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488-pound feral hog killed in Texas

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 10:23:37-05

LIBERTY COUNTY, TX — A feral hog weighing 488 pounds was killed Saturday, Feb. 15 in The Preserve in Liberty County, according to BlueBonnetNews.

Joel Dudley, owner of Nuisance Wildlife Removal, was hunting the hogs with his his friend, Mike Huckabay, when they came across a group of hogs clustered around one of the community’s ponds, the report said.

The two were eradicating the feral hog population because they were so overpopulated.

“We saw this big boar standing around one of the ponds. Even at the distance, we could tell he was massive. We went toward him and couldn’t find him, so we got back on the ATV and went down another road. That’s when Mike got within 20 yards of him and shot him,” Dudley told BlueBonnetNews. “There was another big one that I was watching with my thermal scope. He got within 10 yards of me. I had to shoot him because he was coming right at me.”