I have heard about how bad boar meat is, but we butchered one at about 350 pounds and he was delicious. We meant to castrate him but didn't get around to it. BTW, an 80 pound pig is BBQ size, and even then 90 to 100 pounds is more common. Standard butcher weight is about 200 to 250 pounds. I am assuming standard size pigs here. Not mini pigs.
Thanks for your replies. All I know is that it was a wild boar that someone shot and gave my son a few days ago. They butchered and rested it, and are barbecuing it tonight. So far it does not have a bad smell. I'll post here later after they try it.
"They Say" if the boar was shot without becoming hot and bothered, and then castrated immediately, the meat will be good. I have had wild boar that was wonderful, and some that I couldn't eat. Glad yours turned out!