Originally Posted by KC5TPY
WELL! How about reach out to the members? We have folks all over and I KNOW some of them hunt. I'll bet you could get someone to ship you a hind quarter. A lot of our members sound like grumpy ole folks but they will go out of their way to help anyone out. GREAT bunch of people here. Give it a shot. You need to taste it before you jump in with both feet. Keep Smokin!
I see what you are thinking. Wild Hogs. Cost=ZERO But you can hunt for MONTHS and not see a hog. Just info.
...technically, hunts aren't zero cost, and in many states a permit is required (for feral hogs not so much...they're a destructive nuisance, and hunting is encouraged)...the cost of travel, time off work (if working), expenses while you're away, ammo - if you drop a ton of brass (archery is low-cost shooting only if you recover your sticks and don't destroy your heads due to hard-strikes). Hunts add up quickly with associated costs...depending on the animal, several dollars/lb...that's on the low end of the spectrum, with a shorter, successful hunt. You gotta love to hunt and really want free-range meat to justify it. If you're only driving an hour or less away from home to hunt, can set up camp and plan on being there for a week if need be, and you have local area knowledge (scouting for weeks/months in advance helps, too), you have an edge, and somewhat reduced costs. If you take a guided hunt, well, you just threw the wallet a major curve-ball.
As for Wild Hog, no, never had the opportunity to hunt, process, smoke, grill, or preserve the meat.