Man Helps Local Landowners With Giant Feral Hogs
Tyler Mitchell, an avid hunter from Stephenville, Texas, has been helping local landowners with giant feral hog problems for years now. Feral hogs, also referred to as wild pigs or boars, are considered a Wildlife Nuisance by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and cause millions of dollars of agricultural damage yearly.
Mitchell hunts the hogs three to five nights out of the week and has taken down many of them ranging from 280 to 300 pounds. When asked about his experiences, one excursion particularly sticks out to him; The night he shot a feral hog weighing in at a whopping 363 pounds in Morgan Mill, Texas, roughly 20 miles north of Stephenville, where it was causing damages primarily in hay fields.
According to Mitchell, he spotted the gigantic feral hog cruising down a treeline when he, "Stalked about 80 yards and shot him three times. All this was at night using a AR 15 chambered in 6.5 Grendel equipped with a FLIR thermal scope."
Local landowners definitely owe Mitchell a thank you for helping out with such a wild problem. You know what they say, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."