Bacon and Buzzcuts

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Now we’re talkin’! I’ve been to Texas more times than I can count on one hand, and this is only the second tusked giant I’ve ever seen. I failed to get a shot at the first big boar during a bowhunt 10 years ago, and it still haunts me.

Although it’s tough to make out all the details on Mr. Pig because of the thick morning fog, I like everything I can see—especially those wicked chompers. His thick coat is black and coated...