500-Pound Wild Boar is Killed by North Carolina HunterBy: Erika Watts - March 14, 2014
North Carolina hunter Jett Webb’s freezer is sure to be overflowing with pork after killing a 500-pound wild boar last month. The hunter reportedly killed the 8-foot long animal in Bertie County on land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. The hunter says that the boar had been spotted by other hunters, and now he is the envy of his hunting club as he was able to use his 308-caliber rifle to take the boar down with just one shot.
“It was very surreal,” said Webb. “It was a shock. 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.'”
Check out a photo of the 500-pound wild boar below.
While Webb has killed other large wild boars before, which he mounted as trophies, he said this 500-pound wild boar will be used to feed his family. “We’re not going to waste anything,” Webb said. “So that pig will provide food for me and my family for a good year.” Hopefully the meat from the boar will go a long ways towards offsetting Webb’s hunting club membership fee, which is $6,000 per year.
As shocked as the hunter was to gun down a wild boar of this size, he has also been very surprised by the amount of attention he has received after the word of him bagging the 500-pound wild boar circulated.
“Channel 9 was actually the first to break it news-wise as far as doing a video clip on it. And from there, it’s just spun up out of control, to say the least,” said Webb. “I’ve been contacted by CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, I mean they’ve done segments on their evening news. I’m just kind of taken back by it just being a country boy from ENC trying to put a little meat in his freezer.”
Amazingly enough, as large as the wild boar Webb killed is, the animal is less than half the size of the boar an Alabama boy killed in 2007. Then eleven-year-old Jamison Stone killed a wild hog that weighed in at 1,051 pounds and was a shocking 9 feet, 4 inches long. While Webb took out his boar with a rifle, the pre-teen killed his boar with a pistol. Check out a photo of the young man’s massive beast below.
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