We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Even with dogs, hunting boar is manly. And becoming as neccessary as hunting whitetails, the way things are going.
Just took a 300lb boar out of Saluda County the other day. Biggun that was. The club that I bought into has 3,000 acres up in Saluda and the place is full of feral piggies. They've been knocking them off as fast as they can - the meat goes to homeless and meat food lockers for needy folks.
I actually had some bacon from a feral pig Saturday evening - don't know what it as, but it tasted different - pretty good.
Years ago I did a newspaper story on a Red River County Texas hog trapper. A TV news idiot a few days ago said the meat is not edible "because of bullet fragments." Texas has about half the feral hogs in the US.
Wasn't Ol' Yeller a Blackmouth Cur - Texas hog dog?
Here in south Florida we kill lots of wild hogs but only rookies will kill stinky boars for food. Mostly what everyone is looking for is a good Bar hog. A Bar hog is one that has been live caught, castrated and had the tip of its tail cut off which is a rodeo all in itself. A Bar hog will grow bigger, lose the chest shield and the meat is sweet. We've cut as many as 10 a day some years.