Selling dead cleaned wild hogs

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I have people asking me about selling wild hogs I kill for BBQs. If I field dress them or even fully clean them is this illegal. LEO if you are watching let me know. They are not game animals. I just want to know if it is legal to get paid for my time.
 

Lilly001

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I don't know the legality of the practice, but down here people sell pigs and goats. Then, after the sale, they pay someone to gut and skin it for them.
It's common for my more country neighbors to sell BBQ hogs like that. And sometimes the order gets mixed up.:cheers:
 
I don't know the legality of the practice, but down here people sell pigs and goats. Then, after the sale, they pay someone to gut and skin it for them.
It's common for my more country neighbors to sell BBQ hogs like that. And sometimes the order gets mixed up.:cheers:
It would pay to double check but I think you can legally sell someone a live animal and even deliver it to the processor for them. Or help them process it yourself if the meat will not be for sale.

The problem for the op is selling hogs that have already been shot in the woods.
 
Yup, you cant sell meat without usda permit, and you cant go the delivery of a live animal cuz its illegal to transport feral hogs. You can however shoot one, take it to usda processor and then do whatever.
 

Swamprat

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Good night....kill and clean, get your "donation" for the hassle.

We never sold wild hogs in Central Florida, either fresh caught or caught and put in a pen to fatten up they were given away for a suggested "donation" Nobody ever died or got sick from them and several hundred folks ate some mighty good roasted hog.
 
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Ihunt

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I doubt it’s legal.

It is actually illegal to field dress a wild hog and leave the remains in the woods where you shot it. The remains are supposed to be discarded at a county dump authorized for animal waste. This is also true for any wild hogs that are shot. They are supposed to be discarded at the same dump.

Now, I don’t have a link for this but I can assure you I am 100% correct. How you ask? Easy. I have been contacted by the Georgia President of the USDA and had this explained to me in great detail after I was seen on video shooting then not “Properly” discarding a wild hog. The rules concerning wild hogs are ridiculous.
 

Mark K

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I doubt it’s legal.

It is actually illegal to field dress a wild hog and leave the remains in the woods where you shot it. The remains are supposed to be discarded at a county dump authorized for animal waste. This is also true for any wild hogs that are shot. They are supposed to be discarded at the same dump.

Now, I don’t have a link for this but I can assure you I am 100% correct. How you ask? Easy. I have been contacted by the Georgia President of the USDA and had this explained to me in great detail after I was seen on video shooting then not “Properly” discarding a wild hog. The rules concerning wild hogs are ridiculous.
So the landfill buzzards and coyotes can eat the hogs, but the buzzards and coyotes where the hog was shot are not allowed to eat it?
I hope no one ever follows me with a satellite, I’ll be on someone’s speed dial. To me a hog is absolutely worthless except for feeding whatever animal wants to eat it. I might keep a small sow every once in a while, other than that it stays where it drops.
 

Ihunt

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So the landfill buzzards and coyotes can eat the hogs, but the buzzards and coyotes where the hog was shot are not allowed to eat it?
I hope no one ever follows me with a satellite, I’ll be on someone’s speed dial. To me a hog is absolutely worthless except for feeding whatever animal wants to eat it. I might keep a small sow every once in a while, other than that it stays where it drops.
I agree and he basically did as well but he very politely informed me of the rules and that he had a job to do. I said yes sir and thank you.

Problem was, when he called, I first thought it was some friends just trying to be funny and I was not nice or very respectful. I soon learned of the error in my ways. 😂
 

Ihunt

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And he may have been the south east president of the USDA. His office is in Jesup if anyone cares to verify my story. He made a point of letting me know he was documenting our conversation for his records.
 

Ihunt

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Social media strikes again!! No filming or social media post. Unless you consider this social media, lol.
Worse. Channel 13 out of Macon. I took Suzanne Lawler out for a sweeps week event. She wanted something new and exciting to help boost ratings. Someone from the health department saw the episode and reported me to the USDA.
 
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