Supposedly a 500lb wild hog

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  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I like that the knucklehead reporter used the word "caught". You don't "catch" a wild hog. You kill it
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

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    I've seen folks run dogs on wild hogs and catch them, haul them out live and fresh butcher them when they get home.

    But, you're right about that hog. Seeing a guy behind the hog with hunting rifle, would indicate that he shot it and didn't catch it.
     
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  5. JimRau

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    Yes 'some' do, but I will pass on that one.:p DRT, the only good hog is a dead hog!;)
     
  6. mopowerbmx

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    Meanwhile at Mopower's ranch Pumpkin is having her 9th birthday party.
     
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    ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1394738458.536065.jpg oops forgot to post the picture.
     
  8. orangello

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    Looks as happy as a pig in...oh, well you know what I mean.
     
  9. mopowerbmx

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    Haha. She was actually pissed about the hat. She was chasing me when I snapped the picture. I had the Vet out a few weeks ago and he was surprised to see she was still alive. The life expectancy of this hog is 4 to 6 years. He told me whatever I'm doing keep doing it. I work at a brewery so she gets beer all the time. Haha.
     
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    Redneck photo. Lol. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1394739710.906781.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1394739741.353354.jpg
     
  11. CardiacColt68

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    My neighbor belongs to that camp. Another neighbor took a huge hog out of there last spring. His only went about 350 lbs or so. I believe it is the real deal.


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  12. Vincine

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    I don’t think it’s ‘shopped. I think he’s just a few feet behind the boar making the boar look bigger. It’s hard to tell how closed down the aperture was because it’s so soft overall on my monitor, but it’s likely all the way considering how sunny it is and everything is close to the same level of sharpness (softness?). Now if he was in front of it, we’d know how big it was.
     
  13. JimRau

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    We arsed hogs for years and keep the boar around for years! I have never seen one as big as that one! If I was guessing the weight it would had been around 700 Lb
     
  15. JonM

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    I believe that one was shot with a scar17
     
  16. MOshooter

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    I saw that article on Yahoo this morning,that's a monster!! Could you imagine Hogzilla from GA. out weighing that beast by 300 lbs.?? :eek:
     
  17. danf_fl

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    I always thought the smaller tasted better. The hunter does not plan to waste any of this one. Not even mount the skull.

    I would mount the head next to the other one he got before.

    Curious, was a state wildlife official available for a weight check?
     
  18. wittmeba

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    Yes people learn how to stage photos so their "catch/shot" looks larger. There is nothing in the photo to demonstrate the perspective size of the hog. Had he put his rifle against it or his hand over its back then you would have something to compare.

    Our son's catch in a small mud hole near Smith Mountain Lake.
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  19. limbkiller

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    It's a big pig but he is sitting a few feet behind it to make it look bigger. We butcher hogs raised by the Amish every year and some are right at 400lbs and look way smaller than that. Still a nice hog. Old trick of being away from the animal or fish. Watch the fishing shows and some hold the fish close to the camera to make it look bigger.
     
  20. SRK97

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    I was at smith mountain lake last week, its beautiful there.

    mammas dont let your cowboys grow up to be babies
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