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Killed this one last week near Grandview, TN. I used a 165 cast bullet right at 1,900 fps. The first shot was in the heart. Had I been in a blind, I would have let him die. But I was on the ground about 40-50 yards away and obeyed the guide's instruction to KEEP SHOOTING.


Weighed 506 lbs. No dogs used
 

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Do you have a "normal" image of you and the hog. Angles like that shot with wide angle lens tend to make it difficult to tell the size perspective. Was the hog put on a scale or was the weight guesstimated?
 

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Look at the dip in the forehead structure. That hog looks like he was domestic not too long ago. Hogs that have been feral their whole life rarely have a forehead that dips down.

The bone structure grows different in a feral hog. They develop a flatter longer forehead and snot to support the large amount of aggressive rooting they do to find food. Whereas, a domestic pig does not grow a bone structure to support said activity.

A 506 pound truly feral hog is extremely rare. A 506 pound feral barr hog is mildly possible. A 506 pound pen raised and the released hog is highly possible.

Either way, congrats on the hunt!

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