Tags: hunter | kills | 500-pound | wild | hog

Hunter Kills 500-Pound Wild Hog in North Carolina (Photo)

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 04:46 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A North Carolina hunter killed a 500-pound wild hog that was more than 8 feet long in an experience he describes as “surreal.”

“It was a shock,” Jett Webb told WNCT 9. “It was humbling to say the least. When you walk up on a beast that big and you say, ‘Oh my gosh, I had no idea there could be something that big running around the woods of eastern North Carolina.’”

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll



The huge hog was a wanted creature in the area, as other hunters had seen him on a trail camera several years ago, WNCT said. But Webb was the one to hunt him down and bag him last month.

A photo of Webb posed behind the boar showed clearly how small a man seemed beside the animal’s mass. The hog is so big that some online have accused Webb of Photoshopping the picture.

He killed the animal with one shot from a .308-caliber AR-15 rifle.

A typical wild boar will weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.

“It takes your breath away for a second to realize how big this hog is,” Mike Mansell, the president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club where Webb killed the boar, told WNCT. “It took up the entire bed of the pickup truck.”

"We’re not going to waste anything,” Webb told the station. “That pig will provide food for me and my family for a good year. I just set out to try to put a little meat in the freezer, but afterwards, I was completely blown away.”

Other large boars have jumped into the media spotlight at their deaths, including “Hogzilla,” who got his own National Geographic special and weighed in at an estimated 800 pounds.

A boy out hunting with his father apparently killed a wild hog that weighed in at more than 1,000 pounds, Fox News reported in 2007.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved