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.
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)
(Photo at post #21!)
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 . . . .
If it's faked, it will soon shake out.
That looks about twice the size of our local moose, but the moose also weigh 1000-1200 pounds.
Earlier threads (not easy to find for some reason)
Alabama Boy Kills 1,051-Pound Monster Pig, Bigger Than ‘Hogzilla’
CAPTION THIS! [Hogzilla]
Careful now. You’re getting close to forbidden language.
Here ya go, it was a Smith and Wesson witha few mods to it.
It is easy to see from this picture where all of that sausage will go. I do believe the boy killed a relative.
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.
His dad is 6'-1, any way you look at it that is one BIG pig.
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 . . .
doesn’t this pig have an older sister who just quit on “The View” ?
Wow! He is enornmous, and the hog is big too!
Soak the meat in a baking soda solution to remove the boar taint. Works on venison, too.
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.)
Buttermilk. Soak it 24 hours. Tenderizes it too.
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.
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.
older hogs just dont have good meat on them. Especially the really large ones”
You just have to drink a whole lot more.
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”)
ditto. How could he have a wrist left?