June 1, 2007, 09:30 PM
The monster 1000 lb. pig that kid shot is "Fred" who was raised local farm and then sold to a hunting preserve.

Still, I'm impressed that an 11-year-old managed unload 8 rounds into it from a 50 cal pistol which, from the looks in the picture was a 500 S&W. Move over John Taffin, this kid is a big-bore-handling mofo at the age of 11! (?)

Seriously, I hope that 11-year-old was really handling that 500 S&W. That alone would make me feel like this story had been worth following.


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June 1, 2007, 09:56 PM
Multiple shots and a LONG time from start to finish? There's a converse to "Bring enough gun." "Don't bring MORE gun than you can use effectively." I don't care if it had several names and he shot it in a loading chute . . . his & his father's preference, though it wouldn't be mine; however, every hunter has an obligation to dispatch his/her quarry in a clean, efficient, and "as-sudden-as-possible/humane" manner. IMHO, his dad erred grievously in arming the boy with a shooter he couldn't use effectively. This dream hunt may turn out to be more of a nightmare, but for the lad's sake, I certainly hope not.

June 1, 2007, 10:20 PM
Good points.


June 1, 2007, 10:27 PM
Well, now the truth comes out. I was wondering how long it would be before somebody reported that this pig was raised in captivity. I would be rather dissapointed had I "hunted" this pig under the pretense that it was wild.

June 1, 2007, 10:38 PM
Break out the BBQ sauce!

June 1, 2007, 10:39 PM
Was reading another forum, holy moly somebody bothered to make a website detailing how the photos are shopped to make it look larger.

June 2, 2007, 08:05 AM
The whole thing was a stunt. One 500 S&W bullet should have been enough to kill the beast. Multiple shots indicate to me the poor kid was probably more afraid of the gun than the pig. An 8 year old kid shooting a 500 S&W Magnum; kind of like the young girl who was "flying" across the U.S. a number of years ago that ended up crashing with her instructor.

It's the decade of the child. Everyone's child is "special." Everyone who has some political agenda, trots out the "is it good for the children" or "is it not good for the children" theme. It's about time adults start being parents again and stop trying to make children the be all and end all.

June 2, 2007, 01:48 PM
Here's how they hunted it: "Soooey, soooey! Here pig pig pig! It's dinner time!"

1000+ grains of copper and lead would be anyone's last meal.

Fred-links, anyone?

June 2, 2007, 07:37 PM
Some, or perhaps even many, would laugh at this stunt. I sit her, even if in the minority, disgusted by the lies. A person can prove himself or herself an honest person thousands of times throughout life. Conversely, a person can prove himself or herself to be a liar but once. The people who participated in this lie are just that...liars. Fortunate for me, and for those who are like-minded, these liars were good enough to provide their shameless faces and worthless names.

June 2, 2007, 08:21 PM
It's disappointing, I really wanted this to be true. I don't think I can describe what about it was the coolest part--whether it was a giant f$%king pig, an 11 year old boy after it, the fact it was a Smith 500. I guess it was too good to be true.

June 2, 2007, 08:55 PM
I agree. Wouldn't it have been great?! I seldom see young folks presented in high-achievement roles. Unfortuantely, whomever had the wild idea to stretch the truth by stretching these digi-pics just threw one more poor deed and poor decision on the shoulders of contemporary youth, and in fact, hunters in general.

I said on day one, if you look closely, it is fact-firm obvious that the pics were fake. Within minutes I called fake. When did you last see a boar with grass fur? Look close at the rigth side, of the front on shot (photo).

June 2, 2007, 09:59 PM
You summed it well, Doc. The first deer my Sons harvested were does . . . all taken quickly, humanely, and true trophies, every one . . . and served as even better "lessons." Each used a method and device with which they were proficient . . . 2, rifles (.243) & 1, bow (his preferred choice, not mine). What I did acknowledge is that it was THEIR hunt. The father of this young man owes him an apology . . . a son is a treasure, not "a resource or ego booster" & I'm sure the boy didn't conjure-up either the "hunt" or the fabrication. Unfortunately, all or most dads envision their son/sons throwing/catching the winning touchdown, hitting the winning home run, scoring the last minute shot . . . dads want their kid to "excel" . . . unfortunately, too often on occasion. My youngest was born with an unexplained, sporadic, congenital, birth defect . . . a leg 60% shorter than the other. All is well now, due to the "miracle in my lifetime," but along the way, he did everything he ever wanted to do; some of them, he just did his own way - not MY way, not everyone elses' way, but HIS way. I learned that EXCELLENCE isn't: Being better than everyone else; Being better than anyone else. Excellence is being THE BEST YOU CAN BE. A byproduct of this 17-year journey was that I became a better man. I sincerely pray that this dad learns from his mistake.

June 2, 2007, 10:12 PM
Here is the hoax link:

June 3, 2007, 12:22 AM
I too was dissapointed, although if the hog weighed 1,000 lbs. that sucker was big. Now what I am about to say is hear-say and may/may not be true. A co-worker said that this family shot a huge whitetail and was making video and it showed the fence it was penned-up in. They were trying to show it as being shot in the wild. Seems like this family has a problem! My dad told me that all you have going for you on this earth was your good name, once you defame it, you can't get it back. God Bless our troops!! Mac

June 3, 2007, 12:28 AM
What you said, Koja. As one of the many articles has stated, the kid prefers hunting birds over hogs, and said he'd stick to birds in the future. It is evident to me that this hunt was planned and orchestrated by the father in an attempt to try and live one of his own dreams through his child. Pretty disgusting.

June 3, 2007, 01:06 AM
What kind of person sells the family pet be hunted? :fire:

June 5, 2007, 11:59 AM
Does anyone think that this whole thing was staged from the begining? Besides the whole deal with the pig being from the farm with a name, I just dont buy that this 11 year old was shooting a .500 sw, who here really would give their 11 year old a .500 sw as the weapon of choice ? Does anyone think that its quite possible that he didnt even shoot it?

June 5, 2007, 12:36 PM
Stunt garbage.

June 5, 2007, 06:45 PM
What I'd like to see is a video of the kid firing the .500. That might be worth more than the hog story. Methinks the ER would be removing the imbedded hammer from the kid's forehead. That's assuming he could even hold onto it.

June 15, 2007, 10:41 PM
It seems a true story. But lets face it, it aint real hunting.

I hunt pigs here in NZ, all we Kiwis take hunting is 2-3 dogs, a knife, some smarts, and a decent pair of 'nads.

June 16, 2007, 09:11 AM
try it without the dogs kiwi, with enough 'nads you should be just fine.

Art Eatman
June 16, 2007, 11:29 AM

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