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Subject:  Re: Feral hogs run wild in TX Date:  12/6/2012  11:37 PM
Author:  bighairymike Number:  658669 of 794740

As an aside old boars like that have a very strong odor that taints the meat and that is why they castrate boar pigs when they are very young. The only thing old boars are good for is grinding up into sausage and then they can only put a certain percentage of boar meat into sausage or otherwise the boar odor will be overpowering.

I think the chemical that gives them that strong smell is called androstenone or something like that? Anyway it's pretty foul smelling.



I just got back from a deer hunt in Oklahoma. W