I have heard here in some posts that the feral hog meat is unusable. I have had guys I know say the same thing. But I have seen pictures here of them being butchered also. So........
Was just visiting with a very knowledgeable butcher, with a highly regarded Louisiana Meat Superstore. They do it all from slaughting, processing, and fully items too. I asked about feral hogs. Butcher says its about how they are killed. He told me the secret they use is to make the hog happy before they kill them. When they hog is hunted, especially with dogs, they get stressed and frightened and a chemical reaction takes place within the muscles giving it that nasty taste.
In my typical smart-azz reply I say, "well you take it to a movie and buy it some drinks first?"
He laughed, "Yeah"
OK, he say they feed it some cheap booze before they kill 'em, and the meat is fine. He also said they are processing more and more of them to the point they are averaging at least one a day. And lots of hunters are now sport hunting them and donating the hogs to shelters and homes thru out the state. Which I thought was pretty cool.
Anyone else hear about getting the hogs all liquored up?
I wish I had more time, but it was long distance.