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TV Show American Hoggers

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dirk Pitt, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Dirk Pitt

    Dirk Pitt Millennium Member

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    OK forget all the drama and everything else. I just have one question.

    Why are they capturing these hogs? Why don't they just shoot them? I did see one episode when they were shooting at them (poorly I might add). They have got the hardware, I just don't get why they don't plug'em and throw them in the truck???

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    More impressive for the viewing audience?

    WP
     

  3. 10sRin

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    I believe they sell them.
     
  4. Slackinoff

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    I believe there might be specific "wild hog" slaughter houses that ask the pigs be delivered alive.....most of these slaughter houses donate the meat. But yes...10sRin is right, whatever the destination...they sell them.
     
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  5. PBCounty

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    I've done some things I'm not proud of but I'm not down with tagging dead chicks.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  7. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Maybe I'm missing the point. Why would a slaughterhouse pay somebody for a wild hog, require it to be delivered alive, then kill it and give the meat away? That doesn't even make sense.
     
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    Lonestar 48 Silver Member

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    I imagine there is a regulation about any animal destined for slaughter and human consumption has to be alive when it gets to the slaughter house.
     
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    It wouldnt surprise me if they get govt. Subsities for them.
     
  10. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    Hog meat - especially male boar hog meat - needs to be gutted and cleaned as quickly as possible after the kill. Boars, also, must have their genitalia removed within 3 minutes of dying; or else the meat ends up tasting really rancid.
     
  11. phil evans

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    meat from rutting boar hogs can be more gamey(endocrine/ductless glands hormones).
    some adult boars taste really good.
    hog meat is not tainted after death as all circulation stops. what hogs have been feeding on the previous 15 days is primary to tastefulness.
    this so called "reality" tv show is an embarrassment to texas.
     
  12. Dirk Pitt

    Dirk Pitt Millennium Member

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    Thanks for all the responses, I have seen other shows not prime time stuff and the usual youtube stuff where they are just getting shot wholesale.

    I guess they did don't care about those.
     
  13. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Interesting. Aligators are harvested and then sold.
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I haven't figured out why they aren't killing them either. They are a menace, and I have hunted properties with the blessing and encouragement of the owners to just keep them from rutting up their land. I don't eat them, but I sure understand killing them.
     
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    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

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    Cause it's a TV show and I'd guess the producers don't want to have a bunch of dead animals flashing across the screen every night. That'd be my guess anyway. Any other time the cameras aren't around I'd bet these folks shoot them as normal.
     
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    I think they take them to another farmer's land and turn'em aloose so they can charge him to catch'em again.
    On the other hand there is more silly drama having girls put the hobbles on. It's all about the drama.
    I enjoyed seeing Uncle Ted shoot them out of a helicopter much more.
     
  17. Dirk Pitt

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    Roger That !
     
  18. Chuck TX

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    Don't want to upset folks with reality.

    It'd be a better show if they were hog dogging properly, with a knife.
     
  19. Arc Angel

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    :shocked: You mean the guys at my last hog barbecue told me wrong! ;)

    I agree about the, 'reality show'. I have to believe that Texans are far more civilized than they appear to be on that pig of a program. (At least my Texas relatives are!) Come to think of it, ....... I hate reality TV! :supergrin:
     
  20. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    As the dad says on the show: "Reee rahuh eyum blahayuh."