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Old 01-16-2018, 10:47 PM
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Default Describe what a wild hog smells like.

What do wild hogs smell like? Once your familiar with the scent you know it. If the wind is right you can pick it up like a hound. Find a hog bed or wallow and itís there. Kill one and you will smell it in your dreams. But how do you describe the smell to someone whoís never smelled the scent of a wild hog?

Generally I wouldnít call it a bad smell. I wouldnít call it a good one either especially if itís a rank boar. But Iím talking about regular wild hog smell. In conversation with my hunting partners and guided hunters this topic has come up a hundred times. To this day I have yet to get a general consensus on what a wild hog scent smells like. Everyone agrees itís a familiar scent. Something thatís generally comparable to something else but nobody has really been able to put a finger on.

To me itís a combination of letís say maple syrup and a hint of used motor oil.

What say you hog hunters? What does a wild hog smell like?
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I have never smelled a wild hog and I have never killed one either,
But I have killed elk because I could smell them and I have found and recovered dead elk from their smell.
I guess I can say I pray for the day I too can smell a wild hog
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It smells like a wild hog.
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I have killed a bunch and smelled a bunch. Smells musty like damp fur. Hard to equate to other scents. Call me Shay. Just got my 4wd up and running.
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That’s a tough one as everyone’s perceived smell to thought ideas are different. For me I’ve had the whole gambit to “my god I’m not getting near that” to “ damn,this smells good”
The extremes- the bad (smelling) ones smell like that nasty decomposing black mud you take out of your gutters and the really good ones smell like a horse that has had a barley bath.l, a bit like Manila/hemp rope.
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Moose, caribou, deer, elk, antelope all smell soft and good. Very similar aromas.

You can absolutely smell them in the field.

Boars have a stench once smelled is never forgot. Urine, feces, mud, wet fur, all fermented and nasty. The mud they wallow in is also full of urine, feces and whatall. We actually rinse them off before skinning.

The sows are bad too, but not nearly as bad as the males.

Nice little 50lb meatpigs usually don't smell too bad at all.
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You do know what the common behavior of male wild hogs are when they greet one another right? They urinate on each other.
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Smell like bacon
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Smells like victory...
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The large males smell musky like a sweaty ball sack.
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Moose, caribou, deer, elk, antelope all smell soft and good. Very similar aromas.

You can absolutely smell them in the field.

Boars have a stench once smelled is never forgot. Urine, feces, mud, wet fur, all fermented and nasty. The mud they wallow in is also full of urine, feces and whatall. We actually rinse them off before skinning.

The sows are bad too, but not nearly as bad as the males.

Nice little 50lb meatpigs usually don't smell too bad at all.
If you've ever hunted bull elk, the last word one would use to describe it's smell is
"smell soft and good". Far from it. It's a smell you won't soon forget.
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What do wild hogs smell like? Once your familiar with the scent you know it. If the wind is right you can pick it up like a hound. Find a hog bed or wallow and itís there. Kill one and you will smell it in your dreams. But how do you describe the smell to someone whoís never smelled the scent of a wild hog?

Generally I wouldnít call it a bad smell. I wouldnít call it a good one either especially if itís a rank boar. But Iím talking about regular wild hog smell. In conversation with my hunting partners and guided hunters this topic has come up a hundred times. To this day I have yet to get a general consensus on what a wild hog scent smells like. Everyone agrees itís a familiar scent. Something thatís generally comparable to something else but nobody has really been able to put a finger on.

To me itís a combination of letís say maple syrup and a hint of used motor oil.

What say you hog hunters? What does a wild hog smell like?

Im glad im not the only one who thinks it smells like maple syrup! I always thought maple syrup and something sour
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very strong maple syrup
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Boars have a stench once smelled is never forgot. Urine, feces, mud, wet fur, all fermented and nasty. The mud they wallow in is also full of urine, feces and whatall.
Sounds like the next big hit for a cologne: wild boar - 60% of the time it works 100%.
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Take a nasty fur ball, like Weinstein, soak him in urine for a time, then walk around with him tucked under your sack for a few days, just in front of your sphincter while farting a lot.....smells just like that!
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What do wild hogs smell like? Once your familiar with the scent you know it. If the wind is right you can pick it up like a hound. Find a hog bed or wallow and it’s there. Kill one and you will smell it in your dreams. But how do you describe the smell to someone who’s never smelled the scent of a wild hog?

Generally I wouldn’t call it a bad smell. I wouldn’t call it a good one either especially if it’s a rank boar. But I’m talking about regular wild hog smell. In conversation with my hunting partners and guided hunters this topic has come up a hundred times. To this day I have yet to get a general consensus on what a wild hog scent smells like. Everyone agrees it’s a familiar scent. Something that’s generally comparable to something else but nobody has really been able to put a finger on.

To me it’s a combination of let’s say maple syrup and a hint of used motor oil.

What say you hog hunters? What does a wild hog smell like?
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That's funny. I've tried describing the smell of a buck to my girlfriend. I couldn't. Then I shot one this previous season and let her smell the leg and said "THAT's the smell." and I am confident she will never forget it either.
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hell shay, ive smelled a couple and i honestly cant give ya an answer. but im sure its embedded into my memory.
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In California they smell like $800+
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Smells like I need to increase my rates this year by a couple hundred bucks!
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I had a buddy that would smell their breath and be able to tell if it was going to be sausage or cut & wrapped.

Those nasty balls that are in my pic are the reason they taste a little rank.

The worse smell on them is when you hit a puss pocket under the skin
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Ask somebody to imagine the sour version of the smell of a wet dog, mixed with dried cow poop.

Deer have a musk smell to me.
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My armpit after work with maple syrup residue on my top lip.
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If you've ever hunted bull elk, the last word one would use to describe it's smell is
"smell soft and good". Far from it. It's a smell you won't soon forget.
For me, bull elk smell like Limburger cheese, deer and antelope a strong musky odor.
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Like Elk, dank smelling.
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I had a buddy that would smell their breath and be able to tell if it was going to be sausage or cut & wrapped.

Those nasty balls that are in my pic are the reason they taste a little rank.

The worse smell on them is when you hit a puss pocket under the skin
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The odor of all of the deer family varies depending on the status of the rut. Rank during the rut, but not at all rank if well before or after the rutting season.
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rotting grass mixed with damp muddy earth mixed with dank urine and manure.

My hunting buddy did a gut shot on a sow so she smelled like blood and pig poop which overpowered any normal smell.

I went to school at UC Davis and my dorm was down wind from some of the experimental barns. If you're a city boy, you'd better learn to tolerate the smell of cows and sheep. There was one dorm nearby the pig pens. Those were horrible in the summer!
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To me, it smells like a combination of human body odor and urine. If you get a rank boar, you will smell it while cooking the meat and likely taste it too. That is why I generally avoid shooting the big boys. You can actually test the "funk" quality of a big boar's meat by cutting off a bit of fat and throwing it in the frying pan. If it stinks, it is sausage or dog food quality. If it doesn't stink, it should be decent eating.
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My hog smelled like wet burlap.
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I had a buddy that would smell their breath and be able to tell if it was going to be sausage or cut & wrapped.

Those nasty balls that are in my pic are the reason they taste a little rank.

The worse smell on them is when you hit a puss pocket under the skin
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They smell like a guy that ran a half marathon in a fur coat.
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Pick a damp and warm day and visit a "homeless" camp......be careful where you step........pigs not quite that bad, but close.
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