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    Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'



    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

    If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

    Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 1,000 pounds and measure 12 feet long.
    National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

    Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig.

    "It feels really good," Jamison said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."

    Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Monster Pig. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

    Through it all, there was the fear that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a reputation for doing.

    "I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who lives in Pickensville on the Mississippi border. He just finished the sixth grade on the honor roll at Christian Heritage Academy, a small, private school.

    His father said that, just to be extra safe, he and the guides had high-powered rifles aimed and ready to fire in case the beast, with 5-inch tusks, decided to charge.

    With the animal finally dead in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.

    It was hauled on a truck to the Clay County Farmers Exchange in Lineville, where Jeff Kinder said they used his scale, recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.

    Kinder's scale measures only to the nearest 10, but Mike Stone said it balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark.

    "It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said.

    The hog's head is being mounted by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.

    "It's huge," he said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."

    Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.

    Jamison, meanwhile, has been offered a small part in "The Legend of Hogzilla," a small-time horror flick based on the tale of the Georgia boar. The movie is holding casting calls with plans to begin filming in Georgia.

    Jamison is enjoying the newfound celebrity generated by the hog hunt, but he said he prefers hunting pheasants to monster pigs: "They are a little less dangerous."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070525/ap_on_fe_st/monster_pig

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    The first question that comes to my mind is, how the hell does a hog get that big?
    The second question is where do I sign up to shoot one of these beasts?
    And last question, wheres the BBQ???

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    It only took a pisto;l to bring that thing down? What kind of bullets was he using?

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    Pig was a monster, but he wasn't wild

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_on_re_us/monster_pig

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    Big as hog none the less.

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    THat thing is ginormous! And it only took a pistol to take it down! Wow.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    dude must have had a desert eagle pistol with about 5 extra clips or the pig was just a whimp...

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    I wonder if they will make a movie out of this. They could call it..........

    Drop Dead Fred

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    "Garland" wrote:
    It only took a pisto;l to bring that thing down? What kind of bullets was he using?
    A .50 Cal pistol isn't anything to sneeze at.
    Usually has about 90-150 grains of powder behind it depending on make of gun.

    he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.
    Here are the ones Wildman and I use in our .50 Cal blackpowder rifles with 100 grains of powder.
    Makes a hell of a hole.

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    Re: Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'

    Looks like my ex girlfriend.
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