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

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?

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.