It is my understanding that the meat cannot be donated to charity, but I may be wrong. Venison can be donated, although I believe it must be processed professionally. Here again, I may be wrong. I'll defer to others with more knowledge.TomsTXCHL wrote:My wife had "feral pork" and said it was good. I never have. Are there any diseases one has to worry about? I heard it can't be distributed e.g. to the needy because it's not inspected...
There are some diseases such as Brucellosis and Pseudorabies (probably the two biggest concerns) that feral hogs can carry, along with parasites like roundworm, liver flukes, and trichinosis.
Info at: feralhogs.tamu.edu/files/2011/08/Feral-Hogs-and-Disease-Concerns.pdf
and also: icwdm.org/Publications/pdf/Feral%20Pig/Txferalhogs.pdf
I ALWAYS wear nitrile gloves when I'm skinning and cutting up a hog. ALWAYS!!
I also have an old pair of work gloves that I put on when I'm hauling one out of a field in order to bring it in for skinning.