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Hunter bags enormous 500-lb wild hog in North Carolina
upi ^ | March. 13, 2014 | Kate Stanton

Posted on 03/14/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono

It's not everyday that you shoot a 500-pound beast.

Hunters in Bertie County, N.C., knew about the massive wild hog roaming around their woods when it was captured on trail cameras several years ago.

But Jett Webb finally managed to capture the animal near land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club.

"It was very surreal,” Webb recently told WNCN. “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.'"

Webb said his catch will feed his family for a whole year.

"We’re not going to waste anything,” he added.

Webb said he was "taken aback" when news of his catch made national headlines.

"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."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: banglist; northcarolina; wildhog; yesterday
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

mmmmm. Pork chops!


2 posted on 03/14/2014 6:32:54 AM PDT by Castigar
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“The 8-foot-long, 500-pound wild hog did not stand a chance against veteran hunter Jett Webb’s 308-caliber rifle.
http://wtvr.com/2014/03/13/hunter-kills-500-lb-wild-hog/


3 posted on 03/14/2014 6:33:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Seems like something that big would weight more than 500 lbs.

Looks as big as a steer that weighs twice as much.

4 posted on 03/14/2014 6:33:47 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: JoeProBono

Ooh, notice the platform! It’s one of those EEEEEVIL black guns that have NO role in hunting, right?

...right?


5 posted on 03/14/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Castigar

Bacon!


6 posted on 03/14/2014 6:34:53 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: JoeProBono
"Webb said his catch will feed his family for a whole year. "

Honey?! Can you go out to Sam's Club and get us a couple more freezers?

7 posted on 03/14/2014 6:36:56 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: Chode; SgtBob

Pork PING!


8 posted on 03/14/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: grobdriver

Weight looks reasonable, but I wonder how they propped him up, with head up. Must have waited until rigor set in, is the only way.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: JoeProBono

Bring the A-1 Steak Sauce Rosie! That’s gonna be some tough meat!


10 posted on 03/14/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: alancarp

LOL!


11 posted on 03/14/2014 6:38:27 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

crappola! 8 feet long! looks like a bear!


12 posted on 03/14/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SgtHooper

He was waiting for the tow truck!


13 posted on 03/14/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: SgtHooper

Probably while waiting for more Manpower and the Flatbed Wrecker.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 6:39:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: grobdriver
Seems like something that big would weight more than 500 lbs. Looks as big as a steer that weighs twice as much.

The photographer used a little perspective sleight-of-hand.

The hog is a lot closer to the camera than the hunter, who is a couple of feet behind the hog. At first glance you think he's propping his arms on its back, but he's not.

This makes the hunter look smaller in comparison to the hog than he really is.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 6:41:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like a congress-critter to me.

Fat and wild? Yep.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 6:41:43 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: SgtHooper

Looks like the head is resting on a pile of debris.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: gr8eman
Bring the A-1 Steak Sauce Rosie! That’s gonna be some tough meat!

Sausage!

18 posted on 03/14/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly. Do it with fish all the time.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 6:45:35 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: JoeProBono

20 posted on 03/14/2014 6:47:04 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Castigar

I’d grind that thing up and make sausage out of it. That SOB is gonna be so tuff, that you’d have to chase the chops around the table with your fork.
Loins might even be chewy.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 6:47:46 AM PDT by crz
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To: Smokin' Joe

Pullin’ that Pork is going take a while.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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This photo and story was on YAHOO (liberal bias platform) yesterday and had 10,000 comments...

About 8,500 of the comments were about killing the “magnificent beast” was such a crime...Using a military rifle intead of a regular hunting rifle gave the poor, defenseless animal no chance at all...A “real” hunter would have went after the animal with a Bowie knife instead of cowardly shooting the animal from a safe distance....and on and on and on in this fashion.....

I was surprised at the extreme lack of knowledge of firearms and hunting in general...


23 posted on 03/14/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: mountn man

Separated at birth?


24 posted on 03/14/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: rarestia

Notice also it has a good quality IR (night vision) scope on it as well. Shootin’ wild hogs at night with a nightvision scope is legal in a number of Southern states.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 6:53:16 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: dblshot
It'll take a winch truck!

So would grinding it and mixing spices, but either way, that's a lot of groceries.

26 posted on 03/14/2014 6:54:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JoeProBono
"But Jett Webb finally managed to capture the animal near land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club."

CAPTURE? What good is that? You gotta shoot'em.

Oh, it's just a libtard writer who doesn't want to say shoot or killed.

27 posted on 03/14/2014 6:54:28 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: JoeProBono

ßookmark


28 posted on 03/14/2014 6:57:33 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: Castigar

What does a boar like this taste like?


29 posted on 03/14/2014 7:01:19 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: JoeProBono

Bacon with every meal.


30 posted on 03/14/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a big pig but the state fair always has a boar weighing over 1000 pounds.


31 posted on 03/14/2014 7:04:43 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a big HoG!


32 posted on 03/14/2014 7:07:30 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like he has a night vision scope too.


33 posted on 03/14/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: grobdriver

I think that the hunter was well behind the hog, distorting your perspective.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: All

Example of posts on YAHOO about this story:

“OOO I’m impressed. Any Moron can shoot a pig. Why isn’t this guy on the front lines? Because cowards like to do the shootin but when the bullets are coming towards you would run like a bee-ot- ch.”


35 posted on 03/14/2014 7:15:11 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: JoeProBono

Kissin cousin of Hogzilla which was killed in GA. :-)


36 posted on 03/14/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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37 posted on 03/14/2014 7:31:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Sorry to burst Yall’s BS bubble, but what’s the point of trying to pull some photo trick by having the shooter further in the background to give the pig in foreground an oversized view?

500 lb. hog is not exactly unusual, nor are some people trying to pull a fast one.


38 posted on 03/14/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

A 500 lb “wild boar” is pretty unusual. Very easy to get a farm raised pig over 500 lbs. They are penned and fed as much as they can eat several times a day.

It only takes a short time for a hog to go feral. Long hair, tusks, elongated head etc. A true Russian Boar, 300 lbs would be huge. This one looks to me to be not far from domesticated. Maybe 1st generation? Maybe domesticated and ran wild.


39 posted on 03/14/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT by saleman
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To: saleman

A boar hog that big and presumably old is going to STINK (on the outside). Think of a nasty billy goat. The meat is edible, but mostly only as sausage or the crock pot. But that is a lot of pork.

On the camera angle, that’s an old hunter/angler trick. I have killed smaller pigs (100 lbs - yummy) put them on the hood of the four wheeler, stood just so far back behind the pig, and, ahem, embellished my trophy maybe once or twice.

And some fish just need to be stepped on a little bit so they will keep still for being measured.


40 posted on 03/14/2014 7:56:40 AM PDT by freedomlover
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41 posted on 03/14/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JoeProBono

Check out the swamp in the back of the pic. That is one the first places a big pig will go when the dogs come. Then you get to see how bad you want that hog.

And yes, they can swim quite well. Slow but steady. At one place I hunt there is a big, slow, river that the older (smarter) hogs go straight to when being chased, and the dogs go in right behind. Then everybody gets taken downstream a half mile and there goes half a day finding the dogs.


42 posted on 03/14/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: JoeProBono

What I want to know is how many guys did it take to get that monster into that pose? He probably didn’t drop it that way. Just wondering.


43 posted on 03/14/2014 8:02:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: saleman

So you think this is on the up and up??? Have a hard time with depth perception, do ya?


44 posted on 03/14/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: saleman

So you think this is on the up and up??? Have a hard time with depth perception, do ya?


45 posted on 03/14/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: JoeProBono

In New Zealand they breed pig dogs that take down wild boars like that. A while back they even made a movie about a wild boar in Australia the size of a VW that was terrorizing local villages and cattle/sheep stations. It was titled “Razorback” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razorback_%28film%29


46 posted on 03/14/2014 8:06:20 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: grobdriver
Seems like something that big would weight more than 500 lbs. Looks as big as a steer that weighs twice as much.

Yeah, it's an old hunter's (and fisherman's) trick to make an animal look bigger. You just position the hunter at least several feet behind the carcass instead of right behind it. The lens does the rest.

47 posted on 03/14/2014 8:09:51 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: BenLurkin

That’s not a feral hawg BenLurkin, that’s just a domesticated pig, no real value but there may be a bounty for its hide...


48 posted on 03/14/2014 8:17:01 AM PDT by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: JoeProBono
Some very large black bears come from the Eastern part of NC. Large even compared to other states, like Minn, Wis, etc.

Thank you soybeans and such. Plenty to eat for a hog over there.

49 posted on 03/14/2014 8:23:30 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: grobdriver
***Seems like something that big would weight more than 500 lbs.***

It's all in the photo position. Place the hunter about ten feet behind the pig and it makes the pig look much bigger, like around 850 lb.

If the hunter were next to the pig, the pig would shrink to the size of a 55 gallon drum, around 480 lb.

To understand, think of the fisherman who holds a fish out in front of him at an arm's length, and has a photo snapped. It makes the small fish look huge.

50 posted on 03/14/2014 8:26:27 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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