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Another giant wild boar killed in eastern North Carolina

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Terrell Harris and the giant boar he killed on Saturday in Wagram, North Carolina. (WGHP)

WAGRAM, N.C. — Another giant wild boar has been killed in eastern North Carolina.

Terrell Harris killed the massive boar in Scotland County around 2 a.m. Saturday.

boar2Harris and his friends had to use a winch to load the massive boar on a trailer.

“A friend had pictures of it on a game camera for two nights. It had destroyed a 10-acre field of chuffa,” Terrell’s wife Dawn said. “Terrell and some friends butchered and processed the hog on Sunday.”

Dawn said the boar weighed at least 500 pounds.

Last week, a man killed a 500-pound boar in Bertie County.

Wild boar are not native to the United States — they may have come with Christopher Columbus — and didn’t appear in North Carolina until 1912, the state’s Department of Wildlife website says. Their average size is less than 180 pounds, the site says.

In North Carolina, wild boar may be hunted year round during normal hunting hours. There is no closed season and no bag limit.

In 2004, a hunter in Georgia killed an 800-pound boar dubbed Hogzilla.

68 comments

  • Nope

    That 800 pounder was a fake. Way to pretty much copy and paste the article from the last giant hog kill

    • robert

      Guess the state regulations don’t apply here. The NC state law is half hour before sunrise and half hour after sunset. Let’s see if anyone swore to up hold the law reads this article.

      • Bill

        The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission legalized night hunting for feral swine and coyotes on private property back on Aug 1, 2012, including the use of lights. Get your facts straight before spreading outright lies.

  • Donnie Tysingeer

    Yea it is big but I agree with you. It may be a 300 lb but no bigger.I have a wild boar guide service and see and am a pretty good judge.Lets see the scale weight if they want to make these claims

    • Bill

      After seeing some of the ugly and uneducated comments about this story I felt obligated to speak up. I am the guy who took my old friend Terrell Harris out for his first night time feral hog. I had taken him 3 other times and nothing showed. From July thru Nov I killed 3 pigs while hunting by myself. Terrell and a couple other well seasoned hunters helped me get them out and ready for the freezer. We don’t have scales to weigh animals that big. Terrell has worked in a hog house in the past and is an excellent judge of weight. My dad raised pigs for our family and I’m very familiar with domestics up to 600 lb myself. The first hog I killed was a large boar estimated to be near 450 lb. The second was a sow estimated around 350 lb. The last was an absolute giant that was well bigger than the first and estimated at 600, possibly bigger. As a well travelled hunter with nearly 50 yrs experience under my belt I can tell you with no doubt that my friend’s hog was very close to the 500 lb mark. And I’ve had photos of one bigger than all of these. If the NCWRC hadn’t legalized night hunting for these pigs on private property we would never see them as they’ve only shown themselves after dark. Nothing has gone to waste on any of these animals and our families and friends have enjoyed some mighty fine tablefare. Kill it and grill it. No apologies here. For those hunters who haven’t tried this form of hunting, my advice is to make time and give it a go. You might be pleasantly surprised.

  • Houston

    Don’t be jealous because he shot a huge hog. They shoot them here, in Florida you run them with dogs and then hog-tie them before processing or selling out to hunting farms. However it’s quite a big hog, I wouldn’t be afraid to say he weighed 500lbs because it’s muscle weight in a hog that size. The smaller ones don’t have the muscle weight to mass such as this one does. I’m glad to see a big hog get taken down because they cause lots and lots of damage to crops and other things.

    • Mike

      Wild Boar add no value to society; They can destroy a cash crop in a matter of hours; they attack without being provoked (watch old yeller!!) and can pretty much gut you with a swipe of those razor sharp teeth. That is why you can hunt them year round. THe article says: “In North Carolina, wild boar may be hunted year round during normal hunting hours. There is no closed season and no bag limit.”

      On a positive note: Properly prepared, they are good eating!!!

    • Stonewall Jackson

      They are dangerous animals. Very destructive of the environment, be it a forest or a field. And very aggressive towards humans and domestic animals. Reproduce like crazy and have no natural predators. They need to be killed.

  • Terry Prichard

    Must take a real man to kill an animal. Bet he drives a pick up and is a good ol boy! Probably puts food out and kills deers too. A real man.

      • Bob E. Lee

        Shucks and gee willikers! I’m a good ol boy, I just don’t hide my manhood behind camouflage. Be a real man, and less insecure.

      • Liveswellinwagum

        Right. You hide it behind sarcasm and the need to knock down others by belittling their man hood. Sounds secure to meee! I’d pay good money to see you express your comments and concerns to that guy in person. I actually know him and he is the most resourceful person I’ve ever met. He’s also a veteran. Say what you want now, but if the lights went out tomorrow, you’d wish he was your best buddy;)

      • Bob E. Lee

        They belittle their own manhood, if anybody does. Nice try. He may be resourceful, but killing one of those does not measure it. BTW, the set comment seems, shall I say, air headed. So he’s resourceful? And I be just terrified to talk to another veteran. You’re not in elementary school. Can your daddy beat up my daddy?

      • Bob E. Lee

        Actually, you’re not native. There were others here long before most “natives” were. Maybe you can get your money back for that “new history” class you took.

  • Jefferson Davis

    Couple of things, if you don’t like pickups and hunting you’re in the wrong part of the country. Second thing is these animals have been know to attack people without being provoked. They also kill farmers livestock and do millions of dollars of damage a year to their crops.

    They are in invasive species and are not native here. They do not belong here. Outside of us they have no natural predators and breed at an alarming rate. It has turned into an epidemic and they should be harvested. At least they can be eaten instead of just killed and left to rot.

    Get off your high horse or get out of the South.

    • Bob E. Lee

      Ol Jeff Davis….dogs attack people without provocation. BTW, many of them are not “native” here. And forget the talking points, as they are not that common. Further, it does not take any, I repeat, any skill to kill one of these…less even to bait for deer and kill them when they walk up. Lastly , wear all the camouflage you want; it dies not make you a man.

    • nat

      White people are not native here either.. they came over with Chris Columbus as well… took over the indians land so isn’t that invasive?

    • Jefferson Davis

      The overwhelming percent of the population of dogs are domesticated and extremely rarely attack unprovoked. They also don’t grow to be anywhere close to this big. I’ve never heard a story of a dog destroying acres of farmland. This is justified. I never said anyone had to be particularly skilled to hunt feral pigs or deer but it is an inexpensive way to provide food for ones family. It’s also fun. I don’t recall anywhere in the article that he claimed to be more of a man that anyone else so I am not sure where all of that came from either.

  • Ashley Moss

    It is definitely over 300 pounds. My husband killed a 150 pound wild hog that I look at ever day because the head is on my wall unfortunately! It was a fourth of this one. He had it weighed and processed. He has also killed a 2000 pound animal and this one was a good fourth of that animal. I do agree it should have been documented but I do believe it was around 400 to 500 pounds.

  • buyamerican

    Man you guy’s are good….. being able to judge that boar’s weight by a photo of it in a trailer. How did you determine the size of the trailer? Are those floorboards 2X4, 2X6, 2X8, 2X10 or 2X12? Impressive indeed!

  • carolinaqueenofclean

    Please oh please don’t shoot the next one. Lead him over to Terry Prichards house. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have any crops or farm animals, because a 500 pound WILD hog will destroy whatever he has, but he’s super smart so I’m sure he can figure out a better way to solve the problem.

  • C. L. Pridgen

    Terrell Harris has been a friend of mine for a long time. He weighs two hundred pounds himself. Get a grip, Mr. Hegdecock. Jealously is rampant !!!

    • Jamie M.

      Whats up Pridgen? There is a lot of dumpa$$ people on this page that don’t need to be hunting no less own a gun!!! It was a legal kill!!!! they just dont have anything better to do with their life!! Terrell is a good friend of mine too!

  • Tammy Kaye

    My father’s friend lost 2 thorough bred Tennessee walker stud stallion s be cause they were mauled and eviscerated by a huge wild boar…they are dangerous environmental terrorists…

    • Carolinagirl

      Why even post on this topic anyway?? Hunting or anything south of the Mason-Dixon Line for that matter, obviously makes you uncomfortable. I’m sure there were many other soft, pathetic, and ego feeding articles men who aren’t comfortable in their own skin, might find more appealing.

    • Carolinagirl

      Why even post on this topic anyway?? Hunting or anything south of the Mason-Dixon Line for that matter, obviously makes you uncomfortable. I’m sure there were many other soft, pathetic, and ego feeding articles men who aren’t comfortable in their own skin, might find more appealing. Did a guy in a Camo hat push you around in high school or something? Is that thurrr clearrr enuf fer ya?? jerk.

  • David tyndall

    Why do so many of you want to put him down. There is no official record book with some massive prize. The hunter is not trying to earn some mythical award. Who cares if he weighs 200 lbs or 800 lbs. why belittle him? I thought we left the ” my hog is bigger than your hog” arguments IN SEVENTH GRADE.

    Nice harvest. We need to remove as many as possible.

  • Carl

    Way to go, I trap them in Ellerbe and I caught a 150 lb, and 325 lb. You real got a monster, we need to get every one we can, these people do not know what they talking about,till they hit one with a car.

    • Bob E. Lee

      Stevie, who said I didn’t know how to hunt? And at least I have a brain. Little insecure in your manhood, aren’t you?

  • Travis

    I think the people making the negative comment don’t understand that 9 or 10 small hogs can destroy acres of crops in one night and if we just let them have free reign with new retribution the price of everything will subsequently go up. And if you want to talk about how he’s a good ol boy who drives a truck and where’s camo then I’ll let you know that I also drive a truck and wear camo and have an engineering degree.

  • Paul68

    All I can say is, why do none of these guys get the animal weighed, and why do they always insist on sitting behind the animal in order to make it impossible to determine their size in comparison to the hog?

  • William Harrison

    I’m jusT curious the article said you can hint boar all year during normal hunting hours and goes on and said this was 2am. What’s correct. I hunt these some in Bertie county and would like to know what’s correct

  • Liveswellinwagum

    My point is BOB, he didn’t kill the hog for sport. He did it to aid against the destruction of the only thing we have in this rural area to make money and feed families. Farm land makes up approximately 80% of this small town. Mr. Harris has lived off of the land his entire life. You keep making this out to be a story about a hunter shooting an animal for sport. That’s not the case here. I stress his ability to be resourceful and a veteran due to your obnoxious comments insinuating that because he’s southern and a hunter then he must be a back woods uneducated fool. I’ll take your “air head” comment with a grain of salt because believe me when I say sir, I will go toe to toe with you any day of the week. Lastly, yes I am very confident that my dad could put you in your place. No question. I wasn’t going to go there, but hey you asked;) have a blessed day from all of us fine folks down herrrr in wagram.

    • Bob E. Lee

      Oh no… now I’m shaking! For goodness sake, grow up. I’ve gone toe to toe with a few VC in my day, except then my survival depended on it. Toe to toe is child’s play, so silly comments like that may work with rednecks that want to prove their manhood… save it for your buddies. And I’m not making this story about anything. It wasn’t published because he was doing a public service. You get that, right? Now, you, he, and all the rest are environmentalists, huh? Oh brother! To your ilk it is sport, and you’re not folk heroes. Then tell him to stop the oldest photo trick in the book…standing back from the subject, or moving it closer to the camera lens with distance between the two. BTW, I never said he was a fool…He knows how to garner publicity.

  • KK

    Look it up for yourself, Nightime hunting for hogs and coyote on private land was passed August last year. NC Wildlife recognize they are a problem whether you jug heads do or not.

    • mike

      Regulation book states half hour before sunrise and half hour after sun set. That’s leagel hunting hours. Can you hunt deer at 2 am? Look up hog hunting in NC. Were are the people that are sworn to up hold and in force the laws.

      • Jamie M.

        Mike you need to look it up!!
        Permit authorizes the take of feral swine with a firearm or archery equipment and with the aid of a light during times outside of normal shooting hours (½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise),except that firearms may not be used to take feral swine from midnight on Saturdays through midnight on Sundays pursuant to GS 103-2.
        There is no limit on the number of swine that may be taken under this permit.
        NOW SHUT UP ABOUT THE TIME DUMPASS!!!! IT WAS A LEGAL KILL!!!

  • Jamie M.

    Permit authorizes the take of feral swine with a firearm or archery equipment and with the aid of a light during times outside of normal shooting hours (½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise),except that firearms may not be used to take feral swine from midnight on Saturdays through midnight on Sundays pursuant to GS 103-2.
    There is no limit on the number of swine that may be taken under this permit.
    NOW SHUT UP ABOUT THE TIME DUMPASS!!!! IT WAS A LEGAL KILL!!!

  • Jennie

    Why are most of those who comment so mean? The man has a field of crops that were being destroyed. Anyone normal and responsible would have to do something about it, day or night. What was he supposed to do according to you guys, call the Fire Brigade?
    And those of you criticizing his clothes… geee, next time he should wear his church suit when he goes hunting. You know, just to please you! Id*ots!

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