Got this guy last night by Ringgold at friends lease near mine. I was dragging a doe out of the brush I got a little earlier and saw a big group of pigs in the wheat about 160 yards away. I got a little closer and rested on a mesquite branch. Picked the biggest out but had no idea they were this big. He ran and I looked for him after buddy came to load up the deer. Amazingly found him in just a few minutes with no blood trail and could not believe the size. We could not lift it all. Head will be euro mount. Based on guesstimate by measurement could be around 325. Also saw one of the biggest bucks I have ever seen eating exactly where the pig was shot.
I didn't shoot the buck because it was my friends lease and I was there for doe only. He obviously should have sat there! And it was outside my comfortable distance at 300 yards. 220 is my furthest buck and didn't make a great shot but still got him. This guy did run to 220 after I the doe.
Yeah, I am guilty of claiming some other ones when I was a newer hunter bigger than they were until saw some actualy weights. But when I walked up on this, it was better than Disney World. I was flashing the light at my buddy who was in the truck because I had no idea the size of this guy. Apparantly he was further than I thought when I shot since he didn't seem this big. Range finder was in the blind. Should make an awesome nice euro mount. Wish we could have weighed it but we were too far from camp to drag it down the road. Rope probably would have broke from friction. I honestly think we needed 4 guys to load it but probably could have figured it out with 3. Heck with 2, we should have tied it off with rope and then tried to throw it on. I do that with deer when by myself. Anyone use that method on big ones?