered out to 83 Kg. Not very big my American hog standards I guess?


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That's a lot of wild pancetta...

Conetoe man bags 500+ pound Bertie County hog

Posted: Mar 10, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
By Katie Banks, Digital Journalist
WNCT

http://www.wnct.com/Story/24931790/c...tie-county-hog
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:12   #8
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Nice animal Guy !

Remember, the nearly 500lb pigs harvested and described in articles on posts here are the exception - not the rule. Looks like you got a good one.
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This one slaughtered out to 83 Kg. Not very big my American hog standards I guess?

Congrats Guy, That's a good hog, figure live wt at 120K(250-260lbs), NICE..

I'm not a spurt, but the hogs in the 50-60K range are generally better eating, with less of a gamey taste.

Hogs are omnivores and will eat road-kill and others as caught critters. After 150K, they become a tad chewie and overly flavorful, Kapish? :]
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When I was a kid we had a Yorkshire boar that scaled over 700# when we took him to market. The boars who win the Big Boar Contest at the Iowa State Fair tip the scales in excess of 1100#'s, they make for some big Rocky Mountain Oysters fer sure.
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Congrats Guy, That's a good hog, figure live wt at 120K(250-260lbs), NICE..

I'm not a spurt, but the hogs in the 50-60K range are generally better eating, with less of a gamey taste.

Hogs are omnivores and will eat road-kill and others as caught critters. After 150K, they become a tad chewie and overly flavorful, Kapish? :]
I am making cheese griller and smoked griller sausages and ribs from this chap. I usually do that with warthog, so am hoping for a similar result.
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Sounds tasty - didn't happen if we don't get a picture of some of that on the grill.
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Sounds tasty - didn't happen if we don't get a picture of some of that on the grill.
The meat should be ready for pickup next week, then the grilling begins. I will post pics and possibly a scratch n sniff pad too if I can find the icon for attaching that.
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