North Carolina man’s conquest puts him in hog heaven

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Jett Webb says he took down a 500-pound hog last month in North Carolina. (Credit: White Oak Ranch Hunting Club)

A hunter in North Carolina shot and killed a very, very large hog — 500 pounds to be precise.

Eight feet long and weighing in at more than 500 pounds, the massive wild hog still didn’t stand a chance against veteran hunter Jett Webb’s .38-caliber rifle.

“It was very surreal. It was a shock,” Webb told WNCT-TV. “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.”

Last month, Webb spotted the beast roaming near the Indian Woods in Bertie County on land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club.

It was the same one other hunters had been vying for since capturing it on trail cameras years ago.

“The Mohawk down the back, the tusks really lean, the muscular big front end. This is far from a domesticated docile pig that we’re used to,” Webb said. “It takes your breath away for a second to realize how big this hog is. It took up the entire bed of the pickup truck.”

White Oak Ranch president Mike Mansell says it’s part of a growing wild boar population in the East.

“They’re a species that is invasive — once you have them, you’re not going to get rid of them. They just continue to multiply,” Mansell said.

Webb killed a similar-sized pig two years ago. It’s 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. So that pig will provide food for me and my family for a good year,” Webb said.

As for the skeptics, Webb swears his picture is not Photoshopped. And he says most reaction online has been positive.

“I just set out to put a little meat in the freezer but afterwards I was completely blown away,” Webb said.



  • Oliver Tractor

    So a guy shoots a wild animal with a high powdered riffle – for no reason, is that suppose to be cool? Wow what an accomplishment, I guess that’s what makes him a man. Hardly, it’s what makes him a pathetic human being. Hopefully there is karma.

    • SpamFace Plant

      Oliver, The feral hog population is out of control. These things are like rabbits. You NIMBY karma folks surely wouldn’t enjoy these things running around your neighborhood and destroying natural resources.
      Ask the folks in Hawaii and Texas what these things are doing to their resources.

    • Allen Bundy

      The size of the boar is the “cool” part. If YOU don’t hunt, that’s your business. Ive never hunted boar. But I spent part of my childhood in Hawaii. There are many places(in the woods not on beaches) where you do not walk alone or unarmed, because wild boars will chase you down.

    • Renfru Muldoon

      “They’re a species that is invasive — once you have them, you’re not going to get rid of them. They just continue to multiply,” Mansell said.
      Read the whole article Oliver!

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