11-year-old Alabama native Jamison Stone killed a really big boar:
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.
Did I mention that this hog was 9'4" and weighed 1,051 lbs.? That's a pretty big piece of meat to hunt with a revolver. There was a worry that the gigantic boar would wheel on his pursuers and charge with 5-inch tusks as wild hogs are apt to do. Be assured that Jamison's dad and the guides were toting high-powered rifles, presumably to put Jamison down clean before he was gored.
"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."
Whoa, not so fast kid, you haven't even been married yet. I heard they grow their brides big in the backwoods of Alabama. This great beast met his end on May 3rd, and it's surmised that the hams will be as big as car tires and the meat will produce over seven hundred pounds of sausage. In Chicago, we call that breakfast. -KD