I don’t know how many of you remember a story I wrote last October about the pig population exploding? Large hog sightings? If not, it’s pretty short and you can catch up on it here: Holy Oink, Batman: The Wild Pig Epidemic
One shot is all it took to turn one local man into a hunting celebrity.
It all began when Jett Webb went night hunting in Bertie County on February 28.
Webb says he was sitting up in a tree when he saw what looked like a large, adult boar. He fired one, very well placed shot of his .308 caliber AR-15 rifle.
WITN sat down with the 34-year-old hunter on Tuesday.
Webb recalls, “Heart, lung, yep. That’s kind of what we try to go for. Clean kill, dropped him, stoned him right in his tracks.”
The 500 pound, seven-foot-long boar had been picked up by cameras along hunting trails in the past.
For Webb, physically picking it up was quite the challenge.
“I told my buddy I said Corey, we’ve got to get a 4-wheeler in here or there’s no way we’re getting this pig out. He obviously agreed,” says Webb.