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Someone told me that you should not eat wild hogs in the summer due to some worm or parasite under the skin. I thought I read that before too so I tried to look it up and could not really find anything saying you should not eat summer hogs.
Anyone heard this before?
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I've heard that you need to wait untill after the first good freeze to shoot rabbits but nothing about hogs. I can tell you from working in a meat market that there are plenty of people who still shoot them year round and bring them to get processed. I've never heard of one of them getting sick. Not saying you should or should not just what I've seen. Good luck.
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I don't think it matters if it is summer or winter. They do carry certain strains of bacteria that can make you sick, but from what I have read all of them are rendered harmless by cooking the meat. Wearing gloves while cleaning them and cleaning up good afterwards are recommended, as that is your greatest exposure. They just had an article about that in our paper a few days ago.
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