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March 3, 2008, 03:48 PM
I had to borrow this from a hog hunting board.... but I hope it clears up the discussion of whether hogs attack or flee.... Enjoy!
This past weekend me and 2 of my cousins and several other people made a hunt near Cat Island Wildlife refuge.We made a little walk for about 30 minutes without any luck.So my friends brought the bikes and everybody stop for some refreshments.We'll i decided to walk down to the Mississippi river edge.I had about seven cur dogs with me.This edge turns into a thingyula several hundred yards down with the Mississippi river to my rt and a slough that fills ups when the rivers real high to my left.This bank is only about 40 yds wide.So i kept walking when i smelled hog,but didnt see any tracks.I get almost to the other end,when Robbie and Arthur called on the radio, and said you gonna get wet crossing that water.It was about 100 yds across at this point.All of a sudden i heard Arthur's old cur dog Rip booger barking.When he does that it's a large hog.I called them and told to cut the bulldogs loose.Arthur has a pit named Sampson and Robbie has one name Poke.I could hear all of the cur dogs hammering.They were really baying hard.So i was getting out of the water when the curs got quiet.I could hear the catch dogs swimming in the water,so i knew they hadn't caught.I looked up and saw this huge boar running directly at me.I had no place to go.He hit me in the knees @ full speed.Then proceded to get on top of me and starting whooping my a--.I screamed he got me down,he got me down, i need help.This boar was working his way up my body coming to my head.I stuck my left arm up to block and was reaching for my knife.All of a sudden i saw Arthur's old dog Rip smacking this boar by the head.Well he decided he had enough of me and broke.Going about 50 yds when the cur dogs bayed him again.About this time my cousin Robbie's dog Poke caught.You could hear dogs getting hit.Well i got up caught my composure and started to look at my wounds.He cut my left forearm about 3 inches.So i took what was left of that shirt sleeve and made a tourniquet.Both of my legs were cut by the inside of my knees.The rt was cut about 7 inches and the left about 4 inches.I was bleeding but could tell i wasn't gonna bleed to death.Arthur and Robbie were still trying to swim through all those briars and vines.Everthing was quiet except my young cur named Bud and Arthur's strike dog Hank.It sounded like they were under the river bank.So i started to go to them.I was afraid Poke was locked on and was gonna drown.I met up with Arthur and we got to were we thought the dogs were.We came upon Rip with a cut @ least 12 inches down his rt rib cage.Then my girlfriends dog Jasmine with her rt achilles tendon completely cut.I got to the river's edge i could hear Bud and Hank in the river still barking but sounded like they was drowning.It was extremely foggy and you couldnt see far.I pulled out my garmin astro tracker and tracked Bud to 47 yds straight out in the river.We could hear the dogs going down current in the river.It got quiet.I told Arthur we just lost our dogs.I started to panick,Bud is my favorite dog.One you can't replace.He is not a finished dog,just a very smart dog with a great handle.I started calling for Bud and Hank. Arthur was going down stream,trying to locate the dogs.A few minutes later Arthur called said Bud is on the bank and he is not hurt.So i called him and told Arthur i was going to try to find a place to cross.I called my friends on the bikes and informed them too.Well ED (leaseholder) said he was going to get me a boat.I figured by the time he got to me i could find a place to cross.I went about 200 yds when he got back.So i carried JASMINE to the boat and loaded up my other 2.ED had to get in the water and push me across.Well i got to my bike,loaded up my dogs and headed to my truck.It was about a 20 minute ride.Another one of my friends Wesley help me load my dogs and bike .It's a 20 minute ride on a rough a-- road before i could get cell phone service.I called my girlfriend and explained what happened.Told her that her dog needed surgery and i needed to get stitched up.Well it's about 1 1/2 ride from were all this happened to the nearest hospital.She got to the hospital and informed them what happened.The hospital called a ambulance to meet me on the road.So after all this i ended up with 28 external stitches and 2 sore legs.Jasmine had surgery and the vet stated he repaired her achilles tendon.Arthur and Robbie stapled up the rest of the dogs.Robbies dog POKE ended up cut all over,but he should make it.
What's ironic about this story is last year RIP disappeared from Arthur's house.The pound picked him up miles from his house without a collar.I found him there and brought him back to Arthur.You should have seen him when a loaded him up.Old RIP was barking all the way home.I 'm free ,I'm free.Old boy we're even now, i saved your life once and you saved mine.I've Thanked my lord and SAVIOR several times this weekend for that dog.He is not through with either one of us.Sorry for the long read but it's one hella of a story.
Hog doggin' is fun but their is risk for all involved... this is why I suggest substantial rounds for those not wanting to get the horn...

March 3, 2008, 10:24 PM
I think that sums it up pretty good...That's why I like to use guns & bows...the knives are only as a LAST RESORT...:eek:

March 3, 2008, 11:13 PM
I have 2 reasons I don't allow guns on a hog doggin' hunt.
First is the dogs... since we intend to take the hog alive, the guys involved are not some paying "hunter" with just a rifle to carry. It gets done that way but them guys don't use catch dogs and they hunt high ground area mostly.
I know of only one guy in over 3 years that carries. He carries a .40 cal auto. He doesn't own dogs and can lay back and only has it for just such a situation.
The OTHER reason is FELONY... I have yet to find a dog that can read them "NO TRESPASSING" signs. Hogs use all kind of tricks to shake a dog and one is to "Haul The Mail" to the next county. Once we finally get to the caught hog it is often easier to pick a different route out of the land we end up on so leaving your piece on a fence is not responsible.
in many states you could face felony armed trespass charges.
In the above true story no one (some pro maybe coulda) could have drawn and fired on that charging hog... I carry a Buck 110 in my hip pocket so it woulda been hard to grab. I usually am seeing a big hog wrecking dogs and use it to go in and "stick and git" the fight is over and the dogs are no longer at risk...

March 4, 2008, 09:34 AM
why is it the coon hunters and hogdogers think it's alright to trespass on other peoples property? i've had them tell me the same thing you said " dogs can't read no trespass signs" but you can ,keep your dogs off my land.

45Marlin carbine
March 4, 2008, 11:01 AM
yes hogs CAN be dangerous and the big ones unless well hit are hard to drop. and they will charge you if cornered or pressed, it's (IMO) a sort of 'last resort' for them but they will do it. particularly an older large male. the Germans and Russkis hunted 'em off horseback for a reason.

March 4, 2008, 11:24 AM
How exactly do you expect us to "keep our dogs off your land"?
While I have had to retrieve my dogs off another's land and many I know have too... Often times permission is asked and often a new spot is gotten once the farmer/land owner sees that we actually can be the best may to keep hogs off their land. A dog is trained to stop and bay a hog. if the hog that gets scented already has a 4-500 yard head start it is easy for that hog to cross a property line well before the dogs get to catch up to it and stop it. Unless you are a lease owner you don't want them feral hogs on your place.

March 4, 2008, 11:37 AM
HogDog -

Do you think the hogs might be more agressive because the dogs are involved?

I am a complete novice at hog hunting, only been one time. But the situation we were in - no dogs, just guys with guns - the pigs were just scrambling like mad to get out of dodge. I said before, it was like a quail hunt, walk up to the bushes and kick around and then all heck would break loose as hogs went everywhere.

Other factor for us was there were no BIG hogs, biggest was 150, rest were around 80 lbs.

March 4, 2008, 12:25 PM
Yes the presence of the dogs will increase the fight of a hog. But so will a shot that don't DRT a hog.
Also give them 150# respect too. A 65 pounder went 'tween juniors legs and in one snort and slash moment jut his jeans from the knee th the nads (he thought he got neutered:D) A 150# hog can easily have 1.5-2 inches of ivoryto use.
If a sow in heat is present it is also likely that any hog encountered could be more aggressive with or without the dogs pressuring them.

March 4, 2008, 01:14 PM
i don't care how you keep them off my land just do it! if your dogs come around my cattle they die, if you cross my property to follow your dogs you go to jail. if you can't keep them off my property don't let them off the leash.

March 4, 2008, 01:24 PM
187, you are the other reason I don't carry a gun:mad:! If you tried that crap in florida I would have you in court so fast and charged with crimes and you WILL pay me what ever I tell the court the dog/s and their off spring would be worth...
If you don't have physical proof (wounds) on your live stock you stand no chance against me and the DA!
If you do have live stock than you know that several diseases can be spread by feral swine. You also know that they are destructive to YOUR fences, pastures, crops etc... My bulldogs would love to try a bigger challenge like a ton-o-bull but they remain on lead until the hog is bayed solid. I can't talk for coon hunters. I am a nuisance hog hunter. And I hunt nuisance hogs...LOL

March 4, 2008, 01:34 PM
One more point to ponder... You will lose the gun at least until after you are found guilty, and if you spout off at the mouth in front the cop investigating it you will likely face a felony (if not already just for shooting the dog/s) which as we all know will inhibit your ability to own guns...
I don not damage fences either so don't blame that on me...
Back to the original post subject, Hogs are dangerous...

March 4, 2008, 01:45 PM
well, in oklahoma i'll shoot your dogs and have you arrested and you'll pay me for any damage done. in this state you don't step foot on another persons property with out written permission. if i want someones help with hog problems i'll ask them other wise stay out.

btw i'm the only male member of my family that isn't an leo, trust me what i say i say from experiance. if florida lets you trample on other peoples property rights thats one thing , don't try it here:barf:

March 4, 2008, 01:54 PM
I could get a ticket for tresspass... even be held at gunpoint til LEO arrive here in florida but unless my property (dogs) has done damage to yours it is not legal to shoot it. Like I also said one person is usually heading by public access to land owners home to verify we can remove our dogs and they also get offered the hog if they choose to take it and I will even quarter it for them. Actually it has gotten me and those I know (including okies) hunting spots. More than one farmer has said... "Man I was wonderin' who I should call to rid of them damn hogs."

March 4, 2008, 02:01 PM
What is wrong with someone walking across your land to retrieve dogs or lost game? As long as they are not destroying property or livestock, no harm whatsoever is done other than you getting your feelings hurt. I hope you shoot someones dog one day for no reason and face every possible penalty of the law. Don't be such a tool.

That hog huntin sure is dangerous. :D

March 4, 2008, 02:26 PM
yeah that sounds good til they climb your fence and push it down, thier dogs chase your cows til they die of heat exhaustion that would be like me taking $600-$1500 out of your wallet and saying don't be a tool i was just havin fun.

whats so hard to understand i don't come in your house and break your furniture and still from your wallet don't do it to mine.

if they come to my door ask to retrieve thier dog or game i will usually go with them. but when a dog chases my cattle or goats time after time with me asking them to keep off my property. you'll loose your dog before i will let them kill my livestock.

the point is why do they think they have the right? i don't have a right to enter your house and eat your food just because i'm hungry.

March 4, 2008, 02:35 PM
Well if'n they wuz hog hunting than they had junk dogs. I don't "push down" nor cut fences. I have seen an 18 year old kid toss his bull dog over the fence of a cattle pasture he had permission to remove hogs and watched that dog ran into the middle of the cattle and cut out a pig and catch him... cows just gave the dog some room to work. I have also seen a hog run thru cattle with 4 bay dogs on his tail and they left the cattle alone. We fear our dogs "trashin' " on a cow cuz the burros will trash one, so we trash break our dogs pretty hard. And if one of my dogs causes ANY farmer a loss I will buy that cow and turn it into hamburger. I would rather buy a dead cow than spend a ton to buy a dog than another ton to the vet and the dog still died from a hog hunting injury... never ate a dog...

North Texan
March 4, 2008, 08:21 PM
Do you think the hogs might be more agressive because the dogs are involved?

I am a complete novice at hog hunting, only been one time. But the situation we were in - no dogs, just guys with guns - the pigs were just scrambling like mad to get out of dodge. I said before, it was like a quail hunt, walk up to the bushes and kick around and then all heck would break loose as hogs went everywhere.

Other factor for us was there were no BIG hogs, biggest was 150, rest were around 80 lbs.

That's been my experience for the most part, even with bigger hogs and sows with piglets.

I've even used my dog to catch piglets and make them squeal in hopes the sow will show back up so I can take her out. Most of them never look back and just keep hauling ham.

I guess the one difference is the hogs I'm after aren't trapped. They are free to run until the bullet hits. With dogs surrounding them, they probably feel cornered.

March 4, 2008, 08:39 PM
Dayum wun..you sure don't make your state sound like a fun or friendly place to visit...and I'm from NY! Feral dogs is one thing, hunting dogs that got away are another...have you shot dogs that were harrassing your cattle in the past?

March 4, 2008, 08:44 PM
have you shot dogs that were harrassing your cattle in the past?


March 4, 2008, 08:47 PM
And my dogs wear an orange collar with my name and phone number as required by state and a tracking collar for bay dogs and the bulldogs will be wearing a 4 inch "cut collar" and possibly a "cut vest" both the equivalent of body armor on a LEO so no mistaking them as just a feral dog.
I know some ol' hog huntin' hands in oklahoma that you wouldn't want to tell you just shot their dogs...:barf:

March 4, 2008, 09:35 PM
Here ya'll go...
Lets see if they show up...

Dave R
March 4, 2008, 11:46 PM
Yep. They show up. Pretty gruesome.

March 5, 2008, 12:33 AM
Ouch... That must have hurt! If a pig was charging, what would be better? Slugs or 000 buck? At that point, its not about the meat... Its about YOUR HIDE!!! :eek::D

Double Naught Spy
March 5, 2008, 06:23 AM
I don't know that it clears up the discussion on whehter hogs attack or flee as they do both (I have only seen the latter), but it fully verifies the potential risk involved.

Here is a statement I made on THR in a discussion on the myth of hogs being dangerous.
I would guess that most of you who are claiming that it is a myth that hogs are dangerous game have never been downed by a hog.

Thanks for the post hogdogs. You seem fairly fortunate for a guy where a hog has gotten you down on the ground.

March 5, 2008, 08:45 AM
A sow with young will attack unprovoked. I saw a buddy of mine once hit a hog with a 30-30. It charged him and he had nowhere to go. He just stood there cranking rounds out of that 30-30. He hit it six times. The last one went through the brain and it fell dead at his feet. It happened real fast. I had a 30-06 but my buddy was in my line of fire. By the time I moved enough to do any good it was all over.

45Marlin carbine
March 5, 2008, 09:04 AM
I was charged by a small boar in the Nantahala Ntl Fst in '83 after answering nature's call in a thicket and kicking leaves over the evidence. it came down a hill out of thicket just hauling bacon on a very cold morning about 9a.m. I suspect at the sound. I had a Ruger 10/22 (my buddy I stayed with just told me 'bring a gun' he should have said 'bring a BIG gun') and had to grab it from where I layed it down while doing my duty and empty 10 of 11 shots (MiniMag) into it to down it. weighed just little over 100 pounds field dressed.
wised me up considerably. we roasted it over coals on a split oil drum cooker fine eating - it had been feasting on the considerable mast that year.

March 5, 2008, 09:40 AM
Double naught... That weren't me... It is a cajun feller. I took the liberty to share it here. He is lucky. I have not been downed but had a few nicks on hands getting just grazed by a tusk when loading them on the top of the dog box and 2-3 times got a thumb or finger to close to the mouth and got bit. They don't nip...:o They clamp down like a bulldog...:eek:
I have been looking for pics of a story from a guy who shot one with a decent size rifle. The hog had run into the brush and the crawled in the thicket and thought the hog was dead but it raised it's head and ran him over cutting one thigh from knee to groin gored his belly for gobs more stitches as well as his hand. The guy was a hog dogger so it ain't like he was clueless... they are just faster than folks realize. The pics seem to be lost in cyberspace due to changes in forum provider.
This thread was not debate if or not they charge. It was intended to back up why I suggest a POWERFUL caliber/gauge and DRT shot placement.

March 5, 2008, 09:45 AM
I think to best stop a charging hog a .45acp, .44mag, .45lc in a handgun for the considerably faster draw. If I had a shotgun on my back just for this duty it would be 00 or 000. Either one at close range is likely going to slow him down or turn him if not put him down. I would not hesitate emptying slugs either but once closer than 30-40 feet it might be hard to hit him:o

March 5, 2008, 11:49 AM
OK, time for my "funny" hog story:

I was stationed at Ft. Polk, LA in the mid-80's, back when 5th Inf Div (M) was still there. We spent an insane amount of time in the field.

One night the Plt Sgt was bringing around hot chow after 3 days of nothing but MREs. He was driving around the training area delivering this based on the grid coords we had radio'd in, and he want us to meet him on the closest dirt road.

Since I was the section leader, I had to go out and meet him. This was around midnight. We did not have NVGs, and were supposed to maintain light discipline, so no flashlights. It was DARK, must have been clouded over. I get out to the dirt track that I thought he was coming on. Along the "road", it was just light enough to see that I could make out a huge mud hole in the middle of the road.

So I am standing there, minding my own business. No commo gear at all, since we worked out of our vehicles.

All of a sudden, I hear "snuffle, snuffle, GRUNT GRUNT". I about freaked out. So I yell at them (there was more than one, at least by sound) and there is some squealing and they run off.

Apparently, the wind was wrong for the hogs, so they weren't sure what I was. They freaking circled around behind me, quiet as you please. All of a sudden, less than 10 yds behind me SNORT, SNORT.:eek:

I whirled around and lit up a 30 round magazine of BLANKS on auto. That ran them off, but also caused my guys to start maneuvering toward me, trying to flank the "enemy".

About the time my guys linked up with me, the chow showed up. We had a great laugh at my expense.:o

I decided that pig hunting in the dark with blanks was not a good idea after that...

March 5, 2008, 05:58 PM
Unless you are a lease owner you don't want them feral hogs on your place.

Awful nice of you to make that decision for everyone else. In my state, hunting on private property without landowners permission is poaching. I understand your situation but you seem to have a total disrespect for other peoples property. If they don't want you or your dogs on their property that's their right!

I can't believe that because you get off on chasing hogs with your dogs you somehow have put yourself above other folks rights of private property.

Maybe you should get yourself a gun or a bow, or maybe some respect for other peoples property.

March 5, 2008, 07:06 PM
I've run people off my property at gunpoint before. They're not coming on my place without permission.

March 5, 2008, 07:22 PM
If it can get to me after 4 shots of .30-06 then 8 .40's, then it's not any pig that lives and walks in the natural world I know.

March 5, 2008, 07:33 PM
Holy Crap.. it goes on? Florida has certain laws in place. If you don't want my dogs on yer place you can chase them off or call the number on the collar or wait until I get there. To be retrieving my dogs will only get me a ticket. If I have a land owner's permission for a parcel in the area the leo will see I started out on another piece of land especially if my truck is there.

I should have been more clear saying only a hunting lease owner might want (most do not) feral hogs due to the damage and disease risk... I should have said any LOGICAL landowner... Pay for 10-20 thousand dollars worth of landscape after a herd hits your place a time or 2. Or livestock catches a disease...
No I do not like my dogs to end up on off limits land. I do enjoy runnin' hogs but I am also a service provider. Permitted to do so. I am not a wanton poacher... trust me i would get alot more hogs that way.

March 5, 2008, 08:11 PM
This post has taken an interesting turn. I don't have any experience with hogs, but I do have experience with dogs and landowners. Growing up, I used to run racoons. I lived on a small farm that had coons everywhere, but I never even thought about putting my dogs down in the back 40, because they obviously wouldn't have stayed there. Being a responsible hunter means you respect private land, and you don't walk on, drive through, or let your dogs go on land that you don't have permission to be on. It's open and shut, I don't understand how you can even try to rationalize it. Like you said, Dogs can't read 'No Trespassing Signs", so its the handlers responsability to not run their dogs where they are going to end up on posted land.

March 5, 2008, 08:34 PM
Yeah it sure has... I have only had to go retrieve my dogs a few times and do go as far as possible to avoid it. First I use short range currs that have to be put on tracks/sign 30 minutes or so old. I use silent dogs that only bark when bayed so as to not let the hog get too far ahead. My currs are small stature and fast runners. I have no use for a hound as it is a sure thing they will get off the land I am on. I hunt on 300 to 3,000 and larger parcels and it is rare my dogs get across a fence but if my dogs are closing at all they ain't gonna quit a hog. I worry alot more about a dog getting car hit than a neighbor farmer having a problem with me on their place. Never had a problem with a confrontation thus far.

March 5, 2008, 08:36 PM
No joke, hogs will rush you. I shot one in an open field with a 30-30 and he came after me. He wasn't cornered, he was pissed. He took 4 30-30 rounds in the head and shoulder, I only brought 4. I pulled my .38 as he got closer, gave him another 4 in the face (one of which hit him in the eye) before I had to tackle him. I dug that muzzle into his spine and fired TWICE! I jumped off of him, cause I "knew" that killed him. He moved a little as I did, which I figured was nerves. WRONG, he stood up and started towards me AGAIN. I had a bowie knifed with about a 10 inch blade on it. I tackled him again, and I carved that mother good. I didn't stop till he was a PEZ-dispenser. Just so everybody knows, a hog doesn't have to be cornered to come after you.

March 5, 2008, 08:36 PM
If ya'll wanna stay off the topic of a hog huntin' injury, and will a hog run you down, start your own dog trespassing thread! Leave mine alone!

March 5, 2008, 08:49 PM
I took the photo on my only pig hunt I went on and no it wasn't a paid hunt it was on WMA where you aren't allowed to take live game home. I might be wrong here; but in Louisiana I believe when hunting with dogs you are not allowed to use any other firearms than pistols and then only one centerfire per party. One of the dogs swam off the island we were on and got hit. So yes dogs travel distances and pigs will F U up if needed

March 5, 2008, 09:40 PM
Hogdogs, no disrespect meant, I've read a lot of your posts and you know your stuff. Great story to start this off also!

Spctim11, cool pic! That really looks like a good time. Was this with an outfitter?

But whitedemon89, was that a joke? you got 4 shots off at a charging hog, had time to change guns and fire 4 more rounds, and a mortal creature takes all of this lead to the head and spine and keeps kicking? Hmmm...

March 5, 2008, 09:49 PM
I know one of thems Dad and he knew I wanted to try it out so he put me in contact with his boy and I went out with him. I dropped a 200lb with 6 shots from my .40

March 5, 2008, 09:54 PM
No sweat... By saying it wasn't a pay hunt it sounds like what I do with folks. I offer to take a guy along all the time. They don't have to know how. But if they fall back when we are runnin' to the bay we try our bestest to find them;)
It is such a rush I just can't keep it to myself...
I think spctim got to see that...:D

March 6, 2008, 09:27 AM
I am a dedicated hog hunter who hunts 12 months of the year. Learned a lot about them. Hogs hate anything that looks like a dog. It is not at all uncommon for bird hunters here to lose dogs to hogs.

Hogs have a strange distress call that will bring other hogs to the rescue. Was sitting in a tree stand watching a bobcat trying to catch 30 pound pig despite the best efforts of the sow. Was about to shoot the bobcat when the sow let out a scream. Less than a minute later a big boar came out of the woods, hit the cat and knocked it 15 feet into the air. The cats chest was totally crushed.

Have been charged several times by hogs, mostly by boars in thickets.

W. C. Quantrill
March 6, 2008, 08:22 PM
I hunt Oklahoma quite a bit. I want to know who this 187 is so I can stay the hell away from him.

187, you having a bad day or are you like this all the time? Tell us where you are so we can avoid you.

Texas. Hogs in Texas are open game. If I get caught on someones property without permission I can get ticketed for trespassing but not poaching. You cant put all them words in the same sentence.

March 7, 2008, 01:01 PM
We have feral hogs here in Iowa not a lot of them but enough that in some areas they are a problem.With the price of corn and beans being what it is due to the phony ethanol gas replacement plan a few hogs in a field can definitly effect a farmers bottom line. There are a few guys that have started hunting hogs with dogs on a full time basis(weekends and days off)and they are welcommed by most of the farmers. It is the same with Coyote hunters most of the livestock producers who have lost stock to songdogs.they don't break fences and the dogs could care less about cattle.I will admit that 187 has a right to close his land but if he would consider his neighbors and the possible damage and disease caused by feral Hogs he would change his mind(but I doubt it)I have never met anyone who has been attacked by a hog but the stories don't convey the damage done as well as Hogdogs picture do.To use a line from Jaws "I think I need a bigger gun".Here in Iowa unless you can prove a dog is harassing or attacking livestock and you kill it you can be charged with destruction of personal propertyELMOUSMC Mgunnerysgt USMC 1965-1992

March 7, 2008, 03:22 PM
Wow!! what a story....

March 7, 2008, 04:38 PM
No joke, hogs will rush you. I shot one in an open field with a 30-30 and he came after me. He wasn't cornered, he was pissed. He took 4 30-30 rounds in the head and shoulder, I only brought 4. I pulled my .38 as he got closer, gave him another 4 in the face (one of which hit him in the eye) before I had to tackle him. I dug that muzzle into his spine and fired TWICE! I jumped off of him, cause I "knew" that killed him. He moved a little as I did, which I figured was nerves. WRONG, he stood up and started towards me AGAIN. I had a bowie knifed with about a 10 inch blade on it. I tackled him again, and I carved that mother good. I didn't stop till he was a PEZ-dispenser. Just so everybody knows, a hog doesn't have to be cornered to come after you.

HOLY CRAP!!!! I wanna go hog huntin!!!! I've never been:(

March 7, 2008, 06:49 PM
Just so I don't get blamed for claiming a story as mine... This ain't me. I have never suffered an injury needing medical care and my dogs have sustained less injury than many but only due to less time in the field than many. Where i hunt the hogs tend to have a little less tusk per pound than other areas...
The boys in this story hunt south east louisiana...

March 7, 2008, 07:42 PM
Its been a great many years since my one and only hog hunt.
A guy from Sebring Florida took me out with 3 dogs.
This HUMONGUS hog charged me and i emptied a 357 revolver on him. the last two shots while i was running away, screaming like a little girl!
the hog must have bled to death while chasing me clear out to the road.
turns out my hogzilla only weighed 108 lbs gutted!!
Damn, it STILL seems alot bigger than that!!

hey hogdogs, how bout taking me along next time i visit family in st pete?

March 7, 2008, 08:13 PM
oooops my bad i didn't read the top of the story.....still one h#ll of a story

March 7, 2008, 11:49 PM
i agree that hog hunting is dangerous and fun at the same time. would love to try it once. any animal that gets determined enough or plain old pissed off. would charge you and probably not think twice about it.

March 7, 2008, 11:54 PM
tplumeri, I ain't real near st. pete but if'n you lemme know when, we can get a hunt together. You will need to plan a night as I am a few hours from there.