How heavy can Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs Grow?

  • Posted on: 17 August 2014
  • By: bigdaddy

Weights depend on genetic background and food availability. Generally, the wild Big Boars can reach larger weights than females but this is not a hard and fast rule. Average weights vary but run 200 pounds for adult males and 175 pounds for adult females. A 300 pound feral hog is a large wild pig. The unusually large weights of 500-Plus pounds that you hear about occasionally reported in the media are very rare.
 

What is the average life span of a wild boar or feral hog?

  • Posted on: 17 August 2014
  • By: bigdaddy

Mortality rates vary greatly and impact the very young and the very old primarily. Predation is not a big issue once they reach about 10 to 15 pounds. Hunting can be a significant mortality factor in some regions but generally is not enough to offset population growth. Average lifespan is probably between 4 and 8 years of age according to The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service which surveyed landowners in 2011 to determine an estimate of how many wild pigs are removed from the Texas landscape each year.

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