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skeeter1
January 6, 2007, 02:36 PM
Another Hogzilla Caught Near Atlanta
Fri Jan 5, 2007 6:41 PM ESTus-news, odd-news, killed, hogzillaAssociated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, GA. — A giant wild hog boasted to be bigger than the near-mythical "Hogzilla" caught in southern Georgia a few years ago has been killed in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

The hog hung snout down from a tree Friday in William Coursey's front yard, not far from where the avid hunter said he shot the beast. He said he hauled it to a truck weight station, which recorded the hairy hog at 1,100 pounds.

The Department of Natural Resources did not know whether the hog was a record for the state. "We don't keep records on hogs," said Melissa Cummings of the DNR's public affairs department.

But Coursey believes his behemoth surpasses the famed super swine shot and killed in 2004 that weighed in at half a ton on the farm's scales. A team of National Geographic experts later confirmed "Hogzilla" didn't quite live up to the 1,000-pound, 12-foot hype, saying the beast was probably 7 1/2 to 8 feet long, and weighed about 800 pounds.

The news of Coursey's kill got people are talking about the enormous beasts that roam the state.

"Nobody keeps official records," said Daryl Kirby, an editor with Georgia Outdoor News. "But it's one heck of a hog."


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SavageSniper
January 6, 2007, 03:26 PM
Thats alot of chitlins' :D

mete
January 6, 2007, 06:12 PM
A 45-70 will take him any time !!!:D

Desertfox
January 7, 2007, 05:52 AM
Any 06, 7mm, 308 or simiilar standard hunting round, with a properly placed shot would take him down. Drop in his tracks? Probably not but down none-the-less. You are gonna need a tow truck to get him outta the woods anyway.

50 cal would do it. Just behind the ear. It would knock the squeel right outta him.

robc
January 13, 2007, 07:41 PM
I wanna take one that size with a spear. :cool: :barf:

M14fan
January 13, 2007, 07:44 PM
What, no pictures?

UniversalFrost
January 14, 2007, 02:23 AM
Just another reason to get a .50 cal Barrett !!:D

Seriously, that is a lot of bacon!!!!:eek:

What did he use to bring it down? I would want to only be shooting at a hog that size if I was in a tree or in a vehicle. No way would I even try it on the ground.