10 May 2023

Hunters sweat it out for Hope Vale event

| Sarah Martin
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The Lookout Point Boys were the winners of the Hope Vale Pig Hunt with the biggest boar.

STEAMY conditions made life tough for participants in the Hope Vale Pig Hunt on the weekend, as more than 100 people took part in the 19th annual event.

Hunters weighed in 38 pigs, with an average weight of 49kg.

The Roderick Michael-led team Lookout Point Boys captured the biggest boar at 94.25kg.

The Honey Suckle Hoggers, captained by Bryce Woibo, got the second biggest boar, weighing in at 84kg, and Jebreen Woibo’s North Street Runners were just behind in third place with an 83.5kg boar.

The women’s category for heaviest pig was taken out by Lola Rosendale with her 78.7kg beast, followed by Merindi Pearson with a 78.35kg hog, while Lauren Deemal was third with 73.85kg.

Les Snyder had the heaviest sow at 43kg, and longest tusks were highly contested, with a three-way tie between Team Critter, Raymond McIvor and Dwayne Mattisey, who all had 150mm measurements.

Broyden Rosendale was the mystery weight winner, with his 48.25kg hog.

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