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Edgecombe hunter bags really, really big pig

Posted March 11

— An Edgecombe County hunter has made the kill of a lifetime: A mammoth wild boar weighing more than 500 pounds.

North Carolina Sportsman magazine reported that Jett Webb, of Conetoe, bagged the beast last month in Bertie County after baiting him for a month.

Michael Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, told the magazine that the boar had eluded club members for years.

Webb said he plans to consume the kill; he’s making sausage out of much of the pig.

While certainly gargantuan, Webb's boar isn’t the biggest on record. Fox News reported in 2007 that an 11-year old boy shot and killed a wild boar in Alabama that weighed more than 1,000 pounds.

There have been other reports of hunters nabbing boars that weighed more than 1,000 pounds, although many of the stories have been chalked up to myth.
 

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  • Let-it-be-said Mar 13, 8:48 a.m.

    My condolences to Rev Barber

    — Posted by Cotton Hill

    Completely uncalled for.

    — Posted by Super Hans

    Very Very funny, funniest comment EVER!!!

  • Huey Mar 12, 7:11 p.m.

    Good going for this guy. And all those postings by the liberal folks seem so out of place here in our state. North Carolina is full of hunters, guns, and many things the liberals do not approve of. This huge destructive hog needed to be removed. Lots of our deer also need to be removed. We just got too many of them and they are dangerous on the roads. Thanks WRAL for running the photo. Nothing in the world wrong with it.

  • jbtroy1 Mar 12, 6:41 p.m.

    "Hunting" over bait isn't hunting at all.

  • independent_thinker Mar 12, 5:33 p.m.

    As a very liberal dude, I'll come at this a bit differently.

    I see hunting as a positive for our state and country. For too long, we've become accustomed to interacting with our food at arm's length. We're totally disconnected from our food. I know folks who won't eat bone-in meat, because they want to further disconnect themselves from truth - something had to die for you to have, chicken, fish, pork, beef, etc.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with someone feeding themselves and others as a result of their ability and skill with a gun, bow, or rod & reel.

  • LastSon1981 Mar 12, 4:04 p.m.

    rougemontr edneck
    where can i get some sausage?

    I wonder if he'll sell me some of the shoulder so I can make pull pork

  • jscott13 Mar 12, 3:28 p.m.

    This guy needs a reality check. If he regards killing a living creature as a good birthday present then he needs some serious help. Hope that he is reading these comments as he seems to enjoy his moment in the limelight. UGH!!

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Mar 12, 2:45 p.m.

    KNOWSITALL, I agree with you, 100%. I could not even look at the picture.

  • beef Mar 12, 2:25 p.m.

    Cull an invasive species. Feed hungry people. WIN-WIN at it's best.

  • Frank Downtown Mar 12, 2:14 p.m.

    They are an invasive species and should have open season all year.

  • rougemontredneck Mar 12, 2:07 p.m.

    where can i get some sausage?

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