Double hog bow kill for Carolina hunters

Two bowhunters turn double play on wild hogs

When some wild hogs kept giving the slip to Billy Sowell and Stephen Barrett, both of Kershaw, S.C., the two bowhunters decided to double up on a hunt together. And hunting from the same stand, they released their arrows at just the right time to kill the pair of hogs.

And to top it off, they caught the hunt on video for their 803 Outdoor Boys YouTube channel. Barrett’s hog dropped right away. They had to track Sowell’s down, which made it about 150 yards before toppling over.

“We’d been hunting them for a few days, and they’d been putting the moves on us. They tried to put the moves on us again that night, but they finally slipped in range there. We messed around and stuck two at the same time,” said Barrett.

Barrett estimated the hogs to be about 180 – 200 pounds apiece.

Wild hog season is open year-round throughout the Carolinas. Many hunters who spend nearly every available day in the woods during deer season put their guns away once deer season closes. But they could be keeping their skills sharp while putting some good meat on the table thanks to the liberal wild hog hunting laws.

Wild hogs also do a great deal of damage to agricultural crops, food plots, and natural areas. Their behavior displaces many different species of wildlife, so hunting them has many benefits.

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