Photo: A Huge Wild Hog from New Zealand’s Chatham Islands


Photo: A Huge Wild Hog from New Zealand’s Chatham Islands

Can’t say I know the full story behind this photo, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with some of my fellow hunters.

I recently saw it on Facebook in an Australian hunting group, where it had been shared from Big Game Hunting New Zealand. There, it had been posted for a summer photo contest back in 2013.

So it’s not exactly new, but it sure is impressive. Here’s the text that was with it:

Check out this big hog from the Chathams! With all this wet weather around there’s bound to be a few good pigs been caught remember to send your boar photos in for a chance at winning some prizes!


This Chatham Island monster went 292lb

What I find equally as impressive as the size of the porker is the fact that it’s been trussed to a spare tire holder. Sometimes I wonder if the one on our old Jeep is going to hold onto our spare tire, much less a porky behemoth like this.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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