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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2016, 09:18:46 AM »
Great tutorial! I tried "peeling" one like a squirrel once...whatta mess that turned out to be. I will use your method on the next one I get, thanx!
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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2016, 02:01:05 PM »
Can't believe I have never seen this post! Stumbled on it by accident. Excellent tutorial and photos!
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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2016, 07:23:17 PM »
i didn't know g-hogs are regularly used as table fare. i have a friend with an infestation on his farm.  over the years they have become weary of him
and he went from using an old (1913) bolt action .22 rimfire to a .223 vietnam era m16, to a weatherby 22-250 to reach out and touch them.

even shooting from a blind, 1 shot and they all hide for hours.  we've discussed using air rifles in the blind so not to spook them, but baring starlings and hosps, my mother (1/2 ojibwa) instilled in us as young'ns, only take what you can use and let nothing go to waste.  i never joined in the shooting for this reason.  however, if the meat is indeed tasty, let the pellets fly!
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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2016, 08:46:23 PM »
They truly are delicious.  The young ones, which are actually very tender, I usually coat in my favorite seasonings and fry.  The older ones I will cook using a slow cooking method such as a crock pot recipe.  G-hog pot roast is one of my absolute favorite wild game meals, it's just amazing.  :)

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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2016, 09:38:38 AM »
Although i onlyshoot what I intend to eat, let me say I fully understand the need for pest control. Some critters are very destructive and the most economical way of ridding them is to shoot them. That being said, my sister's hayloft is full of pidgeons. Besides feeding them to the barn cats, has anyone prepared country pidgeons? If I can eat them, well, why not?
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Re: How To Skin and Clean a G-hog
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
I've eaten plenty of them and they're great.  I used to have permission to hunt on a farm close to my house and the place was infested with pidgeons.  The flocks of pidgeons feasted every day on the grain that the farmer fed to his ducks (it was a duck farm) so I was given a free hand to take as many as I could.  Long story short...... they are delicious.  You can either breast them out or you can pluck or skin the whole bird.  Breasting them out is the easiest and quickest method.  Wrap the breasts in some bacon and broil or BBQ them as you would a quail or grouse breast and you'll be hooked from the first bite.  The duck farm I hunted on shut down 2 years ago and I'm still trying to find another permission with a pidgeon problem because I really miss feasting on those squabs  :)

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