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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #5788908
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scary dont want to clean no pigs

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #5792758
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Are they safe to eat?

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #5797550
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Theyre safe to shoot haha I don't eat them, theyre really gamey tasting. Plus the hazard isn't worth the risk to me. I went to a fishing hole one time and the Mexican dude that owned the land was cooking a pig in a dirt pit. I asked him if it was a wild pig, and he said it as a house pig, I always thought that was funny [house pig]. I should of known better because of the big ears and pinkish looking skin, but it was really burnt looking and covered in black suet. I asked him if he wanted me to kill him a wild pig and he said no they don't taste good. I even took one down to the Mexican neighbors down the road and they looked at me like I was down grading them and turned it down. I guess when I go to a Mexican buffet I don't have to worry about the mystery meat being wild hog. up


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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #5848805
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Again, thanks for posting this. Does anyone know what percentage of hogs might carry this?

Err on the side of caution and consider 100%. As always with ANY meat of ANY kind, wash thoroughly after prep and cook thoroughly. Got cuts on your hands? Read "Blood on the Grounds" reply. It's valid.

Thanks all for this thread....good reminder

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Thanks, LD
Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: Lildoodad] #6015519
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I see dead feral "marsh" hogs on the roadside all the time, but never see a buzzard, possum, or even flies on them. Now if it's a dead possum or rabbit, or even armadillo that gets run over, the buzzards will be there on it. It may be poor logic, but I don't care to eat anything that even a buzzard won't eat.

The feral hogs at our deer lease in east Texas? They seem to be a completely different story. They eat corn all year, and acorns in the fall. We've killed the medium-small ones, and had country ribs on the grill the next day and they were great. But still, I never skin or clean any animal without a good pair of gloves on.

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6139550
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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6331402
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Sounds like it is a terrible ordeal to get it. I try to use gloves whenever cleaning game, but sometimes I cant get to them and do without. Reminders like these makes me realize that although I dont think it will happen to me, it sure is possible.

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6387208
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Have hunting lease and always had some hog moving thru the property. Hogs are omnivorous eaters. Will eat anything. I've gut shot a number of them so that they would run off from my feeders to die. Personally, I'll pass on eating a feral porker. Hunted in Oklahoma and game processing fellow we used would not accept feral hogs for processing.

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I suppose that it's still better than getting leprosy from an armadillo.

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: der Teufel] #6628196
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der Teufel, I buy Dynarex Black Nitrile on Amazon and they hold up real well. They are a bit thicker than most.
Whatever you do, DO NOT store the box in the heat. They all deteriorate with heat or sun.
Left my first box in my outdoor shop all year, using them as needed and they went bad after the first summer.


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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6650367
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Eat your meat well done and you never have to worry. It is so simple. Just cook things.


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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6688302
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Why even risk it? Makes no sense. Plenty of other food sources for humans. Just don't get it.

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6739033
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Thanks guys for all the info!

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6769620
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Good to Know!

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #6806861
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We don't fool with those nasty things. Shoot em just like I do a coyote in the gut so they run off.Who in the world would eat them when pork is so cheap???

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: Blood on the ground] #6916803
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Originally Posted By: Blood on the ground
They DO carry it and YOU can get it from them!! I got it about 20 years ago thru a cut in my hand while cleaning a hog from a hunting property in Pumpkinvine, Texas. It didnt kill me but I thought I was gonna die. It took Drs. a long time and 5 days in Medical Center Hosp. to diagnose and begin treating the bacteria. The Tetracycline 500 mil 4 times a day almost killed me too! Sick, sick, sick! The more hogs in an area the more likely the desease. It was and is rare. So rare that the CDC contacted me to try and locate the property where I got infected! Another one to be aware of is leptospirosis (rabbit fever). Same way to get infected. Real bad sickness also.


good lord! Thats scary stuff!

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: RKHarm24] #7096339
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No rush to clean the pig, too much nasty on it. Or donít and drop in a ditch with his buddies


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Originally Posted By: emorydog
No rush to clean the pig, too much nasty on it. Or donít and drop in a ditch with his buddies


Best not to put any animal carcasses in waterways or ditches emptying into water to avoid contaminating the water. A carcass out in an open field will disappear rapidly.

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: rjm007] #7210895
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Originally Posted By: rjm007
The first article mentions soaking the meat for several days in ice water.,, What is the purpose for this?

I noticed that, too. I can't imagine it does anything at all for bacteria except give it a change to spread. Freezing won't even kill bacteria, only heat will.

Like most folks I do 5-7 days in a cooler with ice. Add some salt, some like vinegar but I don't like the taste. It tenderizes and takes a lot of the blood out of the meat and brines it so it tastes better.


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Killed a couple hogs today. The ranch lady just told me they she lost a calf they think to Leptospirosis recently. No eating hogs from there. She lost a horse to it also, well, it went blind and deaf and finally had to be shot.


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Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: ct12555] #7368953
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Hey C12555 I retired from teaching Ag Science and we had to give many shots to all those show animals. Most of the hogs had been vaccinated and ticks were kept away with powders, spray and shots. I slipped once and laid a blackleg needle and syringe on top of a post while working cattle and it fell off the chute post and stuck me right in the top of my arm. Ag teaching can be dangerous. I also taught hunters safety and the kids got their hunters certifications. The principal at one school was a germ and disease guru and had all my feedlot management students get tetanus shots before they could work on any of the cattle.
I understand how your Ag Teacher could catch lymes, tetanus or any hog diseases.

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I always wear gloves when I clean my animals. Latex gloves dont help when you cut yourself cleaning them though. Lol

Re: CDC warns feral hog hunters of bacterial illness [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7429686
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
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The C.D.C. said they can carry a bacterial illness called brucellosis.

"People get it from being exposed to cattle: cattle, pigs, hogs."


While the warning is valid, it isn't anything new or involved in any sort of particular current epidemic. It also isn't a disease limited to cattle, pigs, and hogs, LOL.

It is found in sheep, goats, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, muskox, caribou, reindeer, canids (domestic dog, coyotes, foxes), rabbits, opossums, raccoons, etc.

Proper raw flesh-handling procedures always should be followed when processing livestock or game. Livestock in general are particular brucellosis carriers to which folks may most often be exposed, but it isn't limited to that range of animals at all.

Ditto!


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