Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Smitty908, May 17, 2007.
This story needs independent verification.
Check out the web site and read the "negative Comments" section. regardless of the legitimacy of the shoot, those people have no business making those comments to an 11 year old kid.
Yeah there are many morons in the world who wouldn't recognize the high road if it smacked them in the face.
Does anyone think this sounds familar? Seen it before, think its fake. Anyone else?
They are interviewing the kid, via telephone, right now on Fox news.
Some more interesting details.
Like I said in the very beginning that hog doesn't look very "feral" to me.
The farm owner makes this quote,
"I have a hog preserve, but it's not a little old pen. It's 150 acres plus, all grown up and rough," he said.
My question is how exactly do you take 3 hours to kill a hog in a 150 acre pen?
This is a 100% canned put and release "hunt" all the way.
What still amazes me is the amount of attention one can get from shooting a semi tame domestic hog in a pen.
Oh Wait It Gets Better!!
The pig had a name..
The first thing that slapped me in the face when I saw that hog was that it didn't look feral AT ALL to me..
Check this out..
"My question is how exactly do you take 3 hours to kill a hog in a 150 acre pen?"
The 50 or so acres of woods on my grandfather's place near Austin was dense enough that you could hunt all day long and not find anything that didn't want to be found. Or, if you spotted an alert animal, you'd better shoot in 0.1 seconds. Same sort of deal for the river-bottom land around my wife's house in south Georgia. You'd play billy hell finding a danged elephant in 150 acres of that jungle.
Art I am guessing the pet pig "fred" was pretty good at hide and seek then.
This whole thing smelled funny from the start. Now it just smells like a big ole load of hog manure, domestic pen raised hog manure at that.
I just repeat that I've got no problem with a guy who wants to go to a hunting farm and plug a piggy even if it is raised and put out.
The owner of the plantation damned sure knew where that pig came from. He put it out in that pen before the hunt.
I guess you can't entirely blame the dad for making the website if he truly thought the pig was wild. I'm guessing he should have known better. The darn hunt operator sure as heck should have known but I am guessing he had a happy client on his hands and didn't want burst their bubble.
It's a fine line when you are trying to make a thing like this look legit to an ignorant client I guess.
I don't think he knew though. He could have suspected, but the game preserve owner probably won't tell him.
Sorry man I edited my post between the time you posted and my edit came up. I took that line you quoted out after reading the news article more carefully.
You are 100% correct in your post.
I have a question. So did the kid take 3 hours from first shot to death? Kind of sucks to be the pig. Was the handgun too weak for it?
Also the boy looks a little clean to be out chasing a pig for 3 hours.
Does the preserve have fixed feeding stations? Can't imagine a domesticated pig surviving on its own.
Damn just read through all the posts, H&Hhunter basically got the whole story right.
The monster hog was named Fred, and not really wild
where is the part that he hunted in a small 150 acre pen?
It has been reported and quoted from the plantation owner numerous times. I can't find it right now though.
And frankly I am sick and tired of this whole hokey mess.
Is 150 acres small? Or was he sarcastic?
1 acre = 43,560 ft^2
150 acres = 6,534,000 ft^2
square root of 6,534000 = 2,556.17 feet
1 mile = 5280 feet
2556.17 feet = .484 miles
.484 miles squared = .23 square miles
150 acres = .23 square miles or less than a mile in circumfrence.
For hunting that's very small. IMHO
<had to fix this now that I saw the HUGE mistake I made of going from linear to square without a conversion>
A square mile is 640 acres. 150/640=.23 square mile. I hunt on unfenced tracts as small as 80 acres and as large as 400 acres in Alabama. A wild animal, like a deer or a truly feral hog, is hard to hunt regardless of the acreage, because it naturally avoids humans. Fred the Friendly Farm Pig associated humans with sweet potato handouts, at least until the first shot hit him. I just hope when somebody's husband decides to shoot me, they don't take 3 hours to finish the job.
Well I haven't made up my mind about hunting the hog that was farm raised.
But for those complaining about 150 acres, not all of us are lucky enough to live in the wide open spaces of the West. Here in the East, and I'm in KY, 150 acres is a big area to hunt. I have hunted on as little as 40 acres for deer, with the difference being they're not high fenced.
With somewhat-open vegetation, 150 acres can be small. But you get into some of the mesquite and prickly pear thickets in the south Texas brush country and the only way you'd see a deer would be if he stood on his hind legs and waved. You couldn't get a shot at a hog in 10 acres of that stuff, except if you're in a high stand and spot him moving through an opening in the brush.
There just ain't no "One size fits all," about land area...
THIS HAS REALY TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORST! I DONT KNOW IF THE DAD KNEW THAT THE PIG WAS NOT WILD OR NOT, BUT THIS WAS A DIRTY TRICK TO PULL ON THE KID , I JUST WONDER WHO DID AND DIDNT KNOW ? SO SAD POOR OLE FRED!
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