NC man bags 500+ pound hog
CONETOE, NC (WNCT) - A veteran hunter Jett Webb shot and killed a 500-pound wild hog with a .308 caliber rifle, WNCT in North Carolina reported. He told WNCT that this experience was "surreal."
"It was a shock," he said. "It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, 'Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina.’"
The beast was first caught on trail cameras years ago near the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. Webb spotted the hog in the woods last month.
"The Mohawk down the back,” Webb describes the beast. "The tusks really lean, the muscular big front end. This is far from a domesticated docile pig that we're used to."
Mike Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, agreed this size hog game is rare.
"It takes your breath away for a second to realize how big this hog is," he told WNCT. "It took up the entire bed of the pick-up truck."
Mansell said the pig is part of a growing wild boar population in the East which is doubling this year. He explained they are invasive species that are hard to get rid of once they come to the area.
Webb killed a similar size pig two years ago. It is now mounted on the walls of the hunting club. But this time around, he chose to only harvest the meat, filling two coolers to the brim with sausage, pork chops and tenderloin.
"We’re not going to waste anything,” Webb says. “So that pig will provide food for me and my family for a good year."
As for any skeptics, Webb swears his picture is not photoshopped. Webb added most reaction online has been positive. It’s an experience that will go down in his record books as unforgettable.
“I just set out to put a little meat in the freezer,” he says. “But afterwards I was completely blown away.”
Black Blade: Wish we had some hogs like that around here. Seems they don't like Wyoming.