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I live in Idaho. Trust me, you DON'T want wolves any more than you want pigs, even if you could convince them to go after the pigs. That's like an old western movie where they hire a couple outlaws to get rid of the outlaw gang that's running the town... and it turns out the guys they hired are just as bad, or worse, as the ones they were trying to get rid of.
Horace is quite right. Besides, wolves would prefer baby calves to pigs as there would be much less personal risk for the wolf.
As for eating wild boar (boars, not sows), their meat has an odor and taste that most people detect and find offensive. I would describe it as tasting like it came off the ground of the pigpen.
As for legalizing the sale, I can't see that happening. Meat butchered and processed for sale in this country must be Gov't inspected as it is slaughtered and cut up, and it must be done under specific sanitary conditions. Unless the pigs were trapped alive and transported to a processing plant, I don't see this ever happening with wild boar. I surely don't see meat harvested by hunters being allowed on the market.
We have a neighbor who goes out regularly at night to shoot wild hogs at a cattle feedlot on the edge of town. The hogs eat the grain intended for the cattle and the grain is full of antibiotics which means the meat is healthy. Their coats are clean too,no ticks. They shoot hundreds every week and he says they don't even make a dent in the population. the big males are huge, they have a scale in the back of the truck and the big males are easily over 400lbs. They eat the meat or give it away. One time they hung one of the hogs on the scale and left it there for a few minutes(outside the house) and some busybody called the enforcers from the city. They made up a bunch of rules on the spot, and while they were writing our friend some tickets,a little Mexican couple came by and asked for the hog so they could use it for tamales, they knew a good thing when they saw it. These creatures are a pest and need to be exterminated, they destroy crops and even a good metal fence won't stop them. Big tusks and razor-sharp teeth, they are savage and mean-tempered.
Cops are shutting down kids' lemonade stands, do you think they'll allow the sale of hog meat?
"Various diseases of wild hogs include pseudorabies, swine brucellosis, tuberculosis, bubonic plague, tularemia, hog cholera, foot and mouth disease, and anthrax."
Then again, they probably will.
We eat wild pigs here all the time. More than one local enterprise hires out to farmers to hunt them with dog packs and shoot large numbers of them -- too many to butcher safely. Out in the field, the most the hunters are likely to get is the backstrap, which they slice off of the back without even disemboweling the pig. Our neighbors trap them overnight and shoot them early in the morning to allow for quick, safe processing of the entire pig, including shoulders, hindquarters, and ribs.
Especially in drought conditions such as we're having now, the pigs are a real nuisance. Good eating, though, especially the younger ones.