No matter what anyone says, a hog that truly weighs 285 pounds is very rare. Taking one on foot with a recurve bow like this guy did is especially difficult.
The hunter in this video is fairly well known in certain circles for his YouTube videos of hog hunts using traditional archery gear in Louisiana. On this particular hunt, he was doing some scouting and ran across a monster boar hanging out in a mud hole. One shot with his recurve bow was all it took to put that hog on the ground.
Fortunately, he had his camera running at the time. Watch the video to see how the hunt went down.
Though hunters shoot thousands of hogs all over the United States each year, the vast majority of them are in the 50-100 pound range. Hogs that weigh over 250 pounds certainly exist, but they are not nearly as common as people say they are.
For this reason, taking a hog that size is an impressive feat, even with a rifle. So shooting this 285 pound monster with a recurve bow is really something to be proud of.
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