Near Sterling_ A local hunter has quite a story to tell after he bagged a 760-pound wild hog with a crossbow Monday. Winston Brown came across the big beast while was hunting deer on his family's land in Grady County early this morning.
"When the fog lifted, I had three deer feeding at the feeder and the deer ran off and this hog came in," Brown said.
He said he didn't believe his eyes, at first.
"I thought it was a Holstein cow," he said.
But Brown said he quickly realized this was no dairy cow at all, but instead a well-fed wild hog.
"I guess just feeding on acorns and everything else," Brown said.
He shot the animal twice with his crossbow, but instead of falling to the ground, the wild hog charged, and Brown was down to his last arrow.
"This is my last shot. I gotta make it count," he said.
And make it count, he did.
Brown called everyone, including the game warden, who said he'd never seen anything quite this big. People have already started asking him for bacon and ham, but Brown said this pig won't make it to anyone's dinner table.
"He's too big to eat..too tough and too rank."
But Brown said he'll be perfect for his living room.
"Oh yes, he'll go right in with my deer heads. It's all bragging rights."
Brown said the wild hog actually looks like a Hampshire pig which many farmers raise, but he said it's clear this one grew up in the wild since he still had tusks which are removed from a domestic pig as babies.