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Offline lindy

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2007, 02:38:16 PM »

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 1,000 pounds and measure 12 feet in length. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig, which has a Web site put up by his father http://www.monsterpig.com that is generating Internet buzz.

"It feels really good," Jamison, of Pickensville, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."

Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Hogzilla II. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

Through it all there was the fear that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a reputation of doing.

"I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who just finished the sixth grade on the honor roll at Christian Heritage Academy, a small, private school.

His father said that, just to be extra safe, he and the guides had high-powered rifles aimed and ready to fire in case the beast with 5-inch tusks decided to charge.

With the pig finally dead in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.

It was hauled on a truck to the Clay County Farmers Exchange in Lineville, where Jeff Kinder said they used his scale, which was recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.

Kinder, who didn't witness the weigh-in, said he was baffled to hear the reported weight of 1,051 pounds because his scale an old, manual style with sliding weights only measures to the nearest 10.

"I didn't quite understand that," he said.

Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.

"It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said.

The hog's head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.

"It's huge," he said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."

Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.

Jamison, meanwhile, has been offered a small part in "The Legend of Hogzilla," a small-time horror flick based on the tale of the Georgia boar. The movie is holding casting calls with plans to begin filming in Georgia.

Jamison is enjoying the newfound celebrity generated by the hog hunt, but he said he prefers hunting pheasants to monster pigs.

"They are a little less dangerous."

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2007, 09:31:37 PM »
It's really impressive to me how weenies will devote 2 pages of posts to "giant hogs"...  :D Here is a nice pic of Jamison Stone and his trophy boar.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2009, 08:43:55 PM »
(In the "Too much time on my hands dept.") - It's been a while since this one got any attention...

Take Warning!

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/35139-pig-bomb-pig-attacks-video.htm

http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009, 07:31:25 AM »
Thanks for the link, Stuart.  I was able to borrow a laptop and view some of the pieces.  Those big feral hogs are emphatically not nice!  It's good to see this thread keep going.
All best,
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2009, 10:30:46 AM »
IMHO, a periodic revisit (at least once every couple of years) to this thread is of the utmost importance so that we do not grow complacent and let our guard down re: the immanent threat posed by these unruly creatures.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2009, 01:01:16 PM »
I just saw another of these articles somewhere about a 12 year old boy who shot a boar that looked to be about five times his size. I figured it was photoshop-ed. I'll have to try and find it again.
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My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2009, 01:14:30 PM »
Quote
http://www.stinkyjournalism.org/latest-journalism-news-updates-45.php

Of course if there was an undiscovered species of Hippo in Alabama.....
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2009, 02:46:15 PM »
This thread always makes me hungry for BBQ.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 09:23:38 PM »
Jest as long as its Tofu Ribs! ;)
What you didn't know that tofus had ribs?
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2009, 10:04:17 AM »
My wife and I just played a gig in SE Kentucky last weekend, where we stopped into a local store in a very small town.  They had poster defining the different hunting seasons.  They have a season for bullfrogs but feral hogs and groundhog are fair game anytime.  Ever since the first settlers, hogs and dogs have roamed the back country.  Both are considered bad news, shoot on sight.  I wonder how gamey a feral hog tastes?


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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2009, 10:41:07 AM »
I have some wild boar bacon in the fridge I'm looking forward to. The couple times I've tasted wild boar, I've enjoyed it a lot and wouldn't say it tastes that gamey. However, most game meats in Canada served in restaurants and sold in stores are actually farm-raised, I believe. I suspect a feral pig shot in the wild would taste somewhat gamier.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2009, 11:39:25 AM »
Hi all,
I've had a fair amount of wild boar, most of it from New Mexico, I believe, and all that I've had has been spectacular, just about the best pork I've ever tasted.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2009, 03:41:29 PM »
You DO know that cannibals interviewed said that human meat tastes exactly like pork? In fact they referred to it as long pig. I'd want to know exactly where that "Wild Boar" was coming from if I were you. ;)
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2009, 07:45:55 PM »
I heard a story on the radio about this topic a while back.  It turns out that Hogzilla was actually a pet hog that someone raised from a piglet.  They sold off their pigs to the owners of the game farm where Hogzilla, who's real name was Fred, was shot.  The woman was horrified to find out that her former pet was shot and said that he most likely saw people and thought they would be feeding him.  Apparently this all transpired shortly after she got rid of the pig.
Sorry for being a wet blanket.

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