How does wild pig and wild turkey taste different from the store bought variety?

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Question by Jesse Pinkman – Western Women! Wah!: How does wild pig and wild turkey taste different from the store bought variety?

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4 Responses to How does wild pig and wild turkey taste different from the store bought variety?

  1. I haven’t had wild turkey but the wild/feral hogs I’ve had taste like regular pork.

    Welcome to America now go home
    April 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  2. Wild Pig is much like a cross of very good pork, and beef. Most pork in the stores has very little taste really. I decided to live in farm country when I got out of school so have always have farm raised meats and vegetables. There is no comparison between store bought pork and farm raised animals.

    My friends and myself have gotten together and hunted Wild Turkeys for over 30 years. And over 30 of us get together each year. A Wild Turkey again is night and day different then store bought. Remember a Wild Turkey IS able to fly. A farm bird is too fat and porky to even try. The bone structure of a Wild Turkey is completely different from farm birds. You would hardly know it was the same animal. The flavor of Wild Turkey is like the store bought turkey, BUT, that turkey flavor is about three ties stronger. If you like turkey you would like more turkey flavor. AND counter to most beliefs Wild Turkey DOES have allot of white meat just the same.

    Wild and farm raised meat is what we as humans were meant to eat. This processed watered down chemical treated stuff is not nearly as good for you. Wild animals are much leaner meat to so less cholesterol, not to mention allot less fat. It is difficult enough for wild animals to avoid starvation, they certainly rarely get FAT. In fact Fat must be added to Venison ( deer meat ) to make it more enjoyable to eat. And the fat actually aids in making it easier to cook.

    But, you really do not want to eat wild game do you ? ( That leaves more for us )

    EDit : OMG, Wild Turkey on some good rye bread. Good stuff Maynard. A few Morel mushrooms on the side ahhh, to die for. A nice glass of Merlot to finish. OMG, I just ate but, geeeze. At a restaurant a dinner of Wild Game even simply such a sandwich will cost over $ 60.00 a plate to be sure.

    EDIT 2 : I have always felt so bad for those rich city people who have never been fortunate enough to have their own campfire to cook on. :-)

    Staap It
    April 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm

  3. They will be a little tougher and a touch “gamier” as these aren’t “fat, dumb and happy” farm animals. They have to duke it out in the wild…with things that hunt them.

    Space Cowboy
    April 6, 2014 at 11:43 pm

  4. As Space cowboy said, usually tougher, leaner and can have a gamey taste, which depends on what they’ve been eating. If they have been raiding crops they taste better. If they have it tough, they’ll eat anything even rotten carcasses. Their meat is really bad then. Small wild pigs are really good. An old big boar or old tom, while great trophies, usually aren’t fit to eat. This can be true of a big old buck or an old doe.

    April 7, 2014 at 12:09 am

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