North Carolina Hunter Takes Down Massive 500-Pound Wild Boar

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2014


A North Carolina hunter was just looking to feed his family when he went hunting. By the time he was done, he had enough meat to make food for an entire year.

Jett Webb took his .308 caliber rifle with him when he went hunting near the Indian Woods in North Carolina. That's when he saw a 500-pound, eight-foot-long wild boar. 

"The mohawk down the back,” Webb told WNCT 9. “The tusks really lean, the muscular big front end. This is far from a domesticated docile pig that we're used to."

It was the same animal that hunters had been searching for since it was spotted on trail cameras a few years ago. Now Webb can say that he finally took it down.

He talked to WNCT 9 about his find.

"It was very surreal,” Webb said. “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.’"

When the hunter killed a similar-sized pig a few years ago, he chose to get it mounted. He is planning on putting this massive beast to good use, and he has already filled two coolers with sausage, pork chops and tenderloin.  

"We’re not going to waste anything,” Webb said. “So that pig will provide food for me and my family for a good year." 

Taking down the massive boar would make any hunter thrilled. Webb was thrilled about his feat, considering he didn't go looking for the 500-pound boar.

"I just set out to put a little meat in the freezer," he said. "But afterwards I was completely blown away."

As with anything spectacular, Webb will have to deal with those who doubt that this is real. He says that the photo is real, which makes this quite the accomplishment.

[WNCT, h/t Yahoo News]