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Texas Heat Hog shot

Old 08-04-2022, 12:44 PM
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How long can I leave a wild hog in a cooler un-gutted completely covered in ice? With the texas heat, I'm having to go kill the hogs caught in my trap on my lunch break, if not they are dead from the heat by the time I get off work. With that being said I'm not having time to gut them until later in the evening. Usually 3 to 4 hrs after being shot. Any advice would be great. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Rugged 1 View Post
How long can I leave a wild hog in a cooler un-gutted completely covered in ice? With the texas heat, I'm having to go kill the hogs caught in my trap on my lunch break, if not they are dead from the heat by the time I get off work. With that being said I'm not having time to gut them until later in the evening. Usually 3 to 4 hrs after being shot. Any advice would be great. Thanks
Bacteria start working in the gut the moment the hog is dead, I would not want to eat a hog that has been dead for 3 to four hours even if it was covered with. The ice will not cool the inside of the hog very well.
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