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North Carolina hunter Earl Trent killed the 500-pound One shot with a .243 between the eyes, and the Grey Ghost is no more
7054 Views - Posted: July 29 at 5:08 pm

Earl Trent of Harmony, N.C., had hunted unsuccessfully for hogs for years – until July 20, when he harvested a beast of a wild boar. Known locally as the “Grey Ghost” the hog, which weighed close to 500 pounds, made the fatal mistake of looking directly at Trent, who placed a 100-grain .243 slug directly between its eyes, ending the legend that roamed a Dillon County tract that is part of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge.

Amy Anderson killed this huge wild boar on the evening of June 10 in Colleton County. Charleston woman knocks off huge Colleton County hog
16387 Views - Posted: June 18 at 7:51 am

Amy Anderson of Charleston wasn’t aware of the stir she’d create when she pulled the trigger on her Savage 7mm-08 on the evening of June 14. Hunting with her boyfriend, Danny Buxton, near Smoaks in Colleton County, she saw “eyes” coming out of a swamp that borders the Salkahatchie River. They wound up being a hog, estimated at 414 pounds, which she subsequently shot. 

A sow might not have the tusks that a boar has, but she can be just as dangerous, especially if she’s defending her brood. Nice teeth ya got there, piggy
250 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am

The length of its tusks and its weight are the measurements most huntres use to determine whether or not a hog is of trophy status. While most hunters prefer taking large boards because they have the longest tusks and biggest bodies, sows and young pigs re better for eating.

The author shows off a nice hog he took on from public land along South Carolina’s Waccamaw River. Hog in a bog
372 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am

Basil Watts hauled a deer cart from the bed of his pickup truck. Unhooking the elastic cords holding it together, he unfolded it to deploy the wheels. 

SCDNR will hold three hog hunts on North Island next month try to and control and/or eliminate the feral hog population. SCDNR announces dates for three North Island hog hunts
6315 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:46 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three hog hunts for North Island in Georgetown County next month in an effort to remove and eliminate feral hogs from the barrier island.

Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant said January and February are prime months to hunt wild hogs using deer-hunting tactics because animals are on the move, looking for food that is less available than at other times. Time to go for a big pig; Mount Pleasant hunter said January can be hog wild
2095 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:23 am

When deer season ends, Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant just keeps on hunting, but it’s wild hogs that he targets in the post deer season, and he said they’re really on the move right now.

Dylan Kirby of Ruby killed this huge wild hog with a bow on Monday on the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Chesterfield County teen arrows enormous hog on NWR
11848 Views - Posted: October 15, 2014 at 8:09 am

It’s all downhill from here for Dylan Kirby from the Chesterfield County community of Ruby. That’s what you’d figure since the first bow kill of his hunting career was a wild hog approaching 500 pounds that fell on Monday evening.

Marcus Church killed this 460-pound hog that he and hunting buddy Allen Crenshaw had patterned on a farm near Six Mile. Six Mile hog taken by Seneca hunter estimated at 460 pounds
15817 Views - Posted: April 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

Marcus Church of Seneca got a call a few months ago from a landowner in Six Mile who was having problems with wild hogs rooting up and tearing up his fields. On Feb. 17, he took care of what was literally a huge part of the problem, killing a 460-pound hog with his bow.

Hunter Morris and Hunter Shepherd took these two wild hogs, weighing 350 and 250 pounds, on a hunt at Pinewood Farms near Rimimi. Encounter with big porcine herd leaves hunters, dogs, hogs all shook up
4028 Views - Posted: March 02, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Hunter Shepherd and a few friends were hoping to thin the local wild hog population around Pinewood when they ran into a huge herd of pigs last Saturday, Feb. 22. Several miles and shots later, two hogs were dead, one weighing in at over 350 pounds, and two dogs had been injured in the meeting with more than 30 porkers.

Wild hogs are in all of South Carolina’s counties, largely because of relocation by hunters. Wild hog facts
1245 Views - Posted: February 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Wild hogs are not native to South Carolina or any part of North America; they are descendants of European domestic hogs that escaped or were released as far back as the early Spanish explorers. Closed-range or fencing requirements for livestock did not arise until the 1900s, and letting hogs “free range” was common before fencing laws.

Here are some interesting facts about South Carolina’s wild hog population:

• The first true pigs brought to the United States came with by Hernando de Soto’s expedition to Florida in 1539.

A do-it-yourself European mount of a wild hog skull takes just a few steps and a little time and can preserve memories of a great hung. D-I-Y European hog skull mount
2089 Views - Posted: February 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

For hog hunters wanting to preserve memories of a hunt without the expense of a taxidermy bill, try this at-home method for mounting the skull.

• Get the hide off the head and cut away as much meat, membrane, tissue, as possible.

• Using an oversized boiling pot and propane burner, boil the skull in a solution of water, dish washing detergent, and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). A low boil is best to prevent deteriorating the bone tissue.

An encounter with a wild boar produced these wounds to a Louisiana hunter's lower leg. Encounter with wild boar leaves Louisiana hunter in hospital
3968 Views - Posted: February 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell, La., since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15. But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt Feb. 2, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs. “I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.


Wild hogs can provide South Carolina hunters with an extra season. Pigs in a blanket - Extend your big-game season by adding wild hogs to your winter wish list
2799 Views - Posted: February 01, 2014 at 7:00 am

Don Houck and another hunter crouched together just around the corner of a food plot and peered into the pre-dawn darkness. The full moon and high-powered optics allowed the pair to scan the far end of the green patch in search of the quarry. 

“Just to the right of the corn pile,” Houck said. “It’s a big black ’bo hog. See if you can slip around there and get a shot at him.”

A little maneuvering, a little slipping, and the big hog was centered in the crosshairs, soon to receive a healthy dose of ballistic tipped lead. At the report, the boar shuddered from the impact of the .308 slug and charged into the undergrowth before mortality caught up with him and put him down just out of sight.

SCDNR has scheduled three 3-day hunts in February on North Island to reduce the island's population of wild hogs. SCDNR plans three dog hunts for hogs on North Island in February
2329 Views - Posted: January 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will continue efforts to remove and eliminate feral hogs from North Island in Georgetown County by scheduling three hog hunts with dogs next month – part of an overall hog removal project on the Yawkey Wildlife Center