A few things to consider...
A) Hogs don't get fenced in...they can dig under a fence in minutes...
B) There's real danger in hunting these things...They can really mess you up...and eat you if you're stuck there...
C) I hunt hogs with a 360 Ultra Mag....a 30.06 minimum...less than that is just pissing the thing off...their collar bones are SO thick it's ridiculous
I don't have a problem at all with preserve hunting (depending on the size, of course, I'm not advocating hunting at a petting zoo!), but for this kid to be Hog hunting on the ground with a pistol.....that's just stupid....maybe he was trying for a Darwin award?
*****I retract this statement...he had 2 guides with him with High powered rifles trained on it... I think it's an awesome story!******
Originally Posted by the3rd
I watched the National Geographic Channels investigation of "Hogzilla." It wasn't as big as claimed, but still enormous. This animal was a hybrid, specially bred by the land owner specifically to be hunted.
I've only hunted once because I hate cold weather and getting up early, but come from a long line of ethical hunters. There is a big difference between a hunt like this and a hunt on a 30,000 acre Texas ranch with no fences. I checked the website and this preserve was indeed fenced, but I'm not even sure a fence could contain an animal this size if it saw something on the other side it really wanted.
The boy had to shoot the pig eight times to kill it. The thing was as big as a grizzly bear with a much tougher hide. This is really disgraceful. A lot of Alaskan outfitters carry a gun like his as a backup, not their primary weapon. Furthermore, this boy killed his first deer at five. It was probably chained to a tree. I started shooting at nine, but I certainly wasn't hunting. These idiots have done more for the anti-hunters than they could have imagined.