Hunting Report: Record Boar 733.51 pounds

New state record boar weighing 733.51 pounds shot in coast range

BY JOE ORTH/Special to Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jun 06, 2012

The new all-time Wild Free Range Boar record in California

A 733.51-POUND wild boar was shot by Joe Orth of Oakdale, placing it as the No. 1 “Wild free range boar” record in California. His friend Steve Bishop of Escalon is to the right.

Last month my wife Cathy bought me a wild hog hunt for my birthday. She found out about Rhinos Guide Service (located in Linden) from our friend and taxidermist Robert Bradley (also of Oakdale). Kerry Griffith owns and operates the business and is as friendly and enjoyable as they come.

My friend and hunting buddy of 35 years, Steve Bishop of Escalon, was with my wife when she set up the hunt. Steve joined me for this memorable day.

We hunted a private ranch between Cloverdale and Fort Bragg. We were both successful. I shot my boar with a .270 WSM at 215 yards. Kerry knew we had something special. The boar was measured and weighed.

My boar is the new all-time No. 1 in California and No. 3 in the world in the “Free range wild boar weight class.” His final score is 733.51 pounds which beats the previous California state record in this category by 106 pounds.

Joe Orth lives in Oakdale, California.

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