Skip to comments.Alabama boy shoots 1000 lb, 9 ft. wild boar
Posted on 05/28/2007 8:44:04 AM PDT by Renfield
An Alabama boy has used his revolver on an enormous wild boar, killing the animal and sending the youngster on his way to 15 minutes of fame. Or more.Advertisement
Jamison Stone, 11, used a .50 caliber revolver to kill the pig at a commercial hunting preserve in east Alabama about three weeks ago. Stone, his father and two guides tracked the pig, but bagging the swine took about three hours of chasing through hilly woods before a final shot at point blank range brought it down for good.
Stone's father, Mike Stone, says the animal weighed more than a thousand pounds and was more than nine feet long. The tusks measured five inches. It took heavy equipment to transport the animal out of the woods. The head went to a taxidermist. The rest is headed for the sausage factory. The Stones could net 500 to 700 pounds of sausage meat.
If the claims are accurate, the trophy boar eclipses Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions before it was killed in south Georgia in 2004.
The young hunter is headed for the network morning shows and the silver screen. Hogzilla is the subject of a movie and Stone has been offered a small part in the film, "The Legend of Hogzilla."
the ny post headline (days ago, when this was news) was “Jurassic Pork.”
and mick jagger will be singing, "...jimmy dean! rock on!"
The same day this was on the internet, Rosie O’Donnel departs “The View”. Coincidence?
Nothing like the taste of boar meat. Making sausage out of it still makes it hard to overcome the stong flavor.
The report we heard here over BBC short wave, was that the boy got off 16 shots and there were 9 confirmed hits. It took NINE 50 cal. slugs to knock that bad boy down(!) according to the father, Mike Stone, in his own voice.
Mr. Stone said that they got negative emails from animal lovers about having to shoot it 9 times.
...I thought this was going to be another Rosie thread.
Unfortunately, the revolver can’t be identified from the picture. I thought it was a Ruger but a buddy who collects Smiths think it’s one of their’s.
Sounds more like a job for the .375 H&H to me.
But you can't always predict what's going to come charging out of the underbrush. .50 cal would have easily taken care of your typical 4-500 pound bo' hog.
Don’t you mean David Essex?
There aren’t many .50’s out there for revolvers. 50AE, 500 Linbaugh, 500 S&W and a few more. The gun in the pic does look to be DA and possibly a S&W. Most of the lesser known 50’s are usually found in single actions.
Been all over the news here, kid's been interviewed and so has his dad. Website posted up above.
It was a relief for me to hear that his dad and a hunting buddy were backing him up with big bore rifles. A .500 Smith wouldn't be a whole lot of comfort facing a charging hog.
You know, Ive often been told that the older hogs just don’t have good meat on them. Especially the really large ones. Don’t know if that’s true or not.
For a normal razorback, the 500 SW would be fine, but for this, one would need a big bore hunting rifle, like a 45-70, or a 375 WM.
That’s taking a big chance, going after that big of an example of dangerous game with any hunting handgun.
I would love to know if they knew this monster was out there when the kid went hunting, or was it a surprise?
Bet that picture shows up on the back cover of American Handgunner in a smith and wesson ad before too awfully long.
“Born on a mountaintop in Ten-ah-seeeeee
killed him a b’ar when he was only threeeeeeee...”
then waited 8 more years to kill a boar.....
“Making sausage out of it still makes it hard to overcome the stong flavor.”
Add lots of habanero.
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