Hunter bags enormous 500-lb wild hog in North Carolina

Jett Webb killed a 500-pound, 8-foot-long beast on a hunting trip in Bertie County.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 13, 2014 at 7:40 PM   |   Comments

March 13 (UPI) -- 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."


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