Re: This may be a dumb question
Dieseldoc has the right advice, cook it to 165, not the 140 as per the gov't pork recommendation!!!
First, I gotta say that I hog hunt often and always eat the meat. It's delicious. But, in the interest of having well informed masses, I gotta play devil's advocate for a minute.
Alot of older people (I'm assuming since you called him an old coot), especially in the south, remember a time when eating hog (and alot of other omnivorous/carnivorous game) was a good way to get Tricosinosis. It's an infection of roundworms in the intestines associated with undercooked game and even the pork you get at the grocery store. Over the last 50 years or so increased FDA regulations and better producer/consumer awareness have nearly wiped it out. There are only a few (<5) reported cases a year these days in the U.S, although it is re-emerging in China and other countries where they feed livestock raw meat as feed.
Not trying to scare anyone away from game meat, but I don't want anyone getting hurt either. Just use common sense with what you cook (like nothing hunted near a landfill) and how you cook it (nothing "rare") and you will be perfectly fine.