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The REAL Hogzilla!...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Smitty908, May 17, 2007.

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  1. Rumble

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    Okay, with the newer site and different pictures, which look more "realistic," at least, it sure seems to be a beeg peeg. But it's not quite as big as one might believe--it looks like the one picture with the kid behind it actually had the kid back by the tree, so he looked smaller. I'm still not seeing a whole lot of fist-sized holes, but...whatever.

    Still, that's one enormous animal. I certainly would have done what was necessary to finish it off, because I'd be worried it would come find me if I didn't. Yeesh.
     
  2. GotGlock

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    They shot it in a fenced in area, thats not hunting, thats killing the family pet. I'll admit its a huge hog, but thats some real crappy hunting. :fire:
     
  3. 30 cal slob

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    what a waste.

    they should have parachuted a few dozen of those big pigs into tehran.
     
  4. rxraptor02

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    That is one large hog. The owner of the fenced 200 acre are is running a business and the guy was willing to pay for the hunt. There are better ways to hunt. But if thats what they want to do it is their choice.

    I bet the gun was enough for the hog, it just looks like the kids shots were off.
     
  5. kungfuhippie

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    -I doubt they get that big in PRK-(well the non-human pigs:neener: ) (not refering to cops:rolleyes: ) But I've seen 200+ pounders-I may just have to give this a try...I think I'll use a rifle.
     
  6. whitetiger7654

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    Like I said I'm no hunter. But I'm glad I'm not the only one here and on that other site who thinks like I do and questioned the kill.
     
  7. Geno

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    I call fake on both set of pics. Neither set looks legit. Look around the edges of the hog...what's that shaddow and grass-looking stuff on the right hand side? Foul.
     
  8. jparham

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    R.O.U.S.
     
  9. koja48

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    Dunno if it's fake or not, but that sucker is big enough to have a north & south pole and a gravitational field . . .
     
  10. 68'chevelle

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  11. Geno

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    Excellent point '68...

    I too have seen 1,000 Lbs domestic pigs on the farm. This pig, if authentic, seriously would weigh in around 2,000 to 2,500 Lbs.

    They didn't even to a good job of the "trickery". Like I said, check the shaddows of grass. Also, if you look close, you can see picture details "inside" the pig. :)

    Doc2005
     
  12. kungfuhippie

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    I changed my mind, they altered the photo, or took strange perspective shots. Google "shot boar huge" and you will see some monsters-but none are like that. I've see 700+lb pigs on the farm too...something seams wrong.
     
  13. obxned

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    Wish I could have seen it in person!
     
  14. Joe D

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    Can we all say Photo Shop together. Hogzilla proved to be a good bit smaller than advertised. These "Good Ole Boys" have chumped you. Who says Southerners are dumb.
     
  15. Afy

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    Ah well... good for them.

    Personally I couldnt care less if it is a chop/ethical etc. Feral pigs are a problem and vermin. They need extermination..
     
  16. Double Naught Spy

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    Interesting how the number of hits went from 16 to 10 between the different web sites. I still don't see the fist-sized holes.

    I wonder if they hunt other feral livestock? I understand feral bulls can be pretty dangerous.
     
  17. kungfuhippie

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    Once I bothered to look up close at the photos...Don't use these guys to prove the south has smart guys...They are doing 2nd rate photoshop to make mr. piggy larger than life. That's why the revolver is on him, they wanted a reference piece that was shrunken down. Notice in the photos above I posted the revolver is proportionally off from one photo to another, also that yellow "target" is on the barrel in one photo and disapears in the next...
     
  18. jerkface11

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    Why do you guys keep expecting fist sized holes? He was shooting a .500S&W not a 4 bore double. Maybe you should look for half inch holes.
     
  19. kungfuhippie

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    monsterpig.com has been changed, yesterday it talked about three hours, 16 rds. and fist sized holes. Now that's all gone. Now they are talking about a TV interview today...I think they took that down to avoid bad press when they go on TV and plug the website. I wouldn't expect fist sized holes, unless they were exit wounds. He may have got a 1/2 ton porker, but the photos are doctored to make porky look larger than life.
     
  20. jeepmor

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    2nd Mother in Law w/o her Dentures, I can beleive that.....:neener:

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  21. Browns Fan

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    I believe the hog is real alright... I just dont believe an 11 yr old can handle a S&W .500!:scrutiny:
     
  22. Geno

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    Fist-sized holes, huh? O'kay, but don't blame me. I took this ram in Texas with a .300 Wea. Mag, 150 Gr. at 200ish yards. The poor ram turned as I fired...as he was at about 200 yards, distance over time, well, he had turned juuuuuust enough...let's call it a 150 grain suppository...Lordy...there wasn't anything left of the back side. Now, that’s a fist-sized hole. I don’t see any fist-sized holes in this hog.

    Note that the picture is cloudy because I had to take a digital pic of an old color photograph from 1986. Not the best quality in that manner.

    View attachment 301887
     
  23. Shadow Shock

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    16 shots with a S&W .500? were was he shooting? the hindquarters? However I know ferral hog are tough. We were checking hog traps on a freinds property before I got my .45, and the only gun we had in the truck was a Marlin semi-auto .22lr. We saw one in a trap and I shot him pointblank in the head. It had allways worked, but not this time. It took 15min, and 17 point-blank head shots befor he finally stopped moving and breathing. When I say point-blank, I mean with the barrel pressed against his head. That is a little extreme. But I don't believe for a second that a hog that big was found
     
  24. tantrix

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    Since I have extensive experience hog hunting, here's a copy of my post from over at GT:

    I hog hunt alot, and there's no way it should have taken that many shots with that caliber. I use a 6.5" Ruger Super Single Six in .22lr/.22WMR and a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Magnum. I don't use the .44 unless the hog gets away from my dogs and charges me or it's a long range shot. A good number of his shots missed vitals which is why the hog kept running for so long. I've dropped many hogs well over 200lbs with the .22lr and a well placed shot. My biggest boar weighed in at 327lbs and 1 shot from the .44 dropped him where he stood.

    Here's a pic of one of my bay dogs doing his thing:

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    My 2nd post:


    Anyways, here's my take on the photo being real/fake:

    The hog is real, however the size & weight I do not believe to be accurate. Photos can be deceiving especially outdoors where you can have people pose a few feet behind an animal (making them look smaller compared to the animal) and have any angle available to you to take the pic that pronounces the size of the animal the most. The weight could be correct, but the pics indeed look too over the top.

    This boar was supposedly 1,051lbs but if you look at the snopes link, the boar pictured there weighed in at over 1100lbs and looks smaller than this one (which seems accurate from the hogs I've killed).

    I've seen all different weights of hogs and from my experience, the hog in the snopes pictures are more accurate as far as size/weight is concerned. The pic of the 1100lb hog looks accurate to me, while the picture of the 1,051lb one looks exaggerated in the photo where the hog is lying horizontally. The boy is either very small, actually posing a few feet behind the animal which sadly some hunters do to make the animal appear larger, or of course...edited.

    I think the hog in the photo appears to be over the 1,051lbs the website claims it weighed in at. Judging solely on the photo, it looks like it would be more like 1,500+ lbs. Who knows.
     
  25. rkh

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    So how would you get your 1000 pound hog home?

    Front-end loader?
     
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