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Wild hog shot with crossbow in South Bryan subdivision

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POSTED: April 25, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Wild hogs are apparently raising a ruckus in one South Bryan subdivision, according to an April 14 incident report from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department.

In it, Corporal John Meacham writes he was called out to Mill Hill Road and Mill Hill Run Road regarding the shooting of a wild hog in the front yard of a home.

The complainant told Meacham someone in a pickup pulled up in front of his home in the Mill Run subdivision round 6 p.m., got out and shot a wild hog in the stomach with a crossbow, wounding it. The hog ran off.

The man who did the shooting told Meacham he had permission from a neighbor to shoot hogs because they were tearing up his yard.

The man who apparently called authorities was more worried about what might happen if the arrow found another mark, Meacham reported.

“The complainant’s concern was that the arrow could have passed through the hog and bounced off something and hit someone walking down the street,” the report said.

Meacham went on to report he’d had run-ins with the hogs himself.

“(I) tried for over an hour to have someone come remove these hogs for the safety of the people in this subdivision,” the incident report said. “On that day a woman stopped and told me not to hurt ‘Susie.’ This woman had named one of the hogs because she was feeding them at her home. ”

The deputy called DNR and a man experienced in capturing wild hogs arrived and the wounded hog was found. It died and was given to men who helped get it from the marsh.

No charges were filed at the time of the incident, the report said.

 

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