What a shot… to be able to get a clean pass through and take out a second animal when they are this size is nothing short of impressive.
Feral hogs are an invasive species that pose a significant threat to the environment and. Originally brought to North America in the 1500s, feral hogs have spread across much of the southern portion of the country and are estimated to cause over $2 billion in damage each year. The problem is particularly dire in Texas where there is an estimated population over 3,000,000.
Feral hogs are a adaptable species that can thrive in a wide range of habitats, from forests to grasslands, and wetlands, and some are even adapting to survive in harsh northern temperatures. Dubbed “super pigs,” these new “bigger and smarter” hybrids are making their way across the Canadian border into norther states like Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
They are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, from crops and roots to small animals, and pretty much anything else they can find dead.
The biggest issues is that these pigs reproduce quickly and are hard to get rid of. One of the most effective methods for controlling feral hog populations is through hunting, although hunters can’t seem to hunt them fast enough.
However, hunting can be used to reduce the number of feral hogs in a specific area and to prevent the spread of the population.
This leaves no choice for farmers but to send people out to kill these destructive things. There are many methods used including traditional hunting, night hunting with thermal vision,using large traps, and even explosives like Tannerite.
This man is seen setting up for some hog hunting, and as he talks to the camera from the blind, he tells everyone what his game plan is:
“I’m gonna attempt to do something, that I don’t know anyone who has done it before, I know I haven’t done before. I’m gonna try to arrow two hogs with one arrow.”
An impressive goal to have and why not have some fun when you are trying to reduce the population to help out the environment and economy.
Luckily for this man, hogs travel in groups and often are close enough to possibly present a hunter with the perfect opportunity for this.
The hogs move in and the hunter gets his target. He is patient and waits for them to be perfectly broadside and lined up.
He lines up his crossbow takes the shot and passes the arrow through the first hog and nails the second. He gets two 100 pound pigs with one shot.