Hey Hoggetter, Tndeerhunter, et al. I am planning a hunt in December for pigs out here in CA. I am curious, what can I expect from a wild boar in terms of cuts of meat? I for sure will want sausages (Sweet/Spicy Italian, and apple sausage). However, not sure on the rest.
I know you can get chops and/or roasts, but I have heard you can't really get bacon from a wild pig. True? Or, how about ribs? Is there any meat on them, or is it more lean than your typical domestic pork ribs? I also know guys will throw and entire quarter on the grill and serve it up.
In terms of type of pig, I know they say that a nice 100-120 pounder is a great "meat pig". I am a meat hunter, and that's really important to get some good eats out of it, but if I have a chance at a 200lb boar, will I still get some good meat out of it? You hear guys saying the big boars stink, and the meat is horrible.
Sorry for all the questions, just getting psyched to go....