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    • wildschwein
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      Anyone hear ever eaten Javelina? A friend of mine and I are having an argument. He says any animal that a bowhunter can smell before he sees is not fit for human consumtion. I figure if you kill it you grill it, and that so many folks wouldn’t go after them if they didn’t taste half decent.
      So anyone hear have anything to say on the subject?

    • wahoo
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      I eat javie . It’s good real good.Fun to hunt also. People feel the same way about bears and cats and I eat them also. It’s good try it

    • Mark Turton
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      Is there such a thing as bad pork!

    • David Petersen
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      The best javalina cook I know, a trad bowman down in AZ and retired wildlife bio, sums it up this way: It’s all in the cooking. Slice off a nice steak or chop and fry it in a pan … then throw away the meat and eat the pan. It HAS to be slow-cooked, very slow, in big chunks, then torn apart in sloppy joe style. Done right, pig’s pig. There are also those very nasty stink glands on the back to work around.

    • wahoo
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      I cook turkey the same way long and slow as dp said

    • Steertalker
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      Javelina is very good….but I think it depend on a few things:
      1) What size javelina??? I would not shoot a big one.
      2) Field preparation….good clean shots with fast kills. Do not waste any time getting it cleaned and chilled down. That’s pretty darned important in javelina country because you are generally dealing with pretty warm temperatures.
      3) Make sure not to get any to the musk scent on the meat.
      4) Cook low and slow

      Done right it makes for a very good meal.

      Brett

    • Raymond Coffman
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      steertalker –
      I agree on all points in my experience .Wildschwein, the easist way around the scent gland is ease it off as you skin it [ rather than try to cut it out]. and don’t touch it too any meat
      Scout.

    • Larry O. Fischer
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      Like all game animals, preparation is the key. Skin them carefully, rinse, dry, cool. Great eating. Make great pulled pork or verde, ground into Chorizo sausage. Slow cooked on the grill. Backstraps are great pan fried season salt and pepper.

    • wildschwein
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      Now if only we had some Javelina running around here :cry:.

    • Raymond Coffman
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      Wildshwein —
      Periodically you just have to get out a town and go on a new adventure–haha — GTT [ gone to tx ] and go pig hunting. I guarantee it is worth doin —
      Scout

    • Patrick
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      David Petersen wrote: Slice off a nice steak or chop and fry it in a pan … then throw away the meat and eat the pan.

      😆

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