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Hunter bags 500-pound wild boar you have to see to believe
Yahoo News ^ | 3/13/14 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 03/13/2014 11:57:55 AM PDT by Kartographer

It doesn't even look real.

A hunter in North Carolina says he bagged a 500-pound wild pig last month.

Jett Webb, a 34-year-old from Conetoe, N.C., was hunting boar at the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club in Bertie County on Feb. 28 when he spotted the giant swine.

"It was very surreal,” Webb told WNCT-TV. “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.’"

The beast had been seen on trail camera footage years ago, but hunters had failed to capture it until Webb, who says he fired a single shot from a .308-caliber AR-15 rifle from about 50 yards, took it down.

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Move over bear Cavalry! Here comes the Boar Brigade!
1 posted on 03/13/2014 11:57:55 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: JRandomFreeper

PING!


2 posted on 03/13/2014 11:58:18 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

BACON!!!


3 posted on 03/13/2014 11:59:13 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Kartographer

An AR-15? But gun-grabbers say those can’t be used for hunting.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 12:01:43 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kartographer

My husband and son go boar hunting every year in Texas. The ones they bring home look nothing like this. They usually don’t bring the big ones cuz not as tasty.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: areukiddingme1
A 500# Boarf?

That's liable to be sorta rank pork.

6 posted on 03/13/2014 12:04:11 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is in Hospice Care. Hold all contributions.)
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To: Kartographer

Seen them that big in Mendocino Calif.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT by jetson
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To: Kartographer

8 posted on 03/13/2014 12:06:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Is that an assault type rifle that he used?


9 posted on 03/13/2014 12:08:36 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: areukiddingme1

10 posted on 03/13/2014 12:11:54 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: Oldexpat
The beast had been seen on trail camera footage years ago, but hunters had failed to capture it until Webb, who says he fired a single shot from a .308-caliber AR-15 rifle from about 50 yards, took it dow
11 posted on 03/13/2014 12:15:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dirtboy

GOP presidential nominees agree—“These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”


12 posted on 03/13/2014 12:15:31 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: TexasCajun

Not the kind of thing you want to run into when you are a 10 year old boy hunting squirrel with your single shot, bolt action, 22 rifle.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

Wow. 12 posts and no Roseanne pictures!


14 posted on 03/13/2014 12:17:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Kartographer
The caption says "Jett Webb with the 500-pound boar he caught last month."

Caught?

15 posted on 03/13/2014 12:17:54 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Wow. 12 posts and no Roseanne pictures!”

I thought that was a Roseanne picture.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: TexasCajun

The way that thing is posed with it’s head up, makes me wonder how long they took to approach it, to confirm it was dead.


17 posted on 03/13/2014 12:19:43 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Oldexpat

Thats an AR 10 which shoots a .308 vs the .223 on the AR 15 platform


18 posted on 03/13/2014 12:23:22 PM PDT by LumberJack53213
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Or Rosie.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DannyTN
They waited so long that the hog actually died of boredom and not the gun shot wound!
20 posted on 03/13/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Oldexpat
Is that an assault type rifle that he used?

The only purpose of that weapon is killing people.

21 posted on 03/13/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dirtboy
An AR-15? But gun-grabbers say those can’t be used for hunting.

They should tell it to a charging boar. I've seen .45 ACP rounds ricochet off a boar's forehead. I'm pretty sure that one .223 round isn't enough to kill that pig. In fact I think I might want full auto for that monster.

22 posted on 03/13/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: TexasCajun

Boyhowdy, that’s one BIG pig !


23 posted on 03/13/2014 12:33:10 PM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: Kartographer
Gun ignorance again. Please do not judge a firearm just by it's looks. Every black rifle with a pistol grip is not an AR-15.

This was an AR platform rifle but not an AR-15. That lower receiver will not facilitate the longer .308 round.

This was an AR-10 type action. The lower receiver is longer and can handle the .308 length cartridges.

Yes we hunt with them all the time. .308, 7MM-08, a couple of the super short mags, all will work on this receiver with different upper receivers.

I shoot an AR-15 for varmints and punching paper. I hunt almost exclusively with an AR-10 in .308 Winchester. It is a very tough, functional, easy to shoot, easy to clean, and accurate rifle.

The AR platform is truly the definition of a modern sporting rifle.

24 posted on 03/13/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: The_Victor

It was a .308 AR-15.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kartographer

Got a friend who was deer hunting a couple of months ago. His friends named his recent kill “Dick Tracey”.
They try to follow a “one shot one kill” policy.
They named the deer Dick Tracey because by the time he was done that deer looked like a mob hit.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 12:36:51 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kartographer

Caption on the picture says he caught it. Really? Note to self, don’t make fun of someone that has caught a 500lb boar.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 12:42:00 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: dirtboy
It was a .308 AR-15.

Otherwise known as an AR-10. I couldn't recognize the difference without close a look at the mag, breach, or bore. But the point still stands for your typical AR-15 "assault rifle." Throwing a bolt between each round on 500 pounds of charging angry boar would probably have most hunters sprinting for the trees with a mess in their fatigues.

28 posted on 03/13/2014 12:50:26 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: TexasCajun

I love the .308, but I think he was under gunned, must have been a good shot.

If I knew that beast was in the woods, I’d want a 45/70 with really hot rounds.


29 posted on 03/13/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Or Michelle, or PIAPS


30 posted on 03/13/2014 12:54:28 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: jetson

I’ve seen them that big at Wal-Mart.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 12:56:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rannug

PIAPS...Haven’t heard that one in a while...

;-0


32 posted on 03/13/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Rebelbase

Post of the Day!


33 posted on 03/13/2014 12:59:58 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro; Rebelbase; Lee'sGhost; Kartographer
North Cackalacky ping.

The hunter lives in the same county I do. My Dad's hunting buddy knows the guy and with his last name, I wouldn't be surprised if we were related on my Mom's side.

This has been all over the news here after being posted on North Carolina Sportsman last week. The hysterical comments that the tree-huggers have been posting on one Raleigh TV station's website must be seen to be believed.

As a side note, the town of Conetoe, NC is actually pronounced "ka-NEE-ta". Don't blame me, I think it was originally an Indian word.

34 posted on 03/13/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Rebelbase
LMAO! I hadn't seen your post on here when I pinged you.

I sent the link above to my boss last week and that was my comment to him, almost verbatim!

35 posted on 03/13/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Kartographer

“....308-caliber AR-15 rifle...”

That’d be an AR-10 7.62cal x 51mm, most likely.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 1:03:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: The_Victor

Size of the magazine also is visually quite different.


37 posted on 03/13/2014 1:06:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: The_Victor
"...look at the mag, breach, or bore."

You got it; I read right over that one.

38 posted on 03/13/2014 1:08:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; Rannug
PIAPS...Haven’t heard that one in a while..

Umm..

The "pig" part is correct... ;-)

39 posted on 03/13/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: TexasCajun

I was at a different source and the comments were all about how the hunter was kneeling some 5 feet away from the hog to give the impression it was much bigger than it really was.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Constitution Day; martin_fierro
I wouldn't be surprised if we were related

Too easy... ;)

41 posted on 03/13/2014 1:26:23 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer

Reminds me of Hogzilla, the fake boar picture.


42 posted on 03/13/2014 1:27:50 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: MNnice

I ain’t “catchin” that! Get yo mama to “catch” that!


43 posted on 03/13/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Oldexpat
Is that an assault type rifle that he used?

He did assault that hog.

44 posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:09 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: TexasCajun

OMW! Enormous! Looks as big as an elephant.


45 posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Constitution Day
I think it was originally an Indian word.

Probably Lumbee Indian dialect.

About the photo; the trick is to kneel about 6 feet behind the animal you've just bagged. That way it appears MUCH larger than it really is.

46 posted on 03/13/2014 1:41:49 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro
Too easy... ;)

You know, I realized that after I posted. D'oh! :)

47 posted on 03/13/2014 1:48:34 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BwanaNdege
Probably Lumbee Indian dialect.

Really? I'm not a linguist of course, but the Lumbee live in the southern part of NC, and it was originally the Tuscarora that lived in what is now Edgecombe County.

About the photo; the trick is to kneel about 6 feet behind the animal you've just bagged. That way it appears MUCH larger than it really is.

I hadn't thought of that! Very, very sneaky!

48 posted on 03/13/2014 1:56:41 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: carriage_hill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1A_rifle my preference in .308


49 posted on 03/13/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by LumberJack53213
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To: TexasCajun

It looks like forced perspective to me. Hog in front, hunter may be 10 or 15 feet behind the hog, making the hog look bigger in relation to the man.

The hog probably is around 500 lb, but the skewered perspective makes it look more like 800 which I’m sure it is not.


50 posted on 03/13/2014 2:11:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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