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Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork

29 Aug 2016
@ 06:18 am (GMT)

Gordo

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread, but no-one had actually replied with first hand experience, so I thought I would now as it might be of interest to future readers.

The short answer is yes, we always ate the wild pig we harvested.

From about 10 years old, I used to go pig shooting with my father.

Several times a year, we'd travel to a town in Southern NSW and camp along the Murrumbidgee river. About 10klm from our camp, there was a large area of crown land that was covered with lignum reaching 8 or 9 ft high which is where we used to hunt.

When we shot a pig, on gutting it, we'd examine the organs for parasites.
Not once did we find a pig that we rejected. Wild pig is a completely different flavour to domestic pig.

Because we went there quite often, we became well known with the locals of the area. It was common that someone would go out, get a pig and put it on an open fire spit with plenty of people getting drunk into the night.

I don't know of anyone who has had issues with eating wild pig.
Check the liver especially.

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