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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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http://www.wnct.com/Story/24931790/c...tie-county-hog
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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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And the reason behind this proliferation of feral pigs.................Dr Jack Mayer, a zoologist who has been researching wild pigs for 40 years, told The Daily Beast he blames global warming for increasing the survival rate of newborn piglets and producing more acorns, bulbs, roots and tubers for them to eat.
I think the problem is that they do not shoot enough of them.
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:03   #8
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I think the problem is that they do not shoot enough of them.

What he said...

Add: They may be fat, but they gets their lov'n..

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Frequently Asked Questions-Wild Pigs

You Tube Video: Feral – Hog Question and Answers by: Billy Higginbotham

1. How many they average per litter and how often they can breed in a year?

The wild pig is the most prolific large mammal on the face of the Earth—but they are not “born pregnant”! The average is between 5 and 6 pigs per litter. Sows have approximately 1.5 litters per year. Are more litters per year and larger litter sizes possible? Absolutely yes! However, I am using long-term averages, not what can occur under ideal conditions –which usually unsustainable over the long haul. Young females do not typically have their first litter until they are 13+ months of age, even though they can be sexually mature at 6 to 8 months of age or even earlier in some cases.

2. What is the average lifespan of a wild pig?

Mortality rates vary greatly-impacting the very young and the very old primarily. Predation is not a big issue once they reach about 10 to 15 pounds. Hunting can be a significant mortality factor in some regions but generally is not enough to offset population growth. Depending on a variety of these factors, plus disease, vehicle collisions etc., average lifespan is probably between 4 and 8 years of age. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service surveyed landowners in 2011 to determine an estimate of how many wild pigs are removed from the Texas landscape each year. We estimated 753,646 wild pigs were removed by landowner-initiated efforts in 2010. This will help refine rate of population growth and population estimate models even more.

3. How heavy can they grow to?

Weights depend on genetic background and food availability. Generally, males can reach larger weights than females but this is not a hard and fast rule. Average weights vary but run 200 pounds for adult males and 175 pounds for adult females. A 300 pound feral hog is a large pig. The unusually large weights of 500 pounds + occasionally reported in the media are very rare.

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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   #10
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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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Old 02-26-2020, 15:19   #14
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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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