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Alabama boy shoots 1000 lb, 9 ft. wild boar
WBIR.com ^ | 5-25-07 | Unknown

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."


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: banglist; boars; hogs; hogzilla; pistols; sausage
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Can't wait until "The Legend of Hogzilla" hits the theaters!!
1 posted on 05/28/2007 8:44:04 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

the ny post headline (days ago, when this was news) was “Jurassic Pork.”


2 posted on 05/28/2007 8:44:55 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: Renfield
The Stones could net 500 to 700 pounds of sausage meat.

and mick jagger will be singing, "...jimmy dean! rock on!"

3 posted on 05/28/2007 8:46:11 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: Renfield

The same day this was on the internet, Rosie O’Donnel departs “The View”. Coincidence?


4 posted on 05/28/2007 8:46:27 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Renfield

Nothing like the taste of boar meat. Making sausage out of it still makes it hard to overcome the stong flavor.


5 posted on 05/28/2007 8:50:35 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: Renfield

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.


6 posted on 05/28/2007 8:51:28 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: Renfield

What?!

...I thought this was going to be another Rosie thread.


7 posted on 05/28/2007 8:53:55 AM PDT by sayfer bullets (Go Pokes!)
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To: Renfield

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.


8 posted on 05/28/2007 8:57:30 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: John Leland 1789
Bit of a heavy duty hog to hunt with a handgun, even that S&W 500.

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.

9 posted on 05/28/2007 8:59:11 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Shooter 2.5
It's the big Smith.

monsterhog.com

10 posted on 05/28/2007 8:59:58 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: the invisib1e hand

Don’t you mean David Essex?


11 posted on 05/28/2007 9:00:53 AM PDT by pro libertate
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To: Shooter 2.5

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.


12 posted on 05/28/2007 9:03:05 AM PDT by umgud ("When seconds count, the police are just 10 minutes away!")
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To: Renfield
I think the story you posted may be bunk and its one of many that have spun off of this one that is verified.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/photogallery/article/0,13355,1593052,00.html

13 posted on 05/28/2007 9:09:44 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U; Renfield
Nope, this one's for real.

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.

14 posted on 05/28/2007 9:11:56 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: the invisib1e hand

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.


15 posted on 05/28/2007 9:13:21 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Renfield
No Pictures...

No story.

16 posted on 05/28/2007 9:16:23 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: John Leland 1789
I guess these animal lovers do not understand how mean and destructive wild boars are......I assume they must think if you talk nice and pet it they think it won’t try to kill you...they also would take the same approach to terrorists and with the same outcome....death
17 posted on 05/28/2007 9:16:31 AM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: AnAmericanMother

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.


18 posted on 05/28/2007 9:16:59 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Renfield

“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.....


19 posted on 05/28/2007 9:18:31 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Dustbunny

“Making sausage out of it still makes it hard to overcome the stong flavor.”

Add lots of habanero.


20 posted on 05/28/2007 9:20:47 AM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is a satanic cult.)
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To: Publius6961

In this photo released by Melynne Stone, Jamison Stone, 11, poses with a wild pig he killed near Delta, Ala., May 3, 2007. Stone's father says the hog weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. If claims of the animal's size are true, it would be larger than ``Hogzilla,'' the huge hog killed in Georgia in 2004. (AP Photo/Melynne Stone)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/photos/A/a380d390-7060-4b3a-99b8-346b8522a57c.html?SITE=MTBIL&SECTION=STRANGE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

21 posted on 05/28/2007 9:21:28 AM PDT by Carling (It's Danny, Sir)
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To: Flyer; humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; Dashing Dasher; stevie_d_64; ...

Ping!

(Photo at post #21!)


22 posted on 05/28/2007 9:25:00 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
All the other stories were all over the news too. It may be true, who knows.
23 posted on 05/28/2007 9:25:21 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: Armedanddangerous
The impression I got from the interview was that it was a complete surprise. Nobody knew this big old guy was out there.

As I mentioned above, the kid's dad and his hunting buddy were backing him up with big bore rifles. Even a 500 pounder would be in my opinion marginal for handgun hunting. Myself, I would set aside my trusty .308 Ruger deer rifle, handy as it is, and borrow my dad's Model 71 lever action in .348 Winchester. It's an old rifle but if you shoot something with it, it stays shot. You can still get Silvertips for it, with a 200 gr bullet, and Barnes makes a couple of solids in 220 and 250.

I'd like to get a .375 H&H someday though . . . .

24 posted on 05/28/2007 9:27:07 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Beagle8U
Well, seems like a lot of trouble to go through for a fakery. And it would have to be a fraud, not just an internet rumor, since there are photos, witnesses, etc.

If it's faked, it will soon shake out.

25 posted on 05/28/2007 9:28:48 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Carling

That looks about twice the size of our local moose, but the moose also weigh 1000-1200 pounds.


26 posted on 05/28/2007 9:32:50 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: Renfield

Earlier threads (not easy to find for some reason)

Alabama Boy Kills 1,051-Pound Monster Pig, Bigger Than ‘Hogzilla’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839860/posts

CAPTION THIS! [Hogzilla]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839909/posts


27 posted on 05/28/2007 9:33:42 AM PDT by Boundless ("Balanced" is still half lies.)
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To: Publius6961
Here's one. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
28 posted on 05/28/2007 9:34:24 AM PDT by Temüjin
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To: AnAmericanMother

“bo’ hog.”

Careful now. You’re getting close to forbidden language.


29 posted on 05/28/2007 9:34:33 AM PDT by billhilly (My former tag line.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Here ya go, it was a Smith and Wesson witha few mods to it.

30 posted on 05/28/2007 9:37:14 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Temüjin

It is easy to see from this picture where all of that sausage will go. I do believe the boy killed a relative.


31 posted on 05/28/2007 9:38:01 AM PDT by billhilly (My former tag line.)
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To: Temüjin

Comparing the two photos the first one appears the boy is kneeling and a little further away from the boar thus making the boar seem larger. When you compare it to the photo with son and dad they appear to be much closer to the boar thus making the boar not so outlandishly huge.


32 posted on 05/28/2007 9:39:34 AM PDT by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: Publius6961

His dad is 6'-1, any way you look at it that is one BIG pig.

33 posted on 05/28/2007 9:42:14 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Renfield

2 comments:

1- This story made it to local Chicago news today. 4 days after I first read it on FR.

2- I was shocked, SHOCKED I say, that the local Chicago news face did not have a single snide comment about an 11 year old kid using a handgun . . .


34 posted on 05/28/2007 9:42:35 AM PDT by Petruchio (Out to Lunch)
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To: billhilly

bwahahahahahaaaaa!


35 posted on 05/28/2007 9:47:36 AM PDT by Melinator (testing... test, test, test, Is this thing on?)
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To: Renfield
It a lie. Go to monsterpig.com and look at the tractor photo on the lower right. Either that is a VERY big tractor with a VERY big driver or that is a normal sized feral pig.
36 posted on 05/28/2007 9:50:28 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Never insult small minded men in positions of power.)
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To: Carling

doesn’t this pig have an older sister who just quit on “The View” ?


37 posted on 05/28/2007 9:56:04 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Temüjin

Wow! He is enornmous, and the hog is big too!


38 posted on 05/28/2007 9:57:08 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Looking for work)
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To: Renfield
The real Hogzilla
39 posted on 05/28/2007 9:57:46 AM PDT by Neville72 (uist)
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To: 353FMG

Soak the meat in a baking soda solution to remove the boar taint. Works on venison, too.


40 posted on 05/28/2007 9:59:06 AM PDT by Mountain Troll
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To: billhilly

What’s forbidden about that? (Seriously - I’m GRITS, and that’s what everybody calls them. My parents’ island is infested with the darned things.)


41 posted on 05/28/2007 10:05:28 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Mountain Troll; 353FMG

Buttermilk. Soak it 24 hours. Tenderizes it too.


42 posted on 05/28/2007 10:06:02 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: John Leland 1789

Take into consideration this (my brother resides in Bama and alot has been said over the episode)...the gun was a pistol, which fires 50 cal rounds. With my carpel tunnel stuff...by the third shot...I’d have been finished. This kid fired 16 of these rounds. As for the method of hunt....in this region where it was shot....almost everyone has a quad bike and a hunting dog. They go as far out in the boonies as you can dream of...where almost no trails exist. There are weekly reports of dogs which tangle with the wild boars in the region (most folks have some kind of leather and armor they mount on the dog). Alot of the locals don’t believe the kid fired off 16 shots...and they question the fact that nine were hits...which if you think about it...one or two 50 cal slugs should have been enough to take it down. So we are left with a pure hunting story, and picture which you can’t argue about.


43 posted on 05/28/2007 10:07:17 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Temüjin

Father and Son are giving the Hog a run for its money!
44 posted on 05/28/2007 10:11:09 AM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Temüjin; Carling
Between the photos in Post 28 and Post 21, either the hog grew or the kid shrunk or........

You use the old "hold the fish straight out and closer to the camera" trick to make it look bigger. In this case, the hog not being movable, the kid posed farther away from the hog to make it look much bigger than it actually is in relation to him.

45 posted on 05/28/2007 10:19:38 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Renfield
"Home is the Hunter..Home from the Hill" Remember the movie with Mitchum?
46 posted on 05/28/2007 10:24:40 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Armedanddangerous

older hogs just don’t have good meat on them. Especially the really large ones”

You just have to drink a whole lot more.


47 posted on 05/28/2007 10:38:06 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Renfield
Hogzilla II


48 posted on 05/28/2007 11:01:10 AM PDT by UnklGene
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To: pepsionice

I have a hard time believing that the kid fired that many times with a S&W500. I do give him enourmous kudos for even carrying the thing but I bet dad loaded some light rounds for him.

The question I have is where does a hog that big hide for so long to even be able to get that big?! (ya, ya, besides “Anywhere it wants”)


49 posted on 05/28/2007 11:01:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: VeniVidiVici

ditto. How could he have a wrist left?


50 posted on 05/28/2007 11:04:17 AM PDT by bvw
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