Hogs will hurt deer hunting
September 30, 2012 at 2:49pm
I totally agree that hogs will run the deer away, eat your feed, and ruin expensive food plots. We have hogs on our lease and we enjoy hunting them all year. The hogs do seem to lay low during deer season and we rarely see any, even on camera. Since they can and do reproduce so rapidly, we use any means available to control the population during the off season. We have eaten hogs from 20# to 520#, the meat is great and I actually prefer it over deer. Call me lucky, but I have never killed a hog that was 'unedible'. When we kill a large boar, we usually cut a piece of meat off and fry it in a skillet to make sure it doesn't smell strong. I cooked a pork stew with a leg off a 160# boar at work this week and the guys loved it. I guess my point is, if you have hogs, make the best of it. They are fun to hunt and great to eat!