Texas Buddies Take Monster 460-Pound Feral Hog with a Knife

Not many would even attempt this, but Colton Roberts and Nathan Wright were up to the task. (Photo: WFAA)

Two friends, Colton Roberts, 20, and Nathan Wright, 17, were hunting hogs for a local farmer in Proctor, Texas, when the pair landed a major catch: a 460-pound boar, and maybe new careers.

The two were hunting with dogs and were able to catch and kill three wild pigs that day. All three were taken using knives.

“He called us saying, ‘Hey, we got a bunch of hogs that’s tearing up our land. We got a bunch of money,'” Wright told ABC. “We pulled up about 6:30 that morning, turned the dogs loose and started hunting.”

The pair used dogs to corner the largest boar. Roberts jumped the monster pig and grabbed its legs while Wright got the boar with his knife.

Feral hogs cause tremendous amounts of damage to Texas and many other neighboring states. They eat crops and break fences and harm buildings which leads to lost animals and other issues.

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Wild pigs also damage yards, houses, fields, and anything and everything else wherever they go. They pose a danger to traffic and are encroaching on more urban areas every day.

Because of this Texas allows hunters to take wild hogs without limits using almost any means. Knives are still pretty uncommon, at least for taking boar, let alone big beastly boar.

With their headline-sized kill Roberts and Wright are now talking about becoming hunting guides for the Procter region.

Both have been hunting their entire lives and say hunting is in their blood. They and the farmer donated much of the boar meat to families in need.

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  • Gunrunner August 20, 2020, 11:23 am

    Feral hogs are dangerous, and I would never hunt them with just a knife! But, these Texas boys are a hardy bunch, and I admire and congratulate these guys on their success! God Bless Texas, and please, Lord, let the Liberals move to Oregon and Washington, and stay away from Texas…

  • Grady August 4, 2020, 11:03 am

    Knives and catch dogs was the common way to take wild hogs in Florida when I lived there 40 years ago.

  • J.B. Stern August 4, 2020, 10:47 am

    I know from my first combat tour in 1991 in Kuwait, that burnt humans smell just like pork….

  • Mike August 4, 2020, 10:18 am

    That’s the reason they use young men in wars.

  • Ketchum Kenny August 4, 2020, 8:12 am

    I’d like for them boys to come with me for protection at the next Antifa riot.

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