North Carolina man bags a Hogzilla

That’s a BIG PIG.

“I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina”.

Jett Webb had only been on the hunt for a month. Then, on February 28, at about 10:30 p.m. he went to the woods and brought home a 500- pound hog. Webb shot the hog from an elevated tree stand with an AR-10 rifle from less than 100 yards away.

It may have weighed even MORE than that says the president of the hunting club where this latest hogzilla was brought down.

Michael Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, said he weighed well over 500 pounds.

“He pegged the maximum weight capacity of the certified scales with his head and shoulders still on the skinning shed floor,” Mansell said. “It was a true beast!”

The original hogzilla was so large, it was thought to be a hoax. The animal shot by Chris Griffin in Alapaha, GA in 2004 was also on a hunting reserve. It was said to weigh over 1000 pounds but when the remains were exhumed for a book and documentary project, it turns out he must have been around 800 pounds but a good 7-8 feet long. DNA testing showed it was a hybrid wild boar and domestic pig.

Yet in 2007, in a story that made international news, an 11 year old boy supposedly brought down a 1051 lb MONSTER on a private reserve in Alabama. He supposedly shot the animal several times, chasing it wounded through the woods before dispatching the fatal shot. This WAS a hoax that enraged many people for various reasons.

Wild boars do not usually get to this extreme size, with the records saying possibly 600-700 lbs. There have been many other photos of exaggerated size.

It seems apparent these monster pigs are bred for this kind of sport. It’s not clear what will become of the meat or body of Hogzilla 3.


  10 comments for “North Carolina man bags a Hogzilla

  1. One Eyed Jack
    March 13, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Why was he hunting boar with such a small caliber? That’s a light infantry assault rifle, not a hunting rifle.

  2. Lagaya1
    March 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    It is a big hog, but he made it look a lot bigger than it is by sitting back a few feet behind it.

  3. Chris Howard
    March 13, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Maybe a 6.8mm or 7.62mm upper, is my guess?

  4. Will
    March 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    He used an AR-10, which is based on the 7.62 NATO(.308 Winchester).
    As far as the AR platform, you can get calibers all the way from .17 HMR to the .50 Beowulf

  5. lauren
    March 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    An ar10 is generally a .308 caliber or a round based on the .308 round such as a .270.

  6. Michael
    March 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    The AR10 is a semi-auto rifle chambered in the 7.62×51 mm (.308 Winchester) cartridge. It would most certainly bring down this hog.

  7. eddi
    March 14, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    Yes it was a 7.62mm (.308 caliber). More than sufficient for a one-shot kill. The AR design has a several calibers.

  8. Lee
    March 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Just think about the effort to drag over 500 lbs of dead weight to place the beast in such a PERFECT pose! Hernias all around!!! A mortician would be proud of that pose!

  9. Markus
    April 7, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Weights of more than 200 kg for European wild boars are possible but extremely rare. It´s really hard to get good and confirmed data about larger specimens. Perhaps weights of 300 kg are really possible in some populations. However the wild boars in the USA (and Australia as well) are nearly always more or less hybridized with domestic pigs, are date back to old breeds which looks still more more like wild boars than modern breeds. Many people are just not aware how huge many breeds of pig grow, because they hardly ever see a full-grown specimen. Some breeds easily reach well over half a ton when they reach full adulthood, but usually they get slaughtered after a few months.

  10. April 9, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    What is remarkable is that CBS got fooled before by the wild boar hoax and then this most recent one, and they still haven’t questioned the obvious inauthenticity of the 2014 story.

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