Friday, October 17, 2008

Pigstickers, Porkers, and Packs of Old Yellers

DG, a co-worker and my main back-up at work managed to get a little hawg huntin’ time in a while back and sent some pictures by e-mail you might like. I didn’t get to go on this little outing because I was probably busy fixing fence, sleepin’, or eatin’. And while I’m on the subject of eatin’, just wanted to let you know I had a really good bowl of beans for breakfast this morning. Beans…gotta love ‘em! Now back to the hawg huntin’!

My friends hunt with pigstickers and a pack of Old Yellers. For those of you who might not be familiar with Old Yellers, they are actually Blackmouth Cur Dogs. Old_Yeller in the book was actually one of these types of dogs. The dog in the movie version was a yellow lab. This feral_hog was average size and came in around 225 pounds. It did have some pretty big tusks for one this small. So if you’re looking for some practice against the invading hordes or looking to put some extra food on the table , do a little hawg huntin’, dig out your recipe book, and start cookin’!

BTW, sure hoping to get some extra time this weekend to spend with the twins!


seth said...

can you hunt the feral hogs anytime? is there a season? my understanding was you could hunt them on your own land anytime you wanted, is this true?

riverwalker said...

To: seth

You can hunt pretty much anytime you want on YOUR land without a license. Otherwise you need a hunting license. Hunting season is always open year round on these porkers.


Mayberry said...

Save me a piece of back strap! Smoked piggie, yum!

riverwalker said...

To: mayberry

I thought the only thing coast huggers ate was fish! Ha! Ha!


Staying Alive said...

I've never eaten wild hog before. But I have killed and eaten a few that thought they were! I neveer have used a pig sticker to kill them. But I use the pig sticker to cut their heads off! Lets 'em bleed out right on the spot and means less weight to pack home. I don't eat brains.


riverwalker said...

To: michael

Wild hogs take a little extra prep for cooking.


Pickdog said...

Pursuant to Texas law, you can hunt feral hogs on your or someone else's property with out a license. The only requirement is that the hogs are destroying the property (depredation).

I prefer to use one of those hand saws or an electric skill saw to remove the head. I do not eat brains either.

riverwalker said...

To: pickdog

I stand corrected. There is an exception for "depredating feral hogs with landowner permission".


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