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National Geographic Hogzilla Re-Run Tonight

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  1. Augie

    Augie Member

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    Hi Folks, I'm new here and saw the post about hog hunting.
    Thought that if you haven't seen it, there's a show on tonight about Hogzilla, the large hog shot in Georgia.
    Most expierienced hog hunters will be rolling thier eye's at it, it's quite over the top, but it's pretty interesting too.
    It's a re-run and starts at 8:00pm EDT on National Geographic Channel.

    Looks like you have a nice site here and I look forward to reading the board topics.
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    Welcome to THR, Augie. Any number can play...:)

    Per the NG, the hog was actually killed in Florida. Per the Internet (and a couple of newspapers) it was killed in Georgia and in Texas.

    The show is indeed worth watching...

    Art
     
  3. Augie

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    Thanks for the welcome Art.
    Actually, "according to my sources" (cya) This hog shot in Fl,that made headlines, was not Hogzilla.
    The Ga. hog shot on a fish farm that NG made the show about is smaller than the Fl. hog.
    I'm not sure if we're allowed to post pics since I have yet to see any here, if not I'll remove it , moderators let me know.
    Below you can read the text about Fl. hog.
    It's been confirmed true.
    Also I'll post a link where you can see more pics of this monster if you're interested.

    BigHogmod325.gif
    The fellow in the pictures is Larry Earley, He lives about 30 miles from Orlando, in the very rural community of Okahumpka, just off the Florida turnpike in Lake County, Florida. He has 20 acres of land and on it, a few cows and horses. Mostly it's pasture land that is fenced with woods surrounding him. He is neighbored by a larger cattle ranch. His neighbor has complained for several years that wild hogs had been raiding his cattle feeders and salt licks. Last month he saw what he thought was a cow in his pond and went to see if it was stuck in the mud and would have to be pulled out. When he got close enough to realize it was hog, the thing made a charge at him. He had driven his truck down to the pond and carries a pistol in it (as any Florida redneck would, and I say that with genuine affection). He got his handgun and when it came at him again, he shot it twice and killed it. Wild hogs in Florida usually run from 100-400 pounds with a 400 pounder being a monster. Because this one had been feasting on grain for several years it had grown to mamoth size. When Larry took it to the processor it weighed in at over 1100 pounds! The meat has no wild taste, as it was grain feed and the Larry is quite the hero. He has fed many fireman and provided the homeless shelter in downtown Orlando with a couple of meals.

    More Pics :http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=17334&page=1&pp=10
     
  4. Lil38

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    I've heard mutiple stories reported about the hog in the picture. Still have my doubts to the validity. (no wild taste to the meat- sounds like grain fed for quite some time) I also saw the Hogzilla article on the internet. It's definitely two different hogs. Only heard one story about it. Still, can only choose to believe (or not) some of what you hear. TV coverage doesn't validate the facts, if you ask me. Would have been an awsome thing to be there and see either one :what: in person though!
     
  5. Augie

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    Hi Lil38, The Larry Early hog story has been confirmed by Snopes.com, for what that's worth,also, in the link I gave, a man who works with Early at OFD sent me the pics.
    Too bad Larry didn't get the Hogzilla show, the ol' boy who owns the Ga. fish farm was pretty slick about keeping Hogzilla a mystery with NGC.
    Oh! You do know that fish farm offers paid hog hunts?
    How's that for advertising, sure would like to see his bookings after that show was aired.

    What a slick ol' coot! :evil:

    I also agree about the no wild taste? That's hard to believe, but some folks eat that nasty stuff and think it's great, Bleeaah!!! Not me man, I can smell that from miles away.
    We have them all over our property and I'll only shoot a big boar if it's tearing up something, I never have a problem giving away the meat though.
    Save the big boars for the tourists :D :neener:
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bighog.asp
     
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