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Looks like someone will have a lifetime supply of bacon!
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Alabama Boy Kills 1,051-Pound Monster Pig, Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'

An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog that just may be the biggest pig ever found.

Jamison Stone's father says the hog his son killed weighed a 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'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 in length. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

After seeing the pig in person, taxidermist Jerry Cunningham told The Anniston Star it was "the biggest thing I'd ever seen ... it's huge."

The Anniston Star reported that the feral hog was weighed at the Clay County Farmer's Exchange in Lineville. Workers at the co-op verified that the basic truck scales used were recently certified by the state. But no workers from the co-op were present when the hog was weighed.

Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig, which has a Web site put up by his father — http://www.monsterpig.com — that is generating Internet buzz.

"It feels really good," Jamison, of Pickensville, 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 Hogzilla II. 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 of doing.

"I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who 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 pig 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, which was recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.

Kinder, who didn't witness the weigh-in, said he was baffled to hear the reported weight of 1,051 pounds because his scale — an old, manual style with sliding weights — only measures to the nearest 10.

"I didn't quite understand that," he said.

Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.

"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 now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford. 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.

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.

The Anniston Star reported that congratulatory calls have come all the way from California, where Jamison appeared on a radio talk show. Jamison apparently has gotten words of congratulation from Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd, country music star Kenny Chesney, Tom Knapp of Benelli firearms and Jerry Miculek of Smith & Wesson.

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."
 


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Holy SHIT! That thing is ENORMOUS! :eek:
 




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the biggest pig ever killed, and not one news story to confirm it?

There was one that said a taxidermist confirmed it, but no one from the news department ever saw it.

Until it gets some real news stories from real news stations, its bullshit.

And he's in friggin 6th grade, I dont care how fat the kid is, he cant make 10 well aimed shots with the .500SW!!!!! and chase this pig through the woods for 3 hours.

Heres the .500 in action, the one guy can hardly hang onto it. http://youtube.com/watch?v=5na5vID-Mq0&mode=related&search=


Look on the main page of that website, the one of it hanging from the tractor. Thats some cheap imort frontend loader with 40 some " tires on front I bet. Now, tell me thats a 9" 4" hog hanging from it. No way.

Read his BIO thats also linked to from the main page, under "Next Hunt" its Bigfoot with a blow gun. That would seem like the little hint throw in that its all bullshit.

And it was weighed at a co-op, but no one was around to verify it when it was weighed?

If I shot a hog like that, I would run around screaming to everyone I saw, call every press in the area, get the game commission in all to verify the size and weight. This wasnt done at all. What happened? They butchered it and took it to a taxidermist so now no one can see it.

And it had 5" tusks? Normal hogs have tusks that long, this f'er shoulda had foot long ones.
 




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I've looked at this pic over and over. At first I thought it was photo shopped. It is actually just a camera trick. There is no doubt that it is a big pig but by the looks of that pic that kid would be smaller then the pig's head. They have the kid posed way behind the pig to give the pig a bigger apperance. If you look on the website there is a pic of the kid his dad and the pig hanging. Again in this pic they are not standing next to the pig but behind and to the side of it.

Big pig yes. As big as they claim NO!
 




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I call some b/s. My buddy's dad used to rasie pigs. The sow was huge 9-10 feet long. She could barly move, I think this is a breading hog and tricky picture taking, note the lack of focus with the posing shots.
 




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Regardless, that's that a lot of pig!

Did you all read the negative vs. the positive comments? LOL, pretty cheesy. Also on the main page, in blue writing it says 'sausage all gone' WOW.
 




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I first saw the story on CNN yesterday morning. I then looked them up online at CNN.com and fox news, both had the story on the front page.

Come on guys, if it's made the webatron it's got to be the real deal!
 




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Comon, did you even read that article? It the same one that was printed earlier from the local new site.

It infact says that it hasnt been confirmed, I quote "If the claims are accurate "


:rolleyes:
 




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Comon, did you even read that article? It the same one that was printed earlier from the local new site.

It infact says that it hasnt been confirmed, I quote "If the claims are accurate "


:rolleyes:

Aww, come on man!!

I hadn't seen my sister-in-law for a couple of weeks and I was starting to get my hopes up.

:confused:
 




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